Plumbing and Piping Symbols

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A house's infrastructure is lame without a professional plumbing structure. Plumbing is done to supply water and gas throughout a building. All rooms, kitchen, washrooms, living rooms require a pipeline connection to supply water and gas. A plumbing pipeline connection is installed for supply, the entrance of clean water, and drains out waste.

A well-installed connection is considered a cause for good health because it is responsible for water cleanliness. That water is being used in daily routine. For this purpose, a professional plumbing drawing is made, and all the functions are illustrated via plumbing symbols. These symbols cover all sorts of plumbing tools and equipment. Here we are going to know about plumbing designs and plumbing symbols in details.

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1. What Are the Plumbing Symbols

Plumbing plan is connecting pipelines in the walls of a building and underground. It is done for the supply of water, provision of drainage passages, and prevention from pipeline destruction. All the rooms need water and gas connection which is only possible after a good plumbing set-up. It shows how freshwater enters and waste goes out. This process is of a very sensitive technical nature and requires a qualified architect.

An architect maps a plumbing design that comprises many plumbing symbols. Making a plumbing plan is now way easier because of EdrawMax. It provides a friendly interface, templates, and thousands of plumbing symbols. Not only this, but it allows customizing a template and symbol.

Use of plumbing symbols:

  • Size mentioning.
  • Time tracking by mentioning time on symbols.
  • Adding various equipment on a map.
  • Adding extra details.
  • Entrance and exit of the supply connection.
  • Show hot or cold water connections separately.
Plumbing Symbols:

Plumbing drawing is connecting pipelines in the walls of a building and underground. It is done for the supply of water, provision of drainage passages, and prevention from pipeline destruction. The plumbing symbols are the basic elements to show the functions.

2. The Types of Plumbing Symbols

The plumbing symbols enable a designer to follow a definite step-by-step plan, preventing him from getting distracted in many unnecessary matters and steps. The plumbing connection requires timely maintenance. A map helps a plumber maintain a connection by locating equipments through Plumbing symbols mentioned on a design. Also, many buildings need plumbing inspection, and this is only possible if the Plumbing Symbols are accurately used in a map. Repairing seems easy and convenient if all the tools are illustrated on a map as Plumbing symbols because a symbol's location is preferred to avoid disconnecting the pipelines..

  • Plumbing Symbols
  • Piping and Connection Symbols
  • Wall Shell and Structure Symbols
  • Doors and Windows Symbols

2.1 Plumbing Symbols

Plumbing is a system that coveys and directions water through pipelines installed in a house or a building. It involves using pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other equipment. This equipment is used for heating and cooling, waste removal, potable water delivery. Plumbing symbols denote all the technical tools used for water and gas supply. Tools used for heating, pumping devices to raise liquid pressure, radiators emitting light, heat, or sound.

  • Boiler: is a fuel-burning apparatus or container for heating water.
  • Heat exchanges: used to transfer heat efficiently from one medium to another.
  • Heating coil: a special heating device that is shaped in a spiral design.
  • Pump: a mechanical device using suction or pressure to raise or move liquids, compress gases, or force air into inflatable objects such as tyres.
  • Heater: a device for warming the air or water.
Bolier
Bolier
Bolier 2
Bolier
Heat Exchanges
Heat Exchanges
Heating / Cooling Coil
Heating / Cooling Coil
Heating / Cooling Coil
Heating / Cooling Coil
Pump
Pump
Pump 2
Pump
Heater / Cooler
Heater / Cooler
Heater / Cooler Horizontal
Heater / Cooler Horizontal
Radiator
Radiator
Convector
Convector
Radiant Panel
Radiant Panel
Radiant Panel 2
Radiant Panel
Open Tank
 Open Tank
Closed Tank
Closed Tank
Water Surface
Water Surface
Pipe Coil
Pipe Coil
Sink
Sink
Basin
Basin
Toilet
Toilet
Bath
Bath
Basin (Side)
Basin (Side)
Toilet (Side)
Toilet (Side)
Bath (Side)
Bath (Side)
End View
End View
Shower Head
Shower Head
Towel Rail
Towel Rail

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2.2 Piping and Connection Symbols

Piping and connection symbols denote all the pipeline types and connectors. Piping or tubing is usually inserted into fittings to form connections. Pipe connectors are used to attach one pipe to another to increase the length of the pipe or to change the flow direction of a plumbing system. They divert and reduce the water supply flow and come in various sizes.

They also cover all the electronic devices which are used for connections. Joints are symbolized here, which include "sleeve joints." The piping symbols include different pipelines such as thick or thin, hot water pipeline, and cold water pipeline. But there are two main types of pipeline connections.

  • Major pipeline: a long major pipe, typically underground, for conveying fluid or gas over long distances.
  • Battery limit line: the line which shows the battery limit.
  • Electronic serial: the serial for the electronic devices.
  • Heat trace: a kind of system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels.
  • Electric signal: an electric current or electromagnetic field used to convey data from one place to another.
Major Pipeline
Major Pipeline
Connect Pipeline
Connect Pipeline
Major Straight Pipeline
Major Straight Pipeline
Straight Line Pipe
Straight Line Pipe
Process Connection
Process Connection
Future Line
Future Line
Battery Limit Line
Battery Limit Line
Side by Side
Side by Side
Top-Bottom
 Top-Bottom
One-to-Many
One-to-Many
Traced Line
Traced Line
Multi-Lines
Multi-Lines
Mid Arrow
Mid Arrow
Multi-Lines Elbow
Multi-Lines Elbow
Top to Top
 Top to Top
Electrical Signal
Electrical Signal
Sonic Signal
Sonic Signal
Nuclear
Nuclear
Pneumatic Control
Pneumatic Control
Pneumatic Binary Signal Line
Pneumatic Binary Signal Line
Electric Signal Line
Electrical Signal Line
Electric Binary Signal Line
Electrical Binary Signal Line
Electric Binary Signal Line 2
Electrical Binary Signal Line
Hydraulic Signal Line
Hydraulic Signal Line
Sleeve Joint
Sleeve Joint
General Joint
General Joint
Butt Weld
Butt Weld
Welded Connection
Welded Connection
Mecanical Link
Mecanical Link
Soldered / Solvent
Soldered / Solvent
Double Containment
Double Containment
Flange
Flange
End Caps
End Caps
End Caps 2
End Caps
Breather
Breather
Drip Pan Elbow
Drip Pan Elbow
Flange
Flange
Union
Union
Socked Weld
Socked Weld
Screwed Connection
Screwed Connection
Orifice Plate
 Orifice Plate
Flanged Dummy Cover
Flanged Dummy Cover
Electrical Bounded
Electrical Bounded
Slope Requirement Line
Slope Requirement Line
Reducer
Reducer
Electrically Insulated
Electrically Insulated
In-Line Mixer
In-Line Mixer
Seperator
Seperator
Bursting Disc
Bursting Disc
Flame Arrester
Flame Arrester
Drain Silencer
Drain Silencer
Exhaust Silencer
Exhaust Silencer
Strainer
Strainer
Exhaust Head
Exhaust Head
Triangle Seperator
Triangle Seperator
Triangle Seperator 2
Triangle Seperator
Tundish
Tundish
Open Vent
Open Vent
Syphon Drain
Syphon Drain
Hyrant
Hyrant
Swivel Joint
Swivel Joint
Expansion Joint
Expansion Joint
Hose
Hose
Flexible Hose
Flexible Hose
Flow Indicator
Flow Indicator
Bell Mouse
Bell Mouse
Removable Spool
Removable Spool
Basket Strainer
Basket Strainer
Breather
Breather
Damper
Damper
Breakthrough
Breakthrough
Orifice
Orifice
Clamped Flange Coupling
Clamped Flange Coupling
Compensate
Compensate
Coupling
Coupling
Y-Type Strainer
 Y-Type Strainer
Y-Strainer
 Y-Strainer
Diverter Valve
Diverter Valve
Blind Disc
Blind Disc
Spectacle Blind
Spectacle Blind
Interchangeable Blind
Interchangeable Blind
Open Disc
Open Disc
Orifice Plate
Orifice Plate
Pulsation Dampener
Pulsation Dampener
Duplex Strainer
Duplex Strainer
Vent Silencer
Vent Silencer
Basket Strainer
Basket Strainer
Cone Strainer
Cone Strainer
Detonation Arrestor
Detonation Arrestor
Flame Arrestor
Flame Arrestor
In-line Silencer
In-line Silencer
Stream Trap
 Stream Trap
Desupherheater
Desupherheater
Eductor
Eductor
Exhaust Head
Exhaust Head
Rotary Valve
Rotary Valve
Expansion Joint 2
Expansion Joint 2
Bursting Disc
Bursting Disc
Electrical Insulated
Electrical Insulated
Flame Arrestor
Flame Arrestor
Explosion-Profe Flame Arrestor
Explosion-Profe Flame Arrestor
Detonation-Profe Flame Arrestor
Detonation-Profe Flame Arrestor
Fire-Resistant Flame Arrestor
Fire-Resistant Flame Arrestor
Fire-Resistant Flame Arrestor 2
Fire-Resistant Flame Arrestor
Pilot Operated Relief
Pilot Operated Relief
Valve Manifold
Valve Manifold

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2.3 Wall Shell & Structure Symbols

Wall is the most common and basic part of a building; it is built to protect an area. It divides the construction building to form rooms and sections. In this category, the thin line describes the interior wall, and the thick line describes the exterior walls. There are three types of walls; Building Walls, Exterior Boundary Walls, and Retaining Walls. Wall symbols illustrate different sizes, lengths, widths, the material of walls. These denote different types of walls according to their placement and functions. There are the following wall symbols used in a building plan.

This category also includes pillars, windows, doors, and stairs. Pillars are of different types and designs like tied, spiral, composite, etc. Windows has various designs and categories such as Double Hung, Casement, bay, and picture window. If you want to know more about wall shell symbols, just check here.

Wall
Wall
Vertical Wall
Vertical Wall
Curved Wall
Curved Wal
Curtain Wall
Curtain Wall
Space
Space
L-Space
L-Space
T-Space
T-Space
Room 1
Room 1
Room 2
Room 2
Room 3
Room 3
Pilaster
Pilaster
Rectangular Column
Rectangular Column
Circular Column
Circular Column
Beam
Beam
Grid Origin
Grid Origin
Grid Line
Grid Line

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2.4 Doors and Windows Symbols

A door is a hinged, sliding, revolving barrier to entering the room, building, hall, vehicle, or cupboard framework. It is a passageway or transition from one place to another. All these symbols are added to a building plan according to the placement and location of doors.

A window is an opening in a wall or roof of a building to admit air and light; it also allows a passage of some sound. It may be opened or shut. The glass on a window can be transparent, translucent, or opaque. Different window symbols are used in a diagram to represent various types and categories of windows. Doors and windows symbols are the basic elements of any plumbing plans.

The windows are portrayed as if they were part of the walls.

  • Three parallel lines separate regular sliding-glass windows from solid walls.
  • Casement windows have arcs that look like doors and demonstrate how they open outward.
  • The bay windows are tilted like the edge of a stop sign, interrupting the wall's straight line trajectory.
Window
Window
Open Window
Open Window
Open Window 2
Open Window 2
Open Window 3
Open Window 3
Glider Window
Glider Window
Casement Window
Casement Window
Bay Window
Bay Window
Double Casement Window
Double Casement Window
Opening
Opening
Door
Door
Double Hung Door
Double Hung Door
Double Door
Double Door
Uneven Door
Uneven Door
Opposing Door
Opposing Door
Revolving Door
Revolving Door
Folding Door
Folding Door
Sliding Door
Sliding Door
Double Sliding Door
Double Sliding Door
By Pass Door
By Pass Door
Bi Fold Door
Bi Fold Door
Double Bi Fold Door
Double Bi Fold Door
Sliding Glass Door
Sliding Glass Door
Overhead Door
Overhead Door
Garden Window
Garden Window

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3. Where to Find Plumbing Symbols

You can save time by creating an accurate plumbing plan with details and clearly representing each component using pre-drawn plumbing plan symbols.

You can easily find plumbing plan symbols in the symbol library of EdrawMax. EdrawMax gives you more than 26000 symbols that you can use to create a plumbing plan or any other diagram. You can go and search for the symbols you want in EdrawMax and click on the plumbing plan. Go to the plumbing plan category and use a simple drag and drop to add any symbol you want.

EdrawMax Plumbing Plan Symbols:

EdrawMax is the best resources for plumbing plan symbols, you can find hundreds of plumbing plan symbols here. Just drag and drop, you can create plumbing plan easily.

4. How to Use Plumbing Plan Symbols

Follow these instructions to learn how to use plumbing plan symbols and easily create more plumbing plan symbols with EdrawMax.

4.1 How to Use Plumbing Symbols in EdrawMax

Instead of wasting time drawing the plumbing plan symbols or icons on paper, you should look for a way to design a plumbing plan easily. EdrawMax is well equipped to design a plumbing plan.

Step1 Login EdrawMax

If you are new here, you should use your Email to register EdrawMax, but if you're already the EdrawMax's user, you just need to login EdrawMax for free. Open EdrawMax select "Engineering", and find "Building Plan", and click "Plumbing Plan", then open a new canvas or just open a built-in template.

how to use plumbing symbols

Step2 Select Plumbing Plan Symbols

Unlike physical drawing, EdrawMax helps to create a plumbing plan easily. In the symbol section of EdrawMax, you will find over 260,000 vector-based symbols that you can use in your designs. In EdrawMax, you can find plumbing plan symbols in Symbol Libraries on the left toolbar. You can click on the "+" option to open a new canvas to make your plumbing plan. On the left side of the canvas, you will see a symbol library with many plumbing plan symbols. You can search for specific symbols in the search bar.

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Step3 Drag and Drop

Once you find the proper plumbing plan symbols you want, just drag and drop the symbols to the canvas easily. Keep customizing by choosing the right symbols, proper scale or dimensions, and adding more details, like color, font, and etc. When completed your plumbing plan, you can export your file or share your design effortlessly. Learn more plumbing plan guide here if necessary.

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4.2 How to Create More Plumbing Symbols in EdrawMax

EdrawMax provides you with thousands of symbols to create your diagram. Sometimes you want to use unique or personalized symbols in your diagram that are not in the library. EdrawMax gives you a simple solution to this problem. Follow these steps when you don't find the plumbing plan symbols you want or you wish to create your symbols to make your diagram.

Step1 Find Symbol Tool

If you can't find any symbol similar to the one you want, you can use the pencil tool, pen tool, and anchor tool to draw your personalized plumbing plan symbols. It is much easier to draw the symbol you want on EdrawMax instead of searching for the one that suits your requirements. You can also save your symbol in the library for later use.

  • Select "Symbols" on the upper Toolbar;
  • Use "Pencil Tool", "Pen Tool", "Anchor Tool" to create garden symbol from very beginning;
  • Choose "Union", "Combine", "Subtract", "Fragment", "Intersect", "Smart Shape" to make your symbols.

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Step2 Create Plumbing Plan Symbols

When you create a plumbing plan symbol, make sure that the size, design, and other attributes of your icon go along with other plumbing plan icons. Follow these steps to draw perfect symbols.

  • Piping or plumbing drawing includes fittings, pipes, dimensions.
  • Fisrt of all, draw the default paths for sheet formats and bills of materials.
  • Draw the tube and pipes by lines.
  • View the pipe length in notes and custom properties of a piping or plumbing route.

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Step3 Import Plumbing Plan Symbols

Except for creating new plumbing plan symbols in EdrawMax, you can import plumbing plan symbols from your end. Find "Insert" on the top navigate toolbar, and import images to turn into symbols. Or click the thrid option of the right toolbar to insert images faster.

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Step4 Save to Your Symbol Libraries

Once you completed your plumbing plan symbols design or import your symbol images, you should still click "Symbols" on top, and choose "Save Symbol" to your symbol Libraries. Or you can click "+" in My Library on the left toolbar. Learn more about how to draw a plumbing plan or design a plumbing from this plumbing plan guide here.

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5. Free Plumbing Plan Software

Instead of drawing it from scratch, it is much easier to create a plumbing plan with free plumbing design software, such as EdrawMax. With EdrawMax, you get a comprehensive symbol library with thousands of plumbing plan symbols that you can use to make your diagram. It also gives you free editable templates that you can customize in a few minutes and complete your floor plan. EdrawMax is an excellent tool for team collaboration, and its easy-to-use interface makes it the first choice for everyone.

Key Features of EdrawMax:

  • EdrawMax comes with free plumbing plan examples & templates that are 100 percent customizable;
  • The built-in vector symbols let you easily add plumbing plan components to your design;
  • You can easily share the plumbing plan with your team and see the live revisions made by your team;
  • EdrawMax lets you export the file in multiple formats, including MS Docs, PPTX, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and more;
  • EdrawMax has a strong community of 25 million users who update the template community with their creative projects;
  • EdrawMax is considered the best tool for beginners and professionals because of the user-friendly dashboard and easy drag-and-drop feature.
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6. Final Thoughts

An effective plumbing plan is a reason behind a successful life of a building. When a building is constructed, a plumbing connection is installed to supply water and gas, drain waste, provide drainage passages, and prevent pipeline destruction. That is why a proper plumbing plan is made during the building's floor mapping and construction mapping. All the plumbing symbols are used according to the functions and purposes of tools, and these help constructors adjust the structure according to all pipelines and fittings accurately and effectively.

EdrawMax is the best free plumbing plan maker that gives you free symbols and templates to make your plumbing drawing plan. Its fast drawing and easy symbol import feature make it the prime choice for beginners and professionals.

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