Here, in the climax of Commando, Schwarzenegger helps this baddy with some plumbing issues.
Pliny the Elder considered their plumbing to be the greatest accomplishment of the Roman Empire.
Well, if you hire a cheap plumber, don't be surprised when the plumbing breaks.
Hotel maintenance is a never-ending job, and plumbing can be very expensive to fix.
Even once the plumbing was installed, some jugs of hot water were still taken up.
Manufacturers of plumbing supplies furnish the siphons together with instructions for placing them properly in the concrete walls.
The plumbing arrangements, however, were of the most primitive.
In a camp where there is no plumbing, liquid waste as well as garbage, can be disposed of in the following way.
Their eyes were used to plumbing depths, and they had seen it.
According to the size of the building the problem of furnishing the plumbing fixtures with hot water increases.
mid-15c., "the weighting of a fishing line," verbal noun from plumb (v.). Specific meaning "water and drainage pipes" is recorded by 1875, American English.
THE apparatus by which the water from a reservoir is carried about over a building and delivered at points convenient for use, is called by the general name of plumbing. The word "plumbing" means lead-work; and it is used to signify this water apparatus of a house because the pipes of which it largely consists are usually made of lead. [Edward Abbott, "Long Look House: A Book for Boys and Girls," Boston, 1877]Alternative plumbery also is mid-15c. Slang meaning "a person's reproductive organs" attested by 1975.
"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.
"perpendicular, vertical," mid-15c., from plumb (n.). The notion of "exact measurement" led to extended sense of "completely, downright" (1748), sometimes spelled plump, plum, or plunk.
Completely; entirely; stone: What he said was plumb silly
[1748+; fr notions of exact extent and precision associated with the plumb bob or sailor's plumb line (for measuring depth of water), ultimately fr Latin plumbum, ''lead'']