The Building & Utilities Maintenance Quiz

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Building Utilities Quizzes & Trivia

Take this quiz and learn about building and utilities maintenance, and repair of all heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration equipment including the central steam and chilled water.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The amount of heat which is absorbed or evolved in changing the state of a substance without changing its temperature.
    • A. 

      Latent Heat

    • B. 

      Thermostat

    • C. 

      Heat Wave

    • D. 

      Thermal Heat

  • 2. 
    A system of devices, usually installed below ground level, to scatter or spray water droplets over a lawn, golf course, or the like.
    • A. 

      Hosebibb

    • B. 

      Sprinkler System

    • C. 

      Lawn Sprinkler System

    • D. 

      Lawn Shower

  • 3. 
    Minimum width of a septic tank.
    • A. 

      80 cm

    • B. 

      90 cm

    • C. 

      60 cm

    • D. 

      40 cm

  • 4. 
    Minimum length of a septic tank.
    • A. 

      2.0 m

    • B. 

      0.9 m

    • C. 

      1.0 m

    • D. 

      1.5 m

  • 5. 
    Minimum liquid depth of a septic tank.
    • A. 

      60 cm

    • B. 

      80 cm

    • C. 

      100 cm

    • D. 

      50 cm

  • 6. 
    Maximum liquid depth for septic tank.
    • A. 

      1.7 m

    • B. 

      1.0 m

    • C. 

      1.2 m

    • D. 

      1.8 m

  • 7. 
    Minimum capacity, in cubic meters, of the secondary compartment of a septic tank.
    • A. 

      1.2 cum

    • B. 

      1.1 cum

    • C. 

      1 cum

    • D. 

      2 cum

  • 8. 
    Minimum dimension of a manhole access to a septic tank.
    • A. 

      500 mm

    • B. 

      502 mm

    • C. 

      508 mm

    • D. 

      504 mm

  • 9. 
    Minimum length of the secondary compartment of a septic tank with a capacity of more than 6 cubic meters.
    • A. 

      1.5 m

    • B. 

      2 m

    • C. 

      1 m

    • D. 

      1.2 m

  • 10. 
    Minimum distance of a water supply well from a septic tank.
    • A. 

      12.5 m

    • B. 

      15.6 m

    • C. 

      14.3 m

    • D. 

      15.2 m

  • 11. 
    Minimum distance of a water supply well from a seepage pit or cesspool.
    • A. 

      15.2 m

    • B. 

      45.7 m

    • C. 

      54.5 m

    • D. 

      32.8 m

  • 12. 
    Minimum distance of a water supply well from a disposal field.
    • A. 

      28.5 m

    • B. 

      40 m

    • C. 

      30.5 m

    • D. 

      15.2 m

  • 13. 
    Minimum Gauge of galvanized sheet used for downspouts.
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      26

  • 14. 
    Minimum height of a water seal for each fixture trap.
    • A. 

      62 mm

    • B. 

      35 mm

    • C. 

      50 mm

    • D. 

      51 mm

  • 15. 
    Maximum height of a water seal for each fixture trap.
    • A. 

      102 mm

    • B. 

      105 mm

    • C. 

      90 mm

    • D. 

      100 mm

  • 16. 
    Maximum length of the tailpiece from any fixture.
    • A. 

      70 mm

    • B. 

      40 mm

    • C. 

      60 mm

    • D. 

      50 mm

  • 17. 
    Minimum extension of the VSTR above the roof.
    • A. 

      20 cm

    • B. 

      12 cm

    • C. 

      15 cm

    • D. 

      10 cm

  • 18. 
    Minimum extension of the VSTR above an openable window, door opening, air intake, or vent shaft.
    • A. 

      1 m

    • B. 

      .9 m

    • C. 

      .6 m

    • D. 

      .5 m

  • 19. 
    Minimum trap diameter for a bathtub
    • A. 

      2 1/2" dia.

    • B. 

      2" dia.

    • C. 

      1 1/2" dia.

    • D. 

      1" dia.

  • 20. 
    Minimum trap diameter for a shower stall.
    • A. 

      1" dia.

    • B. 

      2" dia.

    • C. 

      3" dia.

    • D. 

      2.5" dia.

  • 21. 
    A rough or sharp edge left on metal by a cutting tool.
    • A. 

      Hedge

    • B. 

      Burr

    • C. 

      Cleanout

    • D. 

      Spur

  • 22. 
    Minimum elevator width of single slide door elevator for small commercial or residential building.
    • A. 

      0.6 m

    • B. 

      0.8 m

    • C. 

      1.00 m

    • D. 

      1.20 m

  • 23. 
    A device that is basically a double throw switch of generally 3-pole connection that will automatically transfer the power from the standby generator to the building circuitry during electrical power failure.
    • A. 

      Single switch

    • B. 

      Panel Board

    • C. 

      AVR

    • D. 

      Automatic transfer switch

  • 24. 
    Another name for passenger elevator.
    • A. 

      Lift

    • B. 

      Case

    • C. 

      Dumbwaiter

    • D. 

      Escalator

  • 25. 
    The minimum face to face distance between elevators in three and four car grouping.
    • A. 

      2.0 m

    • B. 

      1.5 m

    • C. 

      2.5 m

    • D. 

      3.0 m

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