Plumbing Glossary

Plumbing glossary

A device that protects and against contamination by preventing the reverse flow of water or other substances into the public water supply.

A pipe or conduit used to carry wastewater or sewage away from a building or fixture.

A valve used to control the flow of water from a pipe or plumbing fixture, typically found in sinks, showers, and tubs.

A device connected to a plumbing system that provides water for various purposes, such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs.

A plumbing device installed in commercial kitchens or food establishments to capture grease and prevent it from entering the wastewater system.

A device used to regulate the water pressure in a plumbing system, ensuring it stays within a safe range.

An underground tank used in areas without access to a public sewer system to collect and treat wastewater.

A valve used to stop the flow of water or other substances through a pipe, allowing for maintenance or repairs.

A pump installed in basements or crawl spaces to remove water that has accumulated due to flooding or excessive moisture.

A curved section of pipe that traps water, creating a barrier to prevent sewer gases from entering a building while still allowing wastewater to flow through.

A pipe that allows air to enter a plumbing system, preventing water locks and facilitating the proper flow of wastewater.

A loud banging noise that occurs when a water valve is suddenly closed, causing a pressure surge in the plumbing system.

A device that heats and stores water for domestic use, typically providing hot water for showers, faucets, and appliances.

A device used to measure the amount of water consumed in a building, often used for billing purposes.

The force at which water is delivered through a plumbing system, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI).

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