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Ever want to make a project out of PVC pipe, but couldn’t find the fittings you needed at your local hardware store? A few weeks ago Hack a Day featured the company FORMUFIT that makes custom PVC fittings more suited for making structures than plumbing. They call their line of fittings Tinkertoys for adults.

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It’s not every day you need to cut a tailpiece extension to length while you’re under the sink, unless you’re a plumber. When you’re on your back under a cabinet sharing the space with nasty gunk, bugs, or other unidentifiable objects the homeowner left under there, you want to get out as soon as possible.

In comes the P-TEC 2550 — it can create a clean and straight cut on the thin-walled pipe used for sink tailpiece extensions in as few as six rotations. It works on polyethylene, polypropylene, and PVC both 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ OD. Plus, while it’s cutting it automatically deburrs and bevels the pipe.

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A few weeks back, I attended the Milwaukee show in Wisconsin along with the rest of the tool-writing press. There were tons of great new things rolling around — however, the one that got very little attention and should have is the new M12 2432-22 Pex tool.

I’ll admit that when I heard about Milwaukee’s partnership with Uponor a while back, I was completely unenthused. I shouldn’t have been. As any number of articles and press releases have stated, the M12 Pex tool aims at replacing the Manual Pex tubing tool and beats the hell out of the old 18v unit that Uponor currently has. It’s smaller and runs on the M12 system, which will get you loads of tubing joints on one charge. In short, it’s sweet.

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Maybe you don’t always have to cut PVC and re-connect it with foul-smelling glue to install it. In some applications, maybe you can just bend it. There are heaters for bending PVC, which at the best smell really bad or at the worst emit some nasty chemicals, but Rack-A-Tiers’ Pipe Viper allows you to bend PVC cold.

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First came dual flush toilets — a pretty ingenious idea for saving water — then about a year or so ago somebody came up with the idea of a dual flush conversion kit for your existing toilet but priced it so high your grandchildren wouldn’t live long enough to see any payback. Today we noticed MJSI sells a conversion kit that doesn’t cost much more than just replacing your toilet’s guts would anyway.

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A Tee extractor is used to make branching connections on installed soft copper, hard copper, and aluminum pipe. This can be faster and easier than cutting the pipe to install a T-fitting, especially in hard to reach areas.

To make a Tee in an existing pipe, drill a hole in the pipe with the supplied self-centering bit. Insert the correct-sized extractor into the hole and twist the bell until it makes firm contact with the pipe. Turn the extractor to the left with the supplied ratchet to make the flare, and use the cam pincer make a ridge on the mating pipe to set the correct insert depth. Finally, mate the pipes and solder.

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Cleanouts are fittings that attach to sinks and other plumbing fixtures to allow access to the drains without removing the whole fixture. It seems like we only pay attention to our drains when there’s a problem, and cleanout plugs are notoriously difficult to remove. Stuck drain cleanout plugs can ideally be removed with some WD-40 and a wrench, but often you have to use a chisel and a ball peen hammer or even break the plug into pieces to take it off.

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A strap wrench consists of a plastic or wooden handle with a flexible rubber strap that often has small ridges that help it grip round, slick-surfaced, or odd-shaped objects. The tool is used to tighten, loosen, or twist objects such as shower heads, polished, glass, or PVC piping, water and oil filters, and even jar lids. Its main advantages are its flexibility and its ability to grip tightly without scratching or marring the object’s surface.

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When you’re installing tile you want to cut holes for fixtures in the right place the first time. There are several ways to do this pretty accurately: measuring the location and transferring the measurements to the tile, placing the tile over a previous tile and using another tile to transfer the location of the hole, or making a template out of cardboard.

Compared to the above methods, Kapro’s 303 ceramic hole marker is just a faster reusable template. You can use it to copy the positions of pipe holes right onto tile. Slip the closed hole over a pipe stub and align the handle with the corner of the installed tile, tighten the screw lock, and transfer the measurement to your tile.

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If you only need to crimp a few Pex fittings and you don’t want to carry a large Pex crimper around, the Pex Pocket Crimper might be for you. Using a set of 10″ locking pliers, the Pex Pocket Crimper allows you to crimp fittings onto 3/8″, 1/2″, and 3/4″ Pex tubing.

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