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Sweating a Copper Joint

 

 

Installing an ABS Trap



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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


Fitting
Any pipe part used to join together two sections of pipe, such as elbows, couplings, bends, wyes, etc. Back to alphabetical list


Fixture
Accepts or discharges water or wastewater, such as faucets, sinks, toilets, etc. Back to alphabetical list


Flapper Valve
The part on the bottom of the toilet tank that opens to allow water to flow from the tank into the bowl. Back to alphabetical list


Float Ball
In the toilet tank, the hollow ball attached to a rod that rises as the tank refills and shuts the water inlet valve. Back to alphabetical list


Flux
Substance applied to copper pipes and fittings before soldering to help the fusion process and prevent oxidation. Back to alphabetical list


Hanger
Device used to support pipes. Back to alphabetical list


Hose Bibb
An outdoor faucet, also used to supply washing machines. Back to alphabetical list


Lavatory
Industry term for bathroom sink. Back to alphabetical list


Main
The primary artery of the supply or drain system to which all the branches connect. Referred to as the Main Vent in the vent system. Back to alphabetical list


Manifold
A fitting that connects a number of branches to the main; serves as a distribution point. Back to alphabetical list


Nipple
A short length of pipe installed between couplings or other fittings. Back to alphabetical list


No-hub Connector
A connector for no-hub iron pipe consisting of a rubber sleeve and a stainless-steel band secured by hose clamps. A variation, a neoprene sleeve with two adjustable steel bands, is used for connecting dissimilar materials, as when connecting new plastic pipe to an existing cast-iron drain pipe. Back to alphabetical list


Oakum
The packing material used before sealing a hubbed cast-iron fitting with lead. Back to alphabetical list


PEX
Cross-linked polyethylene. PEX tubing, commonly used for hydronic radiant floor heat, is increasingly used for water supply lines. Back to alphabetical list


Pipe Dope
Slang for pipe-joint compound. Substance applied to threaded fittings to create a watertight seal. Back to alphabetical list


Potable
Water that suitable for consumption. Back to alphabetical list


Pressure-balancing Valve
A mixing valve that monitors the water pressure in both the hot and cold supply lines and compensates for a drop in either one. Back to alphabetical list


PVC
Polyvinyl chloride. Used for drain and vent lines. Back to alphabetical list


Reducer
A fitting that allows pipes of different sizes to be joined together. Back to alphabetical list


Relief Valve
A valve that opens to relieve excess temperature and/or pressure in the system. See T&P Valve. Back to alphabetical list



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