What are plumbing tools?
Plumbing tools are those tools that allow us to carry out work with pipes in a simple and efficient way. There are different types where each tool has a different purpose.
Plumbing tools to unclog
One of the most common jobs in plumbing is unclogging pipes. Below we present the most common tools to unclog pipes.
Bowl plunger – The bowl plunger is one of the most popular tools that everyone has in their home. It is used to uncover sinks, tubs, showers, among others. It is not used to unclog toilets, since there is another special tool.
Sink Drill – This is a tool used to break or unclog sinks and pipes.
Toilet drill – Tool specially designed to remove plugs from toilets or toilets.
Flanged Plunger – This tool is used to unclog toilets. It is special for toilets since it has the shape of these and allows the vacuum to be better applied and thus the force it generates to uncover is greater.
Plumbing joining or fitting tools
Teflon or plumbing tape – It is a white Teflon tape, which is used to seal hermetically when two pipes are screwed together, such as water pipe connections. Allows no losses to leak.
Wrench – One of the most common tools and that no plumber lacks is the wrench. This is used to tightenpipe threads , nuts, washers, among other things.
Wrench – It has the same function as the wrench, only its design allows you to adjust parts that the wrench would not be able to do.
Faucet Seat Wrench –
Chain wrench – It is a type of wrench with a special design that has a stem and a steel pivot where the chain is hooked. Widely used in tube installations where there is no wrench for the diameter of the tube to be adjusted.
Parrot beak pliers – It is a variant of the wrench. They are more robust and allow a greater torque to be exerted with less human force.
cutting plumbing tools
Pressure pliers – They are pliers that can be immobilized with their mouth in a certain opening and thus cut, twist or tear parts of a piece.
Pipe Cutter – The pipe cutter is a tool used to cut circular pipes at right angles. It is one of the best options before using a saw.
Drill – The drill is the most common tool when it comes to drilling on a hard surface.
Plumbing Tool Care
Plumbing tools do not need much care as they are mostly simple tools. The greatest care that should be given to these tools is their cleaning and drying after being used.
If proper cleaning is not carried out and they are not stored in dry and clean places, they can deteriorate quickly, for example, filling with rust.