Looking for New "Plumber's Toolbox"


Old 07-14-03, 11:36 AM
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Looking for New "Plumber's Toolbox"

This topic probably belongs more in the tools forum, but I'm looking for plumbing-specific input.

I've been trying to find an ideal solution for all of my plumbing stuff (tools, fittings, cans of adhesive and such), but I'm not having much luck so far. I like to have one solution for this type of thing, rather than keeping everything on shelves and using my regular toolbox. I already have a Zag toolbox for my data toys (testers, tools, connectors, cable etc.), but this requires something different.

I'd like something just a bit smaller than the Craftsman SST2 (1st pic), I'm not crazy about the wheels, either, you can't see them in this picture.

This tool organizer from Snap-On looks good (KRW300), but I'd need to see more pictures and find out how deep each tray is. The second tray looks deep enough for the cans. They want over $50 for it, though, so its probably out of the question unless a distributor has it for less...don't know where I'd find one, either.

I'd appreciate any input, I'm open to looking at any other boxes, the ones at Home Depot and Lowes are just too simple. I need more than just one tray like most toolboxes.

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Old 07-14-03, 12:14 PM
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I keep what I call "my most popular tools" in a canvas tool bag. (Army phone repair bag). My lesser used tools in a larger canvas bag. (Army maintenance tool bag) Then, other less used tools, (i.e. sawzall, drills) in their original cases.

If I need a large pipe wrench, (larger than 14") I'll carry 1 in from a truck. Don't consider it a normal usage tool.

The reason for the canvas bags is I found out about bottoms of tool boxes leaving marks on floors. Canvas does not mar anything.

Fittings are just thrown in a box and brought in with pipe. Can't really carry too much pipe in a tool kit, so why worry about fittings. Same applies to different cans of stuff.

Anyway, this works for me...
Old 07-14-03, 12:23 PM
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I've got a plumbing friend that just uses a plastic five-gallon bucket. Apparently works for him.
Old 07-14-03, 01:11 PM
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Many ways to carry the tools, use what fits your needs.
Old 07-14-03, 06:26 PM
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I use the exact set up as notuboo.I used hard cases for many years.Since the soft bags have became populor i use them.I do keep a hard plastic tray for my soldering stuff becouse it is easier to drag under houses.One thing i have learned through the years is.No matter how much stuff you bring under a house there seems to always be one thing missing.LOL
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