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 Post subject: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:27 am 
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Having trouble getting the wooden plugs drilled out enough to insert reinforcing tubing inside. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:53 am 
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I used a spade bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:09 am 
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I can't find a spade bit long enough....seems like 16" is the longest and I need longer! Where did you get your's?


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 Post subject: Re: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:54 pm 
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One option might be to get a spade bit, then weld an extension to it. Careful to keep it straight.


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 Post subject: Re: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:55 am 
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It was a PITA for me. Best success was with a 3 ft bit like you use for snaking wires in walls (elec. dept @HD), then screw in a long lag bolt with washer and line attached. It takes a real long extension on a socket wrench. Use a lever to pull it out. Two came out pretty easily, other two were basically shredded in the process.

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 Post subject: Re: Wing tube repair
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:31 pm 
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He He, Looks like my floor after most of my projects.


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