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#76150 - 11/05/06 05:31 AM POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
Equipped4Chicago Offline
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Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 75
Loc: Chicago
Ok. I was going to purchase the four way Sillcocky.

But, will the pocketwrench pretty much elliminate the need for it? What are your opinions?

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#76151 - 11/05/06 06:27 AM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
norhumco Offline
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Registered: 10/29/06
Posts: 33
Loc: Penngrove, CA
You are limited to the four sizes 1/4", 9/32", 5/16", and 11/32" with the Sillcock key. Whereas, the Pocketwrench will do that and more. I do not own one but it looks so cool. I think it would eliminate the need for the Sillcock key unless you need a positive fit.

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#76152 - 11/05/06 07:28 AM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
311 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 285
Loc: NY USA
Sillcocks generally have the valve shaft recessed so that you cannot use a gripper type tool (visegrips) on it. The sillcock key has a "socket wrench" type end on it. Sillcocks on commercial buildings are designed to prevent vandalism by being operable only with a sillcock key, not a ratchet & socket. I will be getting a 4 way key. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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#76153 - 11/05/06 03:29 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4823
Loc: SOCAL
These aren't exactly common items. Pictures/links would help. What do you intend to do with them?

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#76154 - 11/06/06 01:51 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
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this is a sillcock key
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#76155 - 11/06/06 03:27 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I've had one of those in my desk at work for years. Never had any idea what it was for until now. I'm going to pick one up for my truck kit for sure.

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#76156 - 11/07/06 05:16 AM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
Hike4Fun Offline
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Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 80
Hello All,

Can you give some examples of where these are used?
Doors? Machines?

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#76157 - 11/07/06 12:12 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
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On the outside of commercial buildings there are often small locked compartments that protect water taps. These keys fit the various sizes of lock that you might encounter.

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#76158 - 11/07/06 02:27 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4823
Loc: SOCAL
What do you intend to do with the Sillcock key? What do you intend to do with a Pocketwrench? Serious question. How will having one or the other contribute to your survival? I don't see where they fit into the plan.

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#76159 - 11/07/06 08:11 PM Re: POCKETWRENCH vs Four Way Sillcock Key
311 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 285
Loc: NY USA
In the event of some urban calamity, the sillcock key would enable you to get water from the faucet (sillcock) on the side of a commercial building. Carrying tools is always a good idea. I would choose multipurpose tools, (i.e. pocketwrench) over single purpose tools. The whole purpose of being prepared is to be able to make big problems either solved or reduced to managability.

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