List of Famous Plumbers People

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
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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: 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: age 42
    • Birthplace: Area codes 419 and 567, Ohio, Area code 419, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Plumber, Author
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    Jason Hawes
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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: age 44
    • Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States of America
    • 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
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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
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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: age 36
    • Birthplace: Warren, Australia
    • Profession: Plumber, Coach
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    Tate Smith

    Tate Smith is an Australian sprint canoer who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 1000 m event. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was part of the Australian K-4 team that won the gold medal.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Paddington, Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Plumber, Athlete
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    Ibrahim Balla

    Ibrahim Balla is an amateur Albanian Australian boxer who competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and has been selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division. Balla comes from an Albanian family of boxers. His father Nuri was a Victorian champion while his uncle Mitat ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Werribee, Australia
    • Profession: Plumber, Athlete
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    Richard S. Trethewey is an American plumber and HVAC contractor, who is best known as a television personality, appearing regularly on This Old House and its spin-offs, Ask This Old House and Inside This Old House. In 1979, producer Russell Morash called on Trethewey Brothers to lend their expertise to ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Plumber, TV Personality
    • Credits: This Old House, Ask This Old House
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    L. B. Henry

    Louie Brannon Henry, known as L. B. Henry, was a figure in Louisiana parish government between 1956 and 1992. A businessman in Pineville, Henry served on the Rapides Parish Police Jury from, first, 1956–1960, and, again, from 1968-1992. He was defeated for a seventh term in the jungle primary held on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1920-2008)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Plumber, Businessperson, Politician
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    Johan Magnus Euren

    Johan Eurén is a Swedish wrestler. Eurén is competing for Sweden in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's Greco-Roman 120 kg category.more

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    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Sävedalen, Sweden
    • Profession: Plumber, Athlete
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    Jacob Clear

    Jacob Clear is an Australian sprint canoer who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-2 500 m event. He was a member of Champion Australia's Kayak Four 1000m team in the London Olympics 2012.more

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    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Baulkham Hills, Australia
    • Profession: Plumber, Athlete
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    Charles E. Johnson

    Charles E. Johnson was the father of Van Johnson.more

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    • Birthplace: Sweden
    • Profession: Plumber, Real Estate Broker
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    Mark Webster

    Mark Webster
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    Mark Webster is a professional left-handed Welsh darts player who lives in Denbigh. Known as Webby, but nicknamed Spider he plays in Professional Darts Corporation events. He began his career on the British Darts Organisation circuit, winning the BDO World Championship in 2008. Webster became a ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: St Asaph, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Plumber
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    Bob Buch

    Robert L. "Bob" Buch was a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 27th District from 2007 to 2011. Buch was elected in November 2006 defeating Republican opponent Tom Moffatt 56.57% to 43.25%. In 2008 Buch won reelection, defeating Republican challenger Bob Lewis by ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Plumber
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    Leser Moses Spanier

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    • Profession: Plumber
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    William Branagh

    William Branagh is a plumber.more

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    • Profession: Plumber
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    Edward Tylo

    Edward Tylo is the father of Michael Tylo.more

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    • Profession: Plumber
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