Thread: TFT Resq-wrench

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    Has anyone else tried to shut off a natural gas meter at a home and found that the slot cut into the plastic tool is to small? I had this happen at a structure fire a few weeks ago. Maybe we just came across a meter that was different from most. Any input is appreciated!

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    Yes.

    Some have suggested using a file to enlarge the slot.

    A lot of shutoff's have numerous coats of paint which builds up their size. But I've also noticed that even some new ones don't fit.
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    It's not you, I had a brand new one and spotted it right away. I just took a drill to it. Kind of wierd, you would figure they would have tried it out first.

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    I've never tried mine on a gas meter, but have used the spanner several times on couplings. The last time I used it on a really tight fitting, it damaged the palstic and now it slips off all the time. Anyone else had this happen?

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    I have noticed that sometimes the spanner also slips off the couplings, but just figured it was plastic so it probably wouldn't work as well as the metal spanners. On a good note the window punch and seatbelt cutter have always worked so far.

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    One of the holes on the wrench looks like a o2 key. Can anyone confirm?

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    They never documented the O2 cylinder wrench initially (and I don't think they do yet), but yes it is there.
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    Dept bought 1 for all the guys, we broke 5 in the first week. Now we use them for door stops.

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    I still use the same tool(s) as I have for all the years I've been doing this wonderful job. I have carried a channel lock pliers (water pump pliers) and a medium size cresent wrench in my coat pocket. I have never have any problem shutting of a house gas meter with either one of those tools. I did use a 2-1/2" spanner wrench several times but prefer using one of the other tools that I mention.






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    Well after seeing some of the reviews here, guess Im going with an aluminum spanner, answered pretty much all my questions.

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    The only problem i have ever had with the resq-wrench was the slippage mentioned earlier. I have 2 of these wrenches one in each set of gear, and i have never broke them. If you use these tools as intended, they shouldn't break.

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