Gasket and snap ring installation tool

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This invention is comprised of a tool for installing a gasket and a snap ring including a shaft, a first plate attached to the forward end of the shaft, a second plate slidably carried by the shaft, a spring disposed about the shaft between the first and second plates, and a sleeve that is free to slide over the shaft and engage the second plate. The first plate has a loading surface with a loading groove for receiving a snap ring and a shoulder for holding a gasket. A plurality of openings are formed through the first plate, communicating with ... continued below

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Southerland, J. M., Sr. & Barringer, C.N., Sr. August 23, 1993.

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This invention is comprised of a tool for installing a gasket and a snap ring including a shaft, a first plate attached to the forward end of the shaft, a second plate slidably carried by the shaft, a spring disposed about the shaft between the first and second plates, and a sleeve that is free to slide over the shaft and engage the second plate. The first plate has a loading surface with a loading groove for receiving a snap ring and a shoulder for holding a gasket. A plurality of openings are formed through the first plate, communicating with the loading groove and approximately equally spaced about the groove. A plurality of rods are attached to the second plate, each rod slidable in one of the openings. In use, the loaded tool is inserted into a hollow pipe or pipe fitting having an internal flange and an internal seating groove, such that the gasket is positioned against the flange and the ring is in the approximate plane of the seating groove. The sleeve is pushed against the second plate, sliding the second plate towards the first plate, compressing the spring and sliding the rods forwards in the openings. The rods engage the snap ring and urge the ring from the loading groove into the seating groove.

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17 p.

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OSTI as DE96005146

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  • Other Information: PBD: 23 Aug 1993

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  • Other: DE96005146
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8109925
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 208349
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668586

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Southerland, J. M., Sr. & Barringer, C.N., Sr. Gasket and snap ring installation tool, text, August 23, 1993; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668586/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.