In 1995, while I was working on a gym remodel, the tile guys buried my closet flanges in 6” of cement. With no way other than jack hammering up the floor, which would have been expensive and time consuming, I knew there had to be a better way. With the thought in mind of “necessity is the mother of invention”, a couple of hours at my friends weld shop, and a few trips to the industrial store; the fitting removal tool was born. Returning to the job with the new tool in hand proved to be the ticket. In minutes, the flanges were removed, and couplings glued into place; job done. The tool soon gained popularity in my plumbing circle, which forced the process of tool production. This tool is not often used, but when that time comes its ‘money’!