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NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE

1. Size of water piping shall be based on the total _________


water consumption
water demand
water potability
none of the above

A.
B.
C.
D.

2. Water closet bowls for________ use shall be elongated bowl types equipped with
open-front seats.
public
private
government
none of the above

A.
B.
C.
D.

3. Wastewater drain for _________ cupsink at church altar & baptisteries font

outlet shall discharge direct to the ground & not connected to any sanitary or drainage
system.
holy sink
lavatory
Baptismal shrine
Sacrarium

A.
B.
C.
D.

4.

Tunnels shall have: the following except

A.

a clear height of 0.6m above the pipe & shall be limited in length to 1/2 the depth of the
trench.

driven pipes shall have at least one pipe size larger than the pipe to be
laid shall be back-filled in thin layers of 0.3m above the top of the pipe
with clean earth

C
.

which shall not contain stones, boulders, cinders or other materials which can damage or break the
pipes or cause corrosive action.
D.
none of the above

5.

the

minimum cross sectional area at the seat of the control valve or the supply pipe
or tubing which feeds the device outlet. If two or more lines supply one outlet, the

effective opening shall be the sum of the cross-sectional areas of the individual supply
lines or the area or the single outlet, whichever is smaller.
A.
B.
C.
D.

effective opening
effective depth
effective area
effective invert

6. Suspended cast iron soil pipe shall be supported at not more than ____m

intervals, except that pipe exceeding 1.5m length may be supported at not more than
_____m intervals. Supports shall be adequate to maintain alignment & to prevent
sagging & shall be placedwithin 0.45m of the hub or joint.
A.
B.
C.
D.

1.5/ 3
1.5/ 4
3/ 1.5
4/ 1.5

7. No water closet or bidet shall be set closer than ______m from its center to any side

of the wall or obstruction or closer than ______m center to center to any similar fixture.
A.
B.
C.
D.

.375 / 0.75
.375 / 0. 70
.40 / 0.70
.50 / 0.60

8. Lead Pipe
- shall be supported at by____________for entire length with hangers
properly spaced.
A.
B.
C.

Stiff aluminum or wooden backing


stiff metal or wooden backing
stiff plastic or metal sheet

9. Fixtures having concealed slip joint connections shall be provided with an access

panel or utility at least ______m in its least dimensionfor inspection & repair.
A.
B.
C.
D.

0.30
0.20
0.10
0.40

10. Excessive water pressure water pressure greater than ____ Kpa

551
552
553
554

A.
B.
C.
D.

11. drains shall have a waterway equivalent area of the tailpiece meaning, the sum of
all the areas of the perforation of the strainer is equivalent to the outlet area.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Strainers serving bathub


Strainers serving shower
Strainers serving lavatory
none of the above

12. Copper Tubing - shall be supported at approximately ________m intervals for

piping 38mm diameter & smaller & _______m intervals for piping 51mm & larger in
dia.
A.
B.
C.
D.

1.8/ 3.0
1.9/ 3.5
1.5 / 2.5
none of the above

13. Continuous waste fixture tailpiece connections were exposed or accessible may be
of seamless drawn brass not less than Ga. 20 B&S or ______mm thk.
0.90
0.80
0.70
0.60

A.
B.
C.
D.

14. All porcelain enamel surfaces on plumbing fixtures shall be __________


A.
B.
C.
D.

mold resistant
acid resistant
corrosion resistant
none of the above

70%
60%
80%
90%

A.
B.
C.
D.

16. ______________ must be supported at least every other joint except that when the
developed length between supports exceeds 1.2m, they shall be provided at each

joint.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Couplings and compression joints


Hubless or compression gasket joints
Caps and plugs
none of the above

17.

- shall be supported by stiff metal or wood backing with hangers in its entire
length for small-size tubings up to 38mm diameter & without backings but with
spaced metal hangers at approved spacing for larger-size tubings.
____________

steel tube
plastic tube
aluminum tube
concrete tube

A.
B.
C.
D.

18.

________ m max. length of supply piping.


61
62
63
64

A.
B.
C.
D.

19.

A.
B.
C.
D.

If

water closets or other plumbing fixtures are installed in the buildings where there is no
sewer within a reasonable distance, suitable provision shall be made for disposing of the
building sewage by some accepted method of sewage treatment and disposal, such as
______________

WASTE TANK
SEPTIC TANK
SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
NONE OF THE ABOVE

20. Drainage pipes shall be run in practical alignments & at a uniform slope between

manholes of not less than ______________ toward the point of disposal.

A.
B.
C.

20mm/m or 2%
30mm/m or 3%
40mm/m or 4 %

D. 10mm/m OR 1%

21. Changes in direction of piping shall be made by the use of approved pipe fittings &

shall be the angles presented by the following except


22 degrees bend
B.
45 degrees bend
C. 60 degrees bend or other approved fittings of longer sweeps
D.
30 degress bend
A.

22. All piping of plumbing systems shall be of durable ____________-APPROVED materials, free
from defective workmanship, designed and constructed by Registered Master Plumbersto
ensure satisfactory service.
A.
B.
C.
D.

NAMPAP
DILG
DPWH
DENR

23. a physical separation, which may be a low inlet into the indirect waste receptor from
the fixture, appliance or device indirectly connected
A.
B.
C.
D.

AIR SEPARATION
AIR BREAK
AIR DEVISOR
NONE OF THE ABOVE

24. a length of soil or waste stack corresponding in the general to a storey height, but in no case less
than 2.43m within which the horizontal branches from one floor or storey of a building are
connected to the stack.
A.
B.
C.

BRANCH INTERVAL
INTERVAL
BRANCH

LENGTH

D.

25. Each family dwelling unit on premises abutting on a sewer or with a private sewerdisposal system shall have at least ___ water closet and ___ kitchen-type sink
1,2
1,1
2,1
2,3

A.
B.
C.
D.

26. Horizontal drainage lines connecting to a vertical stack shall enter through the following except,
A.
B.
C.
D.

45 wye branches
combination wye & 1/8 bend branches
30 wye bend
or other approved fittings of longer sweeps.

27. Horizontal drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage lines shall enter
through the following given below except:
A.
B.
C.
D.

45 wye branches
combination wye & 1/8 bend branches
or other approved fittings of longer sweeps.
30 wye bend

28.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Birth of plumbing profession in the Philippines


INTRAMUROS
BARASOAIN
BATAAN
CEBU

29. Vertical drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage line shall enter
through
45 wye branches
B. or other approved fittings of longer sweeps.
C. 60 degree branches or offsets (only for pipes installed in true vertical position
D.
45 degree branches
A.

30.

No Drainage Fitting shall use:

A. Double hub fitting for leak-caulked joint in vertical position

Single or double tee branch


Single or double tapped tee branch
D. Side inlet quarter bend, Running thread, band or saddle
E.
all of the above
B.
C.

31. ____________________may be used on vertical lines as a fixture connection.


(approved stainless steel bands with neoprene gaskets for jointing hubless cast iron

soil pipes are acceptable for use)


A.
B.
C.
D.

single hub sanitary tapped tee


double hub sanitary tapped tee
triple hub sanitary tapped tee
none of the above

32. a minimum standard quantity of plumbing fixtures that discharge wastes into a
plumbing installation
A.
B.
C.
D.

plumbing unit
plumbing fixtures
plumbing system
plumbing minimum

33. In PROHIBITED FITTINGS & PRACTICES under this rule no ____________ shall be
threaded.
A.
B.
C.
D.

GI soil pipe
cast iron soil pipe
PVC soil Pipe
none of the above

34. Further, a _________ and bathtub or shower shall be installed to meet the basic requirements of
sanitation and personal hygiene.
A.
B.
C.
D.

SINK
LAVATORY
BASIN
NONE OF THE ABOVE

35. fixture directly connected to the drainage system shall be equipped with a ________.
A.
B.
C.
D.

VENTILATING SYSTEM
WATER-SEALED TRAP
SOIL PIPES
WASTE PIPES

36. Any such pipe or piping _______mm or larger in diameter may have a slope

of 10mm/m or 1% provided it is approved by Administrative Authority


A.
B.
C.
D.

100 mm
102 mm
101 mm
104 mm

37. Water pipes & fittings with a lead content that exceed ____ shall be prohibited & shall

not be used in potable piping systems.


8%
9%

A.
B.

10%
11%

C.
D.

38. Water Closet & Urinal Tanks shall be equipped with a listed ________ & shall be

installed with the critical level at least 25mm above the full opening of the overflow
pipe.
A.
B.
C.
D.

corporation cock
gatevalve
ballcock
none of the above

39. THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED

BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT


A.
B.
C.
D.

4
5
3
6

40. THE SANITARY AND PLUMBING PERMIT WILL BE REVOKE IF THE PROJECT

HAS BEEN ABANDONED OR SUSPENDED FOR HOW MANY DAYS


120

A.
B.
C.

100

D.

60
30

41. The quantity of water required to be supplied to every plumbing fixture shall be

represented by ____________
A.
B.
C.
D.

Fixture Units FU
Fixture drain FD
Fixture Trap FT
none of the above

42.
A.
B.
C.
D.

the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter.

affected by walls

2 times diameter of effective opening


4 times diameter of effective opening
5 times diameter of effective opening
3 times diameter of effective opening

43. the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter. not
affected by walls
A.
B.
C.
D.

3 times diameter of effective opening


2 times diameter of effective opening
4 times diameter of effective opening
5 times diameter of effective opening

44. THE MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIRED FROM THE FINISH GRADE LINE THE

SIAMESE INLET CONNECTION OF A STANDPIPE


2.0 M
1.2 M
1.5 M
2.5 M

A.
B.
C.
D.

45.

The minimum air gap for Over rim bath fillers & other fixtures with effective openings not greater than
25mm in diameter. affected by walls

A.
B.
C.
D.

76mm
77mm
78mm
79mm

46. The minimum air gap for Over rim bath fillers & other fixtures witheffective openings not

greater than 25mm in diameter. not affected by walls


54mm
53mm
52mm
51mm

A.
B.
C.
D.

47. The minimum air gap for Lavatories & other fixtures with effective openings not greater than
13mm in diameter if not affected by wall
25
24
23
22

A.
B.
C.
D.

48. The minimum air gap for Lavatories & other fixtures with effective openings not greater
than 13mm in diameter if affected by walls
36mm
37mm
38mm
39mm

A.
B.
C.
D.

49. the minimum air gap for Sinks, laundry trays, goosenecks bath faucets & other fixtures
with effective openings not greater than 19mm in diameter. if not affected by wall
40mm
39mm
38mm
37mm

A.
B.
C.
D.

50.

the minimum air gap for

Sinks, laundry trays, goosenecks bath faucets & other fixtures witheffective
openings not greater than 19mm in diameter. if affected by wall
56mm
57mm
58mm

A.
B.
C.
D.59mm

51. THE EXPIRATION OF THE PERMIT FOR SANITARY / PLUMBING WILL BE

EXPIRED AFTER HOW MANY YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE


2
1

A.
B.
C.
D.

1.5

52. THE DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATION, CALCULATIONS AND ETC FOR PLUMBING

/ SANITARY PERMIT WILL BE SIGNED BY A a Registered & Licensed


A.
B.
C.
D.

DRAINAGE ENGINEER
MASTER PLUMBER
SANITARY ENGINEER
ARCHITECT

53. Restaurant kitchen & other special-use sink may be made of approved-typed sheet
steel not less than Ga.16 U.S. B&S or 1.6mm thk.
A.
B.
C.
D.

bonderized & galvanized


aluminum
steel
none of the above

54. No urinal shall be set closer than _________m center to center


A.
B.
C.
D.

0.70
0.60
0.50
0.65

55. No building sewer or other drainage pipings or part thereof, constructed of materials

other than that approved for use under or within the building, shall be
installed under or within _____ m of any building or structure, nor less than 0.3m
below the finish ground surface
A.
B.
C.
D.

0.60
0.40
0.30
0.20

56. No building water service pipe shall be less than _____mm in diameter
21
20
25
19

A.
B.
C.
D.

57. Inadequate water pressure water pressure less than _____ Kpa
A.
B.
C.

103
104
105

106

D.

58. In Screwed Pipe - IPS shall be supported at approximately _______m intervals for

piping 19mm diameter & smaller & _______m intervalsfor piping 25mm & larger in
diameter.
3.5 / 3.0
3.0 / 3.5
3.6/ 3.0
3.0 / 3.6

A.
B.
C.
D.

59. In Ground

- piping buried on the ground shall be laid on the ______ for its entire
length, except where concrete cradle support is provided which is adequate &
approved by the Administrative Authority.

A.
B.
C.
D.

firm bed
strata
compacted earth
none of the above

60. for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Vitrified Clay Pipes or Fittings for building drain

or sewer shall be used above ground or whenever piping is pressurized by a pump


or ejector. They shall be kept ______m below finish ground level.
0,30
0.40
0.50
0.60

A.
B.
C.
D.

61. for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Galvanized Wrought Iron orGalvanized Steel

Pipe shall be used underground & shall be kept at least _____mm above ground.
155
152
153
154

A.
B.
C.
D.

62. for vertical piping,Screwed Pipe - Iron Pipe Size (IPS) shall be supported at not

less than every other storey


A.
B.

height

drift

level

C.

dimension

D.

63. for vertical piping, _________ - shall be supported at each storey or at a maximum

intervals of 3m o.c.
lead tubing
copper tubing
steel tubing
g.i. tubing

A.
B.
C.
D.

64. for vertical piping, cast iron pipes- Bell & Spigot & Hubless pipe shall be

supported at_____ or closer.


every 2 storey
every storey
every 3 storey
every 4 storey

A.
B.
C.
D.

65.

FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE


BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET
OF DRAWINGS WILL BE RETURNED ON THE APPLICANT
1
2
3
4

A.
B.
C.
D.

66. FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE

BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET OF


DRAWINGS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
1
4
3
2

A.
B.
C.
D.

67.

A.
B.

FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE


BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET
OF DRAWINGS WILL BE KEPT IN THE JOB SITE
2
3

1
4

C.
D.

68.

fixture unit Lawn Sprinklers (standard type, each head)


1
2

A.
B.

1.5
2.0

C.
D.

69.

fixture unit Water Closet (economical flush) private use


5
4
3

A.
B.
C.

2.5

D.
E.

70.

fixture unit of Urinal (stall & wall)

2
5
4
3

A.
B.
C.
D. 2

7
1.

fixture unit of Urinal (pedestal or similar type)


10
15
12

A.
B.
C.
D.

72.

fixture unit of Urinal (flush tank)


2
3
4
5

A.
B.
C.
D.

73.
A.
B.
C.
D.

fixture unit of Water Closet (flush tank & flushometer-tank),


Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) private use
2
3
4
5

74. fixture unit of Water Closet (flush tank & flushometer-tank),

Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) public use


5
4
3
2

A.
B.
C.
D.

75.

fixture unit of Water Closet (economical flush) public use


5
4
3
2

A.
B.
C.
D.

76.

fixture unit of Mobile Home (each)-temporary facilities


5
6
7
8

A.
B.
C.
D.

77. fixture unit of Bidet, Bathtub(With or Without Shower Over),Laundry Tub or Clothes

Washer (each pair of faucets), Shower (each head), Sink or Dishwasher private use
2
3
4
5

A.
B.
C.
D.

78. Fixture unit of bidet, Bathtub(With or Without Shower Over),Laundry Tub or Clothes Washer

(each pair of faucets), Shower (each head), Sink or Dishwasher public use
2
3
4
5

A.
B.
C.
D.

79.

fixture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory private use


1
2

A.
B.
C.
D.

80.

1.5
2.5
ficture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory public use

A.
B.
C.

1.5

1
2

2.5

D.

81. EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM what piping installations shall be used in high rise

buildings
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
PVC (POLYVINYL CHLORIDE)
Vitrified clay pipe
a,b
b,c

82. consists of two independently acting internally or externally loaded check valves, four
properly located test cocks with connectors & two isolation gate valves.
A.

ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB

B. DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)

C. PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB)


D.

none of the above

83.

consists of two independently acting internally loaded check valves, a differential pressure
relief valve, four properly located test cocks & two isolation gate valves.

A. PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB)


B. REDUCED PRESSURE PRINCIPLE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (RP)

ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB


D. DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)
C.

84. consists of a loaded air inlet valve, an internally loaded check valve, two properly located test cocks &
two isolation gate valves.

ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB


B. DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)
C. PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB)
D.
none of the above
A.

85. consist of a body, a checking member & an atmospheric opening.


ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB
B. DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)
C. PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB)
D.
none of the above
A.

86. All pipings passing under or through walls shall be protected from breakage with

embedded ________________.
A.
B.

concrete pipe metal sleeves


pvc pipe sleeves

C.
D.

metal pipe sleeves


none of the above

87. All pipes passing through or under cinders or other corrosive materials shall be
protected from external corrosion by encasing same with _______ or in any other

approved manner.
A.
B.
C.
D.

metal sheath
polybuthane sheath
polyethylene sheath
plastic sheath

88.
B.
C.
D.

89.

B.
C.
D.

- shall be supported at every 1m interval.

plastic pipe
pvc pipe
steel pipe
lead pipe

A.

A.

_____________

in vertical piping ___________shall be supported at intervals not exceeding 1.20m at


centers with a rigid vertical back-up
PVC pipe
Lead Pipe
Steel Pipe
G.I pipe

90. In PROHIBITED FITTINGS & PRACTICES under this rule, No Drainage or __________

shall be drilled & tapped for making connections thereto


A.
B.
C.
D.

supply piping
vent piping
drainage piping
none of the above

91. No _____________ shall be located in a room or compartment,


which is not properly lighted & ventilated.
A.
B.

CATCH BASIN
LAVATORY

C.
D.

WATER CLOSET

BIBB

92. In GRADE OF HORIZONTAL PIPING If it is impracticable to obtain such slope due to the following

conditions except,
A.

Excessive depth of the proposed drainage line

Structural and/or geological features of the terrain


C. Existing adverse in arrangements of building structure
D. Reasonable change because of existing weather
B.

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2.
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