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Old 10-21-2011   #1
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Torque on drain plug

How do I know how much torque to put on my drain plug? The manual says 33 lb*ft. Can I get this close without getting a torque wrench?
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Re: Torque on drain plug

I just do it by feel, once it feels tight it's good.
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Re: Torque on drain plug

well only if you know what 33 ft/lbs feels like. its pretty tight, but not using all your strength. just give it a good tightening with one hand and a standard socket wrench. so long as it is tight and does not leak, youre good.
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Re: Torque on drain plug

maybe its time you invest in a torque wrench they come in handy and you can get them cheap like this needle style torque wrench http://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Classic-.../dp/B0019VMI0Y . i saw a nice digital torque wrench at harbor freight tools for 60 bucks.
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Re: Torque on drain plug

I've used this one for 4 years with no problem: http://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eig...rench-807.html
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Re: Torque on drain plug

i also have that pittsburgh torqe wrench plus there bigger one they work great. i really want to get there digital one.
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Re: Torque on drain plug

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i also have that pittsburgh torqe wrench
As do I. It gets the job done.
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