Plumbing Technology II

Plumbing Technology II

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Course Overview

This CTE Plumbing course, taught by Brad Harding and filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Acellus Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 - Introduction In this unit students learn about the advanced math needed by plumbers, as well as rolling offset, reading advanced construction prints, fixture specification sheet, what a water closet cut sheet is, what a bathtub cut sheet is, and what a bathtub vent is. Students also study structural penetrations and pipe insulation. Unit 2 - Rough Ins and Drainage In this unit students explore rough ins and drainage. They learn what a rough in is, and study lav rough ins, drainage fittings, water closet rough ins, drainage, and sanitary tee rough ins. They gain understanding of a second rough in, a lav wall carrier, a lav rough in water line, a hot water line rough in, and grade. They further learn about slab layout, trenching, and checking the rough measurements, as well as the bathtub rough in, a sleeve, a drainage test, and an LPI. Unit 3 - Drains and Venting In this unit students investigate drains and venting. They learn about floor drains, roof drains, clean outs, backwater valves, wet venting, and clothes washers. Unit 4 - Installing a Water Supply System In this unit students learn to install a water supply system. They explore where water lines are located, how to size the water distribution system, what the supply route is, and what under slab waterlines are. They learn how potable water is supplied, and study well water supply, components of a water system, water hammers, and how to pressure-test the water supply system, as well as peppermint tests, backflow, RPZ, valves, throttling valves, and check valves. Unit 5 - Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In In this unit students learn water closet finish work and bath and shower rough in. They learn what finish work is, as well as how to install water closets, water closet tanks, and water closet seats. They gain understanding of water closet tank repair, fill valve repair, call backs, water closet bowl repairs, bath and shower installation, diverters, and storage water heaters. Unit 6 - Installing Water Heaters In this unit students learn to install water heaters. They learn what a gas water heater is and study anode rods, tankless water heaters, hot water capacity, and gas pilots. They further come to understand oil fired water heaters, an FVIR, and a gas fired condensing water heater. Unit 7 - More Water Heaters Continuing their study of water heaters, in this unit students gain knowledge of heat pump water heaters, indirect water heaters, solar water heaters, and types of solar heating. They learn about evacuated tubes, electric water heaters, and T&P maintenance. They study super-heated water, mixing valves, how to get more hot water, how to select a water heater, what a water heater rough in is, and thermal expansion. Unit 8 - Using Electricity with Plumbing In this unit students learn how to work with electricity in plumbing. They study electrical safety, the effects of thermal expansion, ammeters, multimeters, voltage, and ohm meters. They come to understand Ohm's Law, ladder diagrams, Watt's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, series parallel circuits, electromagnetism, relays, LRA, how to install tub finish, and water closet repairs. Unit 9 - Fuel Systems In this unit students study fuel systems. They discuss fuel gas and fuel oil safety, LP gas and fuel oil, fuel system components, fuel system installation materials, combustion air, and fuel gas systems installation techniques. They also explore the manometer, how to design a fuel system, and how to size, purge, and test fuel gas systems.

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