Plumbing Tools & Accessories

Abrasive ClothTools_AbrasiveCloth

Removes rust and corrosion from pipes and tubing prior to assembly or soldering. Cut cloth to a manageable length, and buff surface. Do not use on chrome-plated finishes.

Adjustable Slip-Nut WrenchTools_SlipNutWrench

Place wrench over slip-nut and, with thumb, turn adjusting mechanism until jaws secure on slip-nut, then tighten set screw.

Drain AugerTools_DrainAuger

  1. Insert boring head through cross bars of strainer.
  2. Loosen thumbscrew and pull out about 6” (15 cm) of wire; tighten screw and turn knob clockwise using slight inward pressure until wire is inside opening. Repeat until blockage is cleared.
  3. If auger cannot go past trap, remove clean-out plug, insert boring head into opening and follow instruction (2).
  4. Loosen thumbscrew and remove wire from drain. Flush with clear water. Repeat process if necessary. Not for use with toilets.

Faucet Handle PullerTools_HandlePuller

Remove faucet handle cap and screw. Place handle puller on handle with the puller’s legs under handle edges. Position threaded stem and pilot of puller over screw hole and slowly turn puller handle while guiding pilot into hole. Continue turning puller handle slowly to
remove faucet handle.

Faucet Reseating ToolTools_ReseatingTool

Turn off water supply. Remove faucet handle and valve stem. Attach correct size cutter to faucet reseating tool shaft. Correct size cutter can be determined by matching cutter with valve stem washer. Tighten cutter and secure it with locknut. Insert tool into faucet, fitting
tapered section so as to secure tool while cutting. Turn the tool’s handle counter-clockwise a few turns to smooth seat. Feel for nicks or dents in seat with finger
and, if necessary, repeat until seat is smooth. Use wet cloth to remove any metal particles left from grinding  operation before assembly.

Faucet Seat WrenchTools_SeatWrench

Turn off water supply, remove faucet handle and valve stem. Check to see if hole in seat
is square or hexagonal, then insert corresponding end of wrench into seat hole. Turn wrench counter-clockwise and remove seat. To insert new seat, coat threads with
pipe dope, place on end of wrench, insert into faucet body and tighten.

Faucet WrenchTools_FaucetWrench

Open the wrench’s spring-loaded jaw and place over nut. Allow jaw to secure over nut. Turn handle to loosen or tighten nut. Wrench is designed to operate at any angle.

Flaring ToolTools_FlaringTool

Select proper hole in sizing bar (the hole closest to, but smaller than, the tube’s diameter) and insert tubing. Tighten wing nut nearest tube. Make sure tubing protrudes 1/32” to 1/16” above top of sizing bar, then tighten second wing nut. Turn handle to drive flaring
point into tube and achieve desired flare diameter.

Pipe DopeTools_PipeDope

Pipe dope should be applied to plumbing connections to assure a proper leakproof seal and to make connections easier to disassemble if necessary. Do not use on plastic. Use finger to apply thick layer of pipe dope to pipe threads. When project is complete, wipe
off excess pipe dope.

Pipe Repair ClampsTools_PipeClamp

Clean surface to be repaired. Place rubber sealing pad over leak and place one clamp
over pad. Do the same to opposite side of pipe. Insert bolts through holes in clamp and
screw on nuts. Tighten bolts evenly until firm resistance is met and leak stops.

Plumber’s WrenchTools_PlumbersWrench

Use correct end of wrench to remove or replace 1-1/4”, 1-1/2” or 2” nuts or spuds.

Thread Sealant TapeTools_ThreadSealantTape

Helps provide a leakproof seal at pipe joints and provides for easier disassembly at later date. Wrap one layer of tape tightly around male pipe threads in clockwise direction. Do not use on plastic threads.

Toilet AugerTools_ToiletAuger

Holding toilet auger tube in one hand, pull the crank handle from the tube until spring cable is drawn into tube. Place auger in toilet bowl with end of cable pointing towards opening. With curved end directing cable, push down with moderate force while turning crank handle. Continue until obstruction is cleared, then flush with water.

Tube Bending SpringTools_TubeBendingSpring

Slip flared end of spring over tubing and slide to area to be bent. Bend spring and tube slightly beyond desired angle, then back to desired angle. Remove spring by turning flared end counter-clockwise while pushing spring off tube.

Tube CutterTools_TubeCutter

Loosen adjusting screw to open cutter jaw and insert tube. Line up cutting wheel with tube where cut is desired and tighten handle, securing tube and cutter. Rotate cutter around tube, tightening cutter screw every few turns until pipe cut is complete. Be careful
not to overtighten, as this could disort tube. To remove any burrs, use reaming blade attached to tube cutter.

Wire SolderTools_WireSolder

Clean male and female parts to be soldered with abrasive cloth. Be sure not to handle cleaned area. Apply soldering paste to both parts with soldering brush. Slip male and female parts together and apply heat to the female part. Place end of solder against
heated joint. The solder will melt, flowing up into the joint. Do not heat solder itself.