APR 161 - Plumbing Materials and Fixtures
Designed for Oregon state-registered apprentices employed in the plumbing trade. Introduces student to different types of pipe and fittings used in plumbing applications and reviews applicable safety and code requirements. Students will learn piping system components and the various connection and installation options. Course includes the proper applications of code-approved fixtures and faucets in plumbing installations. Math and science principles in completion of plumbing tasks will be included along with an introduction to tables in the Uniform Plumbing Code.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of different types of pipe and fittings such as plastic, copper, cast-iron, and carbon steel.
2. Demonstrate how to measure, cut, join, and support various pipes and fittings according to manufacturer's instructions and applicable codes.
3. Select plumbing fixtures, water heaters, and hot water systems based on desired results and related code.
4. Use proper applications of code-approved fixtures and faucets in plumbing installations and apply different types of fixtures and faucets and the materials used in them per UPC requirements.
5. Demonstrate competence in using basic math concepts in on-the-job plumbing situations.
6. Identify tables located in the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).
7. Apply the principles of science to applications in plumbing.
8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the codes, definitions and responsibilities, as defined by the UPC.
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