Well, here we are in the dead of Winter, the holiday festivities behind us, the relatives all back in their own homes, and … darn, but the kitchen faucet’s not shutting off and the bathroom sink trap’s leaking! You don’t want to have to call a plumber (that post-holiday wallet is looking pretty thin, after all). And these seem to be things you could take care of yourself – if you just had a little guidance, eh?

You’re in luck. The team here at Indianapolis’s own Winthrop Supply is skilled in advising plumbing novices on all sorts of do-it-yourself plumbing projects. It doesn’t matter how much of a novice you are, either. Don’t even know the difference between a plumbing fixture and a plumbing fitting? No problem! Here’s a little tutorial:

Fixtures are things like sinks, faucets, tubs, shower units, and toilets; basically, either some kind of receptacle or device that’s attached to a water distribution or waste discharge system.

Fittings are parts: pipe connections, couplings, cables, unions, elbows, ball valves, flush valves, and the like. Supply fittings control the volume and/or directional flow of water. Waste fittings convey sanitary waste from some outlet or fixture to a sanitary drainage system.

Rest assured, Winthrop Supply has all the fixtures and fittings you need for whatever plumbing project you might undertake. And, again: we can counsel you on much more that just plumbing terminology. Our experts have the experience and know-how to provide detailed instructions on each step of your project to help you make it a success. Best of all, we talk in terms that any novice can understand.

Stop in at Winthrop supply today – the Indianapolis go-to place for plumbing fixtures and fittings and so much more. If it has to do with plumbing, professional plumbers and DIY-ers all over Indy have been turning to us since 1939!