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  • Home made plumber's tools

    Dirtyhand's description of his home made layout square made me think of home made tools crafted or adapted by plumbers.

    My brother took a 5' piece of 3/4" copper tube, sweat an adapter on one end and two st 45's and an 90 to the other end, screwed a hose fitting and an inline shut off valve to the adapter and had himself a great portable stand pipe filler for testing subfloor waste lines.

    I bought my first cordless drill in 1983 and put a 5/16" socket into the chuck. I wasn't sure how it would work on no hub couplings, but the job I was about to take on (a below grade rough in for 4 one story buildings, each with 16 fixtures) was sure to give me carpal tunnel if I had to do up every no hub coupling by hand. I know I wasn't the first to think of using a cordless drill to make up no hub couplings, but I hadn't seen anyone else try it.

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    Could have saved him some trouble.He could have just borrowed mine.
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      Multi-purpose space saver once it breaks down.
      no room for a tri-stand.
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        Your tools are way to clean Adam.

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          I like his boot collection to the left of the door. It looks like mine but smaller.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
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            forget the tools and the boots

            how about that plumbers helper at the back door



            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Home made plumber's tools

              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              Could have saved him some trouble.He could have just borrowed mine.
              I think his predated your, Adam. He made his in the pre ball valve days.

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                Re: Home made plumber's tools

                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                Multi-purpose space saver once it breaks down.
                no room for a tri-stand.
                I prefer this set up on the back of the truck, as in a traveling workstation.

                As for the plumber's helper, she looks too clean for a guy who calls himself Dirtyhands.
                Last edited by Plumbus; 01-01-2011, 03:04 PM.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                  forget the tools and the boots

                  how about that plumbers helper at the back door



                  rick.

                  Rick, I'm SHOCKED at your behaviour!

                  You didn't say a thing about all that nice clean Ridgid drain related gear... Just when you think you know someone.
                  Time flies like an arrow.

                  Fruit flies like a banana.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                    I prefer this set up on the back of the truck, as in a traveling workstation.
                    With the collapse of the economy forcing me to start up a service plumbing company to compete with every sandal toed handyman general contractor
                    or illegal resident brain surgeon,money for the properly set up cutaway van with side boxes has had to be squeezed to the tenth degree.
                    All money goes to tools to stay ahead of the bullsh!tting putz.
                    I'm thinking I'll have enough work this year to purchase a nice vehicle.

                    I consider myself extremely thankfull that I have been able to do this due to the members here.
                    I would be nowhere close to this today without you.
                    Adam

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                      Multi-purpose space saver once it breaks down.
                      no room for a tri-stand.
                      Little Giant ladders are the bomb!
                      Time flies like an arrow.

                      Fruit flies like a banana.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                        I like his boot collection to the left of the door. It looks like mine but smaller.

                        Mark
                        Yep,I agree.
                        You got some big boots.I don't know if I could fill-em.

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                        • #13
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                          I don't have a picture, but...
                          I have a homemade lav nut wrench. It is one inch coupling glued to pipe. Cut some cross hairs into it, works great.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
                              MY JOHNIE BAR!!!!
                              That's patent infringment.

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