Professional plumbers drive around with plenty of specialty equipment on their trucks, homeowners can handle more of their own needs with just a handful of plumbing tools.
1. Sink Auger
A sink auger also called a drum auger or canister auger is the ultimate weapon for breaking up and clearing clogs in sink and tub drains.
2. Toilet or Closet Auger
The toilet auger also called a closet auger or water closet auger is used to clear clogs in toilets.
3. Flange Plunger
The flange plunger, or ball or toilet plunger, is a specially shaped plunger used to clear clogs in toilets.
4. Cup Plunger
The cup plunger may be the most common plumbing tool in the home.
5. Plumber's Tape
Plumber's tape is an essential material for preventing leaks at threaded plumbing connections.
6. Channel-Type Pliers
Channel-type pliers are commonly known by the brand name Channel-Locks, and are also known as slip-joint pliers.
7. Adjustable Pipe Wrench
An adjustable pipe wrench is the quintessential metal plumbing tool. It provides tremendous leverage and grip.
8. Faucet Valve-Seat Wrench
A faucet valve-seat wrench is a simple tool used to remove the valve seats on a compression faucet.
9. Faucet Packing, Washers and O-rings
Faucet packing and rubber washers and O-rings are lifesavers for fixing leaky valves on sinks, radiators, and other old or traditional equipment.
10. Tubing Cutter
The tubing cutter is an essential plumbing tool if you're working with copper pipe.
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