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Plumbing vs. Stopcock — What's the Difference?

Plumbing vs. Stopcock — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Plumbing and Stopcock

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Plumbing

Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

A stopcock is a form of valve used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. The term is not precise and is applied to many different types of valve.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The pipes, fixtures, and other apparatus of a water, gas, or sewage system in a building.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

An externally operated valve regulating the flow of a liquid or gas through a pipe, in particular one on the water main supplying a house
In many houses, the main stopcock is situated under the kitchen sink
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The work or trade of a plumber.
Mar 26, 2022
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Stopcock

A valve that regulates the flow of fluid through a pipe; a faucet.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

(Informal) An arrangement of bodily vessels or ducts
"treating stroke victims by reversing the plumbing of the body's circulatory system" (Associated Press).
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

A valve, tap or faucet which regulates the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps, and other fixtures of a water, gas, or sewage system in a house or other building.
Water was dripping from the ceiling, so we figured there was a problem with the plumbing.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

(British) A main shutoff#Noun for water to a home from a municipal supply. Usually these valves exist in pairs, one outside the property boundary and one inside the property boundary.
If you have a burst pipe, turn the water off at the stopcock.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The trade or occupation of a plumber.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

(transitive) To control the gas pressure in (an oil well) by keeping the well closed in and the gas confined except during set intervals when the oil is flowed or pumped.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

(informal) A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.
My plumbing was playing up, so I had to see the doctor.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a pipe, etc.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

, concrete work serving to support other work.
This is not scientific research as such: it's just plumbing.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

The turning plug, stopper, or spigot of a faucet.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

(countable) A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.
Mar 26, 2022

Stopcock

Faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building.
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

Utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

The occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
Mar 26, 2022

Plumbing

Measuring the depths of the oceans
Mar 26, 2022

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