Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

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Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby Boomgate » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:53 pm

Hi guys, how do I remove a nut like this? cant get a grip on it with any of the tools I have because its inside the concave..
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:03 pm

Instead of holding spanner flat hold it on edge..
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby coffe addict » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:35 pm

:text-+1: and then use a second spanner on the first spanners handle if it's too tight to do by hand
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby The Stig » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:48 pm

Multi grips or vice grips
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby Boomgate » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:50 pm

I dont have a spanner that big.... might be time to buy one
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:51 pm

Wide jaw shifter or stilson or like stig said multigrip
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby Bryan1 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:24 pm

If the nut is real tight warm it up then give it a tap with a hammer and chisel and that should do the trick of getting it undone. Just remember the nut is hot so wear some gloves as you don't want to burn them pinkies do we :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby Rolls912 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:32 am

bluc wrote:Wide jaw shifter or stilson or like stig said multigrip

$25 bucks from bun buns. Worked a treat on mine.
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby P3T3rPan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:36 pm

Box spanner from a plumber
Socket from a truck mechanic
For those you need to measure it
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby Bryan1 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:12 pm

The age ol' fitter saying if the bolt is frozen then freeze and release and if the nut is frozen warm it it up.

Now the male thread looks to be steel and the nut looks to be brass so by heating the brass up with either an oxy or blowtorch then a quick wack will see it release pure and simple.

No need to go buy an expensive piece of Chinese crap only to find it will break rather than work
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby dazzerthemighty » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:58 pm

Bryan1 wrote:The age ol' fitter saying if the bolt is frozen then freeze and release and if the nut is frozen warm it it up.

Now the male thread looks to be steel and the nut looks to be brass so by heating the brass up with either an oxy or blowtorch then a quick wack will see it release pure and simple.

No need to go buy an expensive piece of Chinese crap only to find it will break rather than work


:laughing-rolling: Thank you Bryan1
Been sitting here with tears streaming down my face laughing like a mad man with a mental image of taking to stuck, frozen nuts with a blow torch and giving them a wack for a pure simple, & quick release. :scared-eek:

I think I'm overtired & had 4 too many drinks :violence-smack:

But totally agree with The age ol' fitter saying :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Removing the inside nut in a concave lid?

Postby crow » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:07 pm

What's the problem with using a socket on it?
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Soz did see Pans post :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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