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Tools for Plumbers

 
 
Tue 22 Mar, 2011 07:49 am
Which are the must have plumbing tools?
 
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Ticomaya
 
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 08:36 am
@kaiharris,
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3627/snakef.jpg
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Joe Nation
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:02 am
http://fog.ccsf.edu/~doconnel/img/handtools/IMG_0351.JPG.jpg
12" Channel-locks and a pair of 10" too.
http://a1.bing4.com/thumb/get?bid=HuM%2bQK%2bRMxlB%2bw&bn=CC&fbid=7wIR63%2bClmj%2b0A&fbn=CC Locknut Pliers - good for 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" waste tubing.

http://www.gp.lib.mi.us/information/about/Tools/images/Wrench_Faucet_Seat_Rem.JPG Faucet Seat wrench

http://i.ebayimg.com/08/!Bpo(8dQB2k~$(KGrHqEOKiEEuZ76-dQgBLsOPNtBNw~~_3.JPG
Shower wrench set
http://a1.bing4.com/thumb/get?bid=kIvPItAwI7UD5A&bn=CC&fbid=7wIR63%2bClmj%2b0A&fbn=CC
Crescent Wrench - not too big, 6" or 8"

http://a1.bing4.com/thumb/get?bid=e2m8bv5dck8ruA&bn=CC&fbid=7wIR63%2bClmj%2b0A&fbn=CC
Four in one Screwdriver/ 2 sizes each of Phillips and Flathead and a 1/4" nut-driver. Handy as a pocket.

There's more, but these will get you started in most USA kitchens or bathrooms.

I'll let others chime in with more.

Note: Buy good tools. To quote my Dad : "Buy cheap, buy twice."

Joe(also remember -- it's Righty Tighty/Lefty Loosey)Nation



Irishk
 
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:08 am
@Joe Nation,
Plumber's tape and a can of compressed air are handy to have around, as well.
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Rockhead
 
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:09 am
@Joe Nation,
no monkey wrench?
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:10 am
Gotta have jeans that don't fit, and no belt. It's an important tool in the arsenal.

http://www.publicasscracks.com/userfiles/image/Submissions/Plumber%20Crack%202.jpg

Cycloptichorn
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Joe Nation
 
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Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:32 am
And notice you don't take everything out from under the cabinet. You just scatter some of the cleaning products around where the dog can get at them while you are swearing at the locknut.

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Depending on the job, you might need several pipe wrenches. (We're talking real plumbing now.)
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=643752923223&id=9fa3ddb4a838efcb6de33c5296ea0236&url=http%3a%2f%2fimages.bizrate.com%2fresize%3fsq%3d500%26uid%3d1753108299

or, if you are hooking up a refrigerator-ice maker, you'll need a tubing cutter.
http://www.plumbinghelp.ca/images/150_Tubing_Cutter_3C.jpg

There's lots more,
Joe(Wha'cha working on??)Nation
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scotbyallen28
 
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Tue 19 Mar, 2013 07:08 am
@kaiharris,
According to me there are 17 basic tools for a plumber:
1.) Leather and Rubber gloves
2.) Plumbers tape
3.) A variety of rubber washers for faucets
4.) Kneepads
5.) Flashlight
6.) Propane Torch
7.)Tongue-and-Groove Pliers
8.) Hacksaw
9.) Metal File
10.) Basin Wrench
11.) Pipe Wrench
12.) Hand Auger
13.) Adjustable Wrench
14.) Tubing Cutter
15.) Plunger
16.) Closet Auger
17.) Fire-Resistant Cloth
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