If you are a DIY enthusiast who is looking to take on a plumbing project, or a qualified and experienced plumber, you will need to get hold of basic plumbing supplies. Plumbing tools can be purchased in a number of ways - from 'starter' plumber's tools kits to individual tools. If you intend to tackle a number of plumbing jobs in the house, or you are a plumbing novice, a complete kit can be a great way to start out.
Generally speaking, a basic plumbing supply kit will contain items such as a drill/driver, impact driver, hacksaw, copper pipe cutter, wrench, plunger, and plumber's snake. You can then add to your tools over time, as you become more experienced and better understand the tools required for each plumbing task. You can also purchase specialist bags to hold all of your plumbing supplies - often they are reinforced and are designed to withstand long-term usage.
As well as basic plumber's tools, you will need to purchase a number of plumber's fittings. Every plumbing job will differ - and to this end, you will find yourself sourcing a number of fittings to fully complete a job. From pipe fittings to connectors, the choice of plumbing supplies available is vast. As you become more experienced at plumbing, you will gain a better understanding about fittings, how they are used, and which ones are most commonly used. This will allow you to order in multiple numbers of frequently used fittings.
Many people don't realise that plumbers supplies also include solvents and liquids, such as caustic soda crystals, heat activated flux, household ammonia, putty, drain treatments and plumbers grease. All of these are standard and essential items for plumbers and DIY enthusiasts alike. Again, there are a wide number of products available, from a number of manufacturers, you may need to try a few to find out which you ones prefer to use.
A wide range of plumbing supplies and fittings are available on the market today, this means that you should be able to get a good deal with a little research. You may find that you prefer to use one particular manufacturer or brand, or that you use a combination of different brands - it really is down to personal preference. Given a little time, you will source all of the plumbing supplies that you need to tackle just about any plumbing task you encounter.