Stock Your Truck With These 7 Residential Plumbing Parts

Owning a home usually means an eventual plumbing problem, and when a homeowner calls a plumber, they expect the professional will show up with the necessary plumbing fittings and supply to make required repairs. 

While it’s not feasible for a plumber to stock all plumbing parts in their service truck, he or she can have an assortment of plumbing fittings on hand that will allow for prompt repairs. Homeowners commonly call on a plumber to fix: 

  • Leaky faucets and pipes
  • Drips around water lines
  • Heating and air conditioning problems

Plumbers should always stock the following 7 residential plumbing parts:

Adaptors and Nipples
Tying a pipe into home appliances requires male-female adaptors as well as a variety of nipple sizes. 

Barb Fittings
Having a stock of both plastic and brass 1/2 and 5/8 inch barb fittings allows you to quickly stop the flow of cold and hot water.

Standard Tees
Professional plumbers find that one of the most valuable fittings available is the standard ECO BRONZEⓇ lead-free crimp tee in both 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch sizes. Standard tees are adaptable fittings for many residential plumbing fixes.

Reducing Tees
It is wise to stock commonly-used reducing tees. The Brass Warehouse has lead-free ECO BRONZE reducing tees in 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2-inch and 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/2-inch sizes. 

Couplings and Unions
You will need a variety of couplings and unions so you can make repairs to water heaters and to bypass damaged lines with new routings.

Plumbers use a lot of elbows when dealing with plumbing repairs. The Brass Warehouse has 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch PEX crimp elbows so you’ll never be stranded on a job.

Drop Ear PEX Fitting
We manufacture 1/2-inch female threaded 90-degree ECO BRONZEⓇ drop ears in two distinct configurations that are often needed for specialty bathroom repairs. When you need to replace a tub filler spout, faucet, or showerhead, you’ll need drop ear PEX fittings.


The Brass Warehouse supplies American-made products to meet the needs of the plumbing industry. Our ability to provide foundry-to-finish machining sets our products apart. We are proud to offer fittings and connectors that are superior in quality, performance and durability, with a comprehensive limited warranty on all products. 

We will help stock your truck with plumbing parts to meet your customer’s service requirements. You can order your Brass Warehouse parts online today. Contact us now to discuss your plumbing supply needs.