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Securing a Drop-Eared Ell for a Faucet Stub-out

 

 

Joining PVC P-Trap and Trap Arm for a Sink



Plumbing

Terms In Alphabetical Listings:

ABS
Aerator
Air Admittance Valve
Airgap
Anti-scald Valve
Backflow Preventer
Ballcock
Branch
Bushing
Check Valve
Cleanout
Closet Bend
Closet Flange
Coupling
CPVC
Cross-connection
Drain
DWV
Elbow
Escutcheon
Fitting
Fixture
Flapper Valve
Float Ball
Flux
Hanger
Hose Bibb
Lavatory
Main
Manifold
Nipple
No-hub Connector
Oakum
PEX
Pipe Dope
Potable
Pressure-balancing Valve
PVC
Reducer
Relief Valve
Riser
Rough-in
Shutoff Valve
Sillcock
Solder
Stack
Stop
Stub-out
Sweating
Sweep
T&P Valve
Tailpiece
Tee Fitting
Trap
Valve
Valve Seat
Vent
Water Hammer Arrestor
Wye Fitting


ABS
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. Used for drain and vent lines. Back to alphabetical list


Aerator
The system of screens screwed into the spout of most faucets. The aerator helps control the flow of water and keep it from splashing all over. They frequently contain a baffle to help reduce the flow of water to the mandated 2.5 gallons per minute. Back to alphabetical list


Air Admittance Valve (AAV)
A device that replaces a traditional vent to allow air to enter the pipe and equalize pressure, preserving the seal of water in the fixture trap. Back to alphabetical list


Airgap
In the drainage system, the unobstructed vertical opening between the lowest opening of a waste line and the flood level of the device into which it empties. Purpose is to prevent backflow contamination. Back to alphabetical list


Anti-scald Valve
See Pressure-balancing Valve
Back to alphabetical list


Backflow Preventer
A device that prevents wastewater and other contaminants from flowing into the potable water supply. Generally required for sprinkler systems, hand-held showers installed in bathtubs, faucets with pullout spouts, kitchen sprayers, and the like. Back to alphabetical list


Ballcock
A valve operated by a float, such as a floatball or a float-cup in a toilet tank. Back to alphabetical list


Branch
Any part of the drain system other than the main, riser, or stack. Back to alphabetical list


Bushing
A pipe fitting used to join two pipes of different sizes. A bushing is threaded inside and out. Back to alphabetical list


Check Valve
A type of backflow preventer installed in a pipe run that allows water to flow in only one direction. Back to alphabetical list


Cleanout
A pipe fitting with a removable plug for inspecting and cleaning out drain pipes. Back to alphabetical list


Closet Bend
The curved section of drain pipe located immediately below the toilet. Back to alphabetical list


Closet Flange
A round, flat fitting that attaches to the closet bend. The heads of closet bolts, used to secure the toilet in place, insert into slots in the closet flange. Back to alphabetical list


Coupling
A short fitting used to join two pieces of pipe. Back to alphabetical list


CPVC
Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. Used for water supply. Back to alphabetical list


Cross-connection
Any connection or situation that may allow waste water to enter the supply system. Back to alphabetical list


Drain
Any pipe that carries wastewater or water-borne waste. Back to alphabetical list


DWV
Drainage, waste, and vent. Back to alphabetical list


Elbow
Curved fittings, usually 90 or 45, used to change the direction of a pipe run. Also called "ells." Back to alphabetical list


Escutcheon
A decorative or protective plate. In plumbing, the plate behind or under a fixture that covers the hole around the pipe or valve. Back to alphabetical list



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