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Where was the first indoor plumbing used?
Wikipedia says, " 26th century BC: Flush toilets were first used in the Indus Valley Civilization. The cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro had a flush toilet in almost every house, attached to a sophisticated sewage system." Let's see, about 4600 years ago.
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Answer Since there are so many different advances in "indoor plumbing" recorded from many time periods it is hard to be precise. I found this webiste to be of much… help. http://www.theplumber.com/H_index.html Hope this helps to answer. -JRB- Answer The earliest identifiable flushing toilets have been found in the ruins of the palace of King Minos on the island of Crete, circa 1500 B.C. Rain water or water from cisterns traveled though conduits built into the wall to flush away the waste from a master bathroom presumably belonging to the monarch, as well as several other toilets located within palace walls. Ruins of homes in ancient Egypt display small private, detached rooms presumably used as dumbasses. Waste apparently was carried away by water running through man-made channels from nearby rivers. It was left to the classical Greek and Roman civilizations to bring a degree of sanitation to the masses, or at least the upper middle classes. Excavations at Olynthus in northern Greece, destroyed by Philip of Macedon in 432 B.C., attest to tiled bathrooms and self-draining tubs. Their underground piping has disappeared, suggesting it was constructed of primitive clay and straw. However, one uncovered tub was repaired with lead clamps, hinting that Greek plumbers had begun at least toying with this new material. Bathing in ancient Greece was related more to quackery than sanitation. Hippocrates, the �Father of Medicine,� advocated cold water baths as a cure for almost any ill. Using hot water was considered effeminate, which was fine with milady, as evidenced by portable earthenware tubs for warm water soaking. Many houses in ancient Greece were equipped with closets or latrines that drained into a sewer beneath the street. They seemed to have been flushed by waste water, and some of the sewers were fitted with ventilating shafts. The Greeks were careful to safeguard their water supplies against enemy attacks. Aqueducts generally were laid underground up to a depth of 60 feet. Water supplies were directed to storage cisterns that fed into a multitude of street fountains, some of which are still in use today. No society of old advanced plumbing technology as much as the Roman Empire. As long ago as 800 B.C. the Romans built enormous sewers to drain waste from the city. The Cloaca Maxima was Imperial Rome�s main drainage trunk. Amazingly, it remains in use today as part of modern Rome�s drainage system. Public lavatories date back just as far, with water constantly running beneath the latrines to wash the waste into Rome�s sewer system. A little later came their great aqueducts that still stand in parts of Italy, France and Spain. Some were still in use until recent times. They are among the most imposing Roman engineering achievements, bringing water from mountain streams as far as 50 miles away, sometimes channeling underground, sometimes rising on piers. I recently watched a series about the Roman Empire on The Learning Channel, which reported that the volume of water transported to Rome back in imperial times was not surpassed by that city until the 1950s. Indoor plumming was invented in circa 1500 B.C.
Inventing of Indoor Plumbing A guy by the name of Crapper, YES, that WAS his name. Crapper Answer Actually, Thomas Crapper is only c…redited with inventing an indoor toilet in Elizabethan times. This is disputed by most reputable historians. The first flushing toilet, and plumbing system was in the Minoan royal palace of Knossos on the island of Crete in about 1700 - 1000 BC
The very first instance of indoor plumbing in the United States was in 1829. Isaiah Rogers built the innovative Tremont Hotel, the first building to have indoor plumbing.
Answer Yes and gas for lighting and there was even venting and soil and waste lines and storm drainage
Answer some what, some places had a hand pump in side, in some cities yes, not in the country, they used hand pumps or wells, and out houses,
During the Industrial Revolution in London in the late 18th and 19th century, there were many people that began to migrate to the cities in search of jobs. Since there had no…t been cities this big since the times of ancient Rome, the people were not prepared. Buildings and homes were popping up everywhere, and there was no room for human waste in these crowded conditions. Soon the streets were filled with disease-infested waste, and people struggled to survive in these foul-smelling slums. The germ theory of Mokyr and Stein help solve this problem with the invention/idea of indoor plumbing. This invention has benefited us everywhere. Try and imagine the world without it!
yes they do. Croatia is a devoloped country with all the mod cons.
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the very first American to have indoor plumbing! :)
i would have to say yes because they had a sewage system that went into the Ganges
Assuming you don't mean water heating systems, and just mean normal fresh (drinking) water systems, then they freeze at 0 degrees Centigrade like all water. But in the… case of for example a home, the plumbing protected from freezing in a few different ways. Firstly most homes that are lived in have some form of heating, so this keeps the ambient temperature of the water in the pipes above freezing. Pipes that are in places more likely to be exposed to freezing, such as lofts, and roof cavities will be insulated with pipe lagging to protect them from freezing. Plus remember those pipes in roof cavities will benefit from heat rising from the home/building, helping to keep those pipes above freezing. If the subject of your question is in relation to 'burst' pipes caused by frozen water in the pipes expanding and literally tearing the pipes apart, then this will start to happen at about 20 Degrees Fahrenheit or -6 degrees Centigrade. Remember that a little freezing is not a major problem, as plumbers sometimes use special freezing kits, that will freeze a short section of pipe to block it off temporarily, while they work on the pipes.
Indoor plumbing was invented by the Romans. Its common use in the US began around the turn of the 20th century with the advent of pumps to move water. Some inventive people ha…d used storage tanks and hand powered pumps to provide indoor plumbing as early as the 18th century but these were not in widespread use.
Yes they had indoor plumbing in World War 2. Some farmers did not have it but nearly everyone in the cities in the US, US and Europe and Some Asian places had indoor plumbing.… You asked the right person. My grandfather had a hardware store and plumbing business way back then.