By Jacqueline Samaroo on April 30, 2018
If you've ever had a pipe break in the middle of the night, on a weekend or (god forbid) on a holiday, you've probably been reduced to trying your hand at do it yourself plumbing. In this quiz, we'll see if you learned anything from those water-soaked hours wedged under a sink or crawling under your house. See if you can tell which plumbing tool we're showing you based on a picture and a hint!
Did you think plumbers didn't exist until the advent of modern plumbing systems? Think again! Plumbing originated in ancient times, so it makes sense that someone had to be responsible for fixing everyone's favorite public bath. The word "plumber" dates back to the Roman Empire and is rooted in the Latin word for lead, "plumbum." Of course, thankfully we don't use lead for water pipes anymore since the habit of doing that is likely one factor that contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire.
These days, the pipes under your sink are probably made of PVC, and the tools used to deal with them can be very different from the ones used on metal pipes. But all plumbing has some tools in common, and we're going to see if you know what they look like with this quiz. So hitch up your tool belt and give it a try!