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PLUMBING TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS

PLUMBING TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS

Access Panel, Air Gap, Water Distribution, Air Valve, Available Head, Anti-Siphon, Chair, Communication Pipe, Consumer’s Pipe, etc...

PRINCIPLES OF WATER SUPPLY

PRINCIPLES OF WATER SUPPLY

The design of water supply takes the following into consideration. i) Number of occupants. ii) Minimum water requirements…

OVER HEAD TANK DISTRIBUTION

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Water supply from the mains to the building is through one of the following systems depending on the pressure of water in the street...

COMBINED GRAVITY AND PUMPING SYSTEM

WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AT CITY LEVEL

The purpose of distribution system is to deliver water to consumer with appropriate quality, quantity and pressure...

WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING

WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING

The total quantity of water per day is estimated based on the proposed occupancy and activities catered...

ARRANGEMENTS FOR VARIOUS PLUMBING FIXTURES

ARRANGEMENTS FOR VARIOUS PLUMBING FIXTURES

Typical mounting arrangements for various plumbing fixtures, including dimensions, drainage system and ventilation...

GRAVITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN TALL BUILDING

In skyscrapers Plumbing is one of the more challenging problems to solve due to the loss in pressure as water travels up a vertical pipe...

SEPARATE SYSTEM

SANITATION SYSTEM

It includes the collection of soil and waste from sanitary fixtures and their conveyance to public sewers through traps and intercepting...

TYPES OF SANITARY APPLIANCES

TYPES OF SANITARY APPLIANCES

Sanitary appliances are fittings used for collection and discharge of soil or waste matter. These appliances may be grouped under soil…

STOP COCK

TERMINOLOGY AND PUMPING SYSTEM

Pumps in water supply system are necessary for pumping out and lifting water to higher level and boosting the pressure in the distribution...

PIPING SYSTEM FOR SOIL AND WASTE DRAINAGE

PIPING SYSTEM FOR SOIL AND WASTE DRAINAGE

The piping system to be adopted will depend on the type and planning of the building in which it is to be installed and will be one...

CONSTRUCTION OF MANHOLES

MANHOLES DESIGN CRITERIA

Manholes are used for connecting two or more converging storm or sanitary sewers, permitting pipe size changes, accommodating…

SANITARY FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS IN BUILDING

SANITARY FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS IN BUILDING

There should be at least one water tap and arrangement for drainage in the vicinity of each water closet or group of water closet in all...

MODIFIED SINGLE STACK SYSTEM

SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN TALL BUILDING

The fundamental purpose of a high-rise system is that the removal of fluid and solid waste to the sewer, while protecting the inhabitants…

RAIN WATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM ONE

RAINWATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM

There are two systems of drainage which should be kept separate: ‘foul’ and ‘surface water’ FOUL DRAINAGE: It carries…

RAINWATER HARVESTING

RAINWATER HARVESTING

Rainwater is an ideal source which can be conserved and used in a useful manner by the people. The amount of rainfall available varies…

RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

The harvesting of rainwater simply involves the collection of water from surfaces on which rain falls, and subsequently storing...

REFUSE CHUTE SYSTEM

REFUSE CHUTE SYSTEM

Refuse chute system is a convenient and safe mode of transportation and collection of domestic solid wastes from buildings exceeding...

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