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Manhole Cover Opening Tool

     This tool solves a problem created by newer replacement manhole covers. The older style covers have a hole (or holes) through them and are removed by using a pick. The new covers are designed to minimize water infiltration through the cover and have two slots, rather than holes on the outer edges opposite each other. These slots are built into the cover, not through it. This makes traditional manhole cover removal methods obsolete.

     This new one person design  clamps onto these ventless style covers  enabling the removal and replacement to be accomplished safer and easier. A tension spring adjusts automatically to different diameter covers and holds the tool securely in position during this procedure. 

     To attach the tool  first be sure that both slots and the outside edge of the cover are free of debris and tar with the slot cleaning tool supplied within the handle.  Then insert the "lid buster" tip into the nearest slot and by pressing down on the handle loosen cover for removal. Next,  place tool on top of cover with closest hook securely in closest slot and the other hook aimed toward the opposite slot.  Applying  gentle downward pressure on the top of the tool will allow the hooks to spread until the second hook seats securely in the opposite slot. The tool is now clamped into position and will not release until the reverse procedure is accomplished. Using correct lifting form,(see pictures) remove cover. Do Not tilt cover past 90 degrees as weight of cover could cause premature release of cover.

      This design allows one person to safely and easily remove and replace these ventless covers. The tool is persicison laser cut out of 1/4" American steel plate, welded, then finished with a tough durable safety yellow powder coat 3 mls. thick.  Made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . For a demostration in the Pittsburgh area call 412-526-2965  
                                     
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•Laser cut out of 1/4" american steel  plate
•Tough durable powder coat finish
•Made in the USA
(Patent Pending # 61/496,534)



For quality powder coating contact:
Dylan's Coatings
Only $300.00
How to assemble your Lidbuster
Call Jeff Montgomery to place an order  at 412-526-2965
For more information:
email: jdm-innovations1@comcast.net 
phone: Jeff Montgomery at 412-526-2965
How to change your Lidbuster legs to adjust to different sewer cover sizes
Now available with interchangeable legs to fit various sewer cover sizes!
No tools required!
(demo video below)
NEW!
Also available through:
Bob Scullion & Associates 
412-363-5350