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Main Shutoff Valve
What is the valve that controls flow of water into a building?
In modern plumbing, what is the system that removes greywater aka wastewater from a building and regulates air pressure?
Main Service Pipe
What is a pipe that connects from the public water to a building called?
Water Supply System
What is a system that cleans water and is pumped to homes and buildings?
Clean out plug
What is the pipe fitting that has a removable plug and cleands a pipe run?
The pipe that stops sewer gases from entering the home plumbing system is called?
What is the complex mixture of toxic and non-toxic gases collected in a residential waste water system?
Equalize air pressure
What is the term use to describe a balanced air flow that allows easy water flow within a plumbing system?
What pipe that rises out of the roof of a house regulates air pressure in the waste system pipes facilitating flow?
What is the pipe which connects directly with an individual waste pipe underneath or behind the fixture and extends to either the main, or branch vent pipe?
What is the container in a hydraulic system in which air or some other gas is compressed to regulate the flow of a liquid?
Horizontal supply pipes
The portion of a water supply line which is usually under the customer's ground and conveys water from the main is called?
Ball or Gate valves
What are two types of valves used to shut off the water supply to a plumbing system? .
Municipal Water System
What is a network of pipes, pumps, and storage and treatment facilities designed to deliver drinking water to homes, schools, businesses, and other users in a city or town?
What is A physical link between safe water and dirty water, which can come from drains, sewers or other wastewater sources?
Private water system
Where does a household that is not connected to public or municipal draw it's potable water from?
What is part of the drainage system that carries off solid waste from a plumbing fixture, especially from a toilet?
What part of a drainage system is used to take excess or grey water away, usually from a sink or a tub that will not contain any solid materials?
What is the natural force that starts the flush cycle of a modern toilet?
Tank and Bowl
What are the two main components of a modern toilet?
What is the device at the bottom of a modern toilet tank that allows and stops the flow of water into the bowl?
What is the device located inside the toilet tank that starts and stops the flow of water?
Syphonic and Induction
What are the two forces that cause the bowl of a modern toilet to empty it's contents?
Where do large cities get their drinking water from?
During the "Clarification " phase of water treatment what is the material that is coagulated by adding aluminum sulfate to the water called?
During the "filtration" phase of water treatment water material is the water allowed to seep through?
Diring the "Clarification" phase of water treatment what is the material that is formed at the top of the of the clarifying vat called?
During the final steps of the "Filtration" phase of water purification what chemical is added to the water in order to kill any harmful bacteria?
What acid like substance is used as an etch to clean the surface of copper during the process of Soldering?
What is the area inside a pipe fitting that accepts the end of a pipe called?
Face to Face
When measuring pipe fittings what is the distance from one fitting that is directly in line with another fitting called?
What is the name of the gas in the torch that was used to heat the copper pipes during the solddering process?
What was the name of the material used to sand or clean the ends of the copper pipes and fittings before the soldering process?
How many pounds-per-square-inch (psi) is the water in a normal residential plumbing system?
When heating copper pipe to solder a joint, what color will the flame turn to indicate a proper temperture has been reached to start melting the solder?
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