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Trivia Quiz - Plumbing Terms


Think you know plumbing? Take a "plumbers crack" at these tough ones.

Quiz Number: 3535
Date Submitted: November 10, 2010
Quiz Categories: Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: FRANKL1965
Average Score: 65.9 percent
Times Taken: 274 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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Plumbing Terms
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1. A fixed bowl or basin with running water and drainage for washing. Also reffered to as a restroom or a bathroom.
  A.   Lavatory
  B.   Escutcheon
  C.   Bidet
  D.   Culvert

2. A connection made with compression fittings.
  A.   Tailpiece
  B.   Slip Joint
  C.   Sisson Joint
  D.   Kafer Fitting

3. A rigid white or cream-colored plastic pipe used in non-pressure systems, such as drainage, waste, and vent systems.
  A.   PEX
  B.   PVC
  C.   PE
  D.   PB

4. Slang for pipe-joint compound. Substance applied to threaded fittings to create a watertight seal.
  A.   Plumb Dough
  B.   Teflon Tape
  C.   Gasket Grease
  D.   Pipe Dope

5. Waste water from sinks, showers, and bathtubs, but not toilets.
  A.   Greensand
  B.   Cistern
  C.   Gray Water
  D.   Coliform

6. A covered ditch containing a layer of fitted or loose stone or other pervious material.
  A.   French Drain
  B.   Septic Tank
  C.   Leach Field
  D.   Catch Basin

7. A flexible rod with a curved end used to access the toilet's built-in trap and remove clogs.
  A.   Saddle Valve
  B.   Riser
  C.   Plumbing Tree
  D.   Closet Auger

8. Loosely woven hemp rope that has been treated with oil or other waterproofing agent; it's used to caulk joints in a bell and spigot pipe and fittings.
  A.   Packing
  B.   Flux
  C.   Effluent
  D.   Oakum

9. Unit of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water 1 degree Fahrenheit.
  A.   BTU
  B.   Thermocouple
  C.   Static Pressure
  D.   DWV

10. Tube inside the water heater that sends cold water to the bottom of the tank.
  A.   Discharge Tube
  B.   Stand Pipe
  C.   Dip Tube
  D.   Venturi


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