Essential Plumbing Tools Your Toolbox Must Have

Do you want to start a DIY plumbing project? Or do you think there could be a plumbing problem striking soon? Before you begin tackling any plumbing issue, you have to make sure your toolbox has essential plumbing tools.

If you are a homeowner, expect to face plumbing issues every day. Some problems are complex and will require hiring Rørlegger Frigstad expert with specialized tools. However, it's comfortable for you to dive into a plumbing project and you must be prepared. Here are some of the essential plumbing tools that you need to have in your toolbox:

  1. Basin Wrench

You can use a basin wrench to loosen and tighten nuts on your sink faucets and therefore a staple tool to be in your plumbing toolbox. It has a swivel and long shaft that help it to go into deep and narrow spaces behind your sinks to reach the faucet bolts.

  1. Adjustable Wrench

The role of an adjustable wrench is to compress fittings, supply lines and also those plumbing parts having hexagonal-shaped nuts. If you want a quality adjustable wrench, they have a firm jaw setting, and it can’t slip when working. In your toolbox, you will need to have both six-inched and ten-inched wrenches.

  1. Pipe Wrench

These are larger than an adjustable wrench and helps in tightening and loosening nuts and fittings. However, you will need to at least have two pipe wrenches in your toolbox. You will use one to turn and the other to hold during the plumbing project.

On the other hand, you need to wrap your wrench jaws using a cloth so that you can avoid damaging your fixture finishing. Purchase strong pipe wrench for durability.

  1. Tongue-And-Groove Pliers

So that you can grab, hold, pull, loosen or tighten something during plumbing services, ensure you have a tongue and groove pliers in your toolbox.

Tongue and groove pliers is a versatile tool that has serrated jaws, and you can set about 45 degrees to 60 degrees giving you a curved appearance from the handles.

  1. Hacksaw

When you have a hacksaw, you can easily cut through both plastic and metal bolts, nuts, screws, and pipes. So, you have to ensure you always carry extra blades in case the one in the hacksaw breaks or grows dull. If you want to handle tough cuts, ensure your blade is tense and easy to use.

  1. Metal file

You will need to smooth the edges using a metal file. You can purchase different sizes, but the recommended files that you need in your plumbing toolbox is a rat-tail file and half-round file.

  1. Thread sealing tape

It’s also called a plumber’s tape and helps in preventing leaks at joint plumbing connections. The tape is inexpensive, and you can use it in your plumbing projects. The tape plays a vital role when you use on your shower heads and line connections.

Bottom line

People will continue facing small leaky pipes or clogged drains in their homes. However, they might also need Fjerning av oljetank replacement services and hire a competent plumbing organization to help.

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