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Common Plumbing Tools

June 03, 2022

Common Plumbing Tools

If you are a professional plumber and your work involves fixing plumbing systems, do you need to have good products available before you start to repair them? For some individuals who choose to take on these projects alone, the answer could be yes, though this could be very challenging if they have a poorly set up of areas. Having the correct plumbing tools is essential when attempting home plumbing repair. Working with unapproved and unreliable tools could result in a clog or other issues which can cost you time, money, and energy. Beall Contracting always has the correct tools for any plumbing issue.

Pipe Wrench

This tool allows you to grip pipes securely and turn them with ease. It's beneficial when you need to tighten or loosen fittings or fixtures with corroded threads.

Adjustable Wrench

This tool is used for turning nuts and bolts in tight spaces where the jaws of a pipe wrench won't fit. Adjustable wrenches come in various sizes, but 3/4-inch models are the most common size for home use.

Basin Wrench

A basin wrench has a long handle with rotating jaws designed to fit over the lip of a sink or tub drain opening to rotate it without reaching inside the drain opening yourself (which could cause injury).


Pliers are an essential plumbing tool that can grip and turn nuts and bolts, cut wires, or crimp connections. The most common types of pliers are slip-joint pliers, which can be adjusted to different sizes and locking pliers, which have jaws that lock in place once they're closed.


A hacksaw is a thin metal blade attached at one end with a handle. Hacksaws are used for cutting metal pipes and rods.

Pipe Cutters

Pipe cutters are hand tools used to cut metal pipes and fittings. These tools come in different sizes depending on the type of pipe being cut: gas pipe cutters are designed for cutting copper gas pipes up to 3/4 inch in diameter; electric conduit cutters are made for cutting copper electrical conduit up to 1 inch in diameter; copper tubing cutters are made for cutting copper tubing up to 1/2 inch in diameter, and steel pipe cutters are made for cutting galvanized steel pipe up to 3/4 inch in diameter.

Plumber's Torch

The plumber's torch is a tool that can heat or soften the materials you need to work with. The flame is controlled by a valve on the tip of the nozzle, and it's essential to keep an eye on it so that it doesn't overheat.


A plunger is used for unblocking drains and toilets that have clogged up due to excess water build-up. It works by creating a vacuum in the bowl, forcing out any clogs. You may need to use more than one plunger if one isn't enough to get rid of your problem.

Hand Auger

An auger can clear out drains when they become clogged with roots or grease build-up. It comes in various sizes depending on how deep your drain goes — most homeowners will only need a hand auger that reaches eight feet in depth. When using an auger, always make sure that you're wearing heavy-duty gloves and safety goggles so that nothing splashes back into your face while working on your drainpipe. The same goes for using any other tools mentioned here — always wear protective gear!

Beall Contracting

Beall Contracting is your essential plumber for all plumbing repair needs. Whether you need plumbing repair or some professional advice, Beall Contracting delivers its customers what they need.

Contact us today to find out what they can do for you.