Whether it’s a new or an old house plumbing issue occurs everywhere. As these are some common problems of living.Houses with interior plumbing systems will eventually cause choking and leakage. Because of this a plumbing kit must be in your tools.
When it comes to the plumbing tools there is a wide variety available in the market. Mostly you might not need that wide variety of the tools at home but you might need some of them. Buying the most of the tools will just be a waste of money and will end up being useless for your home plumbing issues. Moreover you must buy those tools which you can easily use. These tools can also reduce the risk of causing any type of swelling and damage to your hands.
Pipe wrench is one of the most important tools that you must have in your plumbing tool kit. This is the most prominent tool in plumbing and is very necessary when it comes to plumbing. The pipe wrench is usually very useful to grip the round objects like pipes. The tightening and loosing of the pipes is based on its jagged teeth. There are a lot of sizes and shapes of pipe wrench available in the market which might differ in providing power to your plumbing work.
The jagged teeth of the wrenches in plumbing might damage the pipe, but this problem could be prevented by covering the teeth of the wrench with a tape or cover it with a cloth. Crescent wrench is another tool which you must have for plumbing in your home. The use of this tool is perfect when you have tight or loose a threaded pipe, or any other threaded fitting. It comes with a wheel which is used for grip adjustment. Many of these crescent wrenches do not have jagged teeth so in this way the risk of damage to any pipe or fitting is minimized.
Let’s take a look at some other plumbing tools which are necessary to have in a plumbing tool kit.
These are one of the most important tools as well. The set of pliers is necessary to have in a plumbing kit, as this helps a lot in tightening or loosing the nuts, pipes and fittings.
Leakage is the most common and the most hectic problems. For leakage issue you must have a Teflon tape. These are very thin tapes comes in white color and are used to seal the threads of two pipes joining each other. This tape is quite effective for the gas leaks as well, as it can seal the gas from leaking.
Hacksaws must also be a tool in your plumbing kit. As it is used to cut any metal, plastic pipe and it helps in cutting nuts, screws, and bolts.
It is a C-Shaped cutting tool which is used to cut down any copper pipe. By cutting a pipe with this tool will give a perfect and smooth square cut of a pipe.
Clog Clearing Tools:
Don’t forget the clog clearing tools as there are also important plumbing tools. A closet or a sink auger is used as clog clearing tools. Sink augers are used to clear the blocking from bathtubs and sinks. However you cannot use a sink auger to clear clogging of a toilet as for the toilet clogging another different type of tool is available in the market which is called a closet auger. Keep in mind that a sink auger and a closet auger are not substitutable as both of them are made for different uses.
The above mentioned are some of the basic plumbing tools which are used for any plumbing issue. These tools must be a part of your plumbing tool kit. As there could be any emergency when you find yourself unable to call a plumber so you have to DIY.
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