A Plumber is a person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, drainage systems, etc., both in and out of buildings. One who fixes or repairs pipes.
Plumber has a “b” in it because pipes were originally made of lead, (lead seemed a logical choice at the time, because of its resiliency against rust… then people discovered what lead poisening was and rust no longer seemed so bad!) and lead’s abbreviation on the periodic table is pb (derived from its Latin name).
The plumbing system is used for water supply in building. It supplies water to kitchen toilet outlets via distribution system of pipes.
Drainage system is used to get rid of human wastes through well-arranged network of drainage pipes. For distribution system pipes generally used are GI, copper, HDPE, CPVC, mostly now a days CPVC plastic pipes are used as they don’t get rusted, light weight, easy installation and maintenance and economic.
For distribution system pipes generally used are GI, copper, HDPE, CPVC, mostly now a days CPVC plastic pipes are used as they don’t get rusted, light weight, easy installation and maintenance and economic. Such pumps consist of small steel tank with water on one side and air on another separated by a rubber membrane.
As the pump starts it supplies water to the wet side thus causing rubber membrane to expand and air compresses on other side thus causing extra pressure on wet side which is connected to water supply line. So as one opens the tap, gets the required quantity of water.
This causes the pressure to drop and the pump is automatically switched on again thereby maintaining the pressure of water and at same time supplying the water to outlets.
The advantage of such plumbing system in buildings is that requirement of overhead tanks is eliminated. Secondly these pumps are designed to get the required equal pressure to all floors, unlike in traditional way water flows from underground tanks to overhead tanks and the upper floors gets water with less pressure and lower& ground floor gets high pressure due to gravity and more height.
This gives energy conservation also because it eliminates the need of supply of water ten or twenty floors to overhead tank and then supply by gravity to all floors.
Continuous power supply backed up with generator is required to operate this system efficiently, else if no power no supply of water. There are two types of pumps submersible and open types.
Submersible pumps are used inside the water and require very less maintenance. Both types can be used for traditional as well as hydro-pneumatic system. There are two types of Drainage Systems in Sunnybank Plumbing. Waste water is from showers, basins, kitchen sinks, washing machines, and the like.
This is also called grey water.
Normally a minimum of 75 mm dia. pipes is used for drainage of waste water. Soil water or sewage is from WCs and urinals.
This is also called black water.
Minimum of 100 mm diameter pipes are used for waste water. When run horizontally, soil water pipes should be run at a steeper slope, such as 1:40, as they have solids. These can be of cast iron or of PVC.
A grease trap should be used when draining waste from kitchens, grease should not be allowed to enter the normal drainage system. A grease trap is nothing but a small inspection chamber.
The grease floats should be removed manually on a daily basis. The inlets and outlets into this chamber should be designed in a way that minimizes disturbance of the floating grease layer. Stone ware pipes are used when soil and waste water is to be transported in external soil.
An inspection chamber is used to clean blockage in the line and change direction of pipes. Inspection chamber is a short version of manholes which are used on the streets. If municipal government drainage is not available on a small project, or exterior of city, provide a septic tank and a soak pit.
A septic tank is a rectangular underground tank with compartments. It is always full of sewage that can be removed manually. The less water put into a septic tank, the better it will function. The effluent that flows out of this, which is about 70% purified, is then put into a soak pit. A soak pit is a cylindrical tank with porous brick walls surrounded by a layer of gravel.
A soak pit should not be placed near any occupied structure, water body, or water supply pipe. It also cannot be used where the water table is high, as groundwater will then enter and flood the pit through the porous walls.
Various types of pipe fittings are available in plumbing systems for different purposes and functions. A pipe fitting is used in Sunnybank plumbing system to join multiple pipes of same size or different sizes, to regulate the flow or to measure the flow. They are made up of different materials like copper, iron, brass, PVC etc.
Pipes for water distribution in a building are available in various sizes. Determination of suitable pipe sizes for various purposes in a building based on various factors such as cost, pressure etc. are discussed. The plumbing in any building serves two main purposes.
The first is to bring water into the structure for human use, and the second is to remove wastewater of various types. There are three main types of Sunnybank plumbing systems: potable water, sanitary drainage and stormwater drainage. A good plumber knows how to do plumbing work within these three systems according to local building codes.
Proper leak detection is important and can save you thousands on potential repairs.
Detecting a leak early takes a professional, and given our team of experienced plumbers in Sunnybank, you can expect us to thoroughly examine the area where a potential leak may be.