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    Rutland 1/4-Inch x 60-Inch Steel Rod for 1/2-Inch Drills

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    List Price: $49.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Rutland
    Part Number: 57ST-50
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: RUT-57ST-50
    UPC: 00022624257509

    Features

    • 1/4 inch wide x 60 inch long steel rod
    • This steel rod is designed to connect and disconnect without the struggle that many comparable rods involve
    • Ideal for use with almost any 1/2 inch electric drill to break out flue tiles for cleaning
    • Use in conjunction with separately purchased Rutland hex starter rods, model 57ST-2 or 57ST-10
    This Rutland's TLC torque lock connector steel rod measures 1/4 in. x 60 in. and connects or disconnects easily with other TLC steel rods. Simply push the ends together and they just snap into place! No need to depress the button - it does it automatically. With a quick easy squeeze, they unlock - even if you have gloves on. These rods are ideal for use with your 1/2 in. electric drill to break out clay flue tiles, or use these rods as an extension when cleaning out the flue.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    2 Questions & 2 Answers
    Chrislin
    from Clinton, NJ asked:
    October 22, 2014
    How long can these rods be connected/extended, and how many are required, to break down a misaligned round chimney clay liner that has a 6" ID and maybe an 8" OD? Misalignment occurs at multiple sections about 10-15 feet down from the top of the chimney. What type of 1/2" drill would you recommend to do the job if this rod extension is applicable?
    1 Answer
    These rods can be extended to up to 40 feet in overall length from a top down application. Any drill with a 1/2 inch chuck and 10 amp or greater current rating will be sufficient to work. A tile breaker like the ProKleen Small Tile Breaker with TLC Connector would work well.
    eFireplaceStore
    on October 22, 2014

    Patrick
    from Oregon asked:
    December 7, 2013
    I do some gold prospecting out in the wilds of Alaska and I don't have the resources to buy a huge drill rig for prospecting. I found your site after months on the web. What I need to know is can I connect enough of these rods together to maybe drill down to about 4 to 8 feet to take soil samples? I was thinking maybe I could get a machine shop to thread the end to accept a small bit. What do you think?
    1 Answer
    While I cannot guarantee the strength of the rods for this purpose, I do not anticipate an issue. You would definitely need to have a custom adapter made to fit the end of the rods and hold a bit.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 9, 2013

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