Plumbing System

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Plumbing Quizzes & Trivia


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  • 1. 
    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.
  • 2. 
    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.
  • 3. 
    That horizontal run of pipe emanating from a fixture or group of fixtures up to its junction with the primary branch.
  • 4. 
    That t horizontal run of pipe, which receives the distance from fixture and convey the same to the stack.
  • 5. 
    That length of pipe of a stack no less than eight feet which receives the discharge from the horizontal branch.
  • 6. 
    The vertical run of pipe, which receives discharge from fixture without fecal matter.
  • 7. 
    That vertical matter run of pipe, which receives discharge from fixtures without fecal matter.
  • 8. 
    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.
  • 9. 
    The drain from the trap of the fixture to the junction of the fixture to the drain of the pipe.
  • 10. 
    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.
  • 11. 
    It is a pipe, which conveys only liquid waste, free of fecal matter.
  • 12. 
    It is that portion of a vent pipe through which liquid waste flow.
  • 13. 
    A pipe or opening used to ensuring the circulation of air in plumbing system and for reducing the pressure exerted on trap seals.
  • 14. 
    An air pressure less than that atmospheric. Also, siphonage.
  • 15. 
    An arrangement of venting so installed that one vent pipe will serve two (2) traps.
  • 16. 
    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.
  • 17. 
    A cast-iron bell-end tee with the branch tapped to receive a threaded pipe of fittin.
  • 18. 
    A pit or receptacle at a low point to which the liquid wastes are drained.
  • 19. 
    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.
  • 20. 
    A vertical pipe usually used for the storage of water, frequently under pressure.
  • 21. 
    A stack vent is the extension of a soil or waste stack above the highest horizontal drain connected to the stack.
  • 22. 
    A general term used for any vertical line of soil, waste, or vent piping.
  • 23. 
    The end of a pipe, which fits into a bell. Also a word used synonymously with faucet.
  • 24. 
    A vertical soil pipe conveying fecal matter and liquid waste.
  • 25. 
    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.