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Acetylene
A colorless gaseous hydrocarbon HC=CH made especially by the action of water on calcium carbide. Used for illuminating and in welding and soldering.

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Acetylene
A colorless gaseous hydrocarbon HC=CH made especially by the action of water on calcium carbide. Used for illuminating and in welding and soldering.
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Access Panel
A removable panel mounted in a frame, normally secured with screws, mounted in a wall or ceiling to provide access to concealed valves or items which do not require frequent attention.

 

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Access Door
A hinged panel mounted in a frame with a lock. Normally mounted in a wall or ceiling to provide access to concealed valves or shock absorbers which require frequent attention.
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Accessible
When applied to a fixture, connection, appliance or equipment, means having access thereto, but which first may require the removal of an access panel, door or similar obstruction. "Readily Accessible" means direct access without the necessity of removing any panel, door or similar obstruction.
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ABS
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene.

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Hot Tank Maintenance Draining and flushing of your hot water tank once a year can increase the life of the tank and provide you with cleaner hot water. The exact procedure can be found in our Plumbing Information area.