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Peter Stahl
08-11-2007, 8:21 AM
Any plumbers out there? Went to get some SS supply line for a sink and saw a couple I didn't know. What is W.C., FIP, SJ mean? I'm guessing W.C. is water closet for the toilet lines but don't know the others.

thanks, Pete

skip coyne
08-11-2007, 9:27 AM
cavemen have plumbing ?:eek:

try a Google search for plumbing acronyms
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=plumbing+acronyms&spell=1

Rich Stewart
08-12-2007, 4:32 AM
I'm thinking FIP is Female Iron Pipe. Meaning a female adapter from copper to threaded pipe. MIP would be a male adapter.

Kyle Kraft
08-12-2007, 8:14 AM
I concur with you Rich. I think I can recall seeing the FIP thing on the package of some brass flare fittings for a gas range.

Peter Stahl
08-12-2007, 8:44 AM
cavemen have plumbing ?:eek:

try a Google search for plumbing acronyms
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=plumbing+acronyms&spell=1

Skip, Didn't find anything with a Google search. I always do one before I ask here. thanks for the reply.

Peter Stahl
08-12-2007, 8:49 AM
Rich, Kyle,

That makes sense. The one end of a sink looks like it would be for a 1/2" pipe connection like you have for a sink connection. thanks for the replies.

Kent Fitzgerald
08-13-2007, 11:05 AM
HOTL, SDRU, PDF.

Hot On The Left, Sewage Don't Run Uphill, Pay Day's Friday.

("Sewage" is a euphemism for a less delicate term in the original version.)

Oh, yeah, one other thing... DBYF.

Don't Bite Your Fingernails.


All in good fun, and no offense to any plumbers, OK? :)

Jim O'Dell
08-13-2007, 11:33 AM
W.C. = water closet. Jim.

Ken Fitzgerald
08-13-2007, 11:44 AM
I've got my own plumbing acronyms that I can't post on a public forum. Did I mention I HATE plumbing?:confused:

Ben Grunow
08-13-2007, 9:38 PM
Put them in context and I could prolly help.