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How to use a pipe wrench?
When it comes to fixing the plumbing system, the most important aspect is about using the right tools in the right way. The pipe wrench is probably the biggest wrench in your toolbox and you should know how, when and what to use it on. Let's start with the basics of what is a pipe wrench and then get to tips on how to properly use it.
What is a pipe wrench?
This adjustable wrench is used for plumbing projects like the name suggests fixing pipes. They are used to grip and turn galvanized steel pipes, and black pipes. Just like a regular wrench, these have two serrated jaws that are used to tighten and dig into the pipe for grip. The top serrated jaw can be adjusted to the size of the pipe and it will only grip when the pipe wrench is turned in one direction.
Tips on how to use a pipe wrench
Choose the right kind of wrench for your task. Determine the type of pipe that you'll need to tighten or loosen and then select the tool to fit the needs.