Valve key sockets
Lowell's valve key sockets help open valves that have badly-worn or corroded nuts.
Lowell's valve key sockets help open valves that have badly-worn or corroded nuts. The sockets come in a durable, compact case containing three different sizes that can handle anything from standard 2" square nuts down to 1 13/16" Boston gate nuts. The kit also includes an attachment plate and a 3" screw for easily mounting the socket on any standard key. Identify which of the three sockets is closest in size to the nut you want to loosen, and insert the kit's attachment plate into the open slot in the valve key. Next, insert the socket into the key's 2" open end, rotating it until it fits. Then pass the 3" screw through the socket until it engages the attachment plate, and tighten it with a screwdriver.