SAMUEL EDWARD DIBBLE
HEAD OF SANITARY EQUIPMENT
AND INSTALLATION DEPT.
CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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Plumbing Fixtures and Trade
plumbing as a trade is the arranging and running of
pipes to supply pure water to buildings, the erecting of
fixtures for the use of this supply, and the installing
of other pipes for the resulting waste water. The work
of the trade divides itself therefore into two parts:
first the providing an adequate supply of water; and
second, the disposing of this water after use. The first
division offers few problems to the plumber, little
variety in the layout being possible, and the result
depending mostly upon the arrangement of the pipes and
fittings; but the second division calls for careful
study in the arrangement, good workmanship in the
installing, and individual attention to each fixture.
had its beginnings in merely supplying fresh water to a
community. This was done by means of trenching, or
conveying water from lakes.......................