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The Tools You Need for Simple Plumbing Repairs

Plumbers cost a lot of money. But what do you do when there is an issue? Sure, there are those big scary fixes you can’t tackle, but the small ones are easily dealt with if you have the right tools.

You can do small things like unclogging the drain or installing a fixture with just two things – the right tools and a nice tutorial video. Come aboard the DIY train. It is super fun!

Here are the basic plumbing tools you must have in your toolbox.

1.        Plunger

A plunger is a must-have item in every house. You absolutely need it to unclog the floor drains, showers, toilets, tubs, and sinks.

It will be your next best friend and save you the trouble of waiting for the plumber to get to your place to unclog your shower drain.

2.        Pipe Wrench

Have a loose nut? A pipe wrench could make it nice and tight for you. You just have to know the right grip and position. Piece of cake. To think, you were about to call the plumber!

3.        Tubing Cutter

Want to cut a copper pipe? You will need a tubing cutter. It looks like a C-clamp and will cut the copper pipe cleanly and quickly. There are different sizes available, and a DIY plumber should have the most common sizes in their toolbox.

4.        Channel Locks

Need an extra hand to help get a stubborn nut loose? Channel lock pliers are your best bet if you need something a little more loose or tight.

5.        Hacksaw

A saw is a necessity in every house. A hacksaw can be used to cut through plastic pipes, bolts and nuts, screws, hardware, and metal pipes. Make sure to educate yourself on proper care and use – they are sharp!

6.        Basin Wrench

Is the connection under your sink leaking? This is not a problem for basin wrench. It is an invaluable tool, you will see play an integral part in your DIY toolbox.

All these tools are not only cheap, but also readily available at Cooks.  Get them today and save yourself the money and hassle of hiring a plumber.