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Question Excerpt From NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE OF THE

PHILIPPINES

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


) _________

water
A
consumpti
.
on
B water
. demand
water
C
potabilit
.
y
D none of
. the above

Q.2 Water closet bowls for________ use shall be elongated bowl types
) equipped with open-front seats.

p
u
A b
. l
i
c
p
r
i
B
v
.
a
t
e
gove
C
rnme
.
nt
D none of
. the above

Q.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.
ho
A ly
. si
nk
la
v
B
at
.
or
y
C Baptism
. al shrine
Sac
D
rari
.
um

Q.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
B
the pipe to be laid
.

shall be back-filled in thin layers of 0.3m above the top of the pipe with clean
C
earth 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

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
Q.5
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 effective
. opening
B effectiv
. e depth
effecti
C
ve
.
area
D effecti
ve
.
invert

Suspended cast iron soil pipe shall be supported at not more than ____m
intervals, except that pipe exceeding 1.5m length may be supported
Q.6
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.

1
.
A 5
. /

3
1
.
B 5
. /

4
3
/
C
. 1
.
5
4
/
D
. 1
.
5

No water closet or bidet shall be set closer than ______m from its center
Q.7 to any side of the wall or obstruction or closer than ______m center to
) center to any similar fixture.

.375
A
/
.
0.75
.
B
375 /
.
0. 70
.40
C /
. 0.7
0
.50
D /
. 0.6
0

Q.8 Lead Pipe - shall be supported at by____________for entire lengthwith


) hangers properly spaced.

A Stiff aluminum or
. wooden backing
B stiff metal or
. wooden backing
C stiff plastic or
. metal sheet

Fixtures having concealed slip joint connections shall be provided with


Q.9
an access panel or utility at least ______m in its least dimension for
)
inspection & repair.

0
A .
. 3
0
0
B .
. 2
0
0
C .
. 1
0
0
D .
. 4
0

Q.10 Excessive water pressure water pressure greater than


) ____ Kpa

A 5
. 5
1
5
B
5
.
2
5
C
5
.
3
5
D
5
.
4

drains shall have a waterway equivalent area of the tailpiece


Q.11
meaning, the sum of all the areas of the perforation of the strainer is
)
equivalent to the outlet area.

A Strainers
. serving bathub
B Strainers
. serving shower
C Strainers
. serving lavatory
D none of
. the above
Copper Tubing - shall be supported at approximately ________m
Q.12
intervalsfor piping 38mm diameter & smaller & _______m intervals for
)
piping 51mm & larger in dia.

1.
A 8/
. 3.
0
1.
B 9/
. 3.
5
1.
C 5/
. 2.
5
D none of
. the above

Continuous waste fixture tailpiece connections were exposed or


Q.13
accessible may be of seamless drawn brass not less than Ga. 20 B&S or
)
______mm thk.
0
A .
. 9
0
0
B .
. 8
0
0
C .
. 7
0
0
D .
. 6
0

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


) __________

mold
A
resista
.
nt
acid
B
resist
.
ant
C corrosion
. resistant
D none of
. the above

Q.15 All pipe determinations shall be based on eighty percent (___) the
) reduced pressure.

7
A
0
.
%
6
B
0
.
%
8
C
0
.
%
D 9
0
.
%

______________ must be supported at least every other joint except that


Q.16
when the developed length between supports exceeds 1.2m, they shall
)
be provided at each joint.

A Couplings and
. compression joints
B Hubless or compression
. gasket joints
Caps
C
and
.
plugs
D none of
. the above

- shall be supported by stiff metal or wood backing with


____________

Q.17 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.

ste
A el
. tub
e
plast
B
ic
.
tube
alumin
C
um
.
tube
concr
D
ete
.
tube
Q.18 ________ m max. length of supply
) piping.

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

If water closets or other plumbing fixtures are installed in the buildings where there is no
Q.19 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 WASTE
. TANK
B SEPTIC
. TANK
C SEWAGE DISPOSAL
. SYSTEM
D NONE OF THE
. ABOVE

Drainage pipes shall be run in practical alignments & at a uniform


Q.20
slope between manholes of not less than ______________ toward the point
)
of disposal.

A 20mm/
. m or 2%
B 30mm/
. m or 3%
C 40mm/m
. or 4 %
D 10mm/m
. or 1 %

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

Q.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.

NA
A
MP
.
AP
D
B I
. L
G
D
C P
. W
H
D
D E
. N
R

Q.23 a physical separation, which may be a low inlet into the indirect waste
) receptor from the fixture, appliance or device indirectly connected

AIR
A
SEPARATI
.
ON
AIR
B
BRE
.
AK
AIR
C
DEVIS
.
OR
D NONE OF THE
. ABOVE
a length of soil or waste stack corresponding in the general to a storey height, but in no case
Q.24
less than 2.43m within which the horizontal branches from one floor or storey of a
)
building are connected to the stack.

A BRANCH
. INTERVAL
INT
B
ERV
.
AL
BR
C
AN
.
CH
LE
D
NG
.
TH

Each family dwelling unit on premises abutting on a sewer or with a


Q.25
private sewer-disposal system shall have at least ___ water closet and
)
___ kitchen-type sink

1
A
,
.
2
1
B
,
.
1
2
C
,
.
1
2
D
,
.
3

Q.26 Horizontal drainage lines connecting to a vertical stack shall enter through the
) following except,

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

Q.27 Horizontal drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage lines


) shall enter through the following given below except:

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

Q.28
Birth of plumbing profession in the Philippines
)

A INTRA
. MUROS
B BARA
. SOAIN
BA
C
TA
.
AN
C
D E
. B
U

Q.29 Vertical drainage lines connecting to other horizontal drainage line shall
) enter through

A 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

Q.30
No Drainage Fitting shall use:
)

A Double hub fitting for leak-caulked joint in


. vertical position
B Single or double
. tee branch
C Single or double tapped
. tee branch
D Side inlet quarter bend, Running thread,
. band or saddle
all of
E
the
.
above
____________________may be used on vertical lines as a fixture connection.
Q.31
(approved stainless steel bands with neoprene gaskets for jointing
)
hubless cast iron soil pipes are acceptable for use)

A single hub sanitary


. tapped tee
B double hub sanitary
. tapped tee
C triple hub sanitary
. tapped tee
D none of
. the above

Q.32 a minimum standard quantity of plumbing fixtures that discharge wastes


) into a plumbing installation

plumb
A
ing
.
unit
B plumbing
. fixtures
C plumbing
. system
D plumbing
. minimum

In PROHIBITED FITTINGS & PRACTICES under this rule no ____________


Q.33
shall be threaded.
)

GI
A
soil
.
pipe
B cast iron
. soil pipe
PVC
C
soil
.
Pipe
D none of
. the above

Q.34 Further, a _________ and bathtub or shower shall be installed to meet the basic requirements
) of sanitation and personal hygiene.

A S
I
. N
K
B LAVA
. TORY
B
A
C
S
.
I
N
D NONE OF THE
. ABOVE

Q.35 fixture directly connected to the drainage system shall be equipped with a ________.
)

A VENTILATING
. SYSTEM
B WATER-
. SEALED TRAP
SOIL
C
PIPE
.
S
D WASTE
. PIPES
Q.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

10
A 0
. m
m
10
B 2
. m
m
10
C 1
. m
m
10
D 4
. m
m
Q.37 Water pipes & fittings with a lead content that exceed ____ shall be
) prohibited & shall not be used in potable piping systems.

A 8
. %
B 9
. %
1
C
0
.
%
1
D
1
.
%

Water Closet & Urinal Tanks shall be equipped with a listed ________ &
Q.38
shall be installed with the critical level at least 25mm above the full
)
opening of the overflow pipe.

A corporatio
. n cock
gat
B
eva
.
lve
bal
C
lco
.
ck
D none of
. the above

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


) BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL WHEN APPLYING FOR PERMIT

A.
4
B.
5
C.
3
D.
6

Q.40 THE SANITARY AND PLUMBING PERMIT WILL BE REVOKE IF THE PROJECT
) HAS BEEN ABANDONED OR SUSPENDED FOR HOW MANY DAYS
1
A
2
.
0
B
.
C
.
1
D
0
.
0

The quantity of water required to be supplied to every plumbing fixture


Q.41
shall be represented by ____________
)

A Fixture
. Units FU
B Fixture
. drain FD
C Fixture
. Trap FT
D none of
. the above
Q.42
)
the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter. affected by walls

A 2 times diameter of
. effective opening
B 4 times diameter of
. effective opening
C 5 times diameter of
. effective opening
D 3 times diameter of
. effective opening

Q.43 the minimum airgap for Effective openings not greater than 25mm in diameter.
) not affected by walls

A 3 times diameter of
. effective opening
B 2 times diameter of
. effective opening
C 4 times diameter of
. effective opening
D 5 times diameter of
. effective opening

Q.44 THE MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIRED FROM THE FINISH GRADE LINE THE
) SIAMESE INLET CONNECTION OF A STANDPIPE

2
.
A
0
.

M
1
.
B
2
.

M
1
.
C
5
.

M
2
.
D
5
.

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

7
A 6
. m
m
7
B 7
. m
m
7
C 8
. m
m
7
D 9
. m
m
Q.46 The minimum air gap for Over rim bath fillers & other fixtures with effective
) openings not greater than 25mm in diameter. not affected by walls

5
A 4
. m
m
5
B 3
. m
m
5
C 2
. m
m
5
D 1
. m
m

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

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

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

3
A 6
. m
m
B 3
. 7
m
m
3
C 8
. m
m
3
D 9
. m
m

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

4
A 0
. m
m
3
B 9
. m
m
3
C 8
. m
m
3
D 7
. m
m

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

5
A 6
. m
m
5
B 7
. m
m
C 5
. 8
m
m
5
D 9
. m
m

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


) EXPIRED AFTER HOW MANY YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE

A
.
B
.
1
C
.
.
5
D
.

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


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

A DRAINAGE
. ENGINEER
B MASTER
. PLUMBER
C SANITARY
. ENGINEER
D ARCH
. ITECT

Q.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 bonderized &
. galvanized
alu
B
min
.
um
s
t
C
e
.
e
l
D none of
. the above

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


) center

0
A .
. 7
0
0
B .
. 6
0
0
C .
. 5
0
0
D .
. 6
5

No building sewer or other drainage pipings or part thereof, constructed


Q.55 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

0
A .
. 6
0
0
B .
. 4
0
0
C .
. 3
0
0
D .
. 2
0
Q.56 No building water service pipe shall be less than _____mm in
) diameter

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.57 Inadequate water pressure water pressure less than


) _____ Kpa

1
A
0
.
3
1
B
0
.
4
1
C
0
.
5
1
D
0
.
6

In Screwed Pipe - IPS shall be supported at approximately _______m


Q.58
intervals for piping 19mm diameter & smaller & _______m intervals for
)
piping 25mm & larger in diameter.

3.
A 5/
. 3.
0
3.
B 0/
. 3.
5
3.
C 6/
. 3.
0
D 3.
0/
. 3.
6

In Ground - piping buried on the ground shall be laid on the ______ for
Q.59
its entire length, except where concrete cradle support is provided
)
which is adequate & approved by the Administrative Authority.

fir
m
A
b
.
e
d
s
t
B r
. a
t
a
C compact
. ed earth
D none of
. the above

for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Vitrified Clay Pipes or Fittings for building
Q.60 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
A ,
. 3
0
0
B .
. 4
0
0
C .
. 5
0
0
D .
. 6
0
for EXCRETA DRAINAGE SYSTEM No Galvanized Wrought
Q.61
Iron orGalvanized Steel Pipe shall be used underground & shall be kept
)
at least _____mm above ground.

1
A
5
.
5
1
B
5
.
2
1
C
5
.
3
1
D
5
.
4

Q.62 for vertical piping,Screwed Pipe - Iron Pipe Size (IPS) shall be
) supported at not less than every other storey

d
r
A
i
.
f
t
B hei
. ght
l
e
C
v
.
e
l
dim
D
ens
.
ion

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


) amaximum intervals of 3m o.c.

lead
A
tubi
.
ng
B coppe
. r
tubing
steel
C
tubi
.
ng
g.i.
D
tub
.
ing

Q.64 for vertical piping, cast iron pipes- Bell & Spigot & Hubless pipe shall be
) supported at_____ or closer.

every
A
2
.
storey
every
B
store
.
y
every
C
3
.
storey
every
D
4
.
storey

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

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.
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

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

A
.
B
.
C
1
.
D
.

Q.68 fixture unit Lawn Sprinklers (standard type,


) each head)

A
.
B
.
1
C
.
.
5
2
D
.
.
0

Q.69
fixture unit Water Closet (economical flush) private use
)

A
.
B
.
C
.
2
D
.
.
5
E
.
Q.70 fixture unit of Urinal (stall &
) wall)

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.71 fixture unit of Urinal (pedestal or


) similar type)

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.72 fixture unit of Urinal (flush


) tank)

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.73 fixture unit of Water Closet (flush tank & flushometer-tank),


) Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) private use

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

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


) Hose Bibb or Sill Cock (standard type) public use

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.75 fixture unit of Water Closet (economical flush)


) public use

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.76 fixture unit of Mobile Home (each)-temporary


) facilities

A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

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


Q.77
Clothes Washer (each pair of faucets), Shower (each head), Sink or Dishwasher
)
private use
A
.
B
.
C
.
D
.

Q.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

A
.
B
.
C
4
.
D
.

Q.79
fixture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory private use
)

A
.
B
.
1
C
.
.
5
2
D
.
.
5

Q.80 ficture unit Bar Sink, Drinking Fountain, Lavatory


) public use

A
.
B
.
1
C
.
.
5
2
D
.
.
5

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

A ABS Acrylonitrile-
. Butadiene-Styrene
B PVC (POLYVINYL
. CHLORIDE)
C Vitrified
. clay pipe
a
D
,
.
b
b
E
,
.
c

consists of two independently acting internally or externally loaded


Q.82
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

Q.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)
C ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM
. BREAKER (AVB
D DOUBLE CHECK VALVE BACKFLOW PREVENTION
. ASSEMBLY (DC)

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

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


) opening.

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

Q.86 All pipings passing under or through walls shall be protected from
) breakage with embedded ________________.

A concrete pipe
. metal sleeves
B pvc pipe
. sleeves
C metal pipe
. sleeves
D none of
. the above

Q.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.

metal
A
sheat
.
h
B polybuthan
. e sheath
C polyethylen
. e sheath
D plastic
. sheath

Q.88 _____________ - shall be supported at every 1m


) interval.

plas
A
tic
.
pipe
pv
B c
. pi
pe
ste
C el
. pip
e
lea
D d
. pip
e

Q.89 in vertical piping ___________shall be supported at intervals not exceeding 1.20m


) at centers with a rigid vertical back-up

PV
A C
. pip
e
Lea
B d
. Pip
e
C Ste
. el
Pip
e
G.
I
D
pi
.
p
e

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


) or__________ shall be drilled & tapped for making connections thereto

suppl
A
y
.
piping
vent
B
pipi
.
ng
C drainag
. e piping
D none of
. the above

No _____________ shall be located in a room or


Q.91
compartment,
)
which is not properly lighted & ventilated.

A CATCH
. BASIN
B LAVA
. TORY
B
C I
. B
B
D WATER
. CLOSET

Q.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
B Structural and/or geological
. features of the terrain
C Existing adverse in arrangements of
. building structure
D Reasonable change because of
. existing weather