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

  • [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.
 

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.
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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)
 

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 World

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

Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

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

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
 

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
 

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
 

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)
 

Faux Real Men's Halloween 3D Photo-Realistic Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Plumber, Small

  • A photorealistic design that will make you look twice
  • Instant outfit
  • Fit type: Relaxed Fit
  • Special size type: Standard
 

The Plumber

  • Italian (Subtitle)
 

Son of a Plumber

  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • EMI Import (Publisher)
 

Sewer Inspection Camera 165ft/50M, Hbuds Pipe Inspection Camera with DVR Recorder, IP68 Waterproof Plumbers Snake Endoscope Camera with 7 Inch LCD Color Monitor (8GB SD Card Included)

  • COLOR HD 1000TVL & DVR RECORDER VIDEO - The inspection camera with 12pcs Adjustable White chip can easily view live video and supports recording definitely clear sharp videos at any time and anywhere. The 1000TVL endoscope inspection camera guarantee its super brightness and clear video recording performance, DVR recording function can support the external SD card up to 32GB(8GB SD Card included)
  • IP68 WATERPROOF & 50M/165FT CABLE - HBUDS 165ft/50M cable Pipe Inspection Camera have camera-tipped probe for easy viewing outdoors, it will make it easy to view hard-to-reach places that may not be easily visible. With the IP68 waterproof, reliable cable, the Pipeline Drain camera can work in any underground narrow environment to support definitely clear image and video.
  • PERFECT SIZE AND QUALITY MATERIAL - This Drain Pipe Sewer Pipeline Inspection Camera measures 0.9-inch/23mm with waterproof #304 stainless steel housing. It is suitable for pipes at 25 -200mm (1 - 8 inch), camera with super flexible spring at length of 4.7-inch/120mm, easily go through 90° bend pipes at 45mm (2-inches)
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Green Gobbler Liquid Hair & Grease Clog Remover | Drain Opener | Drain cleaner | Toilet Clog Remover - 2 Pack
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Green Gobbler Liquid Hair & Grease Clog Remover | Drain Opener | Drain cleaner | Toilet Clog Remover - 2 Pack

  • 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!
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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.
 

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
  • This set has a trendy look and a solid and secure stand that won’t flip or tip over when you use it, like cheap plastic plunger and brush combos do; no need to worry about water and germs all over the floor; the plunger and the brush stay firmly inside the sturdy canister, safe and secure
 

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.

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.