Keeping up with the maintenance of your home’s plumbing system is no small task. Whether you have a small apartment or sprawling mansion, there are numerous plumbing tools that can assist you in keeping things in working order. To help ease your search, we’ve put together this ultimate list of plumbing tools to make your job easier and more efficient.
Table of Contents
- Wrenches (also known as spanners)
- Razor knife or utility knife
- Hand saw and miter box
- Hammer and nail set
- Big Hammer
- Cordless Drill
- Plumbing Stethoscope
- Cable Snipe/Cable Shocker
- Chisel Set
- Collapsible Shovel
- Folding hand tools
- Tape measure
- Duct tape
Wrenches (also known as spanners)
If you do a lot of work with water supply systems, a wrench set is an essential tool for the job. There are many different kinds of wrenches, each one designed for a specific purpose. Let’s take a look at all the different types:
Standard wrenches are used for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts that have holes in them. Standard wrenches come in sets and usually have several different sizes. Standard wrenches are used by plumbers and other people who work with pipes and fittings. They’re also used in automotive repair
Adjustable wrenches are also known as crescent wrenches. They have a jointed construction that allows them to be opened to any size. Adjustable wrenches are easy to adjust, which makes them useful for beginners or people who don’t use them very often and don’t want to deal with finding the right size every time.
Adjustable wrenches are useful for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts, but they’re not suitable for heavy-duty jobs. They often come in a set, with a long wrench for reaching far places and a short wrench for reaching tight places.
Pipe wrenches are used for tightening or loosening pipes or other objects that are cylindrical or have a smooth, round surface. They come in different sizes to fit different sizes of objects and often have a rotating head that allows them to reach tight places. Pipe wrenches are either adjustable or fixed. Adjustable pipe wrenches are used for smaller pipes and are often for indoor use. Fixed pipe wrenches are used for larger jobs and outdoors.
Basin wrenches are essential plumbing tools for removing, installing or tightening bathroom or kitchen faucet, since they’re easier to turn in tight spaces.
Socket wrenches come in sets and have a socket at one end and a handle at the other end. They’re used for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts that have holes in them. Socket wrenches are used by plumbers and other people who work with pipes and fittings. They’re also used in automotive repair.
Ring-end wrenches have a ring at one end and a socket at the other end. They’re used for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts that have holes in them. Ring-end wrenches come in sets and usually have several different sizes. Ring-end wrenches are used by plumbers and other people who work with pipes and fittings.
A double-ended wrench can be used to tighten or loosen a variety of different plumbing fixtures including faucets, water valves, and shutoff valves. A double-ended wrench can also be used to tighten or loosen the nuts and bolts that are holding pipes in place.
Plumbers rely on pliers every day, just like wrenches. Pliers are among the most effective tools for plumbers because they allow them to loosen and tighten nuts and bolts too small for a wrench to grasp or to squeeze into tight spots where wrenches cannot fit.
Slip-joint pliers are ideal for gripping, holding, bending and twisting. They are the most common tool used for plumbing tasks. They are made with a very tough, high-carbon steel and coated for rust prevention. It is a multi-purpose tool that is great for gripping and bending copper pipe. These pliers are available in different sizes and are inexpensive compared to other plumbing pliers.
Channel lock pliers
These are also known as water pump pliers because they are perfect for gripping and holding rigid objects. They have a unique serrated jaw edge that helps them cut through softer metals like copper. Because of this, they are often used to cut off and remove old pipes. These pliers are perfect for plumbing repairs because they are strong and can withstand a lot of pressure.
Razor knife or utility knife
A razor knife (or utility knife) is a must-have tool for any plumber. It’s great for cutting PVC pipe, electrical wiring, and even some types of insulation. You can also use a razor knife to pry off shingles or siding in a pinch.
A screwdriver is another tool that every plumber should have in their toolbox. It’s used for turning screws, obviously, as well as for prying apart certain items or opening certain valves. You can get a basic screwdriver set or a more specialized set that includes things like hex wrenches and nut drivers.
Hand saw and miter box
A hand saw is another tool that is standard in every plumber’s kit. It’s great for cutting PVC pipe, conduit, and even electrical wiring. You can also use a hand saw for cutting lumber and plywood for certain types of plumbing installations. If you do a lot of work with wood, it’s a good idea to get a miter box to use with the hand saw. It makes the job easier and less time consuming.
A hacksaw is another handy hand tool that plumbers often use to cut through wood and other materials. It’s especially useful when you need to cut through large pieces of wood where a miter box and hand saw won’t work. If you’re working in an area with low electrical wires, a hacksaw is a good tool to have on hand for cutting through them, as well.
Hammer and nail set
A hammer and nail set is another basic tool every plumber should have on hand. It’s great for hammering wood, using nails to hold wood pieces together, and tacking insulation in place. It’s a multi-purpose tool that can come in handy for a variety of different tasks.
Yes, you read that correctly. A big hammer is used to forcefully drive a nail into a wood surface. But what does this have to do with plumbing? If you are repairing a broken water line, you need a way to forcefully drive a nail into the broken line. A big hammer will do the trick. But be careful! If you’re in a confined or tight space, you don’t want to accidentally hit a nearby water line with your big hammer and create a bigger problem. If you’re dealing with a broken water line and you don’t have a hammer on hand, you can use a wrench to forcefully drive a nail into the broken line.
A cordless drill can be used to install plumbing fixtures such as faucets or toilets. A drill can also be used to install plumbing fixtures such as a new water line. A cordless drill comes in handy when you need to install plumbing fixtures but don’t have access to a nearby electrical outlet. If you don’t have an electrical outlet nearby and need to install a new faucet, toilet, or water line, a cordless drill can be helpful. A cordless drill is cordless, so you don’t have to worry about finding an electrical outlet.
A plumbing stethoscope is a specialized tool that can be helpful when troubleshooting water flow issues. It can help you identify where water might be getting into a building by listening for gurgling and splashing noises. A plumbing stethoscope comes with two different pieces – a listening device and a rubber gasket that you wrap around the listening device to make it watertight.
Cable Snipe/Cable Shocker
Cable snips are used to cut through wires and cables, making them a very useful plumbing tool. Cable snips can be used to cut through wires that are in the way while you are working on a project. But they can also be used to cut through the wires in a broken cable line. If you need to cut through a cable line, you’ll want to use a cable snip. If you need to cut through a wire in the way, try using a pair of scissors or a wire cutter. If you need to cut through a broken cable line, a cable snip can be used to quickly repair the line. Make sure to replace the old cable with a new one once the line is fixed.
A chisel set is the perfect tool to break apart concrete or bricks in order to repair a broken water line. A chisel set can be used to break apart concrete or bricks in order to create a path to the broken water line. Once you have created a path, you can use the chisel set to cut through the water line. If you want to repair a broken water line, you’ll need to create a path to the broken line. A chisel set is a common tool used to break apart concrete or bricks. Once you’ve created a path to the broken line, use the chisel set to cut through the water line.
If you need to dig up a broken water line, a collapsible shovel is a great tool to have on hand. A collapsible shovel can be used to dig up the broken water line so you can cut it and repair it properly. A shovel can also be used to scoop out excess dirt around the broken line to create a better path to the line. If you need to dig up a broken water line, a shovel can be helpful. Use the shovel to scoop away excess dirt around the broken line so you can create a path to the line. Once you have created a path to the broken line, you can use the shovel to dig the dirt out from around the water line.
Folding hand tools
A good pair of folding hand tools can make the job a lot easier for plumbers. You can find folding hand tools in a variety of sizes, from the very small 8 or 10-inch tools that are great for smaller jobs, to larger ones that are better for heavier tasks like digging through walls. If you work in an area where the ground is rocky, you might want to consider getting a pair of steel-handled tools.
A quality tape measure is something every plumber needs on hand at all times. It’s a tool that is used in nearly every part of the job. You’ll use it to measure distances, check how much wire is needed for electrical work, and even to measure how far a vent needs to be from the roofline. You can find tape measures in both retractable and non-retractable models. Retractable models are often a little bit more expensive, but they come with a locking feature that can come in handy when measuring in tight spaces.
Finally, every plumber needs a roll of duct tape in their toolbox. It’s a simple, but incredibly useful tool that can be used for everything from taping off electrical wires to patching broken pipes or even fixing a leaky plumbing fixture. The best thing about duct tape is that it’s easy to find in most hardware or home improvement stores. You can get different types for specific jobs, too, like waterproof duct tape for plumbing
This is a very common tool in every household. A plunger is used to unclog drains by creating a water-tight seal then applying suction that helps draw water and other items out of the pipes. You can opt for an old-school plunger or a modern plunger that includes a spring-loaded base for easier and more efficient plunging. If you’re dealing with a clogged toilet, a plunger will not be effective. You’ll need a toilet auger to clear the clog. However, if you are dealing with a clogged tub or sink, a plunger will work just fine.