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#152694 - 11/24/05 09:02 AM Old Tool Question
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I was going through some stuff left to me by my stepdad and I came across this tool. I was hoping someone at ECN could identify it. The little bottle is oil and the two orange things are soft rubber. There is a sliding piston inside the tool. Any help appreciated,

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#152695 - 11/24/05 02:17 PM Re: Old Tool Question
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Just a wild guess here....but, ever see those EMT fittings that are attached to the pipe by putting a 'dimple' in them?

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#152696 - 11/24/05 08:42 PM Re: Old Tool Question
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" Just a wild guess here....but, ever see those EMT fittings that are attached to the pipe by putting a 'dimple' in them?"
"I don't think so, Tim!" - Al Boreland - Home Improvement

It looks like an old tubeless-tire plugging kit to me. Anyone have an old J.C.Whitney catalog lying around?
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#152697 - 11/26/05 04:34 PM Re: Old Tool Question
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Larry,
Pick any prize from the top shelf...here is the link to the patent office. Unfortunately my link to the patent doesn't work, but it is a tire plugger. The patent was given in 1970.
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html
Type in patent number 3545314




[This message has been edited by HLCbuild (edited 11-26-2005).]

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#152698 - 11/27/05 07:58 AM Re: Old Tool Question
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Thanks everyone.....I never saw one before. From what I heard from Coctco, plugging tires is no longer an acceptable repair and can lead to tread separation.

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#152699 - 11/27/05 08:37 AM Re: Old Tool Question
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Silly me...thinking this tool had something to do with electric work!

Were ignorance bliss, there are some days I'm the happiest guy in town! :-)

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#152700 - 11/27/05 10:39 AM Re: Old Tool Question
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I remember using one of those. They wernt as popular but used a bigger plug that was said to be better. The red mushroom thing is the plug. The pick thing is a reemer to make the hole the right side. The tool was jamed in the hole. You pull the lever back and it pulls the plug thru. Then you pull the tool out. The bottle might be some lub or sealer. And you have an extra end for the tool. The small black thing might be a tip for the tool to help it go thru the tire. Then it falls off into the tire.

Happy Pluggin,

Tom

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#152701 - 11/27/05 02:41 PM Re: Old Tool Question
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Not SAFE???!!! Argghh! My car-dealer just fixed a tread nail-puncture with an identical plug method, except he reamed the hole with a Makita drill! New tire tomorrow, before the UK Christmas pilgrimage! Thanks Big B, that could have been nasty on the autoroute at 80.

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#152702 - 11/27/05 06:44 PM Re: Old Tool Question
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Alan, You don't need to buy a whole new tire, just have it removed from the rim and patched properly from the inside with a real patch..not a plug.

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