Top 7 Residential Plumbing Parts You Should Have Stocked in Your Repair Vehicle
Even though plumbing problems are the bane of existence for many homeowners, a call to a plumber comes with an expectation that the professional will quickly assess the need and have the necessary plumbing fittings and supply to make required repairs.
While a plumber can’t stock every conceivable plumbing part, he or she can have a stock of plumbing fittings that will allow for quick and efficient repairs of common plumbing problems including:
- Leaky faucets and pipes
- Drips around water lines
- Heating and air conditioning problems
Here’s our list of the 7 residential plumbing parts no plumber should be without:
①A Variety of Adaptors and Nipples
You’ll need male-female adaptors and some of the more popular nipple sizes used to tie a pipe into home appliances. Have these on hand so you don’t have to make a run to a plumbing supply store in the middle of a job.
Fixing water leaks quickly, especially if it’s an after-hours call, means stopping the flow of water, either hot or cold. With a supply of 1/2 and 3/4 inch barb fittings in both plastic and brass, you’ll be able to do just that.
Specialty PEX fittings are a necessity for modern plumbers, and one of the most valuable fittings available is the standard ECO BRONZEⓇ lead-free crimp tee in both 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch sizes. With the wide variety of PEX lines used in homes, the standard tee is an adaptable fitting for plumbing repairs. Buy Now
Water Armor recommends a stock of reducing tees, available in lead-free ECO BRONZEⓇ in the most commonly-used sizes. We offer 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2-inch, 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/2-inch, 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/4-inch, and 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/4-inch tees. Buy Now
⑥Couplings and Unions
Handfuls of couplings and unions in a variety of sizes will fill a standard drawer in your mobile toolbox so determining the number and the sizes of materials is completely up to you. However, you need to have the right parts to make repairs to water heaters and to bypass damaged lines with new routings.
⑦Drop Ear PEX Fitting
For those specialty bathroom repairs, Water Armor manufactures 1/2-inch female threaded 90-degree ECO BRONZEⓇ drop ears in two distinct configurations. They’ll be invaluable when it’s necessary to replace a tub filler spout, faucet, or showerhead. Buy Now
The foundry-to-finish machining of Water Armor products sets us apart and we supply American-made products to meet real-world demand. Our PEX fittings and connectors are superior in quality, performance and durability, and we offer a comprehensive limited warranty on all products.
The best news? Water Armor parts are all available for online ordering. Contact us now to discuss your plumbing supply needs.
You need to have a variety of tools and plumbing parts, including saddle tees, plugs and valves, piping and PEX, and we will stock your repair vehicle to meet all your customer service requirements.