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USER'S GUIDE & SAFETY MANUAL USER'S GUIDE & SAFETY MANUAL
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CONDUX
Manhole Cover & Grate Remover
U.S. Patent # 5,775,674
COMSTAR SUPPLY, INC
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www.comstarsupply.com
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Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: 610-831-5020
Fax: 610-831-5012
www.comstarsupply.com
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Important Safety Notice
Read and understand all procedures and safety instructions before using a Condux Manhole Cover and Grate
Remover. Observe all safety information on this page and note specific safety requirements as explained by
procedures called out in this manual. Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious personal injury
or death.
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Phone: 610-831-5020
Fax: 610-831-5012
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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Safe Operating Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
A. Work Area Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Set Up the Manhole Cover & Grate Remover . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Attachment Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Tear Down Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Manhole Cover & Grate Remover Kit & Attachments . . . . . .11
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
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The Condux Manhole Cover and Grate Remover is designed for removing man-
hole covers and grates safely and easily. The Manhole Cover and Grate Remover
is an extended length tool that uses leverage to remove manhole covers, catch
basins, and sewer grates without causing knee or back injury. It is portable and
offers single person operation.
The Condux Manhole Cover and Grate Remover has different attachments for the
various size and style of manhole covers. The Manhole Cover and Grate Remover
also replaces the cover, eliminating the need for cover repositioning.
Technical Specifications
The Condux Manhole Cover and Grate Remover consists of a cantilever handle
with a tripod base, a 2-foot (610 mm) handle extension, and various attachments.
Travel Length: 59 inches (1500 mm)
Working Length: 91 inches (2311 mm)
Weight: 12.5 lbs (5.7 kg)
Lift Capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
Safe Operating Procedures
Read and understand all procedures and safety instructions before using the
Condux Manhole Cover and Grate Remover. Observe all safety information on
this page and note specific safety requirements as explained by procedures called
out in this manual. Failure to follow these instructions could result in personal
injury, property damage or death.
A. WORK AREA SAFETY
1. Wear personal protective equipment: hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes,
and leather work gloves.
2. The safe operation of this equipment requires that the operators be on stable
footing.
3. The safe operation of this equipment requires that the tool be on level
ground.
4. Use proper manhole safety operations such as gas testing, etc. after the
manhole cover has been removed.
5. Ensure that area is clear of people / obstacles before removing lid.
6. Be aware of potential traffic hazards, etc. Use standard safety
equipment and procedures for traffic control.
7. Use proper procedure when pushing and turning tool.
8. Do not use this tool for anything other than its intended use. Do not jump, sit,
or lean on this tool.
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General Information
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Set Up the Manhole Cover &
Grate Remover
1. Unhook the strap from the remover.
CAUTION! Legs will fall out. Ensure that hands are not in joints.
Personal injury could occur.
2. Place the legs down in a tripod position on a level surface. Two legs should be
near the manhole with the third leg back under the handle.
CAUTION! Tripod must be placed on level ground. Tipping could occur
on unstable ground.
3. Measure approximate size of manhole. Heavier manhole covers or grates will
require the use of the handle extension for added leverage. For additonal
leverage with heavy manholes, adjust the location of the tripod by moving the
pin forward for more leverage or backwards for less (see Figure1).
4. Pull handle out to full extension length. Remove the handle and place the
extension bar in between the remover and handle (when needed) by inserting
the stepped end of the extension into the handle. Replace handle onto
extension.
5. Refer to next section for attachment selection and continued use of the
remover.
4.
Figure 1 Figure 2
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Attachment Selection
CENTER HOLE ATTACHMENT
Use the Center Hole Attachment on manhole covers that have a center opening
(see Figure 3).
Place the Center Hole Attachment in the manhole opening (see Figure 3). Place
the attachment on the remover by setting the base inside the end of the lifter
(see Figure 4).
Part Number Description
08025210 Center Hole Attachment
EDGE HOLE COVER CHAIN ATTACHMENT
Use the Edge Hole Cover Chain on large sewer grates or manhole covers
(see Figure 5).
Place the Edge Hole Cover Chain hooks in the manhole opening (see Figure 5).
Place the attachment on the remover by placing the center links of the attachment
in the remover (see Figures 6 and 7).
Part Number Description
08025220 Edge Hole Cover Chain
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Figure 3 Figure 4
Figure 5 Figure 6
Base
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CAUTION: Do not use the remover if the attachment is offcenter.
Tipping or personal injury could occur (see Figure 7).
CONCEALED PICK HOLE ATTACHMENT
Use the Concealed Pick Hole Attachment on manhole covers where the concealed
pick holes are on the outer edge of the cover (see Figure 8).
Place the Concealed Pick Hole Attachment in the manhole opening (see Figure 8).
Place the attachment on the remover by setting the base inside the end of the lifter
(see Figure 9).
Part Number Description
08025230 Concealed Pick Hole
Figure 7
Correct
Chain Placement
Incorrect
Chain Placement
Figure 8 Figure 9
Base
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TWO HOLE ATTACHMENT
Use the Two Hole Attachment on manhole covers with concealed pick holes
located away from the edge and closer to the center (see Figure 10).
Place the Two Hole Attachment in the manhole opening (see Figure 10). Place the
attachment on the remover by setting the base inside the end of the lifter
(see Figure 11).
Part Number Description
08025250 Two Hole Attachment
OPEN GRATE ATTACHMENT
Use the Open Grate Attachments on slotted sewer grates or grated manhole
covers (see Figure 12). For larger grates or covers, use the Edge Hole Cover
Chain listed below.
Place the Open Grate Attachment in the manhole opening (see Figure 12). Place
the attachment on the remover by setting the base inside the end of the lifter
(see Figure 13).
Part Number Description
08025260 Open Grate Attachment
Figure 10 Figure 11
Figure 12 Figure 13
Base
Base
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Operating Instructions
1. After attachment has been selected, use a chisel to clean out the holes in the
manhole (see Figure 14).
2. Pound around the edges of the manhole with a small mallet to loosen the
manhole cover or grate.
3. Place the selected attachment on the remover as directed in the Attachment
Selection.
4. For curbside grate removal, the remover’s back leg (under the handle) should
be approximately 4" (102 mm) off of the ground to prevent the grate cover
from hitting the curb (see Figure 15).
CAUTION! Be aware of obstacles and people in the area when operating
remover.
5. Push down on the handle of the remover and rotate in the direction that the
manhole cover is to be placed (see Figure 16). If the manhole cover begins
to tip, replace it and adjust the tripod slightly closer or further from the
manhole for better placement.
6. If the remover is too high or low for sufficient leverage, adjust the height
of the remover by turning the legs clockwise for more height or
counterclockwise for less (see Figure 17).
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Figure 15 Figure 14
Figure 17 Figure 16
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7. Slowly lower the manhole cover down (see Figure 18).
8. If the remover must be moved due to traffic / pedestrians, obstruction, etc.
draw chalk lines on the ground around the feet of the tripod for accurate
replacement of the manhole cover remover (see Figure 19).
9. Reset the remover to the chalked lines if the remover was moved. Replace
the manhole cover by pushing the handle back down rotating back to the
direction of the manhole. If the manhole does not set back into the manhole
smoothly, adjust the tripod in the opposite direction of the offset of the
manhole.
10. Follow tear-down procedures to disassemble the Condux Manhole Cover and
Grate Remover.
Tear Down Procedure
1. Remove Manhole Cover and Grate Remover from attachment.
2. Remove the selected attachment from manhole cover or sewer grate.
3. Remove extension arm (when applicable).
4. Push handle in as far as it will go. The handle should snap into the ball
detents in the remover to lock it in place.
5. Pick up remover and fold in legs. To replace legs accurately, the adjustment
pin should be in the top hole.
CAUTION! Use caution when folding in legs of remover. Pinch points
could cause personal injury. Wear proper safety equipment.
6. Wrap strap around legs and hook.
7.
Figure 19 Figure 18
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Manhole Cover & Grate Remover
Kit & Attachments
MANHOLE COVER AND GRATE REMOVER KIT
Part Number Description
08025000 Manhole Cover and Grate Remover Kit: (see Figure 20)
• Cantilever Lifting Bar with Tripod Base
• 2 ft (610 mm) Handle Extension
• Center Hole Cover Attachment
• Edge Hole Cover Chain Attachment
• Concealed Pick Hole Cover Attachment
• Bag for Attachments
08025100 Cantilever Lifting Bar with Tripod Base (see Figure 21)
08025110 2 ft (610 mm) Handle Extension (see Figure 21)
MANHOLE COVER AND GRATE REMOVER ATTACHMENTS
Part Number Description
08025210 Center Hole Cover Attachment
08025220 Edge Hole Cover Chain Attachment
08025230 Concealed Pick Hole Cover Attachment
08025250 Two Hole Cover Attachment
08025260 Open Grate Attachment
Other attachments available to fit almost every cover or grate.
U.S. Patent #5,775,674
Figure 20 Figure 21
Cantilever Lifting Bar
with Tripod Base
2 ft (610 mm)
Handle Extension
Manhole Cover &
Grate Remover Kit
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Notes
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Notes
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Notes
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Warranty Information
A. FACTORY ASSISTANCE
Condux International can provide further advice regarding any problems with the
installation, service, assembly, or disassembly of the Manhole Cover and Grate
Remover. Call toll free at 1-800-533-2077 (USA and Canada) or 1-507-387-6576
and ask for assistance. The Manhole Cover and Grate Remover can be returned
to the factory at any time for service or repair; however, a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) must be obtained from Condux before shipping. Condux will
not accept returned items without an RMA.
B. LIMITED WARRANTY
Condux International, Inc. extends the following warranty to the original purchaser
of these goods for use, subject to the qualifications indicated: Condux
International, Incorporated warrants to the original purchaser for use that the
goods or any component thereof manufactured by Condux International will be
free from defects in workmanship for the period of one year from the date of
purchase, provided such goods are installed, maintained, and used in accordance
with Condux’s written instructions.
Components not manufactured by Condux International, but used within the
assembly provided by Condux International, are subject to the warranty period as
specified by the individual manufacturer of said component, provided such goods
are installed, maintained, and used in accordance with Condux’s and the original
manufacturer’s written instructions.
Condux’s sole liability and the purchaser’s sole remedy for a failure of goods under
this limited warranty, and for any and all claims arising out of the purchase and use
of the goods, shall be limited to the repair and replacement of the goods that do
not conform to this warranty.
To obtain repair or replacement service under the limited warranty, the purchaser
must contact the factory for a Return Material Authorization (RMA). Once
obtained, send the RMA along with the defective part or goods, transportation
prepaid, to: Condux International, Inc.
145 Kingswood Road
Mankato, MN 56001 USA
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES COVERING THESE GOODS
OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH ABOVE. THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
CONDUX ASSUMES NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE
INSTALLATION OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT, EXCEPT AS STATED IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. CONDUX WILL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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Literature Part Number: 08025099
Revision Number: 1.0
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