Plumbing has become less of a skill - plastic pipe replaces the need to bend copper pipe and push-fit fittings avoid soldering. However, knowing how domestic plumbing works and what materials to use is still very important.
Plumbing is governed by bylaws. These are aimed mainly at preventing wastage and contamination of water. More detail of these can be found in the regulations topic.
Good planning is essential. Try to plan any job that involves turning the water off, so that the water can be turned on to the rest of the house as soon as possible. Make sure the bathroom is not out of commission for too long and be certain there is sufficient water for a cup of tea.
Domestic | Central heating
Finding the stop cock
Turning off cold water supply | Turning off hot water supply
Service valves and gate valves
Pipe sizes | Running pipes | Unblocking pipes
Types | Unblocking
Inspection chambers | Unblocking drains
Cleaning gutters | Unblocking down pipes
Joining copper | Joining plastic | Joining to lead
Bath | Wash basin | Bath | Kitchen sink | Outside
Shower choice chart
Types of pan | Connecting to waste | Types of cistern | Float valves
Thermostatic radiator valves TRVs