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NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Question Excerpt From NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES Q.1) Size of water piping shall be based on the total _________ water consumption A. water demand B. water potability C. none of the above D.
Water

closet bowls for________ use shall be elongated bowl types equipped with open-front

seats.

Q.2)

A. B. C. D. Q.3)

public private government none of the above


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 A. lavatory B. Baptismal shrine C. Sacrarium D. Q.4) Tunnels shall have: the following except a clear height of 0.6m above the pipe & shall be limited in length to 1/2 the depth of A. the trench. driven pipes shall have at least one pipe size larger than the pipe to be laid B. C. D.
the

shall be back-filled in thin layers of 0.3m above the top of the pipe with clean earth which shall not contain stones, boulders, cinders or other materials which can damage or break the pipes or cause corrosive action. none of the above

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 Q.5) of the cross-sectional areas of the individual supply lines or the area or the single outlet, whichever is smaller.

effective opening A. effective depth B. effective area C. effective invert D. Q.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 placed within 0.45m of the hub or joint.

A. B. C. D.
No

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


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.

Q.7) A. B. C. D. Q.8) A. B. C.

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


Lead

Pipe spaced.

- shall be supported at by____________for entire length with hangers properly

Stiff aluminum or wooden backing stiff metal or wooden backing stiff plastic or metal sheet
Fixtures

Q.9) at least ______m in its least dimension for inspection & repair.

having concealed slip joint connections shall be provided with an access panel or utility

0.30 A. 0.20 B. 0.10 C. 0.40 D. Q.10) Excessive water pressure water pressure greater than ____ Kpa 551 A. 552 B. 553 C. 554 D. Q.11) 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
Copper

drains shall have a waterway equivalent area of the tailpiece meaning, the sum of all the areas

Q.12) 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
Continuous

Tubing - shall be supported at approximately ________m intervals for piping 38mm

Q.13) drawn brass not less than Ga. 20 B&S or ______mm thk.

waste fixture tailpiece connections were exposed or accessible may be of seamless

0.90 A. 0.80 B. 0.70 C. 0.60 D. Q.14) All porcelain enamel surfaces on plumbing fixtures shall be __________ mold resistant A. acid resistant B. corrosion resistant C. none of the above D.
All

pipe determinations shall be based on eighty percent (___) the reduced pressure.

Q.15) A. B. C. D. Q.16) 70% 60% 80% 90%


______________ 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 ____________ - 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.

Q.17)

steel tube A. plastic tube B. aluminum tube C. concrete tube D. Q.18) ________ m max. length of supply piping. 61 A. 62 B. 63 C. 64 D.
If

Q.19)

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 ______________

A. B. C. D.

WASTE TANK SEPTIC TANK SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM NONE OF THE ABOVE
Drainage pipes shall be run in practical alignments & at a uniform slope between manholes of

Q.20) not less than ______________ toward the point of disposal. A. B. C. D. 20mm/m or 2% 30mm/m or 3% 40mm/m or 4 % 10mm/m or 1 %

Q.21) angles presented by the following except A. B. C. D. Q.22) A. B. C. D.

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

22 degrees bend 45 degrees bend 60 degrees bend or other approved fittings of longer sweeps 30 degress bend
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.

NAMPAP DILG DPWH DENR


a physical separation, which may be a low inlet into the indirect waste receptor from the fixture,

Q.23) appliance or device indirectly connected A. B. C. D. Q.24) A. B. C. D. AIR SEPARATION AIR BREAK AIR DEVISOR NONE OF THE ABOVE

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.

BRANCH INTERVAL INTERVAL BRANCH LENGTH


Each family dwelling unit on premises abutting on a sewer or with a private sewer-disposal system

Q.25) shall have at least ___ water closet and ___ kitchen-type sink A. B. C. D. Q.26) A. B. 1,2 1,1 2,1 2,3

Horizontal drainage lines connecting to a vertical stack shall enter through the following except,

45 wye branches combination wye & 1/8 bend branches

C. D.

30 wye bend or other approved fittings of longer sweeps.


Horizontal drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage lines shall enter through the

Q.27) following given below except:

45 wye branches A. combination wye & 1/8 bend branches B. or other approved fittings of longer sweeps. C. 30 wye bend D. Q.28) Birth of plumbing profession in the Philippines INTRAMUROS A. BARASOAIN B. BATAAN C. CEBU D. Q.29) Vertical drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage line shall enter through 45 wye branches A. or other approved fittings of longer sweeps. B. 60 degree branches or offsets (only for pipes installed in true vertical position C. 45 degree branches D. No Drainage Fitting shall use: Q.30) Double hub fitting for leak-caulked joint in vertical position A. Single or double tee branch B. Single or double tapped tee branch C. Side inlet quarter bend, Running thread, band or saddle D. all of the above E. Q.31) 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
a minimum standard quantity of plumbing fixtures that discharge wastes into a plumbing ____________________may be used on vertical lines as a fixture connection. (approved stainless

Q.32) installation A. B. C. D.

plumbing unit plumbing fixtures plumbing system plumbing minimum

In PROHIBITED FITTINGS & PRACTICES under this rule no ____________ shall be Q.33) threaded.

A. B. C. D. Q.34)

GI soil pipe cast iron soil pipe PVC soil Pipe none of the above
Further, a _________ and bathtub or shower shall be installed to meet the basic requirements of sanitation and personal hygiene.

A. B. C. D. Q.35) A. B. C. D.

SINK LAVATORY BASIN NONE OF THE ABOVE


fixture directly connected to the drainage system shall be equipped with a ________.

VENTILATING SYSTEM WATER-SEALED TRAP SOIL PIPES WASTE PIPES


Any such pipe or piping _______mm or larger in diameter may have a slope of 10mm/m or 1%

Q.36) provided it is approved by Administrative Authority A. B. C. D. 100 mm 102 mm 101 mm 104 mm

Q.37) used in potable piping systems. A. B. C. D.

Water pipes & fittings with a lead content that exceed ____ shall be prohibited & shall not be

8% 9% 10% 11% Water Closet & Urinal Tanks shall be equipped with a listed ________ & shall be Q.38) installed with the critical level at least 25mm above the full opening of the overflow pipe. corporation cock A. gatevalve B. ballcock C. none of the above D. THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED Q.39) BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT 4 A. 5 B. 3 C. 6 D. THE SANITARY AND PLUMBING PERMIT WILL BE REVOKE IF THE PROJECT Q.40) HAS BEEN ABANDONED OR SUSPENDED FOR HOW MANY DAYS 120 A. 60 B. 30 C. 100 D.
The quantity of water required to be supplied to every plumbing fixture shall be represented by ____________

Q.41)

Fixture Units FU A. Fixture drain FD B. Fixture Trap FT C. none of the above D. Q.42) the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter. affected by walls 2 times diameter of effective opening A. 4 times diameter of effective opening B. 5 times diameter of effective opening C. 3 times diameter of effective opening D. the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter. not Q.43) affected by walls 3 times diameter of effective opening A. 2 times diameter of effective opening B. 4 times diameter of effective opening C. 5 times diameter of effective opening D. THE MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIRED FROM THE FINISH GRADE LINE THE Q.44) SIAMESE INLET CONNECTION OF A STANDPIPE 2.0 M A. 1.2 M B. 1.5 M C. 2.5 M D. Q.45) The minimum air gap for Over rim bath fillers & other fixtures with effective openings not greater
than 25mm in diameter. affected by walls

76mm 77mm 78mm 79mm The minimum air gap for Over rim bath fillers & other fixtures with effective openings not Q.46) greater than 25mm in diameter. not affected by walls 54mm A. 53mm B. 52mm C. 51mm D. The minimum air gap for Lavatories & other fixtures with effective openings not greater than 13mm in Q.47) A. B. C. D.
diameter if not affected by wall

25 24 23 22 The minimum air gap for Lavatories & other fixtures with effective openings not greater Q.48) than 13mm in diameter if affected by walls 36mm A. 37mm B. 38mm C. A. B. C. D.

39mm the minimum air gap for Sinks, laundry trays, goosenecks bath faucets & other fixtures Q.49) with effective openings not greater than 19mm in diameter. if not affected by wall 40mm A. 39mm B. 38mm C. 37mm D. D. Q.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 59mm THE EXPIRATION OF THE PERMIT FOR SANITARY / PLUMBING WILL BE Q.51) EXPIRED AFTER HOW MANY YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE 2 A. 1 B. 1.5 C. 3 D. THE DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATION, CALCULATIONS AND ETC FOR PLUMBING Q.52) / SANITARY PERMIT WILL BE SIGNED BY A a Registered & Licensed DRAINAGE ENGINEER A. MASTER PLUMBER B. SANITARY ENGINEER C. ARCHITECT D. A. B. C. D.
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.

Q.53)

bonderized & galvanized A. aluminum B. steel C. none of the above D. Q.54) No urinal shall be set closer than _________m center to center 0.70 A. 0.60 B. 0.50 C. 0.65 D. 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 Q.55) _____ m of any building or structure, nor less than 0.3m below the finish ground surface 0.60 A. 0.40 B.

0.30 C. 0.20 D. Q.56) No building water service pipe shall be less than _____mm in diameter 21 A. 20 B. 25 C. 19 D. Q.57) Inadequate water pressure water pressure less than _____ Kpa 103 A. 104 B. 105 C. 106 D. Q.58) 19mm diameter & smaller & _______m intervals for piping 25mm & larger in diameter. 3.5 / 3.0 A. 3.0 / 3.5 B. 3.6/ 3.0 C. 3.0 / 3.6 D.
In Screwed Pipe - IPS shall be supported at approximately _______m intervals for piping

In Ground - piping buried on the ground shall be laid on the ______ for its entire length, Q.59) 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


kept ______m below finish ground level.

for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Vitrified Clay Pipes or Fittings for building drain or sewer Q.60) shall be used above ground or whenever piping is pressurized by a pump or ejector. They shall be A. B. C. D. Q.61) 0,30 0.40 0.50 0.60 for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Galvanized Wrought Iron or Galvanized Steel
Pipe shall be used underground & shall be kept at least _____mm above ground.

A. B. C. D. Q.62) A. B.

155 152 153 154 for vertical piping,Screwed Pipe - Iron Pipe Size (IPS) shall be supported at not less than
every other storey

drift height

C. D. Q.63) A. B. C. D.

level dimension 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 for vertical piping, cast iron pipes- Bell & Spigot & Hubless pipe shall be supported Q.64) at_____ or closer. every 2 storey A. every storey B. every 3 storey C. every 4 storey D.

FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE Q.65) BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET OF DRAWINGS WILL BE RETURNED ON THE APPLICANT
1 2 3 4 FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE Q.66) BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET OF DRAWINGS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY 1 A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. A. B. C. D.

FOR THE SET OF SANITARY/ PLUMBING PLANS REQUIRED BY THE Q.67) BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT HOW MANY SET OF DRAWINGS WILL BE KEPT IN THE JOB SITE
2 A. 3 B. 1 C. 4 D. Q.68) fixture unit Lawn Sprinklers (standard type, each head) 1 A. 2 B. 1.5 C. 2.0 D. Q.69) fixture unit Water Closet (economical flush) private use 5 A. 4 B. 3 C.

2.5 D. 2 E. Q.70) fixture unit of Urinal (stall & wall) 5 A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. Q.71) fixture unit of Urinal (pedestal or similar type) 10 A. 15 B. 12 C. 9 D. fixture unit of Urinal (flush tank) Q.72) 2 A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. fixture unit of Water Closet (flush tank & flushometer-tank), Q.73)
Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) private use

A. B. C. D. Q.74)

2 3 4 5 fixture unit of Water Closet (flush tank & flushometer-tank),

Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) public use 5 A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. Q.75) fixture unit of Water Closet (economical flush) public use 5 A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. Q.76) fixture unit of Mobile Home (each)-temporary facilities 5 A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. fixture unit of Bidet, Bathtub(With or Without Shower Over),Laundry Tub or Clothes Q.77) Washer (each pair of faucets), Shower (each head), Sink or Dishwasher private use 2 A.

3 4 5 Fixture unit of bidet, Bathtub(With or Without Shower Over),Laundry Tub or Clothes Q.78) Washer (each pair of faucets), Shower (each head), Sink or Dishwasher public use 2 A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. Q.79) fixture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory private use 1 A. 2 B. 1.5 C. 2.5 D. Q.80) ficture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory public use 1 A. 2 B. 1.5 C. 2.5 D. EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM what piping installations shall be used in high rise Q.81) buildings ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene A. PVC (POLYVINYL CHLORIDE) B. Vitrified clay pipe C. a,b D. b,c E. B. C. D. Q.82) located test cocks with connectors & two isolation gate valves. A. B. C. D. Q.83) A. B. C. D.
consists of two independently acting internally or externally loaded check valves, four properly

ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC) PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB) none of the above
consists of two independently acting internally loaded check valves, a differential pressure relief valve, four properly located test cocks & two isolation gate valves.

PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (PVB) REDUCED PRESSURE PRINCIPLE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (RP) ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)

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

A. B. C.

D. Q.85) consist of a body, a checking member & an atmospheric opening. ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER (AVB A. DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC) B. PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKER BACFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY C. (PVB) none of the above D. Q.86) ________________. A. B. C. D.
All pipings passing under or through walls shall be protected from breakage with embedded

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

concrete pipe metal sleeves pvc pipe sleeves metal pipe sleeves none of the above
All pipes passing through or under cinders or other corrosive materials shall be protected from

Q.87) external corrosion by encasing same with _______ or in any other approved manner. A. B. C. D. Q.88) A. B. C. D. Q.89) A. B. C. D. metal sheath polybuthane sheath polyethylene sheath plastic sheath
_____________ - shall be supported at every 1m interval.

plastic pipe pvc pipe steel pipe lead pipe


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


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

Q.90) shall be drilled & tapped for making connections thereto A. B. C. D. Q.91)
which is not properly lighted & ventilated.

supply piping vent piping drainage piping none of the above


No _____________ shall be located in a room or compartment,

A. B.

CATCH BASIN LAVATORY

C. D. Q.92) A. B. C. D.

BIBB WATER CLOSET


In GRADE OF HORIZONTAL PIPING If it is impracticable to obtain such slope due to the following conditions except,

Excessive depth of the proposed drainage line Structural and/or geological features of the terrain Existing adverse in arrangements of building structure Reasonable change because of existing weather