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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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    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?
  2. C

    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 /...
  4. melbourneplumber

    G,day mate! We're Zebra Plumbing

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    Plumbing help with outside tap

    Hi I have an outside tap that has suddenly stopped working. Tap has been taken off and there is no water flow and has not been turned off under the sink it’s all on as it should be. Has t been used over the winter but now wanting to use ready for spring/summer. Any ideas?
  6. diydzindzis

    bathroom plumbing advice please

    Hello, Renovating downstairs bathroom, we have changed the layout and I just wanted to confirm if what I want to do is appropriate. I want to avoid any gurgling and siphoning. And there is no pretty/accessible space for me to install AAV (maybe under the sink) so I'd like to try without it but...
  7. Bolacha

    Question about sink plumbing

    Good morning! I'm replacing my sink and I have a question about the plumbing, hope you can help. When the old one was removed I was able to add valves and resume normal operation for the rest of the house. You will see from the picture the piping coming from the main valve is doing a loop...
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    Plumbing in outside tap - Query

    Hey Team Looking to fit an outside tap, gone to see what I'm working with under the sink and as you can see from the imagery I've got 2 Hose union outlets already sat waiting for me. https://i.*********/uyUCb6s.jpeg - Image Is it as easy as connecting those to the outside tap pipe, via hose...
  9. OscarSmith

    What kinds of plumbing pipes do I have?

    Hello. I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping to be able to learn some things as well as contribute as best I can. This might seem like an odd query, but I need to determine what kinds of plumbing pipes I have, and approximately what percentage of each type. I'd appreciate any help with this...
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    Looking for a plumbing solution for mixer tap noise (not water hammer)

    Hi all My neighbour has recently completed some bathroom renovations and in the process installed wall-mounted mixer taps (previously cross taps). This is creating a significant gushing sound through our shared wall when water is running through the tap. Has anyone heard of this before and...
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    Improver/mate plumbing work needed Leicestershire/lincoln etc..

    My names Chris looking for experience, full driving license, city and guilds level 2 plumbing and heating, level 3 Regs & advance hot water systems. Mentored for 1year in plumbing workshop and carried out small on site jobs. Willing to travel and or relocate if necessary. Thanks
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    Getting a plumbing job after prison?

    Was working as a Plumbers Mate for about 6 months and got my Level 2 qualification. Enjoyed the job and wanted to make a career of it. Got into some trouble, lost the job and got sentenced to 19 months prison, did 9 months and now released on license. Job I had won't have me back so need to get...
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    plumbing sink drainage into grey toilet pipe

    Can you plumb a kitchen sink waste pipe into a internal (boxed off) grey toilet pipe ?
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    Morning everyone, I'm new to this and would like some advice please

    Good morning everyone. Just joined the forum and was hoping for some advice please. I have a small leak coming from my towel radiator. It doesn't seem to be from the actual valve (I've tightened this up as far as it can go), but appears to be coming from the join (see image attached). Has anyone...
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    Any ideas on what this part is??

    Had a plumber in whilst I was on holiday to fix a leaking condensate pipe on system boiler but have noticed he’s also fitted something on my unvented cylinder on the return secondary circuit. I’ve circled the part on the two pics. Anybody got any idea of what this is? Plumber not returning any...
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    Plumbing & Drains For New Extension - Advice Needed Please

    Hi All, I'm due to start building a new side extension on a 3 bed semi, it's across the driveway up to the boundary. We're adding a downstairs toilet and utility room. The existing soil stack will be retained and boxed in with added rodding eye as it's well positioned for the existing 1st...
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    Should I increase extension plumbing to 22mm

    Ive extended my house and need to run the plumbing, I will tee off from the main house which is 15mm, I'm wondering if it's worth increasing it to 22mm with 15mm tee offs to the outlets, or should I just keep it all 15mm, I'm wanting water pressure and volume to be better if multiple outlets are...
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    Extreme Plumbing Mystery

    Building Description A new (23 years old) 1 story small block of 7 flats. water enters the building and distributed to each flat from a communal cupboard on the ground floor. From here the water to my flat can be turned off via a stopcock(1) at this location. Water enters my flat which is...
  19. cloudsix

    Unique plumbing issue in a 300-400 year old house

    Hey all, I'm hoping someone might have some unique ideas for me. The Issue We live in a house built in the 1600s. The plumbing has obviously been added to over time. Occasionally, we get a sewage smell from our kitchen sink (when the dishwasher first runs), our upstairs ensuite sink/show...
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    Plumbing in a de-strat pump.

    Hi, first post here and am after some advice please. I'm having solar panels fitted in the next few weeks and the fit will include an iboost+ to use the immersion element to generate hot water. I've checked the immersion and using a couple of heat sensors it's apparent the element only heats the...
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