Author Topic: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile  (Read 2667 times)

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2013, 02:09:38 PM »
I'm happy with my dewalt, but sometimes it doesn't have the kick.  Mine is a 3/8" drive.  You think that makes a difference?

I tried to get the lug nuts off a neighbor's camry, but it couldn't do it.  I don't think cordless is ever a match for air-impact.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2013, 05:46:51 PM »
I thought that my 18v dewalt impact gun was faulty until I fitted a new battery and now it works like a new one.
I use it for every bearing job, it makes the job a lot easier

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Offline stocpro47

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013, 08:12:27 PM »
great suggestion!meanwhile i have a brand new 120v   impact  sitting on shelf i bought to work on my scooter         ill go get the sockets and ill be ready for next time,,i hate that spanner  wrench!
the pic shows my impact drill which by the way is excellent and very powerful/well made for 60 bucks!theres the ge tub out    as u can see the corrosion on the pot metal wasnt helping things

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2013, 09:47:49 AM »
Yeah, Aluminum 'rust' is white.

Offline Wedgeman55

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »
I have 1/2 inch drive electric.   Battery ones should work the same.   SQ nut is 1 1/'2 I'm pretty sure.   We have an industrial tool shop about 5 minutes from my house,  and they have all those big impact sockets.    I also carry a full set of impact sockets in the case with me.     good for those tough to bust nuts.   
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Offline jrmymllr

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2014, 05:59:37 PM »
I have used "The Works" brand toilet cleaner on those nuts.  This toilet cleaner is available at Big Lots, and is basically dilute  hydrochloric acid.  It eats up mineral deposits like nobody's business.  A little of that, and a scrub with a toothbrush really does wonders.  Sometimes it is the minerals that really lock things down.  But be careful, 'cause it will stain stainless steel black.

Of course, you might just need a bigger hammer.... :D



Thank you for posting this suggestion.  I didn't have a spanner wrench, just a pipe wrench, and after pounding on it for awhile and having no luck I found your post and tried the HCl based toilet cleaner I had.  It worked beautifully!

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 09:42:36 AM »
Great! 

I keep a bottle of the stuff in my truck.  It helps! 

I also will fill the washer with hot water and let it sit before having a go at it.  The heat helps sometimes too.

 

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