Basic Plumbing Tools
Occasionally challenges such as clogs or leaks arise which a do-it-yourselfer would like to remedy quickly. Specific tools are necessary for these types of repairs.
Host Cheri Van Bynen demonstrates a few tools that are crucial to any home plumbing tool box:
- Unclogs toilets when a plunger will not work.
- Auger feeds into the toilet opening and releases the clog when pulled out.
- Heavy-duty wrench available in several sizes.
- Great for gripping and turning pipes.
- Adjustable jaws are made to grip one way and slide the other way.
- Great for various plumbing jobs.
- Easily removes large nuts such as those found on the p-traps under your sink.
- Long handle with jaws at the end.
- Designed for reaching nuts in hard to reach areas.
Tips to Remember:
- When dealing with toilet clogs, be sure to wear heavy-duty rubber gloves.
- Pipe wrenches and slip-joint pliers are great tools to have around for retrieving items that have fallen into a drain.
- A basin wrench fits where most other wrenches can't.
Learn the Basics About Generators
Here are the facts you should know when buying a generator.
Tools for a Plumber's Toolbox
After you have decided what plumbing tools you need to handle most plumbing jobs, it's time to put them into a plumber's toolbox.
Plumbing Emergency Tips
Ed the Plumber offers tips on the tools needed to make a plumber's emergency kit and what to do during plumbing emergencies.
Plumbing and Cleaning Tips
Take a look at these helpful tips for those accomplishing those home DIY projects.
Basic Pipe Tips
The plumbing system in your home is simpler than you might think. Find straightforward information about pipes, fittings and the fundamentals of plumbing repair.
There's a basic wrench for every job. Here's a short lesson on some of the most common types of wrenches found around a home or workshop.
Levels are used to determine horizontal level and vertical (plumb) alignment. Find out here which level to choose depending on the task.
Table saws are versatile and useful tools for any workshop. Use this guide to find the best table saw for any project.
Cordless vs. Corded Tools
There are good reasons to have both corded and cordless tools in a shop. Host David Thiel explains when to go cordless and when to stay plugged in.
Power sanders are great for smoothing large surfaces, but for sanding tough areas, a sheet of sandpaper is best. Here's a guide on how to choose the best sandpaper for any project.
We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.More DIY Social
See the latest DIY projects, catch up on trends and meet more cool people who love to create.Make It. Fix It. Learn It. Find It.
- Tips for Summer Yard Maintenance
- Tips for Watering Lawn in Summer
- Plants That Bloom in Summer
- Foolproof Color for the Summer Garden
- Flavorful Herbs Enhance Summer Dishes