DIY Plumbing Tricks

  • Use a five gallon bucket as a tool holder. And if a leak springs mid-project, it’ll catch the water. A tool caddy can also be attached to the bucket providing a place for everything.
  • Keep a forced cup and a regular plunger handy. Each plunger has its own specific use and provides extra unclogging power.
  • Wrenches are essential in plumbing. A pair of medium sized slip joint pliers and an adjustable wrench should cover most jobs, along with various sized wrenches.
  • A multi-bit screwdriver can reduce the number of tools that need to be carried around on the job.
  • An assortment of Allen keys is very handy and has many uses.
  • Duct tape and leak sealing tape can help out in a plumbing emergency until a permanent fix can be made. Teflon tape will seal up leaks from around threaded connections.
  • A variety of blind caps can help you see your way through repairing a broken valve.
  • Heavy duty paper towels or rags will help clean up water from small leaks.