tools are essential hand tools which are essential in home repair jobs
related to plumbing. Many home repair tools can be used for plumbing
fixes but it is to be noted that all plumbing tools are specialized
tools. There are different types of tools designed for specific
purposes. Plumbing tools are specialized tools that fit the job. For
example, if you have a handle puller to pull tub , then you must also
have a box end or hollow-core socket wrench. This is needed to remove
packing nuts, which are easily distorted and becomes very difficult to
replace. Again for tube cutting, you will need cutters and together with
it you will also need flaring tools. You may also need globe or
swing-check valves, torch kit, slip-repair coupling or tee, replacement
tank, sanding cloth, tapping saddle, etc. Thus there are varieties of
Why are plumbing tools required?
Plumbing tools are required to do a variety of tasks like as follows:
Types of plumbing tools
- Repairing compression faucets.
- Unclogging drains and waste lines.
- Fixing leaking tanks.
- Fixing toilets.
- Installing pedestal sinks.
- Changing a toilet seat.
- Cutting of a Pipe
- Bending of a pipe
- Connecting pipes
As already mentioned, plumbing tools are many and varied.
- We have pipe wrenches which are used to grasp
pipes and other curved surfaces.
- A pipe vise is needed when you want to cut,
thread or ream pipe.
- It is evident that whenever a pipe is cut, burrs are retained
inside and outside the edges. A flat file is used
to remove burrs from the pipe's outside while reamers
are used to remove burrs on the inside.
- There are pipe and tubing cutters to cut pipe
quickly and make a clean , straight cut.
- Pipe threaders are required to thread a pipe.
This is done either by holding the pipe in a vise for hand threading
when the threader revolves around it or for threading with the help
of powered equipment.
- A pipe vender is used to bend a pipe. The pipe
vender bends the pipe according to the diameter of pipes.
- There are some single-purpose plumbing tools like a plunger
for clearing a clogged toilet or a spud wrench for fixing or
removing a flush valve from a toilet tank.
- There are plumbers putty to seal joints
between drain pieces and fixture surfaces.
- Plumbers tape is another requirement to
improve water tight ability of the threaded end of pipe joints.
- A plumbing snake another tool that is "snaked"
into the piping of a drain or toilet so that it can clear a clog.
Most of the other plumbing tools can also be used for general home
repairs. There are hardware and plumbing tools supply shops which give
tools that are used once in a while for rent. On the other hand, you can
buy few tools and store it in your tool box and used for varied
purposes, including plumbing. For example, you can have a pair of pliers
, an adjustable wrench, and screwdrivers, a plunger, a toilet auger etc.
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