12 Basic Plumbing Supplies You Should Have at Home

» Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Plumbing Supplies | 0 comments

If you have been living in your house for quite a long time now, then you must have dealt with numerous plumbing problems like dripping faucets, clogged sinks, leaky pipes and plugged-up toilets. Plumbing problems always happen especially if the underlying problems have been there for long time.  

Plumbing Supplies 

You can call for a plumber for every problem you have but for other people it’s too time consuming and expensive. There are problems you can fix yourself with the right tools, all you have to do is know what these are and its proper used. Dayton sewer and drain provides you with the list of plumbing supplies you should have at your home.  

Propane Torch  

You will need this if you’re going to sweat fittings and copper pipe. Prepare at least $30 or more for a self-igniting torch. This is more convenient to use than matches or strikers.  

Hacksaw  

You will be using hacksaw for cutting through hardware, metal pipe, plastic pipe, nuts and bolts. Keep extra blades just in case one gives up. You can purchase this saw at hardware store for $15 or more.  

Tongue-and-Groove Pliers 

This is popularly known as Channellocks. When you need to pull, grab, hold, twist, loosen or tighten anything this is the first tool you’re going to grab. Purchase both the 10-in size and 12-in size.  

Basin Wrench  

This tool holds the sink faucets in place and tightens or loosens nuts. Its swiveling jaw and long shaft can reach up into narrow and deep space and lock onto the nuts.  

Metal File  

You will need this tool for removing burrs and smoothing the edges of metal pipes after you cut it. Purchase the two files: the rat-tail file and half-round file.  

Pipe Wrench  

These are heavy and large wrenches which are used to loosed and tighten threaded fittings, pipes and nuts. There are 2 pipe wrenches, one for gripping and holding and for turning.  

Adjustable Wrench  

You will need an adjustable wrench for working on supply lines, compression fittings and other plumbing parts. When you buy one, make sure that the moving jaw holds a firm setting so it doesn’t slip loose. Get the 6-inc size and 10-in size.  

Hand Auger  

Hand auger is called as plumber’s snake. You use this when the plunger can’t clear the clogs. It has a 25 feet long flexible steel cable which is effective for clearing obstructions from showers, tubs, toilets, sinks and drain lines.  

Tubing Cutter 

You will need this tool to cut copper pipe in clean and quick way. Purchase both the close-quarter minicutter and standard-size tubing cutter.  

Closet Auger 

This is another clog-clearing tool designed for toilets. It has long steel cable that grinds through stubborn clogs.  

Plunger  

Plunger is popularly called as the plumber’s best friend. When you dislodge clogs from tubs, sinks, floor drains, showers and toilets, this is the first tool you’re going to grab.  

Fire-Resistant Cloth 

This cloth is used to protect combustible surface from open-fame propane torch. Just in case things go wrong, keep a fire extinguisher too.  

 

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