Plumbing System

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Plumbing Quizzes & Trivia


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  • 1. 
    That horizontal run of pipe, starting from 5’ outside the building which receives the sewage from the house drain or building and conveys the same to the sewer main or approved point of disposal.
  • 2. 
    The lowest horizontal run of pipe inside the building which receives the discharge from fixtures and other branches and conveys the samethe discharge from fixtures and other branches and conveys the same to the house or building sewer.
  • 3. 
    The Primary Branch of a building drain is the single sloping drain from the base of a stack up to its junction with the main building drain or with other branches. The primary branch is also called a Lateral.
  • 4. 
    That horizontal run of pipe emanating from a fixture or group of fixtures up to its junction with the primary branch.
  • 5. 
    That t horizontal run of pipe, which receives the distance from fixture and convey the same to the stack.
  • 6. 
    That length of pipe of a stack no less than eight feet which receives the discharge from the horizontal branch.
  • 7. 
  • 8. 
    That vertical matter run of pipe, which receives discharge from fixtures without fecal matter.
  • 9. 
    In lateral plumbing - a secondary pipe line. In sewerage – a common sewer to which no other common sewer is tributary. It receives sewage only from building sewer.
  • 10. 
    The drain from the trap of the fixture to the junction of the fixture to the drain of the pipe.
  • 11. 
    Waste  water pipe from fixtures or appliances which is allowed to discharge into a properly vented fixture and with no direct connection with the drainage system.
  • 12. 
    It is a pipe, which conveys only liquid waste, free of fecal matter.
  • 13. 
    It is that portion of a vent pipe through which liquid waste flow.
  • 14. 
    A pipe or opening used to ensuring the circulation of air in plumbing system and for reducing the pressure exerted on trap seals.
  • 15. 
    An air pressure less than that atmospheric. Also, siphonage.
  • 16. 
    An arrangement of venting so installed that one vent pipe will serve two (2) traps.
  • 17. 
    A fitting or device so constructed as to prevent the passage of air, gas, and some vermin through a pipe without materially affecting the flow of sewage or waste water through it.
  • 18. 
    A cast-iron bell-end tee with the branch tapped to receive a threaded pipe of fittin.
  • 19. 
    A pit or receptacle at a low point to which the liquid wastes are drained.
  • 20. 
    It is that portion of the rainfall or other precipitation, which runs off over the surface after the storm and for such a short period following a storm as the flow exceeds the normal runoff.
  • 21. 
    A vertical pipe usually used for the storage of water, frequently under pressure.
  • 22. 
    A stack vent is the extension of a soil or waste stack above the highest horizontal drain connected to the stack.
  • 23. 
    A general term used for any vertical line of soil, waste, or vent piping.
  • 24. 
    The end of a pipe, which fits into a bell. Also a word used synonymously with faucet.
  • 25. 
    A vertical soil pipe conveying fecal matter and liquid waste.
  • 26. 
    A soil pipe is any pipe which conveys the discharge of water closets, urinals, or fixtures having similar functions. Also, a cast-iron pipe, with bell and spigot ends, used in plumbing to convey fecal matter or liquid wastes.
  • 27. 
    A suction by the flow of liquids in pipes. A pressure less than atmospheric.
  • 28. 
    A wye connection used on fire lines so that two lines of hose may be connected to hydrant or to the same nozzle.
  • 29. 
    A vertical opening through a building for elevators, dumb-waiter, ventilation or similar purpose.
  • 30. 
    A comprehensive term, including all construction for collection, transportation, pumping, treatment and final disposition of sewage.
  • 31. 
    The installation of all pipes in the plumbing system that are in partitions and under floors. It includes the plumbing work done before the setting of the fixtures, or finishing.
  • 32. 
    An open return bend, usually with inside threads, but applied also to a one hundred eighty (180 degree) bend in a pipe.
  • 33. 
    A relief vent is a vent the primary function of which is to provide circulation of air between drainage and vent system.
  • 34. 
    A fixture designed for the washing of the hands or face. Sometimes called a wash basin.
  • 35. 
    The water that is standing in or passing through the ground.
  • 36. 
    A faucet opened or closed by the fall or rise of a ball floating on the surface of water.
  • 37. 
    A connection in which a ball is held in a cuplike shell that allows movement in every direction.
  • 38. 
    It is any of two or more similar adjacent fixtures which discharge into a common horizontal soil branch.
  • 39. 
    That portion of a pipe which for a short distance, is sufficiently enlarged to received the end of another pipe of the same diameter for the purpose of making a joint.
  • 40. 
    A plumbing fixture used for washing the middle part of the body, specially the genitals.  Also a sitz bath (Used to wash posterior parts of the body).
  • 41. 
    A flange that is not drilled.
  • 42. 
    A flange that closes the end of a pipe. There is no opening for the passage of water. (Used for black iron pipes).
  • 43. 
    Plugging an opening with oakum, lead or other materials that are pounded into place. Also, the material that is pounded into the opening.
  • 44. 
    A fitting into which the end of a pipe is screwed for the purpose of closing the end of the pipe.
  • 45. 
    A receptacle in which liquids are retained for a sufficient period to deposit settle able material
  • 46. 
    A pit for the reception or detention of sewage.
  • 47. 
    A valve that automatically closes to prevent the flow of water in reverse direction.(Prevents reverse flow)