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.:speechless:
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.
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.
Sheetrock jab saw
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
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.
If you on a job and in need of one a quick and useful pad can be made from a few layers of cardboard and some duct tape.
How about, your own pack of cigarettes, your own lighter, and enough money to buy your own lunch and my coffee:D
Tool bag contence
(1) Tape measure and 6’ folding rule
(1) Torpedo level
(2) Douglas water pump pliers (some prefer channel locks)
(1) 6 in 1 screw driver
(1) allen set SAE
(1) allen set metric
(1) 6” adjustable wrench
(2) 10” adjustable wrenches
(1) basin wrench
(1) ½ “ nut driver
(1) utility knife
(1) cpvc cutter (small)
(1) small tub of putty (I reuse the tub, keep large tub on truck)
(1) med tubing cutter
(1) imp cutter
(1) small Teflon pipe dope( no more Rectoseal, it unscrews itself and tips upside down, trust me on this one)
(3) roles of Teflon tape
(2’) sand cloth (mesh)
(1)flux (with brush)
(1)roll of solder(keep the last few inches of the previous roll on the bottom of your bag)
(1)ancient allen driven socket set
And lastly, enough extra room for tools, not listed, specific to the job at hand. (Such as pipe wrenches, large pvc/cpvc cutters, assorted glues etc.)
All this plus a rag in your back pocket and a pencil behind your ear and you're good to go.(at least in my little world)
I used to use IPS ABS cement until it unscrewed itself and covered the floor of my truck. Now I use Oatey. I also have the problem with PVC purple primer but haven't found a brand that has solved this problem.