Do plumbers have a slang lingo?

It seems that plumbing (particularly clogged bathroom plumbing) would lend itself to a colorful and nuanced internal lexicon. Discuss.
on Sep 01, 2011
  • M. Cary And Daughters Plumbing Contractors Inc
    hahahaha, good guess... plumbing by nature is vey... shall i say... sexual.... male fittings, female fittings, so no i don't think i'll be posting any "slang" terms today... ; )
  • Atlanta Plumbing Plus
    I'm pretty sure that as M. Cary says, my plumbers have heard a lot of slang words for plumbing-related tools and equipment over the years; however, either because I'm old enough to be their mother or because I send them to so many customer service
  • Walter Reeves
    Walter Reeves Decatur, GA
    Isn't there a saying about something that flows downhill, plus a reference to payday and the parentage of the boss?
  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    They call a clogged or plugged drain, a drain that is plogged.
  • AlloReg
    AlloReg Australia
    Personal Drainer = slang for plumber
Chaya K
Thank you {% auth.user().name %} for answering this question & helping the community!
Here are some more recent questions

Search Feedback

{% slideIn.title() %}

{% slideIn.slide_post().cover_photo.alt %} {% slideIn.slide_post().media_count %}

{% slideIn.slide_post().summary %}

View Post