Plumbing and Electrical Instrumentation

Plumbing and Electrical Instrumentation

Tool List

Plumbing, Heating & Pipefitting Tool List

Following are the tools required for those students entering the Plumbing, Heating, Pipefitting program for an associate's degree or a certificate.  The cost of the tools will be about $750.  In addition there will be the cost of textbooks of approximately $700.

Purchase only professional quality tools. 

This list uses Rigid and other manufacturers' names and numbers only as a source of reference for students’ use in selecting tools for type, size, and quality. With tools the old adage applies "you get what you pay for." Past students have purchased tools at places such as Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores. You must permanently identify each of your tools in some fashion because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

Preferred Vendor:

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-8391
tballard@pickettbuildingmaterials.com

*Tools can be delivered to campus, or picked up in person at the store. Please order early to allow reorder time for out of stock items.

Tools Include: 

  • Roll of electrical tape
  • PEX tubing cutter
  • 12” straight pipe wrench
  • 14” straight pipe wrench
  • Cordless drill
  • 1 each for cordless drill;
    • ¼” hex drive bit
    • Flat head screw bit
    • #2 Phillips screw bit
  • Set of combination wrenches ⅜” through ¾”
  • Basin wrench
  • 6” adjustable wrench
  • 12” adjustable wrench
  • Rigid #15 tubing cutter 3/16” to 1 ⅛” capacity
  • Rigid #20 tubing cutter ⅝” to 2 ⅛” capacity
  • Stubby flat blade screwdriver
  • Stubby phillips screwdriver
  • Flat blade regular screwdriver
  • Phillips regular screwdriver
  • 5/16” nut driver
  • ¼” nut driver
  • Hacksaw
  • 16’ tape measure with ¾” or 1” wide blade
  • Torpedo level
  • Claw hammer
  • Wood chisel
  • 12” adjustable pliers
  • Cold chisel
  • Combination square
  • Metal or plastic tool box that can be locked with a padlock
  • Pocket knife
  • side cut pliers
  • needle nose pliers
  • left cut tin snips
  • right cut tin snips
  • multi-meter electrical tester
  • roll of plumbers emery cloth
  • one pound roll of lead-free solder
  • 6 oz. or larger soldering paste (flux)
  • Wire strippers
  • Set of allen wrenches
  • 2 carpenter’s pencils
  • sharpie type marker
  • hard hat
  • pair of clear lens safety glasses
  • roll of Teflon tape
  • 4 oz. or larger pipe dope
  • Awl
  • Turbo tip soldering torch
  • 14 oz. Propane or MAPP gas cylinder
  • Package of shop rags
  • Box of adhesive bandages

The approximate cost of these tools is $750. 

Please note: Students will not be allowed to participate on lab without hard hat, safety glasses, leather work shoes, and work clothes. Students are expected to have tools and safety equipment with them the first day of classes. 

Electrical Instrumentation & Controls Tool List

  • One pair of OSHA approved, clear lensed safety glasses. If the student wears prescription glasses they must be approved safety lenses or use stick on bi focal lenses
  • One padlock to secure tools
  • Tool pouch, bag or box (lockers provide area = 23” deep x 13” high x 12” wide)
  • Professional grade digital meter , clamp type meter strongly suggested
    • (i.e. Ideal 61-746 or Fluke 323)
  • Wire Numbers ***Typical Brands: Brady, 3M, Ideal, Panduit
    • Must minimally include numbers 0 – 9. Using two single digits will allow student to create numbers above 9.
  • Electrical Tape
    • (1) roll – Black Electrical tape
  • 1/4” x 1 1/4” glass Fuses: (available through automationdirect.com)
    • 10 amp – minimum 10 (automation direct part# AGC 10)
    • 5 amp – minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC 5)
    • 2 amp – minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC 2)
    • 1/2 amp – minimum 15 (automation direct part# AGC - 5)
  • Wire nuts:
    • Box of red
    • Box of yellow
    • Box of orange
  • Screws:
    • #10 x 3/4” pan head screws
    • #8 x 3/4” pan head screws
    • 10-32 x 3/4" pan head screws
    • 8-32 x 3/4” pan head screws
    • Green Equipment Ground Screws
  • Set of quality drill bits up to half inch
  • Fine tip permanent marker (Sharpie)
  • Pencil (#2 at least 4)
  • 16” Hacksaw
    • 32T hacksaw blades of professional quality (i.e. Lennox, Klein, Ideal, etc.)
  • Five (5) slotted-head screwdrivers:
    • 3/32”
    • 1/8” (at least 6” shank)
    • 3/16” (at least 6” shank)
    • 1/4” (at least 6” shank)
    • 1/8” (2” shank)
  • Three (3) Phillips head screwdrivers:
    • #2 tip (at least 4” shank)
    • #1 tip (at least 3 1/8” shank)
    • #0 tip (2” shank)
  • Insulated side-cutting pliers, also referred to as lineman’s pliers (8” or 9”)
  • Insulated diagonal-cutting pliers (6” or 7”)
  • Insulated needle-nose pliers (6” or 8”)
  • 16 oz. straight claw hammer
  • Scratch awl
  • 9” magnetic torpedo level
  • Combination tool: Wire stripper, crimping tool, bolt cutter (i.e. Klein 1010)
    • Professional grade required and must strip wire from front of tool
  • Tape measure (12’ minimum)
  • Fuse puller (automationdirect.com #FP-2)
  • Utility Knife with retractable blade
  • Jack Knife with 2 3/4" Blade
  • Small wire ties (zip ties) – minimum 100 count

OPTIONAL:

  • 18T and 24T hacksaw blades
  • Professional grade screw holding screw driver (i.e. Klein sk234)
  • Professional grade arc-joint or pump pliers (10”)
  • Romex Strippers
  • Professional grade step drill
  • Center Punch 
  • Legend

    " = inches
    '  = feet
    T = tooth
    # = number
    AWG = American Wire Gauge