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.
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Plumbers Toolbox

The following tools should be inside a plumber's toolbox:

closet auger
pipe wrench
slip-joint pliers
basin wrench
anti-bacterial wipes
rubber gloves
safety glasses
Teflon tape (great for joining threaded pipes)
plumbers putty
o-rings and rubber washers
adjustable wrench
telescoping magnet
plastic drop cloths and shop towels

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