Plumbing requires some study on your part after perhaps deciding on doing it as a form of living. Possessing the basic tool-usage skills can help you become at least capable of doing some plumbing work.
Residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, and service are the different basic areas of plumbing. Enrolling in plumbing means schooling for four years, inclusive of eight weeks of classroom instruction. It is acceptable for plumbing students to extend in school but overstaying would lead to expulsion. There are instances when you have to stop for a while for some reason, leading to five-year training on plumbing instead of the expected four. Reaching seven years in the plumbing program can lead to starting all over again.
The type of tools you will be using depends on the type of plumbing work you will do. Avoid buying the tools you will not need for the type of plumbing job you signed up for.
As a plumber it is your responsibility to repair and replace sinks & toilets, repair and replace faucets, clean the drains and repair leaks. To become excellent at the mentioned services, overlearning is expected of you. Excellence on those skills becomes a reality as you overlearn them. A drywall screw, Allen wrench, tape measure, pipe cutter, crimper, torch, pex cutter, hacksaw, adjustable pliers, basic wrench, adjustable wrench, pipe wrench, knife, hammer, and screwdriver are the tools of a plumber. The list of tools gets you covered on each plumbing job. Some specialized plumbing jobs requires a jig saw, cast iron cutters, drill, and a reciprocating saw. The simpler plumbing jobs would need only the hand tools. The power tools on the other hand are most useful when the plumbing job is more complicated. If you lack the necessary tools for the plumbing job you can get them from a rental outlet or a local hardware store. A typical plumbing job done by a non-expert would take more time as compared to an expert. A plumbing job will eat a lot of your time when you fail to prepare every material and tool needed for the job. Think about everything that you need first before proceeding to the plumbing job you are about to do. If you are hiring a plumber for a job you cannot do, then ask him to prepare everything that he will need for the plumbing job you hired him or her for. Inform them of what you expect from them, especially on how long the job should be done and ask for their opinion about the job as well.