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  1. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    You must be doing something wrong if you keep getting your tools nicked all the time, Iv done all kinds of jobs over the years on sites, private, homes never had anything taken. Maybe your carrying to much around with you
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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    even in schools nothing gone walking of mine but plenty of times ive left and found a pipe slice in the roof voids :D
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  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Or under floorboards
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  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    dont know what it is but i normally find spanners or electrical screwdrivers under them :D
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  5. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    But never the big hidden money :)
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  6. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Top of kitchen cupboards is a good place to find tools if next to boiler, or behind bath panel.
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  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    In the middle of loft insulation between joists is easy to lose tools. I tend to search through it in the hope of finding tools left by other plumbers. Usually only find lots of copper offcuts for my scrap. :)
    As you climb down out of attics, it is easy to set a spanner down to get a hold of ladder, or when needing to grip the joist/floor to drop onto steps, so got to check around trap door before you exit.
    I tend to set tools in roof gutters when outside at a roof, so have to be careful to look there also.
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  8. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Just picked up a rothenburger wide jaw
    Seems decent
  9. skoronesa

    skoronesa Member

    Someone takes your wrenches and your solution is to get cheaper wrenches? My solution would be bigger wrenches ;) Ya know, so they get the right impression.
  10. Dkdc71

    Dkdc71 Member

    Only thing I lost over the years was a Spud wrench only tool I had nicked was when the knacker that broke into my van robbed a Ridgid 14" aluminum stilson left the cheap ones behind my old boss use to spray his tools pink so we wouldn't take them on him , we never did he was always losing them and would blame us
  11. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    I once changed a cylinder and came across a bag of £20 notes I removed it and put it back (there were definatly 5 figures worth) when I called at the weekend for payment when the old man was back from work as he worked away I mentioned it to him and his only concern was that his missus didn't know about it lol
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