What Do You Know About Backflow?

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What Do You Know About Backflow?

Just like with any other trade, the plumbing trade has its own vocabulary. It is specific to a number of anomalies found in the water or the installations responsible for transporting or storing the water. So, what do you know about plumbing? Do you want to find out by trying our small quiz? Suit yourself and see how well you end up doing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the reasons for a backflow?
    • A. 

      The rain

    • B. 

      Back pressure

    • C. 

      Back pressure or back siphonage

    • D. 

      Floods

  • 2. 
    What is a back siphonage?
    • A. 

      It's the result of supply pressure being lowered below that of the system.

    • B. 

      It's the result of pressure being lowered.

    • C. 

      It's the result of supply pressure being increased above that of the system.

    • D. 

      It's the result of pressure being lowered below water.

  • 3. 
    What's the other term for potable water?
    • A. 

      Tap water

    • B. 

      Bottled water

    • C. 

      Drinking water

    • D. 

      Rain water

  • 4. 
    What's regurgitation?
    • A. 

      It's flooding.

    • B. 

      It's throwing up.

    • C. 

      It's blood flow in the opposite direction from normal.

    • D. 

      It's the formation of waves in the ocean.

  • 5. 
    What's the other term for regurgitation?
    • A. 

      Reflux

    • B. 

      Flood

    • C. 

      Relapse

    • D. 

      Explosion

  • 6. 
    What represents category 5 into the risk of water contamination?
    • A. 

      Boiling water

    • B. 

      Salty water

    • C. 

      Serious health risk.

    • D. 

      Muddy water

  • 7. 
    What's the other term for a check valve?
    • A. 

      Water valve

    • B. 

      Valve

    • C. 

      Clerk valve

    • D. 

      Clack valve

  • 8. 
    What's the abbreviation for reduced pressure zone?
    • A. 

      ZPR

    • B. 

      RZZ

    • C. 

      RPR

    • D. 

      RPZ

  • 9. 
    What's the other term for fire sprinkler?
    • A. 

      Alarm

    • B. 

      Fire detector

    • C. 

      Sprinkler head

    • D. 

      Alert

  • 10. 
    What's an air gap in plumbing?
    • A. 

      It's the unobstructed horizontal space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.

    • B. 

      It's the obstructed vertical space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.

    • C. 

      It's the unobstructed vertical space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.

    • D. 

      It's the obstructed horizontal space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.