Understanding Drainage System Components
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Understanding Drainage System Components

Learn about the 4 major components of a drainage system including the sanitary or soil drainage system, waste drainage system, and vent system. Understand their functions and differences in conveying liquid discharge from plumbing fixtures.

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What is the purpose of the sanitary or soil drainage system?

The purpose is to convey the discharge of water closets or fixtures containing fecal matter, with or without the discharges from other fixtures.

What does the waste drainage system receive?

It receives the liquid discharge from plumbing fixtures other than water closets, and it is free of fecal matter.

What is the purpose of the vent system?

The purpose is to provide a flow of air to or from a drainage system, or to provide a circulation of air within the system to protect trap seals from siphonage and back pressure.

What does the storm drainage system receive?

<p>It receives clear water drainage from leaders, downspouts, surface runoff, ground water, subsurface water, condensate water, cooling water, or other similar discharges, and conveys them to the point of disposal, excluding sanitary wastes.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a soil stack pipe?

<p>A soil stack pipe is a vertical soil pipe conveying fecal matter and wastewater.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the waste drainage system receive?

<p>Liquid discharge from plumbing fixtures other than water closets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a soil stack pipe?

<p>Conveying fecal matter and wastewater vertically</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of the vent system?

<p>Provide a flow of air to or from a drainage system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of waste does the soil pipe convey?

<p>Discharge of water closet, urinal, or fixtures with similar functions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is conveyed by the storm drainage system?

<p>Clear water drainage from leaders, downspouts, surface runoff, etc.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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