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PLUMBING Index of Building Construction diagrams House illustrations

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SUPPLY PLUMBING PLUMBING - FLOW AND PRESSURE
1500 Factors affecting supply of water
1501 Pressure drop as flow rate increases
1502 Static water pressure
1503 3-4 inch pipe is more than twice as big as 1-2 inch pipe!
1504 Galvanized steel pipe
1505 Downstream versus upstream pipe replacement
1506 Elbows and tees reduce pressure
1507 Pressure regulator required
1508 Constant water flow (velocity) can wear out pipes
1509 Pressure decreases with height
1510 Larger diameter pipe to water heater
1511 Pressure decreases with height

PLUMBING - PRIVATE WATER SOURCES
1512 Draw down test
1513 Dug wells
1514 Bored wells
1515 Drilled wells
1516 Casings for drilled wells
1517 Well pits
1518 Static head
1519 Well location
1520 Deep wells and shallow wells
1521 Foot valve
1522 Types of pumps
1523 Centrifugal pump
1524 Shallow well with single line jet pump
1525 Two line jet pump
1526 Piston pump
1527 Drilled well with submersible pump
1528 Pressure tank components and pump controls
1529 Bladder-type pressure tank
1530 Waterlogged pressure tank - short-cycling

PLUMBING - PUBLIC WATER SERVICE
1531 Service piping - when different types were used
1532 Separate water service from sewer pipe
1533 Main shut off valve - stop and waste
1534 Globe valve
1535 Gate valve
1536 Ball valve
1537 Pressure regulator required

PLUMBING - DISTRIBUTION PIPING IN THE HOUSE
1538 Types of copper supply pipe
1539 Soldered pipe connection
1540 Flare fitting
1541 Compression fitting
1542 Galvanized steel pipe
1543 Dielectric union
1544 Hangers for copper pipe
1545 Cross connections
1546 Air gap
1547 Atmospheric vacuum breaker
1548 Pressure type vacuum breaker
1549 Double check valve assembly
1550 Reduced pressure principle device
1551 Dishwasher air gap
1552 Atmospheric vacuum breaker
1553 Correcting water hammer
1554 Vent connectors and clearances to plastic supply pipe
1555 Polybutylene pipe should be at least 18 inches from water heaters
1556 Polybutylene pipe - crimp fitting
1557 Polybutylene pipe - compression (grip) fitting
1558 Bend radius for polybutylene pipe

 

WATER HEATERS

WATER HEATERS - INTRODUCTION
1559 Sacrificial anode
1560 Vacuum relief valve
1561 Oil-fired water heater
1562 Gas water heater
1563 External (floating) tank water heater (oil-fired)
1564 Dip tube
1565 Sacrificial anode
1566 Recovery rate
1567 Electric water heater
1568 Electric water heater - element sequencing

WATER HEATERS - GAS PIPING BURNERS AND VENTING
1569 Ice on regulator
1570 Poor meter locations
1571 Gas piping support
1572 Drip leg
1573 Gas shut off valves
1574 Teflon tape at connections
1575 Scorching
1576 Vent connector length
1577 Poor connections
1578 Vent clearances
1579 Size of vent connector
1580 Chimney-vent connections
1581 Vent connector extends too far into chimney

WATER HEATERS - OIL TANKS, BURNERS AND VENTING
1582 Oil storage tanks - clearance from oil burner
1583 Oil storage tanks (leaks)
1584 Buried oil storage tank
1585 Undersized fill lines
1586 Primary control
1587 Refractory-fire pot
1588 Primary control
1589 Barometric damper
1590 Exhaust flue support
1591 Exhaust flue length
1592 Exhaust flue clearances

WATER HEATERS - CONVENTIONAL TANK TYPE WATER HEATERS
1593 Relative recovery rates
1594 BTUs per hour compared to Kilowatts
1595 Gas burner cover and roll out shield
1596 Working space around water heaters
1597 Water heaters in garages
1598 Superheated water
1599 Temperature-pressure relief valve
1600 Gas shut off on high temperature
1601 Baffle collapsed or missing
1602 Isolating and drain valves
1603 Multiple water heaters are installed in parallel
1604 Circulating hot water system
1605 Power vented water heater
1606 Improper side wall vent locations

WATER HEATERS - HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS WATER HEATERS
1607 High-efficiency gas water heaters

WATER HEATERS - COMBINATION SYSTEMS
1608 Combination systems
1609 Tempering valve required
1610 Boilers heat domestic water

WATER HEATERS - TANKLESS COILS
1611 Tankless coil
1612 Side arm heater
1613 Tempering valve with tankless coil
1614 Instantaneous water heater

 

DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT PLUMBING

PLUMBING - INTRODUCTION
1615 Too little or too much slope is not good
1616 Trap terminology
1617 Trap cleanout required
1618 No traps for toilets
1619 Trap Primer
1620 Vent terminology
1621 Soil stack versus waste stack
1622 Stack vent
1623 Proper vent location relative to trap
1624 Direct venting
1625 Wet venting

PLUMBING - DRAIN PIPING MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS
1626 Connecting cast iron waste pipe - hubless
1627 Cast iron waste pipe - bell and spigot
1628 Hangers for copper pipe
1629 Cross connections
1630 Dishwasher air gap
1631 Standpipe
1632 Condensate discharge locations
1633 Connecting vertical drain pipes to horizontal drain pipes

PLUMBING - TRAPS
1634 Trap cleanout required
1635 Building trap - older installation
1636 Building trap - new installation
1637 Illegal traps
1638 Double trapping does not work
1639 Tail piece too long
1640 Venting an island sink (below-floor trap permitted)
1641 Loop vent or circuit vent for an island sink
1642 Proper vent location relative to trap
1643 Trap terminology
1644 Trap Primer

PLUMBING - FLOOR DRAINS
1645 Backwater valve
1646 Downspout connection upstream of trap

PLUMBING - VENTING SYSTEMS
1647 Flashing problems
1648 Horizontal vent offset
1649 Vent on the wrong side of the trap
1650 Wet venting
1651 Venting an island sink (if below-floor trap not permitted)
1652 Another alternate island venting arrangement
1653 Vent too tall
1654 Plumbing vent clearances
1655 Automatic air vent or air admittance valve

PLUMBING - SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMPS
1656 Sewage ejector pump

PLUMBING - SUMP PUMPS
1657 Sump pump

PLUMBING - LAUNDRY TUB PUMPS
1658 Laundry tub pump

PLUMBING - SEPTIC SYSTEMS
1659 Septic tank (two compartment)
1660 Tile beds
1661 Tile bed location
1662 Dosing chamber
1663 Seepage pit
1664 Septic tank pump-out

 

FIXTURES AND FAUCETS

PLUMBING - INTRODUCTION
1665 Hot-cold conventions

PLUMBING - BASINS, SINKS AND LAUNDRY TUBS
1666 Rusting overflow

PLUMBING - FAUCETS
1667 Compression faucet
1668 Correcting water hammer
1669 Hot-cold conventions
1670 Shut off valves for outside faucets
1671 Atmospheric vacuum breaker

PLUMBING - TOILETS
1672 Toilet flushing actions
1673 Supply tubes
1674 Loose toilet
1675 Toilet flush mechanism

PLUMBING - BIDETS
1676 Bidets

PLUMBING - BATHTUBS
1677 Tubs without tile lips more prone to leakage
1678 Do not test overflows
1679 Inspecting a bathtub

PLUMBING - TUB AND SHOWER STALL ENCLOSURES
1680 Bathtubs on exterior walls
1681 Windows over bathtubs are not a good idea
1682 Bathroom outlets and switches

PLUMBING - SHOWER STALLS
1683 One-piece shower stalls
1684 Acrylic base
1685 Metal showers are bad
1686 Tile mortar base

PLUMBING - WHIRLPOOL BATHS
1687 Whirlpool bath
1688 Make sure the jets are submerged before testing
1689 Bathroom outlets and switches

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