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Old February 18th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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What do all you guys that put syrup in barrels use for opening and closing the barrels? I found barrel wrenches anywhere from $40-$70. I wasn't going to pay that much, so I decided to make my own. Are all the 2-inch bungs the same from 30-gallon barrels to 50-gallon barrels and so on? Or are the caps different?
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They are all the same. 15 to 55 gallon. It is rediculous what they want for a wrench considering it is really just two prongs. We make them at work out of flat steel-cut out the end and bend a 90.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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No they are not all the same.
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I use 2 big screw drivers cross them with the tips in the bung and twist. 0 dollars
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I use 2 big screw drivers cross them with the tips in the bung and twist. 0 dollars

And fits a few different bungs.
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Here is a Bung wrench I made up tonight. It is a 2" OD x 8" x ~0.125 in wall piece of scrap SS tubing. Cost...... 0$, took about 30 minutes to make.

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Here is a Bung wrench I made up tonight. It is a 2" OD x 8" x ~0.125 in wall piece of scrap SS tubing. Cost...... 0$, took about 30 minutes to make.

Dane.

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