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Did you know facts about plumbers?

Did you know facts about plumbers?

1. Standardized plumbing can be traced back to aro und 3,000 B.C. when the Indus River Valley civilization used earthen plumbing pipes to provide transportable water and drain wastes. 2. If you have a leaky faucet that drips twice per minute, you’ll waste over a gallon of water in a week.

What’s interesting about plumbing?

Water pipes have been made from a variety of materials over the years. 3,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used copper in their piping. Later, the Romans used lead piping (‘plumbing’ is derived from the Latin word ‘plumbum’, which means lead). Wooden pipes were also used in the USA in the 1800s.

Why is it called a plumber?

Ben Franklin is the leading firm of plumbers in Wichita and if you have ever thought the word “plumber” was a little strange, it actually derives from the Latin word “plumbum” which means liquid silver and refers to their lead pipes. Yes, the Romans had lead pipes.

What plumbers do all day?

The tasks range from removing pipes and fittings to allow somebody in to work in a certain area, repair a leak on an existing pipe, isolating plumbing systems or temporarily running a system an alternative route.

What is great about being a plumber?

Personal benefits. As a plumber, you’ll be working your body and your mind all the time. Analyzing problems, developing solutions, and handling day-to-day business transactions will keep your mind sharp, and the physical requirements of the job can keep your body active and healthy.

Is plumbing a good trade?

Plumbing is a great trade to have under your belt. The only downside is the fact once everyone knows your a plumber your free time is very limited. Unless you are good at saying no to people you know, you will be asked to help out with plumbing issues all the time! On another note I have lost all fear of not having a job.

Is plumbing physically demanding?

Some areas of plumbing are much more physically demanding than others. For instance say you’re really good at water piping and you’re on a hi-rise. If there is plenty of work you may do nothing but water piping for years. That’s not terribly demanding physically.

What are the different types of Plumbers?

There are 3 types of plumbers; Commercial plumbers, Residential plumbers, Service and Repair.

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