Friday, 1 June 2012

Feeling Groovy

Pipe joint tightenerThis is a little something I asked a friend to pick up. Only cost a couple of quid. 

You'll probably have to click on it to see it clearly.

Technically, it's a thingy to tighten plastic pipe joints. All it is, is a rather large and thick rubber band in a shaped holder. But it's much more.

It's great for undoing jam jars, sauce bottles and the like. You wrap the band around the top/lid, pull it tight, lean the protrusion (bottom right) against the band, grip it, and turn. 

In my case, I hold it between it between my thighs, grip it in my left hand (calm down, madam) and pull quickly to one side. A deceptively simple device, but very useful.  

Highly recommended. Oh, and the elastic band in the middle is my adjustment. Stops it slipping out of those grooves. 

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