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60 Plumbing Abbreviations

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Posted 12:10 November 15, 2017
Last Updated 12:23 December 19, 2017

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Here is a list of the most common plumbing abbreviations and their meanings, sorted alphabetically.

AGA:
American Gas Association
BRS:
Brass
BTU:
British Thermal Units
CP:
Chrome Plated
CC:
Center to Center
CxC:
Copper x Copper
CFH:
Cubic Feet per Hour
CFM:
Cubic Feet per Minute
CWT:
Copper Water Tube
DC:
Die Cast
DFU:
Drainage Fixture Units
DIA:
Diameter
FCT:
Faucet
FGH:
Female Garden Hose
FHT:
Female Hose Thread
FIP:
Female Iron Pipe
FIPS:
Female Iron Pipe Size
FPT:
Female Pipe Thread
GA:
Gauge
GAL:
Gallon
GPF:
Gallons Per Flush
GPM:
Gallons Per Minute
HD:
Head
HDL:
Handle
HGT:
Height
HP:
Horse Power
HZ:
Hertz
ID:
Inside Diameter
IPS:
Iron Pipe Size
MGH:
Male Garden Hose
MHT:
Male Hose Thread
MIL:
1/1000 Inch
MIP:
Male Iron Pipe
MIPS:
Male Iron Pipe Size
MPT:
Male Pipe Thread
NOM:
Nominal
NPS:
National Pipe Straight
NPS:
Nominal Pipe Size
NPSH:
National Pipe Straight Hose
NPSM:
National Pipe Straight Mechanical
NPST:
National Pipe Straight Thread
NPT:
National Pipe Tapered
NPTF:
National Pipe Thread Fuel
OD:
Outside Diameter
OZ:
Ounce
PB:
Polished Brass
PH:
Phase (electrical)
PH:
(pH) Potential of Hydrogen
PLN:
Plain
PSI:
Pounds Per Square Inch
PT:
Point
RPM:
Revolutions Per Minute
SF:
Satin Finish
SJ:
Slip Joint
SPxS:
Spigot by Slip
SS:
Stainless Steel
SWT:
Sweat
THD:
Thread
UNEF:
Unified National Extra Fine
UNS:
Unified National Special


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