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A Battery of Fixtures is any group of two or more similar, adjacent fixtures which discharge into a common horizontal waste or soil branch.
For example a Public Restroom with a row of water closets(toilets), lavatories (hand sinks), urinals, etc.

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25
Jul

More About BackFlow….

   Posted by: Chad    in More about Backflow, Plumbing Definitions

Backflow Connections:

Any type of situation whereby backflow can occur in the plumbing system.

Back-Pressure Backflow:

Backflow due to increased pressure above the distribution potable water pressure, could be due to pumps , boilers, gravity, or other sources of pressure tied in to the supply.

Backflow Preventer:

Simply put, A back-flow prevent er is a mechanical device that prevents back-flow into a potable water system, by means of check valves.

Back-Siphon age:

The backward flow of used, contaminated, or polluted water from, a plumbing fixture or other means, a water supply pipe due to negative pressure in pipe.

Backwater Valve:

A device installed into a drainage system to prevent reverse flow. Commonly used on residential type homes due to being lower than the street lateral.

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21
Jul

What is “Backflow”?

   Posted by: Chad    in Backflow, Plumbing Definitions

An uninvited flow of used or non-potable water or substance from any domestic, industrial or institutionalized piping system into the potable water dispersion system. The direction of flow that depicts this condition is in a backward direction, causing siphon-age.

A Backflow device maybe necessary to protect the water system experiencing backflow.

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17
Jul

Definition of an Area Drain:

   Posted by: Chad    in Area Drain, Plumbing Definitions

A receptacle designed to collect surface or storm water from an open area.

A receptacle designed to collect surface or storm water from an open area.
An area drain system collects surface rain water or water system breaks and collects it into one or more small inlet boxes. These boxes are of variable size and usually have a grate-style opening on top. Area drains typically use small-scale (4″) diameter pipes to convey the gathered storm water to the curb side of the street.

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