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PLMB 100 - Plumber Level 1
Course Details
Course Code:
PLMB 100

Calendar Description:
Plumbers, size install, adjust and service residential drainage, waste and venting. Foundational based theoretical and practical instruction is provided to interpret blueprints, to install valves and fittings, join pipe sections, secure them in position and test pipe systems for leaks according to project specifications. Students graduating from this program will receive technical training credit for Plumbing Level 1.

Date First Offered:
2013-09-01

Hours:
Total Hours: 180
Lecture Hours: 126
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 54


Total Weeks:
6

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
Successful completion of PLMB 090 Plumber Foundation Trades Training


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None


Course Content:
Trade-related Mathematics – whole numbers, fractions, decimals, square root, areas, volumes, circles, conversions, theorems, formulas and triangles. Demonstrate understanding of piping offsets, measurements, terms, gauges, grades, elevations and benchmarks.

Trade-related Science – properties of matter, theories, terms, laws, expansion and contraction, temperature scales, heat expansion, heat transfer and flow, vaporization and fusion, formulas, vaporization, and specific weight and density.

General Safety on the Job – knowledge of general safety on the job which includes – Worker’s Compensation Board Industrial Health & Safety regulations as they pertain to crane operators, firefighting, electrical lock-out safety, hazardous materials, chemical agents, accident reporting and claims, medical, health and safety programs, first aid training and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS).

Work-related Tools – demonstrate the safe use of work-related tools, which also includes an understanding of Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) Industrial Health and Safety regulations relating to their safe usage. Describe and/or demonstrate routine maintenance on basic hand and power tools, thread pipe, identify dies, taper pipe, identify cutting oils, lubricants and sealants. Demonstrate safe use and maintenance of “T” drill, roll grooving equipment and cast iron oil pipe cutters.

Pipes, Valves and Fittings – demonstrate knowledge of pipes, valves, and fittings, which includes identifying and/or describing – piping materials, pipe manufacturing, identification markings and codes, uses, purposes of pipes, fitting and valves, pressure relief and reducing valves and adjustment or regulator pressures.

Rigging Practices – demonstrate knowledge of rigging practices, which includes – interpreting WCB Industrial Health and Safety regulations. Identify and describe equipment, describe and compare parts, makeup and characteristics of natural fiber, synthetic and wire rope, demonstrate and explain the use of hitches, knots, bends, splices, slings, shackles, clips, spreader bars, blocks, tackles, and chains. Identify and demonstrate the use of ladders, scaffolds, elevated work platforms, electric and pneumatic lifts and be able to explain the Industrial Health and Safety regulations related to the same. Complete a demonstration shop project related to rig various loads.

Soldering Brazing – demonstrate knowledge of smoldering and brazing which includes – identifying and describing types of solders and brazing alloys, their physical properties, types of materials which can be soldered or brazed, terms, codes, temperatures, tables – identify and describe types of fluxes, cleaning materials, surface preparations, safety. Demonstrate operation and maintenance of heating equipment, inspection and repair of joints.

Drafting and Blueprint Reading – demonstrate the use of trade-related drafting skills which includes printing, use of drafting tools, identifying symbols, drawings, specification sheets, views, isometric drawings – draw three view, isometric, orthographic drawings and spool sheets.

Basic Electricity – demonstrate knowledge of basic electricity, which includes defining, describing and explaining terms, production, systems, coatings, electron flow, anodes and cathodes, and principles of an impressed circuit.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify by name, grade, size, and material the pipes used for conveying gases and liquids
- Identify by name, grade, size, and material the threaded pipe fittings used in pipe trades
- Use hand and power tools to thread pipe in a correct and safe manner
- Demonstrate safe use of drophead dies
- Identify difference between pipe threaders and bolt threaders
- Demonstrate safe use of Jam-proof ratchet threaders
- Demonstrate safe use of power threaders
- Install and leak test threaded pipe installations in accordance with the regulations in the plumbing code requirements
- Cut, prepare and flux soft solder joints to required dimensions using correct processes
- Identify by name, grade, size, and material the tube used for fluted joints in the pipe trades
- Identify by name, grade, size, and material the tube used for O-ring joints in the pipe trades
- Assembly and tighten O-ring joints using correct procedures
- Layout, sketch and size with reference to plumbing code requirements and regulations
- Rough-in ground work using cast iron DWV with regard to correct interpretation of codes and correct installation techniques
- Assemble cast iron DWV with MJ clamps using correct techniques
- Identify by name, size, and state application of plastic pipe used in pipe trades
- Identify by name correct fittings to be used with plastic pipe
- Demonstrate correct fabrication process for solvent welding plastic pipe and fittings
- Perform connections using ABS, PVC transition cement
- Use hand tools to prepare and assemble PEX water lines
- Identify and list the plumbing fixtures and trim required for a standard three bedroom house
- Recognize and name different types of fibre rope
- State characteristics of different types of fibre rope
- State safe working loads of different types of fibre rope
- Recognize and name popular knots and hitches used on fibre ropes
- State applications of popular knots and hitches used on fibre ropes
- List and explain protective clothing best suited for welding or when assisting a welder
- Recognize typical lies found on a blueprint of a three bedroom single family dwelling: visible line, hidden line, centre line, dimension line, extension line, section cutting line, material section line
- Recognize three basic views
- Draw and label three basic views of an object
- List and describe common symbols including: pipe fittings and valves, fixtures
- Draw and label in a legible manner, orthographic single line piping drawings using 90 degree elbows and tees
- Draw and label in a legible manner, isometric single line piping drawings using 90 degree elbows and tees


Grading System:
Percentage

Passing Grade:
70%

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Quizzes and Tests: 45 %
Lab Work: 10 %
Participation: 5 %


Nature of Participation:
Complete a demonstration shop project related to rig various loads. Demonstrate operation and maintenance of heating equipment, inspection and repair of joints. Demonstrate safe use of drophead dies, power threaders and the correct fabrication process for solvent welding plastic pipe and fittings.

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No
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