Plumbing Terms! Ultimate Glossary! Trivia Quiz

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Plumbing Terms! Ultimate Glossary! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz is the plumbing terms ultimate glossary! The key to being a capable plumber it to have a deep understanding on the tools you use every day and how to use them too. The knowledge of different materials one can use also comes in handy. Do take up this quiz and see if you have a better understanding of the terms you will be using on a regular in your plumbing classes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The physical separation between a waste pipe and an indirect receptor or device indirectly connected.
    • A. 

      Air break

    • B. 

      Air gap

    • C. 

      Angle valve

    • D. 

      Backflow

  • 2. 
    The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the outlet of a faucet and the flood level rim of the fixture or receptacle.
    • A. 

      Air break

    • B. 

      Air gap

    • C. 

      Angle valve

    • D. 

      Backflow

  • 3. 
    A valve in which the inlet and outlet openings are at 90 degree angle to one another.
    • A. 

      Air break

    • B. 

      Air gap

    • C. 

      Angle valve

    • D. 

      Backflow

  • 4. 
    The flow of water or waste water in pipes in reverse direction from that normally intended.
    • A. 

      Air break

    • B. 

      Air gap

    • C. 

      Angle valve

    • D. 

      Backflow

  • 5. 
    A pressure within the sanitary drainage system or vent piping system that is greater than the atmospheric pressure (>14.7psi)
    • A. 

      Back pressure

    • B. 

      Back siphonage

    • C. 

      Backwater valve

    • D. 

      Ball valve

  • 6. 
    The flowing by the negative pressure of contaminated or polluted water from a plumbing fixture into a potable water system.
    • A. 

      Back pressure

    • B. 

      Back siphonage

    • C. 

      Backwater valve

    • D. 

      Ball valve

  • 7. 
    A device installed in piping to prevent the reverse flow of storm or sewage into the drainage system or their branches.
    • A. 

      Back pressure

    • B. 

      Back siphonage

    • C. 

      Backwater valve

    • D. 

      Ball valve

  • 8. 
    Any group of two or more similar adjacent fixtures which discharge into a common horizontal waste or soil branch.
    • A. 

      Battery of fixtures

    • B. 

      Bell or hub

    • C. 

      Bibb

    • D. 

      Branch

  • 9. 
    The end portion of a pipe which for a short distance is enlarged to recieve the end of another pipe which may be the same diameter for the purpose of making a joint.
    • A. 

      Battery of fixtures

    • B. 

      Bell or hub

    • C. 

      Bibb

    • D. 

      Branch

  • 10. 
    A term synonymous with faucet, cock, plug, tap or spigot.
    • A. 

      Battery of fixtures

    • B. 

      Bell or hub

    • C. 

      Bibb

    • D. 

      Branch

  • 11. 
    Any part of the piping system other the main, riser or stack.
    • A. 

      Battery of fixtures

    • B. 

      Bell or hub

    • C. 

      Bibb

    • D. 

      Branch

  • 12. 
    A kind of fixture which is used for bathing the external genitals and posterior parts of the body.
    • A. 

      Bidet

    • B. 

      Branch interval

    • C. 

      Building/house drain

    • D. 

      Building/house sewer

  • 13. 
    A vertical length of soil or waste stack at least eight feet in height ( a storey height), within which the horizontal branches from one storey or floor of the building or structure are connected on the stack.
    • A. 

      Bidet

    • B. 

      Branch interval

    • C. 

      Building/house drain

    • D. 

      Building/house sewer

  • 14. 
    That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a plumbing system which recieves the discahrge from soil waste and other drainage pipes inside a building and conveys it to the building sewer/house sewer.
    • A. 

      Bidet

    • B. 

      Branch interval

    • C. 

      Building/house drain

    • D. 

      Building/house sewer

  • 15. 
    That part of the drainage system that extends from the end of the building drain and conveys its discharge to the public sewer, private sewer, individual sewage disposal system or another appropriate point of disposal.
    • A. 

      Bidet

    • B. 

      Branch interval

    • C. 

      Building/house drain

    • D. 

      Building/house sewer

  • 16. 
    The first section of water supply piping in a building after the water meter.
    • A. 

      Building supply pipe

    • B. 

      Caulking/calking/cogging

  • 17. 
    Plugging an opening with oakum lead or other material that is pounded into the annular space.
    • A. 

      Building supply pipe

    • B. 

      Caulking/calking/cogging

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