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This is a common water meter as found in the USA. Notice the white arrow. Just above it is the shut off valve. The photo is from Google ...
This is a commercially available water meter key. They are not very expensive, but I have a welder and had some suitable scraps materials on hand.
The end of a commercial meter key is a "U" shaped piece welded onto a long rod. This photo from Google Images shows a commercially produced key on ...
This is my finished key that I made from six short sections of various kinds of tubing plus the piece for the handle. The door knob gives you ...
The shank or shaft of my key is made of some square tubing and some round pipe. My favorite method for welding such pieces so the end product ...
It would have been good to have the handle just a little longer, but this is the piece of scrap I had available, and it works well enough. ...
To make the key end I attached a 10 inch abrasive cutting wheel to an arbor and manually worked the end of a 1 inch piece of pipe ...
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