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Old 03-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Wrench size for swivel nuts

Does anyone know off hand, or can check quick, on what side wrench you need for the swivel nuts?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/1-4-barbed-swivel-nut.html

I have a $5 reward certificate that expires today from Sears. Figured might as well get a free wrench to keep in my brewing supplies.

That is, unless anyone can come up with another suggestion under $5. I already have both the bottle openers - with the screw driver handle and the socket wrench handle.



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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Mine use a 9/16" wrench



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Old 03-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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do you have the keg post wrench?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/corny-post-wrench-sears-120390/

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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You should probably be using a flare nut wrench.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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9/16" is what you need. For this application I don't think you need to pay more for a flare nut wrench, a standard open end wrench will work. A flare nut wrench is designed to transfer more torque without damaging the nut for a soft metal (brass, copper). These small fittings need close to no torque, and the nuts are stainless so it's not a concern.

I think these are all $8:

You could get this, though you'd never use the box end:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-9-16-in-wrench-12-pt-combination/p-00944696000P?

There's also this stubby guy:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-9-16-in-full-polish-stubby-wrench/p-00944106000P?prdNo=19

Or else get a 9/16" x 5/8" in case you need the 5/8" for something else:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-9-16-x-5-8-in-wrench-open-end/p-00944592000P?prdNo=17&blockNo=17&blockType=G17

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Already got the keg wrench too. I don't think Sears even carries the flair nut wrenches.

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Actually, I got a feeler gauge since I'll be getting a MM2 soon.

Sears does carry flare nut wrenches for ~20 vs 9 for standard.

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mine 9/16 th



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