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Top 5 Plumbing Tools Every Beginner Plumber Should Have

There is something new and updated that is coming almost every other day in today’s world of bleeding technology. Today if you go to a local hardware store to buy some handy tools for your hobby or DIY projects or your home improvement projects, you will get muddled by the option and types of tools available.

Remember that choosing tools correctly is very important as if you don’t have the right tools for the job you might end up putting a lot of extra time and effort into a simple job or even worst is that you might destroy it even more as some jobs require special kinds of tools (like cleaning a clout bend wash basin pipe). No worries if the plumbing is becoming a thorn in the flesh for you, you can rely on your local plumbers like Brea Plumber services if you are in and around California.

However, if you are someone who likes to do things on his own (maybe like to save money on overheads) or if you are new to the skilled domain of plumbing then you should know which tools are a must-have.  Well not to worry you don’t have to go to any experienced plumber to ask as here is a list of those five must-have tools for any beginner plumber.Check it out:

Screwdrivers

Can you even Imagine a tool kit without screwdrivers? In many different applications, different size and type screws are used. Screwdrivers come in different shapes and sizes, accordingly to their area of use. In the field of plumbing, we will recommend you to not buy screwdrivers that give you the option to change the bits. This is because these types of screwdrivers are a bit wider in size which can make it unusable in many plumbing jobs.

Adjustable Spanners

plumbing means pipes and pipes mean wrench and spanners. One can even think about plumbing jobs without spanners. They come in handy when you need to tighten or change taps, valves, joints, or bends. Adjustable Spanners are preferred over normal wrenches because of the obvious advantage, i.e they can be adjusted and set to a different width.

Tongue-and-groove pliers

These can be used in the place of a pipe wrench. It is best when used in pairs. One can use to hold and stabilize one end of the joint and the other one to move and loose\tight the joint. Not only in pipe replacing but because of its long handle and adjustable jaw, it can come relay handy in many different kinds of plumbing needs.

Plumber’s snake

Also known as a plumbing snake, it is a must-have for a reliable plumber.

It consists of a long and thick flexible steel coil with a handle at its one end. It is very useful when you need to dislodge stoppages of bend pipe, like the one which is used in washbasins. It makes the toilet repair work very easy, as many times socks or some other small clothes get stuck in the U-bend of the toilet, with a plumbing snake it can be removed in minutes.

Hacksaw

From cutting pipes to opening stuck nuts and bolts, a hacksaw is one of the most versatile tools one could have. A good quality saw will easily cut through plastic or metal pipes, bolts, and nuts. Hacksaw consists of ‘D’ shaped structure which supports the blade, with a handle at the end which is generally made of wood and covered with rubber for good grip.

Unlike traditional saw, a hacksaw is quite compact and sturdy which makes it perfect for plumbing jobs as one might need to work in a narrow corner or tight space. Hacksaw is also quite cheap and comes with replaceable blades, which means you don’t need to buy a whole new saw when it gets blunt. Also adding to its benefits the blades for hacksaw are quite affordable and a good quality one will last quite long.

Author bio:- Jacqueline is a marketing manager at Cali’s Choice Plumbing & Restoration. We provide 24 hour emergency plumbers in orange county. She loves to write about plumbing services, Water Damage Repair, slab leak repair, Hydro Jetting and AC & heater installation.