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PVC Plumbing Diagrams

PLUMBING SYMBOLS SHEET 

Your PVC plumbing diagrams may need more symbols than found elsewhere on this site, so here’s a chart of standard symbols accepted and used by people in the trade. The particular drawing or diagram you’re making most likely will require less than a dozen symbols, but for accuracy, if you choose, you may find icons you’ll need if you’re also creating a floor plan of the area.

The following chart (courtesy Purdue University – College of Technology) applies to copper, metal and PVC, floor plans and other building and remodeling purposes.

For other help with your plumbing plans, PVC, plumbing diagrams or schematics, please click PLUMBING BASICS then click on any of the links there. And, to compare prices on plumbing parts and tools, check out The Home Depot online. Guaranteed Low Prices…Now Even Lower. Save with great deals only at homdepot.com!

Note that the symbols sheet above applies to all types of plumbing pipes and fittings, such as copper, galvanized steel and other types of plastic besides PVC. The sheet is not completely comprehensive, but describes every type and kind of part you’ll typically need to show for any plumbing remodel, fix or upgrade.

As a homeowner, you are also considered the general contractor and in many jurisdictions you may be allowed to work on the plumbing yourself, or at least many of the remodels and fixes. Always check with the building department in your area and, if needed, apply for and obtain a permit. They are cheap and protect you in the event of future mishaps and problems.

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