What type of wrench do I need?

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Old 08-26-18, 07:44 PM
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What type of wrench do I need?

Hello. A maintenance man removed the circled nut with a large, crescent-style wrench. I'm talking about the nut, not the plug that's sticking out of the Y-strainer:

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However, the wrench had a lever that locked the setting into place so that the wrench would not slip. He was cranking pretty hard.

I was thinking this might be what I need, though it seems a little small:

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Tips? Thanks.
 

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Old 08-26-18, 07:55 PM
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A GOOD crescent wrench would work. A better choice might be a 6 pointed socket in that size. The problem is there is very little meat to grab onto.
 
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Can't tell from the pic - how big is the nut?
 
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Old 08-26-18, 08:21 PM
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I think the line size is 1" so this is what's there...... Lead-Free-Brass-Wye-Strainer-Threaded
I'd guess the nut to be 3/4" to 1"

It could possibly a 3/4" line. That valve with the blue handle or the strainer may have the size on it.

The "nut" the OP referred to is the bleeder bolt.
 

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Old 08-27-18, 04:52 AM
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WOW, locking cresent wrench, and I though I had every tool know to man!
 
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The bleeder bolt, or nut pictured above, is 1".
 
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Old 08-30-18, 09:13 PM
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Ratchet with deep 1" socket is good idea. Thanks.
 
 

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