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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 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.






2. 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.






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






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






5. 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.






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






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






8. 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.






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






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






11. 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.






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






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






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






15. 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.






16. 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.






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






18. 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.






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






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






21. 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.






22. 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.






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






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






25. 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.






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






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






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






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






30. 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.






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






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






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






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






35. 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.






36. 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.






37. 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.






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






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






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






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






42. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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