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.

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The Good Plumber
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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)

Funny Plumber Gifts - Plumber Hourly Rate Hoodie

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VEVOR Drain Cleaner Machine 100ftx1/2in Electric Drain Auger 550W Sewer Snake Drill Machine, fit 1 Inch (25mm) to 4 Inch(100mm) Pipes, w/Wheels, Cutters, Foot Switch, for Drain Cleaners Plumbers

  • Premium Steel Core Cable: 100' x 1/2" (30m x 13mm) steel core cable adopted by our electric drain auger does not rust, corrode, or tangle. Compared with air core cable, our solid core one has higher toughness, which can easily go through multiple crooked pipes to clear away the blockages. Moreover, you are allowed to change the cable movement's direction to stretch it out or shrink it back just by turning the control handle.
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Green Gobbler Liquid Hair Drain Clog Remover, For Toilets, Sinks, Tubs - Septic Safe, 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.
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Play With Nipples | Funny Plumber + Pipefitter T-Shirt

  • "It's My Job To Play WIth Nipples | Plumber + Pipefitter Tee Shirt is made for any man or woman working in the Plumbing trade appreciate good pipe humor.
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  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Liquid-Plumr 128 oz Full Clog Destroyer Pro-Strength Drain Cleaning Clog Remover, 2-Pack

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NEIKO 60166A Toilet Plunger with Patented All-Angle Design, Heavy-Duty Toilet Bowl Plunger with Aluminum Handle, Bathroom Necessity , Black, 1-Pack

  • PATENTED PLUNGER: Our 60166A Toilet Plunger fits any toilet bowl! With a unique 4-step level suction cup that fits securely in all different types of toilet openings, this device makes easy work of the toughest clogs.
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DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber (2021-) #3
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DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber (2021-) #3

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Parks, Marcus (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 26 Pages - 12/07/2021 (Publication Date) - DC (Publisher)
The Pipefather - Funny plumber plumbing T-Shirt Gift
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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.
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  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
The Plumber: The True Story of How One Good Man Helped Destroy the Entire Philadelphia Mafia
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The Plumber: The True Story of How One Good Man Helped Destroy the Entire Philadelphia Mafia

  • Salerno, Joseph (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/01/1991 (Publication Date) - Knightsbridge Pub Co Mass (Publisher)
The Plumber: A Lee W. Hickok Novel
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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)

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

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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

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
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  • 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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Funny Plumber T-shirt Plumber Extra Charges Tee Gift
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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

The Plumber

  • Italian (Subtitle)

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)

Son of a Plumber

  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • EMI Import (Publisher)
Sterling Silver Plumber Tool Wrench Pendant
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Sterling Silver Plumber Tool Wrench Pendant

  • Plumber Tool Wrench Pendant Necklace
  • exquisitely crafted with authentic sterling silver in perfect polished finish
  • comes with free special gift packaging
  • made in the USA yet offered at factory direct jewelry price
  • ships from the manufacturer directly to the customers

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.