Fixtures and Faucets
Plumbers need to be familiar with the different types of fixtures and faucets that are available for use in plumbing installations.
Fixtures are also often referred to as plumbing fixtures. A fixture is a receptacle or device that receives water from a water supply line and discharges water, waste, or sewage into a connected drainage system.
A faucet is a fixture that is used to draw water from a pipe.
Plumbing Fixtures - Examples
Plumbing fixtures include sinks, bathtubs, toilets, domestic dishwashers, and drinking fountains, to name a few.
Faucets – Examples
Faucets include utility faucets, bathroom faucets and kitchen faucets.
If you are installing fixtures and faucets in a seismically active area (where earthquakes may occur) local codes will specify seismic requirements.
These requirements ensure that the pipe is securely fastened to the structure in the event of excessive vibration.
For example, codes may require that you leave extra space around pipes where they meet walls and floors to allow for anticipated movement.