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Why are people who mend pipes and sinks called plumbers?
A plumber specializes in installing and maintaining water, sewage and draining systems. The term plumber is related to the ancient Latin word for lead, "plumbum."
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Yes and no. If knowledgeable and trained in both, yes. Without knowledge and training in plumbing, no.
They call them sinks.
Because plumbers are LEAD workers
Because they work on plumbing
It is called a plumber
A plumber is called a plumber because he grows plum trees in your sinks, toilets, and bath tubs.
The gray water pipe is UPVC .
From the Latin "plumbum"-lead. A plumber is a person who works with lead. Household pipes used to be made of lead, hence a person who worked on your pipes was a plumber.
If you refer to the composition, it is Lead (Latin: Plumbum). "Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for …piping and for making baths" -Wikipedia
It will not dry out and if the drain needs to be removed at some point, it can be. Glue would make it difficult to work on. Modern 100% silicone caulk will also work, and can …be removed easily, like plumber's putty.
You remove or cut out those pipes and fit new ones.
A plumber is a tradesman (or woman) who mends burst water pipes.