Pipe Wrench -This is used for grasping and holding a pipe fitting or pipe when removing large tight caps and nuts. It has an adjustable jaw or teeth that allow it to grip the pipe. A basin wrench is a specialized tool for tight spots under sinks and basins. Plunger -This is used to clear clogs in toilets and unclogging bathtub drains. It is a rubber bell or cup shape device that is placed over the drain hole on one end that is attached to a long wooden handle. Cup plungers are used for sinks and tubs, while the flange plunger is used for toilet bowls. Pliers -Commonly used for tightening and loosening different types of nuts or fittings and securing pipes or fittings into the proper position while soldering.
- Many types of tools are used
- Most plumbers use all at some time
- The trucks carry a wide variety of tools
- Many parts are included for site work
Plumbing Tools Are Used
Sink Auger -This is used to clear clogs deep into the sink drain and tub drain.It is a long flexible cable with a steel auger piece on the end thatis used to break up and remove tough clogs. It should not be used intoilet drains.Toilet Auger or Closet Auger -A toilet auger is snake shaped that slides through the toilet drain tolocate, break up, and remove clogs in the toilet drain. It should notbe used in sink drains.Teflon Tape -It is an inexpensive, flexible and thin tape that is used to preventleaks at threaded plumbing joint connections and is also used to keepgas and air from leaking from threaded connections.