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What tool is used to open plugged or sluggish

drain piping?

a. Drain auger
b. Force cup
c. Hand-spinner drain cable
d. Plunger
What type of pipe joints consists of a soft
metal alloy of tin and lead with a low melting

a. butt-weld
b. solder
c. threaded
d. compression
…….distribution and for other underground

a. Wrought iron pipe

b. Plastic coated steel pipe
c. Terra-cotta pipe
d. Tin pipe
Which of the following is acceptable
procedure when installing piping in a load-
bearing wooden partition?

a. Do not drill or notch the studs

b. Drill a hole at the sides of the studs
c. Make a notch not more than one-half the
d. Drill hole through the center of the studs
On the outside, a globe valve looks similar to
what other valve?

a. Stop and waste valve

b. Angle valve
c. Gate valve
d. Check valve
At what angle do vent stacks attach to
horizontal vent pipes?

a. 90 degrees
b. 45 degrees
c. 22-1/2 degrees
d. 60 degrees
According to the International Plumbing
Code, above what temperature can you
consider water as hot water?

a. 60 deg C
b. 120 deg C
c. Above room temperature
d. 212 deg F
What part of pipe curves like the neck of a
goose, and is flexible?

a. e-curve
b. snake
c. goose neck
d. auger
What device is used to ream burs out of the
pipe that has been cut?

a. Bolt cutter
b. Pipe reamer
c. Wood chisel
d. Cutter wheel
What happens when moist air is trapped in a
horizontal vent pipe?

a. Can block the passage of warm air into

the system
b. Being dense, the plumbing system is
c. Can cause corrosion on the pipe
d. Can lead to the creation of vacuum spaces
What kind of test is used in determining
whether galvanized pipe is made of wrought
iron or wrought steel?

a. smoke
b. hammer
c. water
d. gas
What safety device should plumbing
construction workers wear?

a. hats
b. shoes
c. belts
d. goggles
What drain serves a single fixture trap?

a. Individual drain
b. Fixture branch
c. Horizontal branch
d. Fixture drain
What tool is used to cut copper, brass,
aluminum, or plastic tubing, and thin-wall

a. hacksaw
b. Flaring tool
c. Pipe tap
d. Tubing cutter
What is the correct and most accurate way to
measure out lengths of pipe?

a. Center-to-face
b. Center-to-center
c. End-to-end
d. End-to-center
Which can cause obstruction of the flow of
wastes in a drainage piping?

a. Pocket of neutral pressure

b. Pressure differential
c. Pocket of positive and negative pressures
d. Pocket of low or high pressure
Which of the following is not among the basic
angles necessary to express the sanitary
planning system in an isometric drawing?

a. Horizontal pipe
b. Sixty degree angle pipe
c. Vertical pipe
d. Forty-five degree angle pipe
Which of the following plumbing fixtures is
the most commonly used?

a. Kitchen sink
b. Water closet
c. Lavatory
d. Shower
When joints are necessary in a copper gas
piping system, what type of solder must be

a. hard
b. soft
c. malleable
d. ductile
Which of the following pipes receives the
discharge from a water closet and conveys it
to a soil stack or the building drain?

a. waste
b. drain
c. vent
d. soil
In a plumbing plan which of the following is
represented by double dots in between

a. cold water
b. vent
c. hot water
d. none of the above
What is the name of the washer that seals the
bottom of a lavatory bowl?

a. cushion
b. compression
c. delta
d. mack
Identify the equipment in no. 42 of the wet
standpipe schematic riser diagram in drawing

a. Fire extinguisher
b. Fire pull box
c. Fire hose cabinet
d. Fire enunciator
Which are prevented by fixture trap seals?

a. Excessive draining
b. Siphonage and back pressure
c. Free-flowing effluents
d. Overflows
Which of the following does not determine
the size of the vent pipe?

a. Pressure of waste flow

b. Type of plumbing fixtures to be vented
c. Maximum fixture unit load
d. Developed length of the vent pipe
What is the name of the tool used to remove
a bur from the inside of a water pipe?

a. Pipe vise
b. Pipe reamer
c. Pipe offset
d. Pipe threaded
Which of the following methods of jointing
plastics used for discharge pipe work systems
is best described as a cold welding process?

a. Solvent welding
b. Fusion welding
c. Compression welding
d. Branch welding
A permanently installed mechanical device,
other than an ejector, for removing sewage or
liquid waste from a sump is called a sewage

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
The joint of a wall-hung lavatory, where it is in
contact with the wall, shall be ___

a. smooth
b. painted
c. concealed
d. watertight
Piping in the ground shall be laid on ____

a. A firm bed
b. Concrete blocks
c. Common bricks
d. None of the above
The provisions of the code allow an alternate
material or method of construction provided
it is ______.

a. Approved by the architect as an alternate

b. Accepted by the owner as an alternate
c. Approved by the authority having
jurisdiction as alternate
d. Manufactured by a reputable organization
In seismic zone 1 and 2, hubless cast iron
piping 5 inches or larger suspended in
exposed locations over high traffic areas, and
over four feet in length, shall be provided
with support on both sides of the coupling

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
Voids around piping passing through concrete
floors on the ground shall be ____.

a. flanged
b. protected
c. sealed
d. packed
PEX is the definition for ____

a. Polyethylene
b. Polybutylene X
c. Cross-linked Polyethylene
d. None of the above
The discharge from clinical sinks and
conveyed to the building drain is defined as a
waste pipe

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
The restroom facilities in a private day care
center are classified as public use.

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
An outlet on a boiler to permit emptying or
discharging of sediment is called a (an) _____

a. Boiler blowoff
b. Aspirator
c. Relief valve
d. Atmospheric check valve
Drain pipes subject to condensation over food
storage in food-handling establishment shall
be ____.

a. Installed with a spill pan

b. Thermally insulated
c. Remouled out of the area
d. Tested with 5 psi of air
All design, construction, and workmanship
shall be in conformity with ____

a. Practices of the contractor

b. Accepted engineering practices
c. Standard shop procedures
d. None of the above
Water is safe for people to drink is referred to
by this code as ____

a. Industrial water
b. Potable water
c. Soft water
d. Hard water
All trenches deeper than the footing of any
building or structure and paralleling the same
shall be at least ______.

a. 5-foot intervals
b. Every other storey
c. Each floor not exceed 15 ft
d. 10-foot intervals
To provide watertight joint in the floor,
shower drains and floor drains are required to
be _____.

a. Extra-heavy cast iron

b. Suitably flanged
c. Coated with asphalt
d. Set in waterproof cement
No dry or chemical closet (toilet) shall be
installed in any building used for human
habitation unless first approved by the _____

a. Owner
b. Plumbing Inspector
c. City Clerk
d. Health Officer
Closet bends or stubs shall be cut off so as to
present a smooth surface, even with the

a. Top of the rough floor

b. Top of the closet ring
c. Top of the finish floor
d. Bottom of the closet ring
The length along the centerline of the pipe
and fittings is the _____

a. Diameter length
b. Circumferential length
c. Developed length
d. Diagonal length
That portion of a drainage system that does
not drain by gravity into the building sewer is
known as a ___

a. Storm sewer
b. Building subdrain
c. Sewer ejector
d. Building supply
A pressure surge absorbing device operating
through the compressibility of air is called a
(an) ____

a. Flushometer valve
b. Hammer arrestor
c. Air chamber
d. Backflow preventer
Threaded pipe (I.P.S.) ¾ inch, except for gas
piping, installed horizontally shall be
supported at approximately ___.

a. 5-foot intervals
b. 10-foot intervals
c. 12-foot intervals
d. 15-foot intervals

a. 4 ft
b. 10 ft
c. 8 ft
d. 6 ft
Mechanical devices may be used to complete
backfilling where covering above any piping is
at least _______ inches

a. 6
b. 12
c. 30
d. P36
Tanks flushing more than one urinal shall be

a. Automatic in operation
b. Acid-resistant
c. Enamel
d. Manual in operation
Sleeves shall be provided to protect all piping
through _____ and ______ walls

a. floors, concrete
b. wood, concrete
c. concrete, masonry
d. none of the above
The overflow pipe from a fixture shall be
connected on the _____

a. House or inlet side of the fixture trap

b. Operation side of the fixture trap
c. Sewer or outlet side of the fixture trap
d. None of the above
When a backflow prevention device does not
bear a critical level marking, the part of the
device that shall constitute the critical level is
the ______

a. top
b. center
c. bottom
d. outlet invert
Unsanitary and insanitary share the same

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
Galvanized sheet steel of not less than 16 U.S.
gauge may be used to make dishwashing
sinks for ______.

a. restaurants
b. lunch counters
c. commercial buildings
d. residential buildings
By code definition, a stack is always ____.

a. straight
b. vertical
c. horizontal
d. exposed
All pipe, pipe fittings, traps, fixtures,
materials, and devices used in plumbing
system shall be ______

a. Approved by the authority having

b. Free from defects
c. All of the above
d. None of these
A combination building sewer is (a) __

a. Combination of all sewer and drainage piping

from inside and outside of the building
b. Building sewer that conveys industrial waste
and domestic sewage
c. Building drains that convey waste and storm
d. Building sewer that conveys both sewage
and storm water
Gutters in public shower rooms shall be
sloped not less than

a. 5%
b. 10 %
c. 2%
d. 3%
A device integrated within an air accumulator
vessel that is designed to discharge a
predetermined quantity of water to fixtures
for flushing purposes is a (an) __

a. Surge tank
b. Day tank
c. Expansion tank
d. Flushometer tank
Fixture connections between drainage pipes
and water closets shall be made with ____.

a. expansion joints
b. unions
c. flanges
d. hot poured compound
Piping fixtures, or equipment that are
installed so that they interfere with normal
operation and use of windows or doors shall
be ______.

a. Identified for restricted use

b. Protected from damage
c. Approved if acceptable by the owner
d. Relocated to avoid interference
The building drain from the front building
may be extended to the rear building when
both buildings are located ____.

a. On an interior (when driveway cannot be

b. 300 ft from the public sewer
c. 200 ft from the public sewer
d. On a corner lot
Fixtures having concealed slip-joint
connections shall be provided with ______.

a. A utility space or access panel

b. A ladder and a light fixture
c. Red brass fittings
d. Rubber gasket
The minimum wall thickness for threaded
plastic pipe shall be _____.

a. Schedule 40
b. Schedule 80
c. 1/8 inch
d. 1/16 inch

a. Permissible if constructed of concrete

b. Prohibited
c. Allowed in bus stations
d. Required in large associations
Solder and fluxes used in piping system
conveying potable water are prohibited when
the lead content exceeds

a. 0.2 of 1 percent
b. 1 percent
c. 0.5 of 1 percent
d. less than 10 percent
The organization, office, or individual
responsible for enforcing the requirements of
a code or standard is the ______

a. Authority having jurisdiction

b. Plumbing inspector or department
c. Building department
d. Administrative authority
A connection to the public sewer, or private
sewage disposal system, is required for

a. Buildings with plumbing fixtures

b. Buildings with emergency drain systems
c. Buildings with storm drain systems
d. Buildings with or without plumbing
A pipe that makes an angle of not more than
45 degree with vertical is considered ____

a. vertical
b. horizontal
c. crooked pipe
d. diagonal pipe
A standard that is an extensive compilation of
provision covering broad subject matter is the
definition for ______

a. listed
b. legal document
c. code
d. standards
All piping fixtures and equipment shall be
adequately supported in accordance with the

a. contractor
b. code
c. owner
d. engineer
Test gauges shall not have a pressure range
more than ___ the test pressure

a. equal
b. twice
c. 15 psi
d. 60 psi
All materials, fixtures, or devices used or
entering into the construction of plumbing
and drainage systems shall _____.

a. Conform to approved applicable

b. Conform to the job specifications
c. Conform to price job
d. Conform to materials availability
………..eliminated ______.

a. To comply with accessibility standards

b. For gang showers
c. In hospitals only
d. Not permitted
Tub waste openings in framed construction
shall be protected by _____.

a. Completely covering the opening with

plywood collars
b. Metal collars
c. Filling the annular space with approved
fiber material
d. Flashings
Burred ends of all pie and tubing shall be

a. Painted to reduce friction

b. Reamed to the full bore of the pipe of the
c. Avoided by use of special cutting tools
d. Confined to exposed and readily
accessible locations
Two inch horizontal copper tubing drain pipe
shall be supported at ______

a. 4 foot intervals
b. 6 foot intervals
c. 10 foot intervals
d. 12 foot intervals
Every water supply to a urinal shall be
protected by an approved _____

a. Relief valve
b. Vacuum breaker
c. Metering valve
d. Automatic switch
The minimum distance from a side wall or
partition to the center of a urinal shall be
____ inches

a. 6
b. 12
c. 18
d. 24
Any pressure less than that exerted by
atmospheric is a (an) _____

a. Vacuum
b. Negative pressure
c. Atmospheric pressure
d. Positive pressure
The vertical depth of a trap seal is measured
from ___

a. The outlet of the trap to the bottom of the

b. The inlet of the trap to the outlet of the trap
c. The crown weir on the top of the dip of the
d. The inlet of the trap to the bottom of the
With two noted exceptions, all shower
compartments and receptors shall be capable
of encompassing a ___ diameter circle.

a. 24 inch
b. 33 inch
c. 30 inch
d. 36 inch

a. Iron pipe standard

b. Iron pipe size
c. Inside pipe standard
d. Inside pipe size
When installing ______, the authority having
jurisdiction shall require evidence of the
competency of the installers.

a. Potable water piping

b. Fuel-gas piping
c. Medical gas piping
d. Plumbing appurtenance
Surfaces to be joined by soldering or brazed
shall be cleaned bright by _____.

a. Mechanical or manual means

b. A self-cleaning flux
c. A corrosive flux
d. Sulfuric acid
A joint obtained by joining of metal parts with
metallic mixtures of alloys that melt at a
temperature up to and including 840 degree F
is a ____

a. Brazed joint
b. Soldered joint
c. Metallic joint
d. Flared joint
Disposal of sewage, or other liquid waste,
shall be by means of _____

a. The drainage system of the building or

b. Sewage retaining tanks
c. Subsurface leaching pits
d. Chemical toilets
A device installed in a drainage system to
prevent reverse flow is a ___

a. Sewage ejector
b. Check valve
c. Backflow preventor
d. Backflow valve
The distance between the center of urinal
shall not be less than ____

a. 12”
b. 15”
c. 24”
d. 30”
Wall-mounted water closets shall be securely
bolted to ______.

a. The wall
b. Double two by six studs
c. A carrier fitting
d. A closet bend
A drinking fountain installed outside shall be
connected to an approved drainage system

a. true
b. false
c. maybe
d. none of the above
Screws or bolts for securing floor mounted
fixtures shall be

a. brass
b. aluminum
c. galvanized steel
d. die-cast zinc
The lowest portion of the inside of a
horizontal pipe is called the _____

a. invert mass
b. invert
c. flat vent
d. bottom
Wiped joints are permitted with ____.

a. lead
b. steel
c. plastic
d. cast iron
When brazing, the alloys shall have a melting
temperature of at least _____ degrees F.

a. 800
b. 840
c. 1000
d. 1200
Shower pan linings may be constructed with

a. 26 b&s gauge copper

b. Zinc-coated steel
c. 15 pounds asphalt felt
d. 3 pounds per square foot lead
A pipe inside a building that conveys storm
water from the roof to a storm drain is called
a (an) ____

a. conductor
b. building storm drain
c. rain leader
d. adductor
No plumbing system, drainage system,
building sewer, private sewage disposal
system, or parts thereof, shall be located in

a. Any lot other than the lot that is the site

of the building served by such facilities
b. The walls, floors, or underground in any
c. Pipe access spaces where accessible for
d. Any garage, or equipment or locker room