Articles Tagged with ''hand tool''

Compression gasket install, cutting oil with dawn, try a compact

Tool Tips—July 2014

When installing a no-caulk shower drain, I found the best way to install the compression gasket is to use a 2-in. PVC coupling and a rubber mallet.


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Saving fasteners with Teflon tape, emery cloth for threaded tailpieces, new use for worn-out gloves

Tool Tips—September 2014


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Reed full-line tool catalog

Reed’s full-line 84-page Catalog N offers three pages of new products. Bullet

Two and half pages worth of products in Catalog N are designated “best ever,” which means they offer significant improvements over all prior Reed versions of that tool.


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Saving clean-outs, removing posi-temp cartridges, clearing house traps

Tool Tips—June 2014

It’s good to have a run of PVC male adapters from 1 1/4 in. to 4 in. on hand when on a drain-cleaning job to remove the clean-out plug.


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Compact bender

The compact bender from hilmor allows users to precisely bend copper tubing up to 90° with one hand.

The compact bender from hilmor allows users to precisely bend copper tubing up to 90° with one hand.


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Cutting pliers

Channellock introduces the E Series line of combination long-nose and diagonal cutting pliers.

Channellock introduces the E Series line of combination long-nose and diagonal cutting pliers.


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All-in-one tool

KNIPEX’s pliers wrench eliminates the need for a full set of wrenches by providing the functions of a pliers and a wrench in one tool

KNIPEX’s pliers wrench eliminates the need for a full set of wrenches by providing the functions of a pliers and a wrench in one tool


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Cable cutter

Klein Tools introduces the open-jaw cable cutter, a ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws that easily wraps around cable in confined spaces.

Klein Tools introduces the open-jaw cable cutter, a ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws that easily wraps around cable in confined spaces.


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Tool Tips - December 2012

Sealing tub overflow gaskets
Searching for the Buffalo box
Cleaning small copper fittings
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Tool Tips - November 2012

Shower screw extensions
Adhesive removal from skin
No-mess caulk
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2015 January

The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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