Home Plumbing tools can be highly useful for performing simple repair and maintenance tasks. You could fix a leak, tighten a valve, weld a crack, or replace a damaged part. Most of the home tools are mechanical, while a few of them could be electrical. It is very important for you to have an understanding of the design and operation of the tools. In my blog, I have listed a few of the most important tools, which you may find useful.
Vise Grip Pliers
Vise grip pliers are useful for fitting and removing water pipe connectors, valves, elbows, traps, TEEs, and other piping fittings. You may have to use three types of pliers, namely the slip-joint, water-pump, and locking types. Of course, there are many more types which you may find useful for bathroom and other plumbing applications.
The Vise grip plier has a large jaw which holds the objects like pipes and valves. Adjusting screws can be used for tightening or loosening the grip. Then you can hold the two handles and perform the operation of fitting or removal. Make sure you rotate in the right direction as specified in the fitment manual.
You can use the caulking gun to fill any kind of cracks, gaps, and other risky void spaces within the plumbing works. It is flexible and easy to operate. The filler is called the caulk. You have to fill it into the gun and push it into the gaps using pressure. Latex and silicon are the two commonly used fillers. You can use it on metal, glass, concrete or any other type of structural objects.
Cutting of pipes is a complex task when they are located in narrow spaces with hard surroundings. You can’t use hammers and other bigger size tools. But you can find it easy with the semi-circle shaped cutters. You can mount them onto any type of handle and use with ease. You can cut pipes as narrow as 5mm diameter located within narrow spaces. You can perform a precision cutting job to the level you want at an angle of your preference.
Pipe bending can make it pass through curves and corners without having to use external connectors or T-joints. For example, you can use a single pipe from the kitchen inlet to the faucet. The layout helps you to save on plumbing repair costs. It will also eliminate the stress points within the plumbing pipes.
One part of the claw hammer is useful for driving in nails, while the other end is for the nail removal. It has a long steel hand with rubber handle. You will find the usage to be very easy and useful.
You may use it for driving in screws into the wood, concrete, and other hard surfaces. You can also use it for driving holes with multiple types of turns within the screws. Similarly, there are many other tools, which can help you to perform DIY home plumbing tasks.