When we think about plumbing the first thing comes in our mind is hectic work. We get confused about what we need to purchase, what are the tools and materials required and panic easily. We rely entirely on the plumber for every plumbing issues in our house.
Probably plumbing is one of the most familiar works which can be done by self or a DIY(Do It Yourself) work. We have often noticed that we struggle to repeat the terms to the plumbing storekeepers who are commonly used by the plumbers. These terminologies are new and very hard to pronounce and remember. So, Let’s discuss the most common types of plumbing items needed in plumbing.
Let’s adapt ourselves with the necessary plumbing items before starting the final work.
The primary and first necessary task of plumbing is water Connection. The essential items required for water connection in a house are:-
- Pipes and Fittings
- CPVC pipes which are measured 16ft/5 meter in length with a diameter of 5 inches, 1 inches and 2inches.
- For joining pipe lengthwise CPVC couplers are needed so that two separate pipe sections can fix in a perpendicular line.
- To split or divide a connection into two we need CPVC TEE. It looks like a T shape connector.
- CPVC Solvent Gum
For small-scale jobs, it comes in a tube, and for large-scale operations, it comes in a metal bottle. It is a strong gum used for fixing the pipes.
There are mainly two types one is without tank other with 10-litre capacity or more.
- Sinks and Wash Basins
there are many types available in the market mainly glass basins, stone basins, ceramic wash basins and metallic sinks.
- Overhead Tanks.
Double layer plastic tank, triple layer plastic tank with colour choices of black, blue and green.
- Other Necessary Accessories
Showers, towel hanger, Soap Tray, Hand towel rod, etc. are few other accessories.
Sewage and Waste Water Connection
- PVC Pipes And Fittings
PVC pipes of length 2inches, 4inches and 6 inches with PVC Elbow of perpendicular connector and PVC trap.
- Metal Floor Traps
Metal floor traps increase longevity compared to plastic straps. It checks the odour problem.
- Hose Pipes
Hose Pipes connects the wash basin to the floor traps. It is available in meters.
- PVC Solvent
PVC solvent is a pourable solvent. As a result, we need to spread the gum and stick it as PVC pipes are of more outsized dimensions.
After going through this blog, we can a confidently communicate with the plumber as we have adapted to the plumbing terms to do the work by self or DIY.