# Plumbing - Test Your General Knowledge

Originally Posted By: jbowman
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Here are some fun tidbit questions for you all.

1. How many gallons of water are in an aveage steel tub up to the overflow?

a. 5
b. 14
c. 31
d. 70

2. With the thermostat set on Normal, how long does it take to heat up 40 gallons of water using electricity?

a. 0.5 hours
b. 3.75 hours
c. 2.5 hours
d. 4.00 hours

3. With the thermostat set on Normal, how long does it take to heat up 40 gallons of water using natural gas?

a. 0.25 hours
b. 4.25 hours
c. 1.25 hours
d. 5.25 hours

4. At 55 psi (nomal house pressure) how many gallons per minute of water will flow through a fully opened 1/2 inch pipe.

a. 11.5 gallons
b. 6.5 gallons
c. 3.5 gallons
d. 25.5 gallons

5. What is the average size of a septic tank?

a. 125 gallons
b. 350 gallons
c. 650 gallons
d. 1050 gallons.

6. In a typical 2 story, 3 bath house, on average how many total feet of water line is used from the main shut-off valve from the street/well to the farthest fixture? This includes both hot and cold water lines.

a. 100 feet.
b. 175 feet.
c. 275 feet.
d. 500 feet.

7. What is the average distance from the top of a plumbers pants to the top of his butt? ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)

a. 12"
b. 6 "
c. 3"
d. 36"

8. Which clogged up drain system do plumbers receive the most service calls for?

a. Bathtub
b. Toilet
c. Kitchen sink
d. Main Sewer

9. What is the average life-span of a water heater?

a. 2 years.
b. 5 years.
c. 9 years.
d. 11 years.

10. What system is available for astronauts on the Space Shuttle?

a. Hold it.
c. Vacuum.
d. Sewage Ejector.

11. On average how many gallons of water is used per person per day in the U.S. and Canada?

a. 30 gallons.
b. 45 gallons.
c. 75 gallons.
d. 100 gallons.

12. Of the gallons of water used in question 11, what percentage, on average, is utilized for flushing the toilet?

a. 10%
b. 35%
c. 50%
d. 65%

13. At what pressure setting should a pressure reducing valve be set?

a. 10 psi.
b. 25 psi.
c. 55 psi.
d. 100 psi.

Let me know when you want the answers. I will see what I can do.

Originally Posted By: John Bowman
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Answers to all questions is “C”.

Originally Posted By: lkage
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 Quote: 5. What is the average size of a septic tank? a. 125 gallons b. 350 gallons c. 650 gallons d. 1050 gallons

Up here, 1250 dbl compartment is about the least anymore and that's in sand.

I guess we're more full of it. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)

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"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
Galileo Galilei

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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lkage wrote:
 Quote: 5. What is the average size of a septic tank? a. 125 gallons b. 350 gallons c. 650 gallons d. 1050 gallons

Up here, 1250 dbl compartment is about the least anymore and that's in sand.

I guess we're more full of it. ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)

Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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 Quote: 7. What is the average distance from the top of a plumbers pants to the top of his butt? a. 12" b. 6 " c. 3" d. 36"

You have not seen the guy I hire to do our plumbing jobs, the answer for him would be (a.)....not sure HOW he keeps them from falling to the ground...but it is a nasty site.

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Paul W. Abernathy- NACHI Certified
Electrical Service Specialists