All Plumbing Terminology

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Updated 12/18 LIST OF PLUMBING TERMINOLOGY ABS – Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. Rigid black plastic pipe used for Drain, waste, and vent lines. Please check your local codes to see if this material is code approved. In most major metropolitan areas it is not a code approved material. Absorbent – A material that is used to hold gases, […]

What is a Plumbing Valve and What are Their Applications

Gate Valve

The plumbing valve, it’s simplest definition is any valve used to regulate the flow of water in a potable or human waste water system. Pretty simple right? We suppose the the basic premise of a plumbing valve is simple but the types of valves and the broad range of applications are anything but simple. In […]

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