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Old 04-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Suburban water heater in Grey Wolf 28BH TT

My suburban water heater which has the bypass kit is located at the far end of my front storage compartment. I can access it by lifting the queen bed, removing a wooden panel and reaching in to turn the valves of the bypass kit; or I could crawl on my stomach down the space in the storage compartment. I would prefer to reach in through the storage compartment with a tool on a long rod which would allow me to turn the valves.
Can anyone suggest a design for such an improvised tool that I could make out of wood (preferably) or a simple metal design?
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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A picture of the valves and the length you need to reach would be helpful.

And why you be mad at the chebby?

perhaps.

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Old 04-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hi Ford Idaho. That rod looks perfect. What is it and where can I get one? I can attach it to a wooden pole if necessary to extend the length.
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Hi Ford Idaho. That rod looks perfect. What is it and where can I get one? I can attach it to a wooden pole if necessary to extend the length.
It is a sprinkler valve tool.

Lewis Lifetime Tools 30 inch Sprinkler Valve Key SK-21

It is 30 inches long as per the site.

I imagine you could get on at Lowes or Home Depot perhaps an Ace Hardware store.

Found one of 5 foot length from Orbit.

http://www.smarthome.com/30965/Orbit...-5-Feet/p.aspx
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Awesome Ford Idaho. Thanks so much.
Oh I'm not mad at the "chebby". Just threw on a silly icon.
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A 1 inch PVC pipe (available at home stores in 24 inch lengths) can be notched with a hack saw to fit your handles.
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Thanks Herk7769. I'm going to start with notching a 7 ft. length of 2x4 with a turn handle and see how that works. Thanks so much for the advice.
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