Whether you’re tinkering with your plumbing or just curious as to what’s really in that toolbox your plumber’s carrying around, Action Plumbing is here to help. So, what are the best plumbing tools and what do we use them for? Here’s a list of some of the plumbing tools most commonly used by professionals to install fixtures, fix problems, and more:
One of the tools most often used by plumbers, the pipe wrench is a necessity for many projects. It has countless uses, and there is a wide variety of pipe wrenches available many of which meet a specific need. For example, we use an offset pipe when dealing with odd angles or tight spaces. Also, an end pipe is handy for pipes close to a wall.
In addition, they call channel locks tongue and groove pliers. We often use them in place of a pipe wrench. Typically a plumber will use two at a time, with one for unscrewing a pipe while the other stabilizes.
When a plumber needs to cut a hole in a concrete, wood, or masonry surface, he or she often turns to a hole saw to get the job done.
If you’re working with an older faucet, a basin wrench can be extremely helpful with its telescoping shank and 90-degree angle capabilities.
Believe it or not, we use this tool to cut exact shapes and sizes of copper tubing.
More commonly known as Snakes, this tool has come to the rescue of a multitude of plumbers when a basic plunger just doesn’t cut it.
This versatile tool is used for turning everything from fittings to pipes, bolts, and nuts.
You need to smooth out the metal pipe with a metal file once it’s been cut. As you can see, it can get the job done right.