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Joe Kessler is a plumber!
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A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, drainage, venting, heating and air-conditioning, or industrial process plant piping. [1] In most jurisdictions the piping for HVAC, fire protection, and industrial systems are installed by 'steam-fitters', 'pipe-fitters', or 'gas-fitters' tradespeople. Many in these trades are members of organized labor groups, while many are nonunion. Years of training and experience are needed to become a skilled plumber; most jurisdictions also require that plumbers be licensed. A Master Plumber is one who has demonstrated mastery of the trade of plumbing, has worked in the field for many years, is certified in different areas of plumbing, typically trains new plumbers in the trade, and oversees large plumbing projects. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... It has been suggested that Journeyman be merged into this article or section. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. ... HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC... “Process engineering is about applying engineering approaches, techniques, and tools to the construction of Process Models. ... HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC... Fire protection is the prevention and reduction of the hazards associated with fires. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a group of workers who act collectively to address common issues. ...


Plumbing codes are strict, and need for quality plumbing work is high because of the historical health and safety problems associated with poor water supply and sewage removal.[2] A plumber wrench for working on pipes and fittings Plumbing, from the Latin for lead (plumbum), is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for potable water systems and the drainage of waste. ... A building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. ...


Plumbers install and repair pipes, fittings, fixtures, and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution, waste water disposal, and venting in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Plumbing is a traditional field that typically pays well, has good job security, and currently has need of qualified individuals in many locations worldwide[citation needed]. Many plumbers begin their careers in plumbing as helpers to established plumbers, while others enter formal training institutes. A system of copper water tubes used in a radiator heating system. ... Fittings are used in pipe and plumbing systems to connect straight pipe or tubing sections, to adapt to different sizes or shapes, and to regulate fluid flow, for example. ...


The word plumber dates from the Roman Empire[citation needed]. In Roman times, pipes were made of lead, or plumbum in Latin (hence the periodic table of the elements symbol of Pb for lead). Thus, a person with expertise in working with pipes was known as a Plumbumber[citation needed], which was eventually shortened to plumber.

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Some needed skills, interests, and values

  • Reading blueprints, drawings, and specifications to determine layout of water supply, waste, and venting systems
  • 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
  • Testing pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Communicating with co-workers, other tradespeople and subcontractors, and management
  • Planning and performing complex calculations for specialized projects
  • Providing time and cost estimates of the work to be performed (both labor and materials)
  • Awareness of legal regulations and safety issues
  • Being comfortable when working in confined spaces or at great heights
  • Ensuring safety standards and build regulations are met.

Plumbers in popular culture

For the 2005 film, see The Honeymooners (film). ... Weird Science (1985) is a movie written and directed by John Hughes. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Mario ) is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the official mascot of Nintendo. ... This article is about the Nintendo character. ... This article is about the Super Mario Brothers video game for the NES. For other uses, see Super Mario Bros. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... If youre looking for the TV show, see The Apprentice. ... James Denton James (Jamie) Denton (born January 20, 1963) is an American actor. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Companys main television studio — and Cherry Productions. ... Mike Delfino is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ...

See also

A pipefitter (also called steamfitterthere is a difference between a plumer and a steamfitter by the number out hammer dents on his forheadfor plumbers our shit is there bread and butter) is someone who lays out, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs piping systems. ... A plumber wrench for working on pipes and fittings Plumbing, from the Latin for lead (plumbum), is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for potable water systems and the drainage of waste. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. ... On-site septic disposal systems are common in rural areas where public sewage treatment systems do not exist. ... Piping is used to convey fluids (usually liquids and gases but sometimes loose solids) from one location to another. ... Common household plungers: to the left, a toilet plunger; to the right, a sink plunger A plunger (British English: plumbers helper) is a common device used to release stoppages in plumbing. ... Cleaning out a side sewer line with a heavy-duty motorized snake A plumbers snake, sometimes known as a toilet jack, is a flexible auger used to remove clogs in plumbing that cannot be loosened with a plunger. ... Piping is used to convey fluids (usually liquids and gases but sometimes loose solids) from one location to another. ... HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC... Fire sprinklers are an active fire protection measure subject to stringent bounding. ... The White House Plumbers or simply The Plumbers is the popular name given to the covert Nixon White House Special Investigations Unit established July 24, 1971. ... The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ...

References

  1. ^ The Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
  2. ^ Howard C. Massey (1998). Plumber's Handbook. Craftsman Book Company. ISBN 1572180560. 

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Manitoba's Plumber Regulation states that an employer must pay an apprentice when working, a wage that is a percentage of what a journeyperson would make.
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