Plumbing Dictionary


Plumbing termonalogy.

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F

FLUSHOMETER VALVE

A valve attached to a pressurized water supply pipe and so designed that when activated it opens the line for direct flow into the fixture at a rate and quantity to operate the fixture properly, and then gradually closes to reseal fixture traps and avoid water hammer.

G

GAS COMPANY

The organization operating the gas distribution system, or supplying the gas fuel that is being used.

GAS CONVENIENCE OUTLET

A permanently mounted manually operated device that provides the means for connecting an appliance to, and disconnecting an appliance from, the gas supply piping. The device includes an integral, manually operated gas valve with a nondisplaceable valve member and is designed so that disconnection can be accomplished only when the manually operated gas valve is in the closed position.

GAS COUNTER APPLIANCES

Appliances such as gas operated coffee brewers and coffee urns and any appurtenant water heating equipment, food and dish warmers, hot plates, griddles, waffle bakers and other appliances designed for installation on or in a counter.

GAS HOSE

A gas conduit which depends for tightness on joint packing, or on any wall structure other than that formed by a continuous one-piece metal tubing member.

GAS OFFICIAL

See ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORllY.

GAS VENTS Single-wall metal

Vents constructed of sheet copper not less than 0.024-inch (0.61 mm) or 0.040-inch (1.02 mm) minimum galvanized steel or other approved noncombustible corrosion resistant material.

GAS VENTS Type B

Factory made gas vents listed by a nationally recognized testing agency for venting listed or approved appliances equipped to burn only gas.

GAS VENTS Type BW

Factory made gas vents listed by a nationally recognized agency for venting listed or approved gas fired vented wall furnaces.

GAS VENTS Type L

Factory made gas vents listed by a nationally recognized testing agency for venting listed or approved appliances equipped to bum gas or oil.

GRAVITY

See SPECIFIC GRAVIY.

GREASE INTERCEPTOR

An interceptor whose rated flow exceeds 50 gpm and is located outside the building.

GREASE TRAP

An interceptor whose rated flow is 50 gpm or less and is located inside the building.

H

HANGERS

See "Supports."

HEATING VALUE, TOTAL

The number of BTU's produced by the combustion, at constant pressure, of 1 cu ft (0.0283 m3) of gas when the products of combustion are cooled to the initial temperature of the gas and air, when the water vapor formed during combustion is condensed, and when all necessary corrections have been applied.

HELPER

1. aid, assistance; also a source of aid 

2: remedy, relief

3: one who assists another 

4: the services of a paid worker

HORIZONTAL BRANCH DRAIN

A drainage branch pipe extending laterally from a soil or waste stack or building drain, with or without vertical sections or branches, that receives the discharge from two or more fixture drains or branches and conducts the discharge to the soil or waste stack or to the building drain.

HORIZONTAL PIPE

Any pipe or fitting that makes an angle of less than 45 degrees (0.79 rad) with the horizontal.

HOT WATER

Water at a temperature greater than or equal to 120 F (49 C)

HOTEL AND RESTAURANT RANGE

A gas appliance of the floor type providing for top cooking, roasting, baking or broiling, or any combination of top cooking with any of these other functions and not designed specifically for domestic use.

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