Something we all tend to take for granted at home is the plumbing system. Although it is usually reliable, problems can occur. Take this quiz and see how you can repair some of the common problems.
The basic natural laws of plumbing are gravity, pressure and water seeking its own level.
One brings in freshwater, while the other removes wastewater.
Definitely not -- the wastewater sub-system could pollute the freshwater if there were an overlap.
The vent stack and vent pipes admit air to keep the trap sealed.
Individual stop valves permit water to be turned off at that particular fixture only and not the main water supply.
An adequate temperature is 120 degrees F.
It is simply more economical and sufficient for most circumstances.
Both systems are basically the same.
No pressure is required. It's a matter of gravity.
The wastewater would not flow out and the water in the traps would need to be siphoned out.
The sink trap prevents dangerous sewer gas from entering the home and also prevents some waste from entering the pipes, thereby blocking them.
Hair and grease are the most common causes of sink blockages.
It stands for drain-waste-vent.
The best way is to examine the pipes in the basement or crawl space under the house.
All devices that use freshwater and allow the flow of wastewater are considered to be fixtures.
Check first with your plumbing code what is permitted.
You can save a lot of money.
A bridge is where the two subsystems (incoming and outgoing water) meet, such as a sink.
Get to know the workings of your plumbing system.
Drainage pipes are angled downward and gravity pulls the waste down.