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Building Plumbing Systems Vocab

Subjects : industries, plumbing
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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.






2. 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.






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






4. 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.






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






6. 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.






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






8. 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.






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






10. is the mixture of vapors - odors - and gases found in sewers.






11. is a water supply pipe connecting the fixtures to the fixture branch pipe.






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






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






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






15. 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.






16. or curb stop - is a valve installed on the water service to turn on and off the flow of potable water to a building.






17. is a water supply pipe that extends vertically one full story or more to convey water to fixture branches or to a group of fixtures.






18. 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.






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






20. 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.






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






22. 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.






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






24. 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.






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






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






27. 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.






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






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






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






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






32. is the part of the drainage system that extends from the end of the building drain and conveys its discharge to the public sewer - private sewer - or other point of disposal.






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






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






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






36. 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.






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






38. or curb stop - is a valve installed on the water service to turn on and off the flow of potable water to a building.






39. 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.






40. is the drainage pipe that extends from the trap of the fixture to the junction of the next drainage pipe.






41. is a extension of a soil or waste stack above the highest horizontal drain connected to the stack.






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






43. 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.






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






45. 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.






46. 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.






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






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






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






50. is the drainage pipe that extends from the trap of the fixture to the junction of the next drainage pipe.