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

 

MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo for Bathroom Cleaning, Black, 1 Set

  • 2 in 1 : The product contains a high efficient toilet brush, a powerful toilet plunger and a two-compartment steady holder. Convenient space saving stylish design and sanitary storage, keep your bathroom neat, clean and well organized, it's a must-have accessory for your bathroom cleaning.
  • HEAVY DUTY TOILET PLUNGER: Built with commercial grade rubber suction cup which provides maximum plunging power for clearing tough clogs of toilet bowl, shower drains and sinks. Ergonomic handle features a secure and comfortable grip, makes your plunging more effectively, it's great for commercial and residential use.
  • HIGH EFFICIENT TOILET BOWL BRUSH: Strong bristles are not easy to get deformed, they are economical and practical, the dense nylon bristles offers thorough and deep cleaning of under-rim area and those hard-to-reach corners. Water easily drips off bristles into steady holder, brings you a refreshing cleaning experience.
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE - Compact space saving design keeps your toilet brush hidden and provides a convenient storage. Ideal for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The neutral color combination of white and black will work in any bathroom. Measures 6.3 x 8.2 x 18.1 inch.
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Green Gobbler Liquid Hair & Grease Clog Remover | Drain Opener | Drain cleaner | Toilet Clog Remover - 2 Pack

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Toilet Plunger, Hideaway Toilet Plunger with Caddy , Plungers for Bathroom with Holder , Heavy Duty Toilet Plunger with Holder - White

  • Drip-free Design - The built-in drip tray can catch excess water from the used toilet plunger to prevent dirty water from dripping on the ground, and canister drip tray features ventilation slots that make the water evaporate quickly and keep the floor clean and dry.
  • Discreet Style - Covered canister will automatically springs open when the toilet plunger is simply lifted, and closes after being put back. Hideaway toilet plunger design keeps the rubber head out of sight, prevents plunger from touching other household objects and makes your bathroom well organized.
  • High Efficiency - Sturdy and high-quality bathroom plunger clears clogged toilets and drains efficiently without damaging the surface. The heavy duty plunger provides a wide and large surface to press against and keep hands away from water, can be used as a commercial plunger, residential plunger and industrial plunger.
  • Compact Storage - Commercial grade rubber suction cup and plunger head works on all toilets, including low flush. Space-saving design is suitable for storage in limited space such as near toilet, under sink or closet. The toilet bowl plunger set measures 6.3" x 8.2 " x 18.1" inches, great for small space living and tiny homes.
  • Satisfaction Service - In case any problem or you are not satisfied with the toilet plunger with holder, please tell us without hesitation, we will try our best to solve your problem.
 

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
 

NEIKO 60166A Toilet Plunger | Single Pack | Patented All-Angle Design | Heavy Duty | Aluminum Handle | Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Building Sanitation Use

  • [PATENTED]: Each toilet plunger has a unique 4-step level suction cup that fits securely in all different types of toilet bowls and/or sizes of toilet drain openings to make easy work of the toughest clogs.
  • [DESIGN]: The plunger’s special cup design is engineered to never flip back and over itself to get stuck like other comparative and traditional bowl plungers.
  • [CONVENIENCE]: Each unit is extremely light weight, durable, and constructed with an easy-to-clean aluminum handle that comes with a peg hole for convenient hanging and/or storage in any bathroom or storage closet.
  • [SUCTION POWER]: Each super duty suction plunger cup is super pliable and built of tough rubber to create an ultra-tight seal on the drain leveraging all angles to create a forceful pump that will clear out any toilet clog in commercial and/or residential use
  • [SANITARY]: The cup has a smooth edge-and-bottom design with no interior ridges, which prevents dirty toilet water residue to remain inside the plunger cup to maintain a clean tool for repeated applications.
 

The Plumber: A Lee W. Hickok Novel

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Lynes, William (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 270 Pages - 08/17/2016 (Publication Date) - iUniverse (Publisher)
 

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)
 

Plumber World

  • - Story mode
  • - Time clock mode
  • - Endless mode
 

Curious George Plumber's Helper (CGTV 8x8)

  • Rey, H. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 03/15/2010 (Publication Date) - HMH Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
 

Funny Plumber T-shirt Plumber Extra Charges Tee Gift

  • Plumber extra charges, if you watch, help, worked on it first, ask me to double check, tell me how to do my job tshirt. Funny shirt for plumbers who enjoy humor, memes & jokes. Gift to an apprentice or master plumber who loves his or her plumbing job
  • Perfect birthday or national tradesman day gift for a plumber who is awesome at plumbing. Great gift for a co-worker who loves funny quotes or funny plumber shirts like this which can be worn on any occasion whether it's indoors or outdoors
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
 

Clorox Commercial Solutions Liquid-Plumr Heavy Duty Clog Remover, 80 Ounces (35286)

  • DESTROYS CLOGS: Liquid-Plumr Heavy Duty Clog Remover gets to work immediately to clear the toughest clogged or slow-running drains in the workplace
  • KITCHEN USE: For use in commercial and industrial kitchen sinks and garbage disposals, remove food soils, grease and other materials blocking the drain
  • RESTROOM USE: Ready-to-use formula is safe for bathtubs, showers and restroom sinks; not for use in toilets
  • ODOR ELIMINATOR: Safe for disposals, septic tanks and plastic pipes, destroy odors caused by clogged drains
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USA American Flag Plumber Men Women Plumbers Patriotic T-Shirt

  • This USA Patriotic Plumber Distressed American Flag Men Women Gift is perfect for birthday, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Christmas or Anniversary.
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  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
 

Pipefitter Funny Plumber Image On Back Of Shirt T-Shirt

  • Pipefitter gifts are perfect for that person in your life that makes a living as a plumber or Steamfitter.
  • Gifts for Plumbers or Pipefitters are a great present for a men's Birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas presents, or any Special Day.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
 

Journeyman Plumber's Exam Secrets Study Guide: Plumber's Test Review for the Journeyman Plumber's Exam

  • Plumber's Exam Secrets Test Prep Team (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 116 Pages - 02/14/2013 (Publication Date) - Mometrix Media LLC (Publisher)
 

American Plumber WRC25HD20 Heavy Duty Filter Cartridge

  • Radial-flow design, higher flow rates
  • 12 month filter life or 100,000 gallon capacity
  • 25 micron (nominal)
  • Reduces chlorine taste & odor, and bad taste & odor
 

ToiletTree Products Modern and Sleek Deluxe Freestanding Toilet Brush and Plunger Combo

  • Be ready for plunging emergencies and a tidy clean-up afterward with this professional-quality plunger and toilet brush combination caddy set; the decorative matte stainless steel finish of the handles and heavy-weight double holder look stylish sitting next to your toilet bowl
  • This duo hideaway canister set is open in the back so the brush and plunger are always out of sight; simply lift and remove the plunger or brush from the back of the unit and slip them back under when done; it keeps the dirty work of cleaning your bowl discreetly hidden
  • The black rubber plunger design provides a good grip and ultimate suction power; it clears up clogs so you can flush with ease again; in just a few pumps, this well-made, strong, handy plunging tool will help clear up a backed-up toilet; you’ll be back to easy flushing in no time
  • As part of this unique accessory set, the well-made toilet brush with black bristles does the job of cleaning and scrubbing in the most hygienic way, with any drips landing in the covered storage holder once done
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The Plumber

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charles Murray, Josef Swickard, Billie Brockwell (Actors)
  • Dell Henderson (Director) - Mack Sennett (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
 

Drain surgeon, Funny Plumber T-Shirt

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  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
 

Plumber's Licensing Exam

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • LearningExpress LLC (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 656 Pages - 04/01/2014 (Publication Date) - LearningExpress, LLC (Publisher)
 

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

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.