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Abbreviations & Prefixes

A glossary of product related abbreviations used on this website can be found below.

AAluminum
AAAluminum Body and Collar
A.B.S.Acrylonitrile-Butadienne Styrene
Adj.Adjustable
A.R.Acid Resistant
A.R.C.Acid Resistant Coated
A.R.E.Acid Resisting Enamel
BWV Assy.Backwater Valve Assy.
C.I.Cast Iron
cmCentimeter
C.O.Cleanout
Conn.Connection
Coup.Coupling
Deg or ƒDegree
Dia.Diameter
Dim.Dimension
D.W.V.Drain, Waste & Vent
Enam.Enamel
F.B.S.Flat Bottom Strainer
F.H.M.S.Flat Head Machine Screw
Fig. (s)Figure (s)
Fin.Finished
Gals.Gallons
Gov't.Government
G.P.M.Gallons Per Minute
I.C.Inside Caulk
I.D.Inside Diameter
In.Inch
Lav.Lavatory
Lb. (s)Pound (s)
LHLeft Hand
Max.Maximum
MBGDuctile Iron Bucket & Grate
Mfrs.Manufacturer's
Min.Minimum
mmMillimeter
NBPolished Nickel Bronze
NHNO-HUB
No.Number
N.P.S.National Pipe Straight
N.P.S.H.National Pipe Straight Hose
N.P.T.National Pipe Taper
O.D.Outside Diameter
PBPolished Bronze
P.D.I.Plumbing Drainage Institute
PSIPounds Per Square Inch
PVCPolyvinyl Chloride
Rad.Radius
RBRough Bronze
Reg.Regular
RHRight Hand
Spec.Specification
Sq.Square
Std.Standard
SWService Weight
Thd.Thread
V.P.Vandal Proof
W/With
Wt.Weight
XH.Extra Heavy