local terms

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by jimbo, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    A recent post about "spigot" fittings got me to thinking about a lot of plumbing terms which seem to be local to a certain geographical area:

    Desanco fitting
    Marvel connector
    Smitty plate
    LA pattern trap
    Dresser coupling
    "tap" vs. "faucet"

    anybody add to the list?
  2. The tube coming off a water heater T&P valve, drip leg.
  3. hj

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    It is only a drip leg when the valve malfunctions. Normally it is the T&P discharge pipe. Drip leg is the capped extension below the tee where the appliance connects.
  4. Lancaster

    Lancaster New Member

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    Around here you can always tell the locals because they say "street elbow".The guys from out of town say "service elbow".
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Is the capped portion of a gas T called a dirt leg OR drip leg? I have heared it called both. I have always called it a dirt leg.
  6. both

    I have heard the called both.....dirt legs and drip legs...
    to catch either moisture or dirt chops, I guess.


    now have you ever heard of a shovel being called a "dummey stick"
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  7. Cass

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    Yes, a dummy stick, and I still use one from time to time. :)

    How about a mattock being called a grub hoe?
  8. when a hoe was just a hoe.....

    remember when a hoe mean only a hoe??

    now it can mean a slang terms you call some ladies.
  9. hj

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    A shovel is sometimes called a "banjo pump" when you need to remove water from the ditch.
  10. hj

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    You are confusing "hoes" with "ho's".
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