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Why are people who mend pipes and sinks called plumbers?

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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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Why is plumber called a plumber?

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.

What do roman plumbers use in their pipes?

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

Why Plumbers putty for sink drains?

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