Plumbers May Be Smarter Than You Think!
The Plumbers of today are smarter than what most people give them credit. Today being a professional plumber takes many diverse skills. Gone are the old days of just cutting and threading pipes.
Today’s plumbers need to be informed. Because plumbers not only deal with older homes and buildings. They also have to be informed as to the new code requirements for new construction as well.
They even have to deal with In Home Sprinkler or Fire suppression Systems which are required in many newer homes these days.
Gone are the old days the pipes were galvanize pipes, those are pipes that are made out of steel but have a galvanize coating to help them to restrain from rusting. These types of pipe only last around 20 years or so.
Next came copper pipes because copper doesn’t rust; however, it comes its own issues.
This is why PEX piping was invented. And just in case you haven’t heard. PEX is plastic pipe.
So a plumber today has to know how to work with any of these diverse system of piping.
On top of all that are all of the different and diverse fittings. These can be daunting, they are needed to install any of the mentioned piping systems, and there are thousands of those.
Some parts Plumbers need to know’
Water Connector Kit, Hose Fittings Brass Compression x Plastic.
LFN55BM1-U NPT Union x FNPT Water Pressure Reducing Valve (Lead Free).
Flexible PVC Pipe.
AMERICAN STANDARD TWO PIECE TOILET
Item: A207AA104020 Finish: White
Press Full Port Brass Ball Valve 250 PSI (CWP)
Temperature Range (F): -20°F to 300°F
Press Full Port Brass Ball Valve (Lead Free).
Royal 100 HL3 Exposed Closet Flushometer.
Exposed Water Closet Flushometer, for floor mounted or wall hung top spud bowls.
Quiet, Exposed, Diaphragm Type, Chrome Plated Closet Flushometer for left or right handed supply.
High Chloramine Resistant PERMEX® Synthetic Rubber Diaphragm with Dual Filtered Bypass.
Metal Oscillating Non-Hold open Handle with Triple Seal Handle Packing.
Bak-Chek® Straight Stop with Free Spinning Vandal Resistant Stop Cap.
Adjustable Tailpiece Spud Coupling, Wall and Spud Flanges.
Spud Coupling and Flange for 1-1/2″ Top Spud.
Sweat Solder Adapter with Cover Tube & Cast Wall Flange with Set Screw
Non-Hold-Open Handle, Fixed Metering Bypass and No External Volume Adjustment to Ensure Water Conservation.
Flush Accuracy Controlled by CID Technology.
Handle Packing and Vacuum Breaker to be molded from PERMEX® Rubber Compound for Chloramine Resistance.
Valve Body, Cover and Tailpiece shall be in conformance with ASTM Alloy Classification for Semi-Red Brass. Valve shall be in compliance to the applicable sections of ASSE 1037.
Vacuum Breakers Anti-Siphon Vacuum Breaker Lead Free
Water Filter W10-BC, 1″ Clear Heavy-Duty Housing with Pressure Relief Button
1/2″ Threaded Gate Valve (Lead Free)
Fits TOTO G-Max 3″ Flapper
These are just a few, of the parts they need to deal with’ and the list is huge…
Then there are the Tools!
And there’s more, here’s a General List Sum of Tools Used by Plumbers:
Here is a short list of the tools Plumbers need to be familiar with, drain snakes, plumbing snakes of all sorts, toilet auger, drain auger, drain cleaner tool, pipe snake, drain snake, plumbing camera, drain cleaning machine, plumbing auger, pipe extractor, drain inspection camera, faucet tool, pex pipe, soldering tank.
This is only a small fraction of the tools, the list is too long to show them all in this brief article. Just in case you’re looking for a challenging line of work you may want to look into becoming a plumber.
You will definitely be challenged each and every working day! I hope this gives you a better understanding of what a plumbers line of work actually is.
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