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List of Famous Plumbers

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List of famous plumbers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top plumbers in the world? This includes the most prominent plumbers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable plumbers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic plumbers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned plumbers.

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like Grant Wilson and Thomas Crapper.

From reputable, prominent, and well known plumbers to the lesser known plumbers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the plumber field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous plumbers ever?" and "What are the names of famous plumbers?" then you're in the right place. (23 items)
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    Grant Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Plumbers
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    Grant Steven Wilson is an American plumber and the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also the star and co-producer of SyFy's cable television reality series, Ghost Hunters. more

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    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Plumber, Television producer, Missionary, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ghost Hunters, Up the Creek
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    Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known by the nickname "Joe the Plumber", is an American conservative activist and commentator. He gained national attention during the 2008 U.S. presidential election when, during a videotaped campaign stop in Ohio by then Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama, ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Plumber, Author
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    Jason Hawes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Plumbers
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    Jason Conrad Hawes is an American plumber and the founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also one of the stars and co-producers of Syfy's Ghost Hunters, which is in its ninth season. more

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    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Canandaigua
    • Profession: Plumber, Television producer, Author, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Ghost Hunters
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    Harry Patch

    Henry John "Harry" Patch, dubbed in his latter years "the Last Fighting Tommy", was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. Patch was, with Claude Choules and Florence Green, one of the last ...more

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    • Age: Died at 111 (1898-2009)
    • Birthplace: Combe Down, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Plumber, Soldier
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    Thomas Crapper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Plumbers
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    Thomas Crapper was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet, and developed some important related inventions, such as the ballcock. He was noted ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1836-1910)
    • Birthplace: Thorne^! South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Plumber, Business magnate, Businessperson, Inventor
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    Pixelh8 is the stage name for Matthew Applegate, a British chiptune composer. more

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    • Profession: Programmer, Plumber, Songwriter, Tutor, Musician, + more
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    Orlando Zapata is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Plumbers
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    Orlando Zapata Tamayo was a Cuban mason, plumber, and political activist and prisoner who died after fasting for more than 80 days. His death received international attention, and was viewed as a significant setback in Cuba's relationship with the U.S. and the EU. more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1967-2010)
    • Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    • Profession: Stonemason, Plumber, Political Activist
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    Daniel Noonan

    Daniel Noonan is an Australian national, Olympic and world-champion rower. Noonan took up rowing at St Ignatius College, Riverview during his secondary schooling. At Riverview he stroked the school 1st VIII to victory in the Riverview Gold Cup regatta, the first time the Riverview VIII had ever won this ...more

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    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Warren, Australia
    • Profession: Plumber, Coach
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