Plumbing is a specialty combining all the techniques used to circulate fluids using pipes, tubes, valves, faucets, valves, pumps at the various points of use of a facility. The word originates from the Latin term for lead (plumbum) and comes from the use of this malleable metal to make plumbing installations in previous centuries.

Plumbing has become much more accessible to handymen as it is no longer necessary to have all the tools and know-how, especially for brazing. There are currently plastic components that are assembled by simple bonding (CPVC polyvinyl chloride) or screw fittings allowing the connection of different accessories (robinets, etc.) or to an old copper installation. There are even flexible pipes such as PER (High-density Polyethylene Reticul) for indoors and PE (low density polyethylene) for the outdoors (waterings, fountains, ponds...).

In 2010, thanks to the efforts of the World Plumbing Council, March 11 became World Plumbing Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the importance of plumbing in the issue of access to safe drinking water.

Bestselling Products

 

Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver, 31 oz

  • DISSOLVES HAIR, SOAP, PAPER & GREASE: Forget the dirty work of plunging clogged toilets and end backed-up drains once and for all! The highly effective formula of Green Gobbler clears clogged drains and liquifies grease, hair, paper, soap scum and everything organic that‘s causing clogs within your pipes!
  • MAINTAINS FREE-FLOWING PIPES & DRAINS: The ultra thick formula of green gobblers hair clog remover clings to pipes to keep them free and working.
  • WORKS WITHIN MINUTES: Unclog drains and liquify hair within minutes! This drain opener is safe to use in pipes, toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • EASY AND EFFECTIVE: Annoyed of clogged and backed up drains? This drain cleaner is the simplest, and most effective way for free-flowing drains and pipes!
  • REVOLUTIONARY FORMULA: Green Gobbler sink cleaner is safer than using drain openers like sodium hydroxide and works faster and more effective than most other drain uncloggers on the market.
 

Neiko 60166A Toilet Plunger with Patented All-Angle Design | Heavy Duty | Aluminum Handle , Black

  • Unique 4-step heavy duty graduated suction cup fits securely in all different types and sizes of toilet drain openings
  • Light weight, durable, and easy-to-clean aluminum handle with peg hole for convenient hanging
  • Super pliable and durable rubber cup creates an ultra tight seal around the drain from all angles for commercial or residential use
  • Special cup design never flips back and gets stuck like other comparative plungers
  • Smooth edge and bottom design without interior ridges prevents toilet water from remaining inside cup
 

Liquid-Plumr Pro-Strength Full Clog Destroyer Plus PipeGuard, 32 oz Bottles - 2 Pack

  • 3-in-1 Liquid-Plumr Full Clog Destroyer unclogs drains, prevents clogs with regular monthly use and protects pipes guaranteed, or your money back
  • Cuts through standing water to clear total blockages and unclogs slow-running drains, destroying hair, grease and soap scum
  • PipeGuard prevents pipes from being damaged while you destroy the clog, making Full Clog Destroyer safe to use throughout your home
  • Prevents clogs from coming back when used monthly
  • Unclogs your tub, shower, bathroom sink, kitchen sink and garbage disposal
 

The Pipefather - Funny plumber plumbing T-Shirt Gift

  • You're a plumber? Show with this funny and cool T-shirt that you are the pipefather of plumbing. You can use your tools to fix everything in the bathroom and around it. You're an expert at your job.
  • Perfect gift for plumbing dads, moms, sons, daughters and friends. For birthday, christmas or anniversary.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
 

Luigi's Sink and Drain Plunger for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Sinks, Baths and Showers. Small and Powerful, Commercial Style 'Plumbers Plunger' with Large Bellows

  • ✅ 𝗜𝗧 𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗧: Place the large opening over your clogged plug pump it a two times. You'll clear more in 10 seconds than any other type of plunger. Guaranteed.
  • ✅ 𝗜𝗧 𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗦𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗗 𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗦: Slow draining showers and baths are a common problem, the Luigi's plunger fixes it - everytime. Apply over the drain even when your shower tray is full and within a few pumps the cause of the blockage will be removed.
  • ✅ 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗩𝗬 𝗗𝗨𝗧𝗬: The power comes from you pressing down on the bellows when it's over the plug, forcing the trapped air down the plughole. This is the same method as a traditional plunger, but with a much greater (8x) volume of air being forced down.
  • ✅ 𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗬 𝗧𝗢 𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗡: Made with 100% recycled PVC. When you're done just spray it with bleach and run it under the tap/shower. The head is removable for easy storage.
  • ⚠️ 𝗣𝗥𝗢 𝗧𝗜𝗣: If you're clearing a sink or a bath where there is an overflow, block this with a damp cloth before you start to plunge. This stops the air from escaping and makes the process even quicker and easier.
 

The Good Plumber

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jakub Kohák, Eva Holubová, Petra Špalková (Actors)
  • Tomáš Vorel st. (Director) - Tomáš Vorel st. (Writer) - Tomáš Vorel st. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

  • Cengage Learning
  • Smith, Lee (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 08/21/2012 (Publication Date) - Cengage Learning (Publisher)
 

Aqua Plumb 01040 14 Oz Plumbers Putty #1040, 14 OZ, WHITE, 14 OZ

  • PLUMBERS PUTTY: The Aqua Plumb Plumbers Putty seals, fixes, and prevents leaks. You’ll get a water-tight seal wherever you apply this putty.
  • STAYS SOFT: Our white plumbers putty stays soft over time, even in higher heats. 14 oz container
  • MULTI-USE: This putty is perfect to use on kitchen sinks, bathroom tubs, toilets, fountains, garbage disposals and more.
  • Made in USA
 

Plumber Crack Camouflage | Funny Father's Day, Dad Grandpa Humor Unisex T-Shirt-(Adult,XL)

  • MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was drawn and screen printed (silk screened) with pride by our skilled illustrators and printers in Ann Arbor. If you're ever in the area, stop by for a free tour and see how we make your apparel! Tagless tag is printed on fabric inside collar, you can't feel it.
  • UNISEX RELAXED FIT SIZING | this shirt is a fairly boxy, unisex fit. It's our most popular fit for middle aged men and older, or anyone with a bit of a gut. It is pre-shrunk, but like any high-cotton product, will still shrink slightly in the wash. It's got a pocket on the left chest. Our model photos are the real thing - the actual shirt on our salesguy, Rich. He's 6' 2", 200 lbs and wearing a large
  • TOP QUALITY INKS & EQUIPMENT | We use QCM screen printing inks, manufactured in Pineville, North Carolina. These are high quality inks - vibrant and durable, and highly crack resistant. Some of our designs are intentionally faded or cracked (see product photos), but our inks always "do what they are told" by our printers. We use top of the line printing presses and ovens (to properly cure inks) made by M&R in Roselle, Illinois
  • SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been one of the most forward-thinking ink manufacturers in the industry, going phthalate-free over ten years ago - way ahead of the curve. They're also CFC free and rated as carcinogen-free by the state of California
 

WM Harvey 043010 Professional Grade Plumber's Putty, 14 oz, Off-White

  • Will not support bacteria
  • Meets Federal Specification TT-P-1536A
  • For these applications we recommend Harvey's Siliconized Tub Seal Latex or 100% RTV Silicone
  • Do not use on marble, synthetic marble, other porous surfaces or on plastic lavatories and fixtures
 

ToiletShroom Revolutionary Plunger, Squeegee, Clog Remover, Drain Cleaner, Bathroom Toilet Dredge Tool, Stainless Steel Handle with Caddy Holder, Оne Расk, Black

  • Revolutionary Plunger: The ToiletShroom Plunger is the most effective way to clear your clogged toilet drains by pushing out the clog in one simple step
  • Dredge and Clean: ToiletShroom is the Ultimate Dredge tool available and conveniently doubles as a Squeegee to help keep the insides of your toilet clean
  • High-Grade Materials: Made from Rust-proof Stainless Steel, Natural ABS Plastics, and High-Quality TPR, ToiletShroom was built to last the test of time
  • Caddy Holder Included: When your ToiletShroom is not in use, keep it stored in the included matching Caddy Holder which works without having to touch it
  • Innovative Design: The Shroom head was designed to hit the vast majority of toilets out there. Insert at a low angle and simply push in and out a few times
  • 1-Year Warranty: Give ToiletShroom a try today with the peace of mind that you can return it within 60 days with no questions asked. 1-Year Warranty on parts.
 

6 Rolls Plumbers Thread Tape, Thread Seal Tapes, PTFE Industrial Sealant Tape for Plumbers,White 3/4 Inch x 520 Inch

  • Multifunctional: use to wrap pipe threads to form airtight and watertight connections,secure tape threads help prevent pipes and pipe leaks.
  • Package Includes: These tapes are 3/4 x 520 inches in size, and there are 6 rolls of duct sealing tape in total. The quantity is enough to meet your different needs and can be used for a long time.
  • Easy to Apply: high-quality thread sealing tape with low elasticity, not easy to stick to fingers, easy to remove, and provides a tight seal for threaded joints.
  • Durable: PTFE tape will not harden or crack at any time.
  • Standard Grade: Standard quality for household, commercial and industrial piping applications. Suitable for all types of pipe threads and can be used in hundreds of applications.
 

Sinus Plumber Headache Nasal Spray – Headache Formula

  • 100% natural formulation
  • Features caffeine & capsaicin
  • Powerful fast headache relief
  • Proven natural ingredients
  • Safe to use as needed
 

Son of a Plumber

  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • EMI Import (Publisher)
 

ROSTEO Industrial Sealant Tape(Pack of 6 Rolls), Plumbers Tape, Water Sealant Thread Tape, Pipe Sealant Tape, White 1/2 Inch x 400 Inch

  • ✅Mature technology: The product has the advantages of high density, strong toughness, and is not easy to leak. It is widely used in household, commercial and industrial applications.
  • ✅Thicker: professional customization, heavier than other standard tapes in the market; will not harden or crack anytime
  • ✅The best material: corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, strong stability, safety and health, can be directly used in drinking water pipes.
  • ✅Size: 1/2" wide.400" long, and 3.5 mil thick for multiple uses
  • ✅Best After-sales: Buy two or more to enjoy discount.If at any given point you’re not 100% satisfied, we'll offer you a full refund or a new box of product.

Plumbing Materials

The materials used for the piping are:

  1. Stainless steel
  2. Clay
  3. Bamboo
  4. Copper;
  5. Brass;
  6. Glass
  7. aqueduct thermoplastics: PVC, PE, PP;
  8. cement: asbestos cement for aqueduct, cement armed for rain;
  9. melting: centrifugal grey cast iron for sanitary facilities, ductile cast for aqueduct;
  10. aluminium lined with thermoplastic for rain;
  11. glazed clay for underground drainage;
  12. other materials approved for specific use.

Among these materials, the plumber preferably uses those that fall under the mechanics applied to the building, especially those intended for sanitary. Rain drain (drainage, etc.), beyond a metre outside the building, is a matter of civil engineering.

Connections between pipes can be made by:

  1. mechanical joints,
  2. compression (for cast iron pipes, some plastic pipes and glazed clay),
  3. seal/lead for cast iron pipes with bell,
  4. tapped joints or threaded seals or welding for steel pipes,
  5. brazing for copper pipes,
  6. cement for cement pipes,
  7. fusion for plastic pipes,
  8. toric joints for PER or IPEX pipes.

The choice of faucet is important depending on the product that is routed through the piping and depending on the application. When pumps are required, special attention should be paid to the cavitation that may occur in certain applications and/or circumstances. For example, to control gases, a point faucet or bushel faucet will be used rather than a valve faucet.

A ball faucet, or ball faucet, can be a good substitute for a valve faucet for small diameters. Valve or skirt faucets are better suited to flow control. The valve valve is used to stop the passage of fluid and not to control its flow. A butterfly valve will offer a valve-like service for large diameters (64 mm or more), it can also be used to control flow with some efficiency.

Copper/steel connections should be avoided. The use of a bronze fitting or dielectric joint prevents galvanic corrosion.

The rigid piping must be supported at intervals while the flexible piping must be supported along its entire length. It is important to note that for high-rise buildings and buildings where there are many people gathering, seismic anchorages must be added as in hospitals, arenas and public places.

Given the wide variety of materials, the availability of these materials, the work of the final choice also implies the responsibility of the installer contractor and thus the responsibility of the engineer. The representative of the company that sells or manufactures the new materials on the market introduces them to the engineer and the contractor. The experience comes from poor trials of non-compliance with guarantees or non-performance of the data initially published. It is also possible that a bad application of a good product causes the problem.

In large projects, it is the mechanical engineer applied to the building who specifies the materials to be used, prepares the plans and specifications, monitors the execution of the work, and/or assumes responsibility for the installation and/or shares it as long as all the rules of the art have been respected by the plumbing contractor.