Glossary Term beginning with P

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PEX search for term

Tubing made from Cross-linked polyethylene. PEX is stronger than PE and is commonly used for radiant floor heat and water supply lines.

Plumb search for term

Precisely vertical. Also to perform plumbing work.

Plumbing search for term

The system of pipes, fittings, fixtures and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. The work of installing and maintaining such systems.

Plumbing Tree search for term

Prefabricated system of drain waste, vent, and water supply lines.

Plumbing Tubing search for term

Long hollow cylinder used to convey liquid or gas.

Power Venting search for term

A system with mechanical draft exhaust to outside utilizing room air to support combustion.

Pressure Reducing Valve search for term

A valve that reduces water pressure automatically to a specified value at its outlet under static cold water conditions.

Pressure Tank search for term

Device used to pump water from a well.

Public Sewer search for term

The common sewer directly controlled by public authority.

PVC search for term

Polyvinyl Chloride. A rigid plastic pipe used in non-pressure systems, such as drainage, waste, and vent systems.