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  • Helpers tool bag?? what should be in it?

    Since Im playing helper...sorted out some of my extra hand tools from storage room...truck and other oh their it is places..... Since I have a few extra tool bags I figured Id put a decent helpers tool bag togher just too make life easyer...and soo I dont get my good hvac tools wet/rusted.

    Soo for u experts....what should a good helper have in his tool bag?

    Soooo for I got the following.

    2 18" pipe wrenches,

    1 10" pipe wrench

    2 8" pipe wrenches

    Small, med large tubeing cutters.

    6-1 screw driver

    1 small, 1 medium and 2 large Channel locks

    1 small, 1 med and 1 large cresent wrench.

    small bolt cutters (for cutting wire in slabs when doing slab leaks).

    Wire stripers...for water heaters

    Large Flat head screw driver.

    small pry bar (for concrete chips after jack hammering)

    Little close quarter saw I picked up at a plummling supply house.

    Small level.

    Flash light

    Gloves.

    Copper cleaning brush, and cleaning caps....lenox. 1/2 and 3/4

    Folding saw that uses sazall blades

    Utility knife.


    Figured Id pick up a no hub torque wrench this week.


    But know Im missing a bunch of stuff....sooo any help would be much appriacated.

    Thanks all

  • #2
    Re: Helpers tool bag?? what should be in it?

    You must have a pretty good eye to not need a tape measure

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    • #3
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      Hammer

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      • #4
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        Safety glasses.

        I wear mine frequently when using power tools anymore.

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        • #5
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          Sharpie
          plumbob
          foam ear plugs (you'll be the one on the jack hammer)
          tin snips
          exchange 1 8" wrench for 14"

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          • #6
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            WOW that was fast

            See knew u all would spot what I was missing....waldled my arse back to the shed..got a hammer (claw) and tabe measure.

            Tin sinips are part of my duct work bag...sooo on the truck when I follow.

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            • #7
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              Better buy one of those wheeled suitcase carts so you can haul this around.
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              • #8
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                Ill be looking like this.
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                • #9
                  Re: Helpers tool bag?? what should be in it?

                  Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                  Better buy one of those wheeled suitcase carts so you can haul this around.
                  Yep, that is what I was thinking. Drop the 18" and 8" pipe wrenches, you can use the plumbers hopefully. I would have a little container that contained trip savers such as, 3/8 compression rings, 1 1/2" slip washers and nuts, 3/8" chrome supply nuts, toilet bolts. Might want to add pipe dope and tape.

                  My last bag weighed 46#. It was just too much for me so I bought a new bag and evaluated what I really needed and now it weighs 18#.

                  This is the tool bag that weighed 46#. It's replacement is the same style just shorter. I miss the plastic tray though.
                  Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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                  • #10
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                    Basin wrench, DON'T leave home without it.
                    Catspaw...different than a pry bar, it can pull nails that snag a self feeding bit inside a hole, or just talk the boss into hole saws.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by DuckButter View Post
                      Basin wrench, DON'T leave home without it.
                      Catspaw...different than a pry bar, it can pull nails that snag a self feeding bit inside a hole, or just talk the boss into hole saws.
                      I like the larger Vaughn style.The smaller-tighter "spoon" gouges less wood and gets in under a 16 penny sinker easier than the $10.00 old wide spoons.

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                      • #12
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                        I would put in a electrical testing meter(multi,amp) or one of those pocket size voltage testers.My last call was"no hot water" and it was simply a bad breaker in the main panel box.I also like pump jobs and you need a meter.

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                        • #13
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                          Get a good foam pad at least 2x3. I started working with base PW and asked what I needed and that's the #1 thing 5 guys said. Keep your knees off the mud and rocks. The first time you kneel on a tile floor without a pad, you'll think of me.
                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #14
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                            5/16" nut driver w/cushion grip handle (on top of, not in place of the no-hub wrench)

                            6" folding rule. I prefer the inside reading but any is better than none.

                            Utility knife

                            Sheetrock jab saw

                            cold chisel

                            A few common size combo (box & open) wrenches are handy, too many places you can't get a good swing with an adjustable wrench.
                            7/16 1/2 9/16 11/16

                            Good handsaw like the RIDGID or Lenox for plastic
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                            • #15
                              Re: Helpers tool bag?? what should be in it?

                              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                              Get a good foam pad at least 2x3. I started working with base PW and asked what I needed and that's the #1 thing 5 guys said. Keep your knees off the mud and rocks. The first time you kneel on a tile floor without a pad, you'll think of me.

                              I need to go to Dick's and buy me an exercise pad and cut it into sections, stack them and glue them all together.

                              Lately I've been using rolls of paper towels still in the wrapper for knee pads which looks retarded, but useful.

                              Tonight though I hurt my knees replacing a sump pump.
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