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TEKTON 1828 1/2-Inch by 1-1/2-Inch Water Heater Socket

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  • Drop Forged, Heat Treated Chrome Vanadium Steel
  • Corrosion-Resistant Chrome Plated Finish
  • 6-Point Beveled-End Socket
  • Notched Drive End Locks onto Ratchet or Extension
  • Fits Heating Element in Many Electric Water Heaters
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Product Description

Product Description

TEKTON 1828 1/2"-Drive by 1-1/2" Water Heater Socket features: Drop Forged Chrome Vanadium Steel, Heat-Treated and Chrome Plated, Notches in Socket Lock onto Ratchets or Extensions, Special Size Needed to Replace Heating Elements in Most Electric Water Heaters, Do-It-Yourself and Save on Costly Professional Repairs.

From the Manufacturer

Drop Forged, Heat Treated Chrome Vanadium Steel, Corrosion-Resistant Chrome Plated Finish, 6-Point Beveled-End Socket, Notched Drive End Locks onto Ratchet or Extension, Fits Heating Element in Many Electric Water Heaters.

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Technical Details
Part Number 1828
Item Weight1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions7.5 x 4 x 2 inches
Item model number1828
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Warranty DescriptionAlways Guaranteed: support@tekton.com
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NPT5L2
Best Sellers Rank #12,188 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 24, 2007
  
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Customer Reviews

Heavy duty and what I expected.
goldeng
I had some slippage due to allowing the socket to tilt slightly, but that was my own fault.
T-n-T Handywork
Worked great and it fit the water heater element perfectly.
Charles B Hazekamp Jr

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 7, 2011
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I agree that this socket makes water heater elements much easier to remove and install. Even if you only have to use it once in your lifetime, it's worth it.

But this socket could be improved. On the typical water heater element, there's only about 1/8" (maybe 3/16" if you're lucky) of hex head (the part of the water heater element that the socket will connect to) to grab on to. So it's important that the socket fit as flush as possible to the hex head to grab as much of it as it can.

Unfortunately, the hex faces inside this socket are relieved from the end of the socket by about 1/16". This means this socket will not sit flush on the heater element and will not grab on to all (possibly only 50%) of the hex head. This makes it easy for the socket to slide off, slip and wobble. If the heater element is on tight or old or rusted, the socket will not be as effective as it could be. You could end up rounding the edges of the element's hex head or busting a knuckle or twisting the water tank. You overcome this design flaw by putting lots of pressure on the socket, pushing it into the heater element. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do when you are also pushing/pulling the wrench in another direction.

I haven't had to, but you could use a T-handle wrench like Vim (VIMTT500) Turbo-T 1/2" Drive Speed "T" Handle Wrench to remove a difficult element.

Maybe there's a better socket for water heater element out there, until then this is it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LawMan87 on December 22, 2010
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For years I have been borrowing my Dad's old fashion thin metal socket that is used with a screw driver to turn it. I usually ended up cutting my hand when it slipped and took 30 minutes to get the thing removed since there was no way to get torque.

I never saw one of these REAL sockets made just for this project in the store but saw them on here and decided to give it a try. I turned off the water heater breaker, drained the unit and then attached this heavy duty socket to my socket wrench. Well the old saying " The right tool for the right job" not only held true, but now my Dad wants to borrow this from me. I had the water heater element removed in less than 30 seconds, not 30 minutes like the old one. ( came out like butter out of tub, in other words with ease )

1000% recommend this item, it truly paid for itself the first use and it is very sturdy. I can't see it ever breaking, it is heavy duty and expect it to last forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FGS762 on March 11, 2012
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The sheet metal sockets for hot water heater elements at Home Depot and Ace are junk, you cannot make tools out of sheet steel. The TEKTON socket removed a stuck element in 3 seconds with my 1/2 in drive ratchet. I would have paid American Homeshield $60 to send a plumber out and they would want to know how I knew the element was bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom on March 29, 2013
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Ordered, it arrived in two days, no problems. Some had mentioned how the bevel of the socket only grabs half the nut on the water heater element, but I had no issues with the design since the element doesn’t have to be torqued down super tight (similar to tightening an oil filter is what I’m guessing). I chose this over the $6 socket in the event that I need an actual 1-1/2” socket sometime in the future—now I’ve got one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jarret Horst on March 25, 2013
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Agree with other customers who stated that the product works as advertised, but could be improved by eliminating the taper at the face of the socket and providing a flat contact area for better grip on the shallow heads of the heating elements. Also, my Bradford White was super torqued from the factory. I had to go to the local auto store for a 28" breaker bar to undue the factory set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Halsey on March 23, 2013
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This fit and did exactly what i needed. It was much cheaper to buy this and the heating eliminate than to pay someone to replace it for me. For anyone worried about replacing the eliminate in their campers, it is very straight forward.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By christopher p freund on May 18, 2013
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work well after i put it on a saw and cut the bevel off do to the bevel it just slipped off the heating element after removing the bevel worked great
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By O's Nana on February 24, 2013
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Good quality and fair price. Heavy duty construction. If you change out a heating element on a water heater, you will need it.
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