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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They call them sinks.
Because they work with lead, or at least used to--the Greek name for lead is Plumbium.
Because plumbers are LEAD workers
Because they work on plumbing
It is called a plumber
This is a plumber. (From plombium, Latin for the metal lead. Pipes used to be made of lead.)
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 plumbe r is a tradesman (or woman) who mends burst waterpipes.