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Old June 2nd, 2012, 08:30 PM
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anyone made a mainline tool? i have seen them only at leader and they are wayyy over priced for what they do. anyone have ideas to make one?

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Spencer11 I have seen them made on here and on mapletrader search old post.If your handy with a Mig it shouldnt be that hard.I made my own tubing tool and saved a ton .Good luck ,Al
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 09:17 PM
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i will do a search, and i am a welder so i can build on just wasent sure if anyone had befer

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How many mainlines or spices do you need to do ? It looks like you have about the same number of taps as i and all i use is HOT water in a thermos for mainlines and it works great.
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Here are some pics of mine i made up.
This nut is the tightening nut welded to a threaded rod and a washer in between another nut that is welded to the rod also. The washer is welded to the outside pipes top will just spin continiously around moving in or out the other square tube that goes where 1 vice grip is welded on the end of.

A nut is welded on the top of the insert Sq tube to make movement in or out to connect mainline pipe.
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xyz- i dont know if you have vacuum but i will on my mainlines and wasent sure if the hot water method would work or not? do you, or anyone else know?

kevin- i think i understand how it works, but how do you twist the threaded rod? the nut on the end on the outside? other than that it seems pretty easy. also what did you use to hold the line, like the round peices? i have them for my 2 handed tool i made but alot smaller. i will be using 3/4" and 1" line

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Not in the diaghram/ButIn pic #1=Factory ones have a crank handle/but i used a 3/8" extension W/Ratchet head cut off on a cordless drill=10X faster.

In pic #3 the conduit couplings that are cut in half and bent will handle 3/4 to 1 1/4" mainline inside them and will close down on the ends of the pipe to grip firmly and are drawn together by the rotation of the threaded rod spinning which pulls 1 vice grip closer to the other.

Take the springs out of the Vice Grips before you weld or the heat will weaken them bigtime.
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where did you get the conduit couplings?

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any electrical or building supply should have them= i ordered mine through MSC
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okay thanks
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