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Best Tool For Oventrop

ChasManChasMan Posts: 352Member
I have some 1/2" chrome Oventrop Valves to install and they have two little bumps on the inside of the nipples. What would be the best tool for tightening these things? Do they make a special wrench? I can do it with a tapered square rod or a tapered handled wrench but I was wondering if they made a special wrench.
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  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Posts: 4,930Member ✭✭✭
    Google Radiator Spud Wrench

    Here is what it looks like.



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    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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  • hot rodhot rod Posts: 4,081Member ✭✭✭✭
    radiator wrench

    like this also
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    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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  • ChasManChasMan Posts: 352Member
    Thanks!

    I had seen that tool, as well as "spud nipples" and thought that might be the thing but these oventrop nipples, well, they are very well cast and I thought they might have some proprietary wrench. I have only worked on Fintube before, this is my first radiator. :-) And its not even a radiator its a piece of Runtal baseboard.



    Thanks! I will order that little guy.
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  • zacmobilezacmobile Posts: 211Member
    ^^ I've got one of those

    I love it, It's nice & compact but I wish they made another bigger size for larger valves.
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  • Glen AspenGlen Aspen Posts: 53Member
    thanks to one of my best clients -

    that liked to help and do things himself (honestly - he was good at it!) we used a torx drive socket for 3/8 square drive. superbly elegant!
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  • timo888timo888 Posts: 137Member
    where to buy ... been looking and looking and looking

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I'm also trying to connect a couple of valves to a Runtal, and would like to get one of these smaller tools but I cannot find them. Do they have a special name? Radiator spud wrench is finding plenty of the larger kind used with a pipe wrench, but not this compact version.
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  • alotlikeearlalotlikeearl Posts: 68Member
    Finding Radiator Spud Wrench

    You can find them on the Home Depot website.

                       Jerry
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