Is maths important in plumbing.

The use of maths in plumbing. A aptitude to maths is identified in plumbing at a very early stage.  The aptitude test that is taken as a criterion to identify a student entry-level before entering a plumbing course    However, a weakness in maths should not be a deterrent, because plumbers are not made in classrooms but out in the field.  Whatever the outcome of the test improvement can be made.  A student can develop numeracy skills with a little time and effect. The basic maths that are u...
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Plumbing from the ground up.

Plumbing from the ground up the journey of water to your taps. At a very early stage when water enters a property seconds after exiting the stopcock water is still suitable for human consumption. However when a transformation of temperature occurs after heat as been added on its journey through a boiler. This water then becomes a hot supply suitable for baths and showers but not for drinking.  The process of conversion from cold water to hot can be quite complex to example exactly how the tem...
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Boiler repair and plumbing

Boiler repair and plumbing in your home. Boiler repair and plumbing though similar they are two separate sectors of the construction industry. The similarity's being the functionality and maintenance of a watertight seal.  A brief and simplified description of plumbing is the transportation of hot and cold water throughout a building to a designated point for use.  A boiler repair can be a leakage or a malfunction that interferes with the operating process of the delivery of central heating a...
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Seasonal plumbing repairs

The annual repeated seasonal cycle of central heating and plumbing repair. With the changes in seasonal weather variations in request for particular plumbing repair may increase or decrease in popularity. During the summer some repairs become none existent until the cold annual cycle of winter returns each year . Throughout the year the changing  seasons dictates the requests and frequency of particular plumbing tasks.   Although winter is the busiest part of the year for plumbers, household ...
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Plumbers past and present

Plumbers adapting to changes from imperial to metric in the 70s A drastic change over occurred during the early 70s in the Uk with the introduction of metric measurement. Before this,  plumbers were accustomed to an imperial system of measurement.  Imperial pipes are measured using the inside diameter of the pipe. Copper pipework in installed before the 70s will probably be sized in imperial measurements - 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, etc. The metric pipe is measured using the outer diameter...
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Plumbers

  The evolving image of plumbers past and present. Long gone are the days of a plumber’s being portrayed as that of the super Mario type plumber holding a monkey wrench in one hand and a plunger in the other. Some of the basic plumbing tools will always be in places such as stilton’s, pipe benders and plungers, but through modernisation in materials, equipment and tools a plumber has many different options on how to go about completing a task. A traditional copper installation can be ...
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