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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Plumbing Vocabulary - Part 2

Here are just a few more plumbing terms to keep you up-to-date on your plumbing vocabulary!

Useful wordsMeaning
NVQ National Vocational Qualification (abbreviation)
Job applicants will need to have achieved a suitable NVQ at level 2.
Overflow An outlet that allows water to escape (noun)
A dripping overflow is a warning that repair work will need to be carried out.
Pliers A small hand tool (noun)
Pliers are used for holding small objects and bending wire.
Plumber A person who installs and repairs water supply apparatus (noun)
The plumber installed the new central heating system.
Plunger A tool for clearing drains (noun)
Nadia removed the blockage in the toilet by using a plunger.
PPE Personal Protective Equipment (abbreviation) Equipment designed to protect you.
PPE includes items such as helmets or safety goggles.
Pump A device for shifting liquid (noun)
The pump speed was set at maximum.
Radiator A room heating device (noun)
The radiator was cold because it had an airlock.
RIDDOR Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (acronym)
If you witness an accident on site you may be asked to complete a RIDDOR form.
Screwdriver A small hand tool (noun)
A screwdriver is a tool used to turn screws.
Sealant Substance used to seal something (noun)
Sealant was used to form a waterproof seal around the bath.
Solder An alloy for joining metal (noun)
Solder joints are used to make joints in domestic hot water and heating systems.
Spanner A small hand tool (noun)
A spanner is used to turn nuts on bolts.
Specification Written instructions telling you what material to use (noun)
The specifications indicated that a 5 amp fuse was required.
Supplier Someone who provides (noun)
"I will contact the supplier and ask if he has any of these screws in stock."
Thermostat A temperature regulator (noun)
A thermostat was fitted to the radiator in the spare room to save using unnecessary energy.
Torch A small hand-held lamp usually powered by batteries (noun)
The plumber needed a torch in order to properly inspect the tank in the attic.
Ventilation The movement or circulation of fresh air (noun)
Good ventilation is very important when dealing with hazardous materials.
Washer A small disc that keeps a screw or bolt secure to prevent leakage (noun)
The dripping tap was caused by a worn washer.
Waste Contaminated or used water (noun)
Blocked waste pipe in a sink can sometimes be cleared with a plunger.
Wrench A small plumbing tool (noun)
A wrench is a spanner-like tool used for gripping and turning.

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Source: Skillwise


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