Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 1:23
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Here’s your GMC Trade Secret.
Why pay a plumber thousands of dollars when you can do it yourself? And to do just that, you’re going to need the ultimate plumber’s kit. Let me show you what I mean.
Number one, the traditional plunger. We all need one of these. You probably have all experienced the use of one of these.
These are drain-clearing bladders. These go to the end of a garden hose. You can blast out a clog very, very easily.
Safety gloves, obviously; safety glasses.
Then, of course, this basin wrench, which goes up behind your sink for hard-to-access areas.
When dealing with copper piping or a repipe, you’re going to absolutely need a blowtorch, some flux, and then, of course, some solder; essential when it comes to repiping.
Adjustable pliers, adjustable to any size that you might need; an adjustable wrench; and then, of course, a pipe cutter – all very inexpensive and available at any local hardware store.
Plumber’s putty, essential to keep those connections watertight.
Pipe wrenches come in a multitude of sizes; all sizes, shapes available to you; also universal stem attachments, great for taking out any stems in the wall or any valve that you might have in your home.
And then, last but not least, the old-fashioned snake. This is great for clogged drains – works like a charm every time.
Having the right tools for any plumbing job can make your life that much easier.
I’m Eric Stromer. That’s your GMC Trade Secret, brought to you by the GMC Sierra.