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Unit IV: Installing Plumbing Fixtures

About this Unit

Plumbing fixtures are receptacles for personal sanitation that discharge waste disposal into the main sanitary waste system of a building. Fixtures are manufactured in vitreous china, enameled cast iron, stainless steel, fiberglass, or plastic. These materials are durable, corrosion-resistant and nonabsorbent. All fixtures come from the manufacturer with rough-in instruction on how to install the item. Fixtures such as lavatories, sinks, water closets, and urinals are installed after the finished building walls and floors are completed. Once installed, all fixtures are tested for mechanical operation and leaks.

Table of Contents
(Select a Lesson)

Part 1: Installing Lavatories and Sinks

Identifying Lavatories and Sinks
Installing Wall-Hung Lavatories
Installing Faucets
Attaching Drain Outlets
Installing P-Traps
Installing Shutoff Angle Valves
Installing Flexible Tubing
Testing for Mechanical Operation and Leaks

 Review Exercise

Part 2:  Installing Water Closets with Flushing Devices

Identifying Water Closets
Installing Water Closets
Attaching Flushing Devices
Installing Flushing Mechanisms
Installing Flushometers
Installing Water Service
Adjusting Flushing Mechanisms
Installing the Seats

Review Exercise


Part 3:  Installing Urinals

Identifying Urinals
Installing Wall-Hung Urinals
Attaching Drain Outlets
Connecting P-Traps to Urinals
Installing Flushometers

Review Exercise


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Publisher: SweetHaven Publishing Services

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Last Modified: February 16, 2005