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Plumbing Terminology
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J Bend:
The trap section, with a 180-degree bend, or a multi-piece P-trap. Also called a return bend.


J Hook:
A pipe hanger in the shape of a J.


Jacket:
Usually refers to the heating/cooling jacket surrounding the stuffing box on some pumps; the outer casing of a water heater.


Jackson Turbidity Unit (JTU):
A quantitative unit of turbidity originally based on the comparison of a liquid with a suspension of a specific type of silica, using the turbidity measure in a Jackson candle turbidimeter.


Jet:
An orifice or other feature of a toilet that is designed to direct water into the trapway quickly to start the siphon action.


Jetport:
Hydrojet dip tube, which creates turbulence in the tank.


Johnni-bolts:
Closet bolts, used to mount toilet bowls to the closet flange.


Joint:
One length of pipe.


Joint Runner:
Collar like device that keeps molten lead in place while sealing a joint in cast iron pipe.


Junction Box:
Utility area where incoming current is connected in an electrical appliance.


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