What Supplies Will a Plumbing Contractor Use?

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What Tools Are Commonly Used by a Plumber

A plumbing contractor uses various tools and equipment in their line of work. They need to carry numerous plumbing products in order to be able to do different jobs on any given day. These plumbing supplies can include pipe cutters, pliers, wrenches, measuring tape, and drain clearing tools.

Plumbers use numerous different kinds of wrenches, however, the 2 they use most are adjustable wrenches and pipe wrenches. The former is used to fit different sized nuts and bolts. The latter is important to grip threaded pipes and to attach or remove pipe fittings. Both wrenches are available in different sizes.

Pliers are an invaluable tool found in every plumbing supplies kit. They are used to tighten bolts and nuts, adjustable rib-joint pliers, are used to grip different sized objects, are often generally preferred to do these type of tasks. Clamping processes, like the ones used on pipes and bolts, can be done using a pair of locking pliers.

Pipe cutters are also an essential part of every plumbing supply. They are used to dismantle copper and steel pipes that need treatment. Plastic tubing cutters are often used, more so on the likes of sprinkler pipes which need to be cut.

And no set of plumbing tools are complete without some form of drain clearing tools. Clogged drains are a common problem which every plumber has dealt with at some point or another. However, in order to do this properly, they will need to use a drain-clearing tool like a pipe snake, hydraulic blow bag, drain auger or a common toilet plunger.

Sometimes plumbers need a measuring tape. The length of a pipe can be extremely important when treating a problem. Most plumbers use steel retractable tapes, although any carpenter’s measuring tape will do.

So if you live or work in the Stockton, CA area and need a professional plumbing contractor, please contact Valice Plumbing & Sewer Cleaning in Stockton, CA now on (209) 817-9836.

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