Essential Tools You Will Need When Starting as a Plumber

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You asked for it, so we made it. Today, we’re talking about the tools you’re going to need when starting as a plumber. The tools we’re talking about are basic, essential tools. You may need more tools or different tools depending on the type of plumbing you’re getting into.

I suggest you ask your boss before your first day what all you need to bring when you show up for your first real day of plumbing. They may require you to supply some tools, they may supply them all for you. It just depends.

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► Stanley Tape Measure —
► Stick Measure —
► Stanley Level —
► Milwaukee 11-in-1 Screw Driver —
► Stanley Hammer —

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larrytheplumber says:

I just got so good I can eye ball it

Emilio Campbell says:

Hammer, level, tape measure, and marker. Boom

Osvaldo Gutierrez says:

How big of a nut are we talking about?🤨

Alex Sanchez says:

what if Im claustrophobic? will that have a major effect?

Brandon Juarez says:

“Big enough to get on a big nut” 👀😳

Taylor Bridges says:

My uncle chic been plumbing 40 years AND runs the jobs at MCG here in Augusta GA and he has exact same mustache

Mary Ann Cartwright says:

Thank you sir♥️👍

Drake Anderson says:

my old man has been laying pipe since he was 18 outa high school… still never graduated from the 5 gallon bucket😂 had same one for 15 years and counting

SparkyJones says:

The first day of my apprenticeship i brought most of these and so far have only used my tape measure and channel, that said always better to have it and not need it than vice versea

GuthanNight says:

My first day was with my best friend and his company because he needed help. Showed up with my whole trailer that had all my car repair tools. Little over kill but hey we used some of them.

Charles Thrailkill says:

The all in one drivers are nice, but I have not had one yet, that doesnt fall apart. The klein has been the best so far (electrician contractor)

Grizzly Tactical says:

A marker and a utility knife. A must have in my book. My boss always asks me for a marker, a utility knife and a tape. So I have to be ready! Haha

harleyiron1977 says:

Pvc saw and tube cutter

Beautiful Rust says:

You must have deep pockets

D. Sack 2 says:

Cool mustache is important in all trades. But I'm glade you didn't say something corny like your mind or your smart phone.

TheYonkel says:

Since my first day training in electrical training Every one of these has been worth it to have since the first minute.

Katie Blade says:

Electrical. Multiple channel locks, strap/pipe wrench, impact and drill. Sockets and chucks, uni bit, hole saw kit, linesmen 9" plyers, tape measure, wire strippers, hammer. Then spend like 800 more on finishing your basic sett.

John Pattenude says:

I am first year through college. Then I ran across Roger Wakefields videos, suddenly I find myself searching for tools and making that step into the trades. I wanted to do something different and with work with my hands. Thanks Roger for being a huge Inspiration! Heres to future in plumbing🚽👨‍🔧

Brittni Crocker says:

I wanna be a good plumber but I’m a girl so any advice on how to grow a moustache 😂

gregory carter says:

A Sawzall is a life saver

Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors says:

Great advice on which tools are needed.

Megan Goodkey says:

What if I can’t grow a mustache???

Nvr Dwn says:

You must ride a Harley.

Robert Reed says:

Great channel, good info. Keep it up👍🏻

mike phillips says:

When I was 18 I got hired on with a small plumbing company I was young and excited so I went bought myself a hammer channel locks tape measure but I bought a tool belt (I didn't know what to expectfirst time doing any type of construction) the boss laughed and said I showed initiative versus the other people he hired and then told me to take off the belt lol

oax mex says:

Thanks for the info, but as you said people can’t do plumbing if they not a plumber, here is the thing , why have to explain about tools to do it? I know maybe is just me , but thanks anyway.

scott010 says:

Im 23 but always use a stick rule lol, way more accurate

marsto kraft says:

dude a mustache ? I have a go-T . I have that in the beginning Of working in the trade . There has to be an exception.

Ty Paider says:

Will my peach fuzz do good for the mustache part

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