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Plumbing system

The combination of supply and distribution pipes for hot water, cold water, and gas and for removing liquid wastes in a building, including the water-supply distribution pipes; fixtures and traps; the soils, waste, and vent pipes; the building drain and building sewer; storm-drainage pipes; and all connections within or adjacent to the building.
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plumbing system

The combination of supply and distribution pipes for hot water, cold water, and gas, and for removing liquid wastes in a building; includes: the water-supply distributing pipes; the fixtures and fixture traps; the soil, waste, and vent pipes; the building drain and building sewer; and the storm-drainage pipes; with their devices, appurtenances, and connections all within or adjacent to the building.
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