DWV

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DWV

(Dielectric Withstanding Voltage) The amount of voltage that an insulator (dielectric) can handle without conducting electricity.
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DWV

Abbr. for drainage, waste, and vent.
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ABS's light weight and ability to extrude make it useful in manufacturing a wide variety of parts and products for commercial and industrial use, including drain-waste-vent pipe systems, musical instruments, golf club heads, automotive trim and bumper bars, enclosures for electrical and electronic assemblies, protective headgear, whitewater canoes, buffer edging for furniture and joinery panels, luggage and protective carrying cases, small kitchen appliances, and toys.
Most homeowners also hire contractors for grimy, time-consuming jobs like cleaning the drain-waste-vent stack and other large drains, cleaning the chimney and emptying the septic tank.
Common colors used to identify applications include white, blue and dark gray for cold-water pipe; green for sewer lines; dark gray for industrial pressure systems; purple for reclaimed wastewater; and white for drain-waste-vent pipe and some low-pressure piping.