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Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids. Heating and cooling (HVAC), waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing, but it is not limited to these applications. The word derives from the Latin for lead, plumbum, as the first effective pipes used in the Roman era were lead pipes.In the developed world, plumbing infrastructure is critical to public health and sanitation.Boilermakers and pipefitters are not plumbers although they work with piping as part of their trade and their work can include some plumbing.

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  1. gambirch

    Plumbing in a washing machine

    Need to plumb in a new washing machine. The room has a sink and toilet one one side, and at the other end of the room, enough space for washing machine and dryer to sit next to eachother. The main waste stack is right next to where the machine will sit So, I need about 5m of copper pipe routed...
  2. S

    Bathroom Plumbing with Concrete Floor

    Planning on moving the bathroom into another room, Bathroom is on the ground floor, concrete floor, Bath and sink wastes are about 1.7M away from the outside wall on different sides of the room. Is it ok to cut channel in concrete to take waste pipes outside, Fitting water underfloor heating...
  3. S

    Plumbing - quality of joints

    I've had a heat pump installed and there has been two leaks on copper solder joints internally. And there are several threaded joints around the tank that also water showing. I've been fairly patient despite resultant damage. I've been told this is quite normal when the pipes heat up (not about...
  4. cailadd

    Advice on my plumbing design!

    Dear All, I'm very excited to be converting a small bedroom into an upstairs bathroom in our first house! I've been looking through PlumbersForum for tips and tricks on pipes and units, and come up with my own design for the new bathroom. I'd be very grateful if the lovely members here can...
  5. plmtriantis

    Brand - victorian plumbing or crosswater

    Hi there I'm about to start a whole flat refurb. Just wondering if I can get some advice about brands and durability. I had been planning on using crosswater, but I can see I can save about 4-5k using the arezzo brand on victorian plumbing. I'm refurbing 2 bathrooms. Is it worth paying the...
  6. D

    Dishwasher plumbing advice needed

    hello testing if I can post keeps saying I’m trying to spam
  7. S

    URGENT level 2 plumbing apprenticeship

    Hi, I am a level 2 plumbing student of London Southeast college in search of an apprenticeship. Thank you. Email: [email protected]
  8. P

    HMO Disaster not enough pressure to 6 bathrooms

    Took on a HMO a couple of years ago.....8 rooms 3 stories with a shared kitchen and 5 bathrooms. Got a builder in who said it would be possible to put ensuites in every room and he started the work. 6 rooms with ensuites are virtually complete and all throughout he has been saying we can only...
  9. N

    Plumbing maintenance tasks

    Hi i have just got my plumbing maintenance tasks through and i am unsure where to start as i have not had any practice on what i need to do. Can any one on here help at all?
  10. M

    College plumbing lecture/teacher

    Is there anyone on here who works as a plumbing teacher/ lecture for level 3? Thanks
  11. A

    Full-time Plumbing job

    Looking for a qualified plumber for a new build site in White City, London. The work being carried out is 9 floors of trench heaters (60 units per floor), domestic risers, toilet cores and the material used is stainless steel, crimped. Working hours are 08:00 - 17:00, and you’ll receive a...
  12. A

    V33WM product code, McAlpine. Nozzles popping out?

    The nozzles are popping out of the fitting. How do you stop this? Not sure if it hasn't been installed correctly or something. Thanks in advance!
  13. Y

    Plumbing installation in my van

    Hey, I'm located in Paris. forgive my average foreign English. I'm about to install all the plumbing in my van. I'm new to this. I'm wondering if I should recapture the used water from the sink and the bathroom and reinject it into the flush tank or do nothing and waste that water. Also, since...
  14. M

    Plumbing spares kits?

    Hi chaps Are there any decent kits worth picking up for taps and just general plumbing repairs? Cheers
  15. D


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  16. C

    Is this plumbing acceptable?

    hi all, we're just finishing up having a loft conversion done. Plumbing was done a couple of weeks ago but only just had a proper look in the eaves and now I'm questioning whether the job was acceptable or not - some of the other work done on the project has been poor! Should the pipes be...
  17. N

    plumbing experience in Nottingham

    Hi I have done all my exams in November and now just awaiting my Nvq. Im worried as i did my practicals months ago and fear that i have forgotten some things. Can anyone help? i would like to gain some experience somewhere in Nottingham . i dont mind if its not paid. Can anyone help? Nathan
  18. L

    Dishwasher plumbing question

    I have a problem with my dishwasher and I’m told there’s an issue with my plumbing. I’m after some help with understanding what the issue is (and what the solution is). My plumbing/appliance arrangement: My dishwasher is plumbed in ‘downstream’ from my sink. They therefore share a pipe to...
  19. S

    Where to obtain Marley plumbing fittings

    I've recently cleared a fatberg from the drain pipe underfloor and am now in the process of fitting everything back together. The cropped out pipework is easy enough; a couple of Flexseal PF56 couplings which are just the right size for the 56mm OD pipe. The boiler condensate drain I will...
  20. R

    Level 2 (Passed) Need Plumbing Experience

    Hi all am new on here. I've passed my level 2 diploma in plumbing . I'm looking to get some more experience on Job I know this industry is so hard to get your foot in an its been a head ache for me but if anyone is willing to give me a chance to get some experience in the field I'd appreciate...