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ARE - Plumbing


Potable Water Water that is suitable for drinking
Supply Systems Clean, clear, and potable water that is operated under pressure
Sanitary Waste Systems Remove contaminated water by relying on gravity
Hardwater Water that contains mineral deposits that can clog up piping, causing mineral build up in heat exchangers
Effluent Liquid Waste
1 PSI 2.3 Feet of Water
Upfeed System Water is pumped up directly from the Basement
Downfeed System Tank mounted on roof supplies water to lower stories
Greywater Water from sinks, dishwashers, lavatories, washing machines, etc. that doesn't contain human waste
Blackwater Water from toilets that includes human waste
Traps Keep methane gas from entering back into the building
Stack Vent Portion of stack above vents that connection to a soil/waste stack above the highest fixture in the system - vents to the soil stack
Vent Stack Separate pipe used for venting
K Thickest of all the plumbing pipe types. Only one that is suitable for underground use
L Most common of all the plumbing pipe types
M Thinnest of all the plumbing pipe types
Gate Valve Used when control for water flow is either all on or all off
Globe Valve Used when flow is variable
Check Valve Used in cases of backflow prevention
Created by: skbehm