Basic Plumbing Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Basic Plumbing Questions! Trivia Quiz

What do you know about basic plumbing, and do you think you can pass this quiz? Plumbing is any system that delivers fluids for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, and other systems to deliver fluids. Heating, cooling, waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing. If you are interested in plumbing, see how much you know and put your knowledge to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the main purposes of the "Health And Safety At Work etc Act" and the main responsibilities of employers and employees in the UK?
    • A. 

      To make employees as well as employers jointly responsible for safety in the workplace and protection of the public.

    • B. 

      Safety is the responsibility of the employee as well as the employer

    • C. 

      The employer is responsible for ALL incidents

  • 2. 
    List precautions to be taken when using a blowlamp in a roof space or under suspended wooden floors.
    • A. 

      Basic fire safety precautions

    • B. 

      Make sure flame is not near any flammable material

    • C. 

      As long as blowlamp as enough gas so as not to run out of gas half way through the job

  • 3. 
    What type of sling is recommended to hoist gas cylinder?
    • A. 

      Can be lifted by chains from a crane

    • B. 

      Can be lifted by hand

    • C. 

      Fibre rope or composition sling

    • D. 

      One cylinder only

    • E. 

      As many as can fit in the sling safely

  • 4. 
    State the reason why ladders should Not be painted.
    • A. 

      If the pins in the roller or cutting wheel become worn

    • B. 

      Unsafe use of tools

    • C. 

      Not experienced enough to use tool properly

    • D. 

      Not holding the tool properly

  • 5. 
    State the ratio of vertical and horizontal distances relating to the safe slope of ladders.
    • A. 

      Paint can hide faults in the ladders

    • B. 

      Make the ladders look good

  • 6. 
    State the recommended supply voltage for the safe use of electrical power tools and lighting on site.
    • A. 

      Any as long as it works

    • B. 

      45 degrees

    • C. 

       75 degrees or1 out 4 up

    • D. 

      60 to 70 degrees

    • E. 

      90 degrees from the vertical

  • 7. 
    What is the maximum number of cylinders which can be lifted safely in a sling?
    • A. 

      110 volts

    • B. 

      240watts

    • C. 

      240 volts

    • D. 

      180 amps

    • E. 

      120milli amps

  • 8. 
    What is the meaning of the abbreviations "SWL"?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      1

  • 9. 
    What is the importance of the abbreviations SWL?
    • A. 

      SWL means that, the weight stated should not be exeded.

    • B. 

      Yeah whatever

    • C. 

      Safe white line

  • 10. 
    What is the symbol for double insulated tools?
    • A. 

      Two squares one inside the other

    • B. 

      Two circles side by side

    • C. 

      A red triangle

    • D. 

      A circle with black background

    • E. 

      A square

  • 11. 
    List the safety requirements relating to the use of LPG.
    • A. 

      Make sure the tank is the right colour

    • B. 

      Make sure tank is full

    • C. 

      Is tank got the right spanner with it (for removal of regulator valve)

    • D. 

      Tank is in the upright position all times

    • E. 

      Tank is NOT stored near anything flammable or corrosive

  • 12. 
    List the information necessary when selecting hacksaw blades.
    • A. 

      The blade steel

    • B. 

      Nominal length

    • C. 

      How many teeth per 25 mm

    • D. 

      Have you enough money to buy the blade

    • E. 

      Is there any way of getting blades cheaper

  • 13. 
    State the maintenance requirements for wood tools.
    • A. 

      Apply raw linseed oil to prevent cracking or drying

    • B. 

      Can you pick it up ,, i.e. is it heavy

    • C. 

      Ensure mallet handles are securely and not broken

  • 14. 
    Select a suitable tool for removing the head work off a tap.
    • A. 

      Chain wrench

    • B. 

      Stilson spanner

    • C. 

      Footprint wrench

    • D. 

      Basin wrench

    • E. 

      Boa or srtap wrench

  • 15. 
    State the type of wrench that is generally used for for the installation of LOW CARBON STEEL pipework systems.
    • A. 

      Chani wrench

    • B. 

      Chain wrench

    • C. 

      Slap wrench

  • 16. 
    Name the three types of thread taps available.
    • A. 

      Taper tap

    • B. 

      Single tap

    • C. 

      Double over thread

    • D. 

      Plug or bottoming tap plus tap wrench

    • E. 

      Second tap

  • 17. 
    Explain the terms tempering and hardening in relation to steel tools.
    • A. 

      Leave it out in the cold for a few days and it will harden.

    • B. 

      At certain temperatures it is known that iron/ carbon relationship will provide steel of a certain hardness, the colour purple indicating a suitable hardness for chisels used in general plumbing work, Rapid quenching then 'freezes' or 'sets' the steel at the desired state of hardness.

    • C. 

      Drop it in concrete.

  • 18. 
    What is a suitable tool for cutting a male thread on a small circular bar?
    • A. 

      A female thread

    • B. 

      Sink tap

    • C. 

      Sink tap threading tool

  • 19. 
    List five possible accidents or dangerous occurrences where the H.S.E. must be notified.
    • A. 

      Serious scratch on the leg causing hospital treatment.

    • B. 

      Dislocation of shoulder, hip, knee or spine.

    • C. 

      Fractures other than those to toes fingers and thumbs.

    • D. 

      Broken bone in the hand.

    • E. 

      Temporary or permanent loss of sight in one or both eyes, burns or penetrating injury to the eye.

  • 20. 
    Name the body that deals with employee and employer disputes.
    • A. 

      Arguments Considered Agreements Sorted

    • B. 

      Acas

    • C. 

      Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (A.C.A.S.)

    • D. 

      All Cows Are Sweaty,,,

  • 21. 
    Name the fire extinguisher for petrol fire?
    • A. 

      All purpose powder, C02, Foam,

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Metal powder

  • 22. 
    Name the extinguisher for timber fires?
    • A. 

      H ² 0

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Foam

    • D. 

      All purpose powder

    • E. 

      Metal powder

  • 23. 
    Why is it necessary to use acetylene cylinders in an upright position?
    • A. 

      So the gas can flow through the pipes

    • B. 

      So the acetylene does not flow back in to the tank

    • C. 

      So that the regulator does not get damaged

  • 24. 
    Explain what should be done when gas regulator freezes?
    • A. 

      Use a blue flame as the regulator needs lots of heat.

    • B. 

      You can use a small blowlamp to heat the regulator with yellow flame NOT blue.

    • C. 

      Wrap regulator in hot towels.

    • D. 

      Move the cylinder to another area.