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This week I need some help with the third item:
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On 10/7/2010 5:41 PM, Rob H. wrote:

2058 is a n access key/handel to an electrical switch box or breaker cabinet.
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On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:56:59 +0930, Kevin(Bluey) wrote:

Are square nuts that uncommon that this would serve as a valid lock?
My father was a volunteer fireman decades back, and I seem to remember that when he showed us the department's "hydrant" (not an actual fire hydrant if I recall, but functionally equivalent for quickly filling up the engines' tanks), it had a five-sided nut, since those were uncommon.
They did have a similar tool, however, for loosening the nut.
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    No -- They used to be *very* common. An open-end wrench, or a Crescent (adjustable) wrench would work as well on a square fitting.
    However -- what has been overlooked is that there are four lugs for driving something else surrounding the barrel near the handle flange.

    Almost all fire hydrants have a tapered five-sided nut designed to shrug off any normal wrench.

    Of course -- they need them at every fire hydrant.
    But much larger than the puzzle item.
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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Rob, the fence machine is probably the most elegant thing I've seen on blogspot.
It's MARVELOUS! I saw the "stops" (gaps and widened teeth in the gears), and envisioned that the gears could only turn a certain distance. I saw the pawls, and disagreed that that "don't engage anything" (there were slots in the gears for them to engage). But I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it did. And in this day of computer-controlled machinery, that's just a REALLY COOL device!
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Glad to hear that you liked fence machine, it was quite fascinating to see it work in person. It wasn't the same one that was on the video but it operated equally well.
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I'd just cut out a new design on my CNC plasma table. Made a nice wrench for my Uncle. It fits drain pipe plugs. Square. Used 1/4" HRS.
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On 10/7/2010 11:59 PM, DoN. Nichols wrote:

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I'm guessin' it's a turnip or onion puller. It just "looks right" for that.
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Yeah, but since pretty much every hydrant-opening malcontent has one by now, a lot of them have magnetic covers as well.
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On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 03:11:42 +0000, Matthew Russotto wrote:

I'd always figured that when I wanted to do that, I'd just use a chain-type pipe wrench. ;-)
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wrote:

I have seen firemen use a Stilson pipe wrench!
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Very, very, bad procedure. Rounds off the corners, eventually all that's left is round. Then, the FD wrenches won't work.
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Having been a malcontent, I assure you. it's possible to open a hydrant with five sided lug. Using common tools. Now that I'm over 40 and less of a malcontent, I won't provide much more in the way of details.
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On Fri, 08 Oct 2010 21:56:06 -0400, Michael A. Terrell wrote:

If you scare them, they make adrenaline, which makes the meat taste "gamy."
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Scott Lurndal wrote:

You don't bathe them, but dunking them in scalding hot water makes them a lot easier to pluck.
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Michael A. Terrell wrote:

I used "bathing" as a (humorous) euphemism (looked it up: "the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt").
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Bill wrote:

Most of the people here are grown so if the thought of dunking a dead bird in scalding water to help remove the feathers offends them, they need to grow up.
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Michael A. Terrell wrote:

I used bathing as a euphemism for the hatchet job. Dunk all you want.
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Somebody wrote:

Remember those days.
At less than $1/lb, makes you appreciate the availability at the market.
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:41:02 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"

to stuff and roast chickens including a pint of gravy for fifty cents over the price of the raw bird. One year, a good customer asked her to cook the family thanksgiving turkey and I think she had the nerve to ask a fee of five dollars to cook the thirty five pound bird - took the whole day in a metal "baby bath tub" and used a half cord of dry maple fire wood. THe next year they settled for two smaller birds and insisted that she take $50 for her trouble. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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