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zmk1975

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Hello.  I am soon to become a landlord and I have a very basic plumbing background (ripping out and replacing old toilets, sinks etc) so any minor plumbing issues that come up I would prefer to fix myself.  Having said that I would like to put together a plumbers toolbox with the basic supplies that will address common issues that come up, so any suggestions on how to stock the toolbox would be great. thanks in advance.
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How many units will you have?  For only one or two units, you need little in supplies.  You may not want to even keep them on hand (simply making a quick trip to the hardware store to get what you need when needed.)  If you prefer to keep on hand supplies:  a supply line, a flapper, a bowl to tank washers kit, a new fill valve assembly, a replacement handle, floor bolts, and a wax ring will fix almost any toilet problem with the help of a single wrench.  Oh, and a good plunger and toilet auger for stoppages.

zmk1975

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It is six units, thanks for the reply, that sounds like a good start and will hopefully cover most issues that come up.  
brandie

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I would consider installing an automatic water leak detection system...it will stop any plumbing leaks from becoming major water damage and you will get instant notification of a plumbing leak.  It's much easier to fix plumbing problems before they turn in to major problems.  And sometimes tenants won't inform you of a slow leak or they don't know about it.  But in the spirit of full disclosure, I work for a company that offers an automatic leak detection and shut off system.  Feel free to check us out, but know that there are several on the market..Google "automatic leak detection and shut off systems" to get an idea what is on the market.
I worked insurance for 16 years and can tell you that water claims are expensive and will raise your premiums if you have to file a claim.  Many insurance companies require you to install one of these systems after a leak has occurred for loss mitigation...so, you may want to consider protecting your properties before that happens.
Well I hope you find the information helpful...if you want to contact me about more info or wholesale pricing on the unit I sell...email me, brandie.belcher@thewatersafe.com.  My unit is called WaterSafe
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Flora27

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Plumbing issues to take place in the future or if you have been suffering from a leaking pipe for some time, perhaps you already necessitate the assistance of a competent plumbing service to keep you from worrying about all the unnecessary trouble. Just keep in mind though that you must not ignore any existing plumbing problems nor simply wait for these to turn into something uncontrollable before you decide on finally hiring an exceptionally competent plumber.
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Hello,
According to me and my plumber toolbox i think some basic needy things like glue to fix the crack, nozzle to change it, initial instruments etc. which are require to fix a leak are necessary to put in your toolbox.
It is better to have a water leak detection or indication instrument which will indicate that there is a leak to fix in your water tank or source.
To add more instruments in you toolbox you can ask to a plumber or visit to the site of those companies who provide these types of services.


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I have good ideas on plumbing. If I face little plumbing problem in my home, I can repair myself. But if I face big problem, I solve it with professional plumbers in San Diego. Normally, I see that, they use initial tools fix the problem. But they can also supply at once if i need any instruments. So you should carry also some basic instrument to change anything.
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Basically plumbing issues are very specific which can be solved at your own  by using some tools like Propane Torch, Hand Auger, Tubing Cutter, Plunger. These common tool will help you to manage with uncertain plumbing problems.
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I think these are are the basic plumbing tools that you will need...metal files, basin wrench, pipe wrench, hand auger, adjustable wrench, tubing cutter and a plunger. Good luck for being a new landlord!

 

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How many units will you have?  For only one or two units, you need little in supplies.  You may not want to even keep them on hand (simply making a quick trip to the hardware store to get what you need when needed.)
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