Once on a job for a given length of time, we all come up with little ways to simplify our work, making it easier to perform. This is especially true in the trades. Maybe you have a way of dislodging wood plugs from a hole saw, a method of fixing a leak in a tight space or even a technique for descaling manifolds. Well, some of our readers did. These ideas nabbed their creators the first-place prize in Plumbing & Mechanical’s monthly Tool Tips feature.

The first-place winner will receive a Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners with a retail value of $325. The kit contains the Kinetic Water Ram, 4 in. rubber cone, five rubber plugs and a carrying case. 

If you have an idea that has saved you time and money, Plumbing & Mechanical would like to share your tip with our readers. You can email your idea directly to Krawcken@bnpmedia.com.