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Box Immersion Spanner

Box Immersion Spanner
Average Customer Rating:
3.571 out of 5
3.6
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 21 reviews
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16 of 21(76%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Box Immersion Spanner
Review 1 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Good Tool
14 Mar 2015
By Andy1964
, London
" Seems very strong, handled the Emersion heater on a old style Megaflo without much bother, but had to use a strong pipe in conjunction with the Tommy bar to get a bit more torque.
Turned out to be an easy job, buying the tool is a small price to pay compared to calling out a plumber. "
Review 2 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Immersion heater box key
3 Oct 2014
By Welldeveloped
, Glasgow
" Simple but very effective. £9 for the box key against possible £500+ plumbers bill if old tank got damaged using stilsions or cheap plate key. "
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Box Immersion Spanner
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excellent for price
3 Sep 2013
By bsalloyd
, brixham
" removed my heater in no time.
fitted the new one. In all it took me about five minutes excluding draining tank.
you always get someone who expect something for nothing and then moan about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Best tool I have purchased
16 Dec 2009
By Charteris
, Portpatrick
" Made installation of immerser simple and easy for an amateur "
Review 5 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Adequate
13 Feb 2009
By Extra
, Alton
" Spanner fitted perfectly after a few burrs were lightly filed off.
Much stronger than a pressed steel cranked spanner, it removed the old heater and replaced the new one on a foam insulated cylinder with no trouble at all.
Well recommended. "
Review 6 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Well worth getting
2 Feb 2009
By DoNotUseYourRealName
, Kings Lynn
" No problems at all. Released the old and tightened the new immersion heater with ease. "
Review 7 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Immersion Heater Spanner
11 Feb 2015
By diychap21
, portland
" basic tool which did the job, saved me paying a plumer :O) "
Review 8 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Solid |tem
7 Feb 2015
By scouser
, Glasgow
" Saves my knuckles getting rapped in tight spaces . Fits like a glove rather than all in one spanner which slips quite a lot "
Review 9 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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good product
16 Oct 2014
By odDIYer
, Dorset
" This spanner undid a very tight immersion element without problem, the only weakness being the user. "
Review 10 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Functional
18 Jul 2014
By AlexanderB
, Kilwinning
" Bought to replace a cranked spanner which didn't fit an immersion unit.
This one does what it's meant to do.
"
Review 11 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Box Immersion Spanner
13 Jul 2014
By Tinram
, Cumbria
" I try this box spanner after buying Ring spanner to remove Heater.
Has they was no room to turn Ring spanner and was
bend the top of tank
the box spanner was larger than the ring spanner by 1mm and slip round heater nut till filling gap with 2p coin one of the flats work great after that
"
Review 12 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Spot on
13 Nov 2013
By Anonymous
, Essex
" After struggling for an hour with a flat one, I decided to take a gamble with this one.
I was not disappointed. Within thirty seconds, the old element was out.
One slight drawback; there is a very small amount of play which could potentially cause a few burrs if you over tighten "
Review 13 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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pucka
24 Mar 2013
By Janus
, dorset
" did the job nicely, element was well and truly rusted in. With some help from hammer on shaft of spanner, element gave way. All good, lots of hot water now "
Review 14 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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It did the job!
27 Dec 2008
By d3matt
, Oxfordshire
" I would just like to add the other comment here. The spanner fit my old immersion element and the new one (from Screwfix) just fine. The old one was hard to get out, but the spanner did it without chewing the nut up or slipping.
It it slips when putting in the new element, you're doing up too tight!
"
Review 15 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? No
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No use on rounded-corner octag
13 Apr 2015
By BrummagemF
, Brummagem
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" This is a sturdy tool; but it was no help to me.
Even after neatly removing the washer from under it; our old-style heater wouldn't shift.
This 87mm-across box-spanner turned on the 82mm-across heater element, without moving it.
Screwfix' instructions do not cover removal of old heater element at all; but instead skip from disconnecting wiring to cleaning the thread, and fitting a new element!
I had to drill a line of holes across the head of the old heater; then carefully cut and file to split one brass shoulder and thread entirely.
Then, using my 12" Stanley FatMax waterpump pliers, I could squeeze the split-line enough to unscrew the thing.
The Screwfix box-spanner's cost, in both time and money was all wasted: as I had to use my other tools, and ingenuity, to get the job done.
This spanner is no use on tighter old-style rounded-corner octagonal heater elements.
"
Review 16 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good for the price
9 Feb 2009
By juakali
, Devon
" The spanner does not fit easily and snuggly on the immersion heater nut - you have to tap it on. Having said that it did the job and was very cheap compared to others like it, so I'm happy. If I were a professional plumber I might go for a better quality product. "
Review 17 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Very Poor Bar Which Bends!
7 Mar 2015
By JudgeDread2U
, Sutton
" Very tight fit on immersion element but let down by the bar which bends easily and and was not rigid enough to release the element. Had to spend double again for another make from another supplier but it did the job effortlessly. "
Review 18 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Only just did the job.
10 Mar 2010
By Anonymous
, Warwickshire
" Spanner was too big for old heater. I had to bash flat sides of spanner with a hammer to stop it slipping. Spanner fit new heater ok but was still not a tight fit. Were these heaters made smaller years ago? The old one I was taking out had been there for about 30 years and was stuck solid. I heated area with a gas blow torch then gave the brass part of the old heater a couple of squirts of cold water. A sharp tap on the tommy bar of the spanner and hey presto! "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor strength
7 Feb 2015
By skrtingladder
, Southampton
" The pressed steel box spanner was a reasonably good fit on the old heater although the strength of the bar is a big let down.
after a few taps with a lump hammer the bar started to bend.
After applying a little heat to the flange and a few more taps, the old unit came out ok without splitting the can.
I would say that this box spanner is ok for tightening new heater but not that clever for removing older seized heaters.
I will take this back and pay a few quid more for the right tool. paying a few quid extra for the right tool will save time on the job faffing around with sub standard tools. "
Review 20 for Box Immersion Spanner
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Immersion Spanner
3 May 2009
By PandQ
, GUILDFORD
" Spanner was just too big and slipped round immersion heater nut. NO RECOMMEND. "
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