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Building Plumbing Systems Vocab

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1. is a soil or waste pipe that extends horizontally from the building drain and receives only the discharge from fixtures on the same floor as the branch.






2. is a pipe that removes the wastewater and waterborne wastes from plumbing fixtures and conveys these wastes to the sanitary sewer or other point of disposal.






3. is a capped or plugged fitting near the front wall of the building where the building drain exits the building at least 1' outside the foundation footings.






4. is a building sewer that conveys rainwater but does not carry sewage.






5. is a pipe that conveys potable water for public or community use from the municipal water supply source.






6. is a system that includes a water service pipe - fittings - control valves - and appurtenances inside and outside of a building but within the property line.






7. is any part of a plumbing system other than a riser - main - or stack.






8. is a pipe that ventilates the drainage system of a building and prevents trap siphonage and back pressure.






9. is a capped or plugged fitting that allows access to the stack for removing a stoppage from the pipe






10. is a pipe that conveys rainwater from the roof to a storm drain or other point of disposal.






11. is a vertical drainage pipe that extends one or more floors and receives the discharge of fixtures other than water closets and urinals.






12. is a pipe that conveys the discharge of water closets or other similar fixtures containing fecal matter - with or without the discharge of other fixtures - to the building drain or building sewer.






13. is a piping system used for conveying rainwater or other precipitation to the storm sewer or other place of disposal.






14. is a sewer used for conveying groundwater - rainwater - surface water - or similar non-pollutional wastes.






15. is a pipe that coveys only liquid waste that is free from fecal matter - such as a pipe extending from a lavatory or bathtub.






16. or roof flange - is a jacket or flange installed on the roof terminals of vent stack and stack vents to seal the opening so rainwater cannot enter the building around the vent pipe.






17. is a device used to measure the volume of water that passes through the water service.






18. is a vent pipe connecting two or more individual vents with either a stack vent or a vent stack.






19. is a system of sanitary drainage pipes and fittings that conveys wastewater and waterborne waste from the plumbing fixtures and appliances to the sanitary sewer.






20. is a soil or waste pipe that extends horizontally from the building drain and receives only the discharge from fixtures on the same floor as the branch.






21. is any vertical line of soil - waste - or vent pipe extending through one or more stories.






22. is any part of a plumbing system other than a riser - main - or stack.






23. is a sewer used for conveying groundwater - rainwater - surface water - or similar non-pollutional wastes.






24. is any vertical line of soil - waste - or vent pipe extending through one or more stories.






25. is a vertical drainage pipe that extends one or more floors and receives the discharge of water closets - urinals - and similar fixtures.






26. is a sewer that carries sewage but does not convey rainwater - surface water - groundwater - or similar non-pollutional wastes.






27. is a pipe that ventilates the drainage system of a building and prevents trap siphonage and back pressure.






28. is a water distribution pipe that is the principle pipe artery to which branches can be connected.






29. or corporation stop - is a valve placed on the water main to which the water service of the building is connected.






30. or water service pipe - is a pipe extending from the corporation cock - water main - or other source of water supply to the water distribution system of a building.






31. is any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution and may include liquids containing chemicals in solution.






32. is a fitting with a removable cap or plug that is installed in a sanitary drainage pipe to allow access to the pipe for removing stoppage and for cleaning the interior or the pipe.






33. is a vent pipe connecting two or more individual vents with either a stack vent or a vent stack.






34. is a fitting or device that - when properly vented - provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases without affecting the flow of wastewater or waterborne waste through the trap.






35. is a pipe that removes the wastewater and waterborne wastes from plumbing fixtures and conveys these wastes to the sanitary sewer or other point of disposal.






36. is a system of vent pipes and fittings that provides circulation of air to or from a sanitary drainage system and provides air circulation within the sanitary drainage system to protect trap seals from siphonage or back pressure.






37. is a pipe that vents an individual fixture trap and may terminate into a branch vent - stack vent - vent stack - or the open air.






38. is a drain that receives rainwater collecting on a roof surface and discharges it into a rainwater leader.






39. is a water supply pipe that extends between a water distribution pipe and a fixture supply line.






40. is a capped or plugged fitting near the front wall of the building where the building drain exits the building at least 1' outside the foundation footings.






41. is a vertical pipe installed to provide circulation of air to and from the drainage system.






42. is a building drain that conveys rainwater but does not carry sewage.






43. or curb box - is an adjustable cast iron box that is flush with the finish grade and is capped with a removable iron cover - usually secured with a bolt with a 5-sided head to prevent tampering.






44. is the part of the lowest piping of the drainage system that receives the discharge from soil - waste - and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer.






45. is a system of vent pipes and fittings that provides circulation of air to or from a sanitary drainage system and provides air circulation within the sanitary drainage system to protect trap seals from siphonage or back pressure.






46. is a vertical pipe installed to provide circulation of air to and from the drainage system.






47. is a pipe that conveys rainwater from the roof to a storm drain or other point of disposal.






48. is a system that includes a water service pipe - fittings - control valves - and appurtenances inside and outside of a building but within the property line.






49. is a pipe that conveys water from the water service pipe to the point of use.






50. is a fitting or device that - when properly vented - provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases without affecting the flow of wastewater or waterborne waste through the trap.