Best tool to remove these sewer inspection plugs?

Old 08-14-17, 07:09 PM
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Best tool to remove these sewer inspection plugs?

I think these are 3 inches in diameter. There is a bit of paint over them so need to apply some force. Is there any kind of a special tool for this style? What is this style called?

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Old 08-14-17, 11:01 PM
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I would use anything that happens to fit the slot, but Pasco makes this multi tool:

I'm curious why there would be 6 plugs all in the same area.
Old 08-15-17, 04:47 AM
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I have a metal fabrication shop and have lots of pieces of scrap laying around. I would find a piece of metal close to the thickness of the slot and cut it to be just a bit shorter in length than the slot. Insert it into the slot then grab and turn it with a large Crescent or Pipe wrench. If I wanted to make a permanent tool I would weld a 3' long piece of pipe to it to make a handle. If you don't have scrap metals lying around a metal fabrication or welding shop could easily make it for you.
Old 09-01-17, 04:24 AM
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Anything that fits the slot that is long and robust enough to get a set of mole grips round for leverage. I used to work on the rigs and do this sort of thing when 'conventional' methods would not work!

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