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Old 03-26-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Buying a wrench socket instead of cheap water heater wrench

I wanted to share a helpful tip that I found when purchasing all my electric brewing parts and tools. For your 5500W Camco water heater element, instead of buying the normal Camco water heater element wrench (~$6.50 at Amazon or ~$8 at Home Depot), you may want to consider buying a 1.5" socket from a few places listed below. I bought mine from Lowes for only $7.50 which is a great price for a much more solid tool, is 12-point SAE instead of only six sides to the Camco wrench, and can be easier to use than the cheaper wrench:

Lowes - $7.47:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_338128-22328...ductId=3455730

Advance Auto parts- $6.49:
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/g...zoneAssigned=1

Autozone - $8.00:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ntifier=557491

***Note: the socket can only be used on the end which has the electrical connections and is also a 1/2" drive instead of the normal 3/8" drive that most people may have for their socket wrenches. But I already had a 3/8" to 1/2" drive adapter, which can easily be found***

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Old 03-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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good idea, thanks for sharing

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