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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
So by all means, get a strap wrench. Make sure the strap is long enough - and make sure that it is grippy. I've used wrenches with either a canvas strap, or a soft "live rubber" surface. These work well.

Bill
About 10 years ago, I was trying to take a Stromberg-Carlson candlestick apart, and I found a great little strap wrench that worked like a dream on it. It also was excellent for E1 handsets and just about anything that you needed to loosen without ruining it or marking it up.

I used to buy them in 100-lot quantities and sell them to collectors, but I haven't in years. The earliest version (the square-looking one in the photo) is lighter and doesn't work as well. The single photo is the new version that is much more substantial and lasts longer. The belt is ribbed on the inside and is Kevlar-reinforced. It doesn't stretch AT ALL, and grips very well. I have found that some rosin (from a rosin bag used in baseball) works well to make it grip when things get slippery.

If you know a commercial plumber or mechanical contractor that works with those hands-free flushing toilets and urinals, then you may be in luck. Each and every automatic-flushing Sloan valve is shipped with one of these neat little wrenches, so some plumbers collect them after each job. I have a friend that actually GAVE me a shoe-box full of them! I was amazed at how well they worked. If you can find one, try them, and you will never be without one!

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2012, 07:16:45 PM »
I was truly amazed after reading threw all of the post or responce to this post no one until the very end asked if anyone new how to keep it from happining again (ae collector) & than someone hit it (kleenax) and said anti seize.  It' true on any thing aluminum always use a small amount of anti seize the automotive and motorcycle industry learned this about 75 years ago. Do you have any idea how many v.w. porches. and any engine with an aluminum head is running around with a frozen spark plug in it , and as far as cleaning the thread I would only use stiff nylon, or run a thread chaser over them.  Dennis. ???

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2012, 07:24:39 PM »
Actually it wan't originally me who originally asked what to do to prevent future seizing. "Nick in Manitou" asked the question and I repeated it.

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #108 on: March 28, 2013, 10:57:22 PM »
I recently acquired another E1 and needed to convince it to come apart.

The strap wrench I used on the previous one was not really very good and I decided to look for the Sloan EBV-22 wrenches Kleenax suggested in a prior post...

I found them at Zorotools.com

I paid $16.90 for 2 including shipping.

I just took apart my second E1 with the help of 2 Sloan strap wenches, a hair dryer and a plastic bag.

I figured that since the prices I found on the internet for the wrenches varied quite a bit, that I would point out the name of the vendor that I purchased from.

I have trouble finding it directly on the ZoroTools website, but purchased it from them after following a link through Amazon.



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Re: E1 handset woes
« Reply #109 on: October 10, 2013, 09:11:03 PM »
Go easy with the strap wrench. You'd be surprised how fast things can go wrong using it. Ask me how I know :P Like crushing the aluminum, or worse. Heat it up as suggested, and go slowly and carefully!


Hello BDM.. this post is old but one of your link has somethings that I want...but the screensaver and the slide show are not in service. I mean the links are dead.. do you have a new link ?. thank you ;)
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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2014, 01:36:46 PM »
Denis sorry for the very late reply. What links are you referring to?

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2014, 12:34:53 PM »
I recently acquired another E1 and needed to convince it to come apart.

The strap wrench I used on the previous one was not really very good and I decided to look for the Sloan EBV-22 wrenches Kleenax suggested in a prior post... I found them at Zorotools.com. I have trouble finding it directly on the ZoroTools website.

It comes up on Zorotools if you search for EBV22, rather than EBV-22.

Bill

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2014, 04:05:20 PM »

It comes up on Zorotools if you search for EBV22, rather than EBV-22.

Bill
I just found three of them on eBay for $21.99 and bought them. I previously had another strap wrench, but the last time I used it, I found a small triangular piece which pinches the strap was MIA. I also have a handset wrench, but these are safer to use and do less potential damage to the handset.

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Re: E1 HANDSET SERVICE TIPS
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2018, 02:48:22 PM »
Here's a tip that worked for me on an E-1 I couldn't budge.  Not having a strap wrench, I tried using a rubber gripper cloth, but it would slip. I wrapped the cup with masking tape, then used the rubber gripper cloth.  It came loose easily.



 
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