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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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    Vacancies within our Plumbing team at City College Norwich?

    Lecturers in Plumbing within Construction 36 hours, 52 weeks per year , part time hours will also be considered £32,732- £39,096 per annum plus an additional £2,500 Recruitment and Retention Premium and relocation funding if needed We are looking to recruit Lecturers in Plumbing to deliver...
  2. rjpthrsh

    Fix plumbing problem

    How to fix this? I am in a pickle here. Have to converge water two pipes into one. He fixed something honey trap or something idk.
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    Is this correct plumbing set up

    Hi everyone, Is this set up correct: Attic stop valve turns off the cold water to my bathroom (I think it is the rising main in the attic which I and other residents in the building share as we have shared supply to bathrooms and kitchens) Under kitchen sink stop valve turns off cold water in...
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    Opening a Plumbing Wholesalers ( Wales / Western England )

    Hello All, I am in the process of trying to open a new Plumbing Wholesalers in Wales / Western England. I have identified distributors and potential property however; wanted to reach out and see if anyone had suggestions or comments on what a wholesaler should be.... e.g. what do you want to...
  5. Julia123

    Hello from Miami Florida. Plumbing

    Hello. Hopefully someone give ideas about different types of plumbing. Have a great one!
  6. PTM Plumbing LTD

    Plumber PTM Plumbing LTD

    PTM Plumbing is a London-based company that provides a wide range of services to help keep your business running smoothly. We offer expert plumbing services, including installations, leak detection, and drain blockage solutions. Additionally, we provide heating solutions such as boiler...
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    Should a new gas supply feed be included in a whole house replumb job?

    I am undergoing a whole house refurb including new plumbing, boiler, rads etc. I specifically asked for new copper pipes throughout the property which they charged extra for (didn't want push fit piping). I have now been told in the middle of the job that they recommend a replacing the...
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    Essential Plumbing Tools

    Hey all, First post here, am an avid DIY'er and I'm putting in my mother-in-law's bathroom this weekend, this will be the 3rd bathroom that I've put in, however, I always get by with the poor tools that I have. In your experience what would you say are essential tools? I'm also looking to buy...
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    Council plumbing any good

    Is working for the council as a plumber a horrible jobs? The package with hols/ pension seems good. But have read some peoples reviews on being a plumber for a council some sound poor. I was thinking I could maybe get career progression with the council
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    Is this a plumbing issue?

    Hi all, black bits have appeared under kitchen and toilet flooring over the last few months, please see images, I’m wondering if this is actually a plumbing related issue in peoples opinion/experience? When I lift the flooring up and put newspaper underneath it becomes very wet.
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    How to become faster at plumbing

    Looking for tips on being faster at work. I am working on new builds and pressure is being put on me to speed up production. I am working at a decent rate but, I have seen plumbers that are faster than I am. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Robooo

    Getting into plumbing

    Hi there, I'm sniffing around what to expect of getting a job in plumbing. My job makes me redundant at the end of September. The whole warehouse moves to the Midlands from Bridgewater. Meanwhile I'm doing my NVQ level 2 in plumbing. The goal of the course is Renewable Energy Engineer. I'll...
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    How to design a domestic plumbing and heating system

    I am starting a large victorian renovation and it will involve, (amongst everything else) installation of an entirely new heating and plumbing system. Plumbing, like most trades, seems to have two main aspects; design and installation. The installation part on my last two projects was painful...
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    Plumbing experience, plumbers mate, apprentice

    My name is Chanel i’m 19 years old i’ve just finished my level 2 plumbing course and i’m looking for an apprenticeship or someone who could take me out a couple days of the week to help me get more experience. I did 1 week of work experience at equans doing maintenance but i wouldn’t mind...
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    Basement bathroom plumbing question/concern

    Hi, Im a DIY Plumber Im working on moving my plumbing in my basement to the other side of the soon-to-be bathroom. I've busted up the concrete and replumbed all the fixtures and was about to close it up and starting having anxiety that I did it wrong. Hoping someone can help me know whether my...
  16. pluminghawk

    looking for plumbing partner

    Hi, A little about the business: I currently own a plumbing business (website and marketing) - looking to target residential and commercial market (i.e. tendering to main contractors flats etc). My background is a commercial manager, I use to do plumbing years back so technically I would not...
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    Two options for plumbing up vertical rad

    Fitting a vertical rad after having hallway replastered and after a bit of digging about online, I have two options for plumbing it in as pipes are easily accessible beside the rad, not been boxed in yet. 1.Plumb it traditionally with flow/return at the bottom, this would require me buying the...
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    Plumbing lecture jobs any good

    Is being a plumbing lecture really as bad a job as some say. I am still keen to give it a go. See them advertised quiet abit. Has anyone done it before?
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    Looking for Gas Fitters in New Hampshire!!

    Hello Everyone! My name is Cheyenne Strickler, and I am a recruiter with AmeriGas. I am currently hiring for a Service Technician in the following locations: Greenland, NH Concord, NH Laconia, NH Required Qualifications for Greenland and Laconia: Gas Fitter License CDL B Required...
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    Bristan TS1203 EH C Reversed Plumbing

    Old shower (20-30 years) had a Mira Excel installed that split in the inlet - not repairable from what I can see as the inlet pipe is now separated from the main body. On removal I found a number of issues with the installation. 1) Pipes are buried in the wall and tiled over 2) Hot is Right /...
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