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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice Plumber
A Day in the Life of an Apprentice Plumber
Published: 2015/07/05
Channel: Master Plumbers
Viral Plumber Who Dove Into Sewer to Fix Pipe Gets Free Jeans For a Year
Viral Plumber Who Dove Into Sewer to Fix Pipe Gets Free Jeans For a Year
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Inside Edition
Plumber Causes Major Flood In Apartment
Plumber Causes Major Flood In Apartment
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: cobblewagen
How to Become a Master Plumber in NYC | Basic Plumbing
How to Become a Master Plumber in NYC | Basic Plumbing
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: Howcast
How to Become a Plumber
How to Become a Plumber
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: CareerSighted
Plumber shares words of wisdom after 61 years on the job
Plumber shares words of wisdom after 61 years on the job
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: WinnipegFreePress
Worst Plumber Ever
Worst Plumber Ever
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Studio C
HOTTEST PLUMBER CRACK! (11.2.16 - DAY 2743)
HOTTEST PLUMBER CRACK! (11.2.16 - DAY 2743)
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: Charles and Allie - CTFxC
Conor McGregor Got His Start As A Plumber  - CONAN on TBS
Conor McGregor Got His Start As A Plumber - CONAN on TBS
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Team Coco
How to Fix Common Leaks | Basic Plumbing
How to Fix Common Leaks | Basic Plumbing
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: Howcast
How to solder copper pipe. Tips and tricks! The old plumber shows complete technique.
How to solder copper pipe. Tips and tricks! The old plumber shows complete technique.
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: TheOldkid888
What it
What it's like to be an Apprentice Plumber
Published: 2011/02/25
Channel: My World of Work
TO CATCH A CHEATER REACTION - Girl Offers Plumber B*** for Service.. yep seriously wtf?
TO CATCH A CHEATER REACTION - Girl Offers Plumber B*** for Service.. yep seriously wtf?
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: Ali Harmsworth
Girl Sets Up Her Plumber Boyfriend To See If He
Girl Sets Up Her Plumber Boyfriend To See If He'll Cheat !!!
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: SKYVIEWRAY
How to Scare A Plumber To Death Gone Wrong
How to Scare A Plumber To Death Gone Wrong
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Trollstation
Nice plumber
Nice plumber
Published: 2007/07/01
Channel: Dror Levy
Hansen vs. Predator: Chris Hansen catches a plumber on the prowl - Crime Watch Daily
Hansen vs. Predator: Chris Hansen catches a plumber on the prowl - Crime Watch Daily
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Crime Watch Daily
Want to be a Plumber? Watch this!
Want to be a Plumber? Watch this!
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: skillsroad
What do Plumbers Do? A Plumbing Trade Career with the UA
What do Plumbers Do? A Plumbing Trade Career with the UA
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: United Association
Job in Dubai 71 Interview for Plumber
Job in Dubai 71 Interview for Plumber
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: Job in Dubai
Plumber - What is it and how do you become one?
Plumber - What is it and how do you become one?
Published: 2013/02/21
Channel: Building Advantage
The Plumber  - comedy
The Plumber - comedy
Published: 2015/06/06
Channel: Enya Martin
SMOKEABLES: How to Roll a Plumber
SMOKEABLES: How to Roll a Plumber's Joint
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: VICE
Plumber Caught Dancing!
Plumber Caught Dancing!
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: OGPlumbingDundee
Tawag ng Tanghalan: Plumber or carpenter?
Tawag ng Tanghalan: Plumber or carpenter?
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: ABS-CBN Entertainment
Come with me to work || Female Plumber
Come with me to work || Female Plumber
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: vi_vidaa dreams
Interview For Plumber Profile_Overseas and Domestic Jobs
Interview For Plumber Profile_Overseas and Domestic Jobs
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: H.R. International
Sink unblocking | Power Plumber
Sink unblocking | Power Plumber
Published: 2011/02/22
Channel: Ultimate Handyman
Plumber Fired for Sharing Picture of Customer
Plumber Fired for Sharing Picture of Customer's Toy! ft. DavidSoComedy
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: JustKiddingNews
Plumbing work for Bathroom @ kolkata by Ashiana
Plumbing work for Bathroom @ kolkata by Ashiana's plumbing Team.....
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Ashiana Interior
STACK ATTACK | Kill The Plumber #2
STACK ATTACK | Kill The Plumber #2
Published: 2016/04/03
Channel: jacksepticeye
Plumber’s Hero™
Plumber’s Hero™
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: OfficialAsSeenOnTV1
Pranking My Plumber
Pranking My Plumber
Published: 2010/03/25
Channel: MediocreFilms
Worst Plumber ever HD
Worst Plumber ever HD
Published: 2011/12/24
Channel: Loay Serri
Interview for Plumber_Saudi Arabia Job | International Job
Interview for Plumber_Saudi Arabia Job | International Job
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: H.R. International
How to Become a Plumber | Plumbing Repairs
How to Become a Plumber | Plumbing Repairs
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Howcast
MARIO DIES - Kill The Plumber
MARIO DIES - Kill The Plumber
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: MattShea
Texas Plumbers Journeymans Plumbing license test study video #1 - Reggie Cooper
Texas Plumbers Journeymans Plumbing license test study video #1 - Reggie Cooper
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: Reginald Cooper
Mario is No Longer a Plumber - IGN News
Mario is No Longer a Plumber - IGN News
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: IGN News
REAL PLUMBER IN MARIO WORLD
REAL PLUMBER IN MARIO WORLD
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: Animation Domination High-Def
SWIM FOR YOUR LIFE | Kill The Plumber #3
SWIM FOR YOUR LIFE | Kill The Plumber #3
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: jacksepticeye
Banana Sundae Daily Scoop: Plumber
Banana Sundae Daily Scoop: Plumber
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: ABS-CBN Entertainment
GUIDO HATZIS Classic Calls - THE PLUMBER
GUIDO HATZIS Classic Calls - THE PLUMBER
Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: Guido Hatzis
U&ME TVC Plumber
U&ME TVC Plumber
Published: 2014/03/07
Channel: Advertising Archive Bangladesh
If a plumber can become a millionaire, so can you!
If a plumber can become a millionaire, so can you!
Published: 2013/10/09
Channel: The Dave Ramsey Show
The 7 BEST DIY Plumbing Tricks Ever! | GOT2LEARN
The 7 BEST DIY Plumbing Tricks Ever! | GOT2LEARN
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Got2Learn
Plumbing & HVAC Maintenance : How Much Does a Plumber Make?
Plumbing & HVAC Maintenance : How Much Does a Plumber Make?
Published: 2012/01/27
Channel: essortment
"CPVC Pipes for Bathroom Plumbing" by ContractorBhai.com
"CPVC Pipes for Bathroom Plumbing" by ContractorBhai.com
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Nitin ContractorBhai
The Kapoors & the plumber | Kapoor & Sons | Sidharth Malhotra | Fawad Khan
The Kapoors & the plumber | Kapoor & Sons | Sidharth Malhotra | Fawad Khan
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: Dharma Productions
Trained Plumber (SkillsfromIndia)
Trained Plumber (SkillsfromIndia)
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: skills from india-Tritco Group
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A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum".[1][2]

History[edit]

The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire.[3] The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes[4] and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths.[5] In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber as can be seen from an extract of workmen fixing a roof in Westminster Palace and were referred to as plumbers "To Gilbert de Westminster, plumber, working about the roof of the pantry of the little hall, covering it with lead, and about various defects in the roof of the little hall".[6] Thus a person with expertise in working with lead was first known as a Plumbarius which was later shortened to plumber.

Plumbing activities[edit]

Plumber exiting a sewer via a manhole

Years of training and/or experience are needed to become a skilled plumber; some jurisdictions also require that plumbers be licensed.

Some needed skills, interests, and values. Protecting health and welfare of the nation is the top priority of a plumber along with,

  • Reading drawings, and specifications to determine layout of water supply, waste, and venting systems
  • Detecting faults in plumbing appliances and systems, and correctly diagnosing their causes
  • Installing, repairing and maintaining domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing fixtures and systems
  • Locating and marking positions for pipe connections, passage holes, and fixtures in walls and floors
  • Measuring, cutting, bending, and threading pipes using hand and power tools or machines
  • Joining pipes and fittings together using soldering techniques, compression fittings, threaded fittings, and push-on fittings.
  • Testing pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Awareness of legal regulations and safety issues
  • Ensuring safety standards and building regulations are met.
  • Copper Piping
  • ADA Compliance
  • Potable Water Systems
  • Sanitary Waste & Vent
  • Code Compliance
  • Acid Waste
  • Grease trap interceptors (install)
  • Heating Hot Water
  • Chill Water
  • Backflow Preventers
  • Natural Gas
  • Storm Drains
  • Seismic
  • New Construction
  • Urinals (waterless and standard)
  • Flush Valves
  • Toilet Chair Carriers
  • Floor Drains
  • Floor Clean Outs
  • Combination waste & Vent
  • Floor Sinks[7]

United States[edit]

Each state and locality may have its own licensing and taxing schemes for plumbers. There is no federal law establishing licenses for plumbers.[8]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, licensing requirements differ by province, however the provinces have pooled resources to develop an Interprovincial Program Guide that developed and maintains apprenticeship training standards across all provinces. The result is what is known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

United Kingdom[edit]

Plumbers in the United Kingdom are required to pass Level 2 and Level 3 vocational requirements of the City and Guilds of London Institute.[9]

Australia[edit]

Plumbers in Australia have licensing requirements that differ from state to state but it is generally accepted a 4-year apprenticeship with a further minimum experience of 2 years (6 years total) and a further curricular requirement as a benchmark for licensing. Licensed plumbers are also expected to maintain minimum relevant training requirements to maintain their plumbing license

Other uses[edit]

The term "White House Plumbers" was a popular name given to the covert White House Special Investigations Unit established on July 24, 1971 during the presidency of Richard Nixon. Their job was to plug intelligence "leaks" in the U.S. Government relating to the Vietnam War (i.e. the Pentagon Papers); hence the term "plumbers".[10]

Notable plumbers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitney, William D., ed.. "Trade." Def, 7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language vol. 8. New York. The Century Co. 1895. 6,415. Print.
  2. ^ Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades in Michigan, Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (June 2013).
  3. ^ Pulsifer,Notes For a History of Lead, New York University Press, 1888 pp. 132, 158
  4. ^ Middleton, The Remains of Ancient Rome, Vol. 2, A & C Black, 1892
  5. ^ Historical production and uses of lead. ila-lead.org
  6. ^ EW Wedlake; J Britton (1836). "Westminster Palace". The history of the ancient palace and late Houses of Parliament at Westminster. J B Nichols and son. p. 122. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Plumbing Services - Las Vegas, Henderson & Boulder City NV". Plumbers Las Vegas - Innovative Plumbing Pros LLC - Las Vegas & Henderson. Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  8. ^ "How to Become a Plumber in the USA". U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Plumbing Regulations in the United Kingdom". Emergency Plumber UK. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "II. The Plumbers". The Atlantic. Retrieved 17 September 2013. n the early evening of June 17, 1971, Henry Kissinger held forth in the Oval Office, telling his President, and John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman, all about Daniel Ellsberg. Kissinger's comments were recorded, of course, on the hidden White House taping system, and four years later, a portion of that tape was listened to by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, which was then investigating the internal White House police unit known as the Plumbers. 
  11. ^ UGC, Chicago Tribune. "13 Plumbing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  12. ^ Sagan, Carl (2014-03-14). "Carl Sagan Explains Albert Einstein". New Republic. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  13. ^ "Doubts raised on US 'plumber Joe'". BBC News. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-29. Joe Wurzelbacher, 34, found himself at the center of a media frenzy on Thursday after "Joe the plumber" was mentioned 26 times during the final debate. 

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