Can You Correctly Spell These Plumbing Tools?

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J.P. Naomi

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Is your toilet running? Well, you better chase after it! Or better yet, call the plumber! No, no, don't try to fix it yourself! Please just call the plumber! You probably don't even know how to spell those tools, let along use them! 

Sound familiar? Maybe an argument you've had with your spouse once or twice? Well, how about if we put you to the test? It's time to see how well you can spell these common plumbing tools! 

You see, every day we use things that were made functional at the hands of a plumber. Sinks to wash our food. Showers to wash our hair. Toilets to, well, you know! But everything from the heat in our home to the sprinklers on our lawn, to the disposal in our sink, we have plumbers to thank. And they wouldn't be able to do any of it without their good ol' trusty tools! So we want to know... Do you have what it takes to spell these tools?

It's time to put your plumber's hat on and see how well you do with this ultimate plumbing tools spelling bee! We wish you good luck, and remember, in the plumbing trade ... a flush beats a full house! 

What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Caulk is a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in both construction as well as repairs. Plumbers use it to seal off areas, particularly around bathtubs or sinks, to protect against water, air, dust and even insects.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Depending on the leak, plumbers will use different kinds of sealant to solve the problem. These include joint compound, thread sealant tape as well as silicone sealant.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A plunger is a device consisting of a rubber cup on a long handle. It is used to clear blocked pipes by means of water pressure. It is also known as "the plumber's friend."

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

If you hire a plumber with a vacuum in his or her truck, rest assured it's worth the money! From sawing to soldering to cutting out tile, a quick vacuum to clean up goes a long way with the customer.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

You will most certainly find a wrench in the back pocket of every plumber. It is an essential tool that he or she uses to tighten or loosen various fixtures in their line of work.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Disposals are best installed under your kitchen sink by a licensed plumber. This device works to reduce waste matter by grinding food scraps, allowing them to proceed out the waste line. Be sure to run plenty of water while operating!

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

One of the top reasons you call the plumber is for a clogged drain. Be sure to keep your drain clear of hair (in the tub) and food (in the kitchen sink). It will save you time, money and possibly a mess.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

There are many different types of faucets installed by plumbers every day. They include ball, disc, cartridge and compression, and each has its own purpose or location - for example, kitchen versus bathtub.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Plumbers use a torch while soldering pipes. It is an essential tool that only licensed plumbers should use.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Every plumber has shears in his or her toolbox. They are used to cut thinner pipes as well as both flexible and rigid plastic tubes.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Pipe extractors make easy work of removing broken threaded ends of pipe, pipe plugs and fittings. They can free pipe nipples from fittings without cracking, marring or scratching.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Thermometers allow us to read the temperature of water or air, depending on where it is located. Thermometers on a water heater allow a plumber to set the temperature of the water being dispensed from it. They are also placed on a wall to know the air temperature provided by a home's heating system.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Chisels are used for cutting or carving hard materials such as metal, stone or wood. Plumbers may use a chisel, either hot or cold, to manipulate cast iron or other metals.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Plumbers will often install a catch basin on a residential or commercial property, or clean your existing one. The purpose of a catch basin is to help drain water during storms so that homes don't get flooded.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A reamer is a type of rotary cutting tool used in metalworking. Precision reamers are designed to enlarge the size of a previously formed hole by a small amount but with a high degree of accuracy to leave smooth sides. Plumbers find these tools extremely useful in their line of work.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Plumbers use gauges particularly for reading both temperature and pressure. If you aren't getting a good pressure read, you must have a leak somewhere.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Did you know that copper is a good conductor of heat and it does not react with water? This makes it both ideal and useful for plumbing, including for making pipes and tanks.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

An auger is a specially designed snake for toilets. But only a trained professional should operate it. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your toilet. (And then you'll have to call the plumber anyway.)

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A hacksaw is a fine-toothed saw used for cutting metal. It differs from a bow saw - which is used for cutting wood.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

There are many different washers that can be found in a plumber's truck. They include beveled washers, cone washers, flat washers, O-Ring washers, and slip joint washers. Each has a specific use.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Plumbers use a pipe threader to achieve a screw-threaded end on a pipe. When installing pipes for gases or liquids, the threading aspect allows the pipes to be tightly sealed in what plumbers call a 'dry fit.'

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A compression sleeve puller is a specialty plumbing tool you probably won't need very often, but when you do, you'll be happy you have it. This tool is used on compression fittings on copper pipe, such as those used to connect shutoff valves to copper pipes.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A cutter is a tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool is often a faster, cleaner, and more convenient way of cutting pipe than using a hacksaw.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Did you know that all of the interior plumbing must be ready to accept water before you install a water meter? That's because the town or city in which you live has to record every drop of water that comes into your house.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

When installing a sprinkler system, plumbers may use PVC or PEX piping to deliver the water. The pipes are usually between 1/2 inch to 2 inches wide, depending on the capacity of the system.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A sillcock is an outdoor water faucet that is located and attached to the exterior of a house. Sillcocks are the spigots you see coming out of your house. They can easily be damaged by frost and the cold.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

No, a crimper is not to make your hair curly! In the plumbing world, it is a tool used for installing PEX pipe - that's crosslinked polyethylene - water piping.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Hammers have many uses among the trades, and plumbers surely take advantage of them. They may use a heavy hammer, for example, to manipulate a cast iron pipe on a water main.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Ratchet wrenches have an adjustable head that allows easy access to MJ bolts on the bottom of pipes. This can be very convenient, especially when working in tight spaces.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Tube expanders are devices that are used to increase the diameter of a piece of metal tubing. They typically come in two sizes - the small size usually fits small copper tubing and the large size is for exhaust pipes.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Pipes with flanges can be assembled and disassembled easily. Flange faces are typically made to standardized dimensions and come in "flat face," "raised face," "tongue and groove," or "ring joint" styles.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Every worker needs a screwdriver, plumbers included. Screwdrivers help to tighten and loosen screws - for example, when assembling a new garbage disposal.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Solder is a fusible metal alloy used to create a permanent bond between metal workpieces. Plumbers often solder copper pipes together. The word solder comes from Latin for "solidare" - meaning to make solid.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

A trowel is a small hand tool used for digging, applying, smoothing, or moving small amounts of viscous or particulate material. Plumbers may use a trowel when patching up a job, or applying grout into gaps on the floor or wall tile.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

No plumber will be caught without a sponge in his or her truck. Sponges are used to help absorb water or excess moisture on a job.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Float valves automatically open or close when a liquid reaches a predetermined level. Think of a toilet tank, for example.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Though conduits are typically an electrician's best friend, they also have their place in a plumber's world. Often they will use PVC pipe to contain electrical wires coming out of a boiler or water heater.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Pipe vises are a plumber's tool, often used to hold pipes in place for threading and cutting. There are two main styles: chain and yoke. The yoke-type vise uses a screw to clamp down the pipe, and the chain style uses a chain for securing the pipe.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Did you know that a portable pipe beveller produces a consistent, high-quality bevel, without flames or sparks? In a plumber's world of gas and other flammables, that is an ideal tool to have on hand.

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What is the correct spelling of this plumbing tool?

Pipe thawers are a safe and quick way for plumbers to thaw out frozen metal pipes. They simply attach the clamps of the thawer to either side of the frozen pipe, turn the device on, and within minutes, the pipe is thawed.

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