Understanding Soil Pipe in Plumbing Systems
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Understanding Soil Pipe in Plumbing Systems

Learn about the definition and function of soil pipes in plumbing systems. Discover the differences between soil pipes and waste pipes, as well as the variations in installation such as soil stacks and soil branches.

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What is the purpose of extending at least one vertical stack in the plumbing system through the roof?

To ventilate and dispose off the sewer gas above the roof

What is the minimum diameter for the soil stack or stack vent extended above the roof?

75 mm (3")

What term is used for a soil pipe installed horizontally?

Soil Branch

What is the purpose of extending the vent stack through the roof of the building?

<p>Ventilate and dispose off sewer gas</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the National Plumbing Code, what is the required length for extending the vent stack above the roof when not used for protection from weather elements?

<p>No less than 2.0 meters</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for a soil pipe that carries human waste coming from the water closet?

<p>Soil Stack</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of extending at least one vertical stack in the plumbing system through the roof?

<p>To ventilate and dispose off the sewer gas above the roof</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum diameter for the soil stack or stack vent extended above the roof, according to the National Plumbing Code?

<p>75 mm (3 inches)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term used for a soil pipe that does not carry human waste coming from the water closet?

<p>Waste Pipe</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the required length for extending the vent stack above the roof when not used for protection from weather elements, according to the National Plumbing Code?

<p>2.0 meters</p> Signup and view all the answers

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