Jargon Buster - P
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A method of heating involving the installation of the heating units (pipe coils) in the walls, floor or ceiling of the room.
A heating unit placed on, or flush with, a flat wall surface and intended to function as a radiator.
A panel that is usually fitted across the front of a cabinet to dissipate the heat and add to the unit's appearance.
A small gas flame, usually natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, which is kept alight in order to serve as an ignition source for a more powerful gas burner.
The connection point between two pipes, or a pipe and a component.
A roof with two or more slopes at more than 10 degrees to the meeting point.
Surfaces that have tiny openings which allow liquid to be absorbed, or to pass through.
A gadget to tell the pressure of the water in the system pipe work.
A storage container, designed to hold liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure.
Primary heat exchanger
Main heat exchanger in a boiler, usually serves the radiator system.
A mechanical, electrical, or combination device incorporating a timer that can be pre-set to enable a central heating system to be turned on or off at intervals to suit the consumer.
Also called plumber's tape. A thin film cut to specified widths for use in sealing pipe threads.
A device used to circulate water around the central heating system and/or hot water cylinder.
The part of a circulating pump that drives the water.
The water port on the circulating pump that the water flows out from.