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.
The following tools should be inside a plumber's toolbox:
Teflon tape (great for joining threaded pipes)
o-rings and rubber washers
plastic drop cloths and shop towels
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.
Powered Drain Snake
This powered drain snake has a long length of flexible metal with teeth on the tip that can help cut through roots clogging drains.
Plungers and Augers
Plungers are a useful tool for plumbing problems, but there are other tools that can come in handy during such emergencies.
Wire and Metal Cutting Tools
Check out the variety of tools that can be used to cut through wire and metal materials.
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.
Tips on Replacing a Sagging Pipe Under the Floor
When dealing with extensive plumbing problems, it's important to consult a professional to ensure proper repairs and safety measures. But here are a few tips to help DIYers replace sagging pipes.
Ed the Plumber offers tips on how to make soldering easier.
Tips on Determining Hard Water
Too much of the same mineral will lead to hard water. Not only can the water smell and taste bad, it can also damage appliances. Here are a few tips to find out for sure if a home has hard water.
How to Install an Anti-Scald Valve
Stop sudden shower water temperature changes by installing an anti-scald valve in your shower.
Tips for Calculating Wasted Water
Determine how much water could be saved in a home with these basic tips for calculating wasted water.
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