Plumbing Terms Glossary! Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

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How good are you when it comes to plumbing terms glossary? If you are looking for the perfect trivia quiz to test your knowledge worry not as the one bellow not only explains what some terms mean but shows you different devices too. Check it out and feel free to read through the quiz as many times as you need. All the best and keep on revising for the plumbing test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A non-watertight lined excavation in the ground which receives the discharge of a sanitary drainage system or part thereof, designed to retain the organic matter and solids discharging therefrom, but permitting the liquid to seep through the side and the bottom of it.
    • A. 

      Cesspool

    • B. 

      Cleanout

    • C. 

      Conductor or leader

    • D. 

      Cross connection

  • 2. 
    A fitting with a removable plate or plug that is placed in plumbing drainage pipelines to allow access to the pipes for the purpose of cleaning and maintenance.
    • A. 

      Cesspool

    • B. 

      Cleanout

    • C. 

      Conductor or leader

    • D. 

      Cross connection

  • 3. 
    Part of the roofing and/or gutter system that takes water from a roof above-surface area to a storm drain or other disposal area or system.
    • A. 

      Cesspool

    • B. 

      Cleanout

    • C. 

      Conductor or leader

    • D. 

      Cross connection

  • 4. 
    Any physical connection or arrangement of pipes between 2 otherwise separate building water supply pipes or systems through which or by means of which water supply may flow from one system to the other, the direction of flow depends on the pressure difference between two systems.
    • A. 

      Cesspool

    • B. 

      Cleanout

    • C. 

      Conductor or leader

    • D. 

      Cross connection

  • 5. 
    The extended portion of a pipe that is closed one end to which no connections are made on the extended portion, thus permitting stagnation of wastewater or air therein.
    • A. 

      Deadend

    • B. 

      Developed length

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Downspout

  • 6. 
    The length along the centerline of pipes and fittings.
    • A. 

      Deadend

    • B. 

      Developed length

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Downspout

  • 7. 
    The normal commercial designation, normally the inside diameter of the pipe, unless otherwise specifically stated in a particular plumbing code.
    • A. 

      Deadend

    • B. 

      Developed length

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Downspout

  • 8. 
    The vertical portion of a rainwater conductor.
    • A. 

      Deadend

    • B. 

      Developed length

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Downspout

  • 9. 
    Any pipe which carries wastewater or water-borne wastes in a building drainage system.
    • A. 

      Drain

    • B. 

      Drainage fixture unit

    • C. 

      DWV

    • D. 

      Faucet

  • 10. 
    A common measure of the probable discharge into the drainage system by various systems of plumbing fixtures on the basis of one DFU being equal to the discharge rate of 7.5 gals per minute.
    • A. 

      Drain

    • B. 

      Drainage fixture unit

    • C. 

      DWV

    • D. 

      Faucet

  • 11. 
    The abbreviation for drainage waste and vent.
    • A. 

      Drain

    • B. 

      Drainage fixture unit

    • C. 

      DWV

    • D. 

      Faucet

  • 12. 
    A valve on a water pipe by means of which water can be drawn from or held within the pipe. The valve is placed on the end of the pipe.
    • A. 

      Drain

    • B. 

      Drainage fixture unit

    • C. 

      DWV

    • D. 

      Faucet

  • 13. 
    A receptacle attached to a plumbing system other than a trap in which water or wastes may be collected or obtained for ultimate into the plumbing system.
    • A. 

      Fixture

    • B. 

      Flood level

    • C. 

      Flow rate

    • D. 

      Flush valve

  • 14. 
    The level in a fixture at which water begins to overflow the top or rim of the fixture.
    • A. 

      Fixture

    • B. 

      Flood level

    • C. 

      Flow rate

    • D. 

      Flush valve

  • 15. 
    The volume of water used by a plumbing fixture in a given amount of time. Usually expressed in gallons per minute (GPM).
    • A. 

      Fixture

    • B. 

      Flood level

    • C. 

      Flow rate

    • D. 

      Flush valve

  • 16. 
    A device located at the bottom of a flush tank for flushing water closet and similar fixtures.
    • A. 

      Fixture

    • B. 

      Flood level

    • C. 

      Flow rate

    • D. 

      Flush valve

  • 17. 
    A device which discharges a predetermined quantity of water of fixtures for flushing purposes and is actuated by direct water pressure.
    • A. 

      Flushometer valve

    • B. 

      Full bath

    • C. 

      Gate valve

    • D. 

      Globe valve

  • 18. 
    A bathroom containing a water closet, a lavatory and a bathtub.
    • A. 

      Flushometer valve

    • B. 

      Full bath

    • C. 

      Gate valve

    • D. 

      Globe valve

  • 19. 
    A valve in which the flow of water is cut off by a means of a circular disk, fitting against machine-smooth surfaces at right angles to the direction of flow. The disk is raised or lowered by the means of a threaded stem connected to the handle of the valve. The opening in the valve is usually as large as the full bore of the pipe
    • A. 

      Flushometer valve

    • B. 

      Full bath

    • C. 

      Gate valve

    • D. 

      Globe valve

  • 20. 
    A valve in which the flow of water is cut off by means of a circular disk that fits against the valve seat. The plane movement of the disk is parallel to the normal direction of flow.
    • A. 

      Flushometer valve

    • B. 

      Full bath

    • C. 

      Gate valve

    • D. 

      Globe valve

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