Plumbing Service and Repair Course Outline

Plumbing Service & Repair Course -Burbank , CA is a certificate course for the Plumbing Service & Repair field. The course is designed for Journeymen plumbers, contractors, and “Do it yourselfers”

The certificate course is 40 hours in total hours, by (5)  8 hour  Saturday Classes and focuses on plumbing services such as; drain cleaning, Sewer repair, water heaters, venting, pipe repair, customer service and much more!

Organization: This class will be 50% lecture and 50% lab. Students are expected to have homework completed at the beginning of each class with all books and material ready for learning.

Course Outline: October — Day 1

Self Introduction – 15 min

What material and tools go on a service truck?    1 Hour

  • How to treat & Drive a Company Vehicle
  • How to stock & Restock a service

 

Break -15 min

Hands On use of drain cleaning equipment -2 Hours

  • General Drain Cleaning Safety
  • Top Snake Usage
  •  Sparten 100 Usage
  •  Sparten 1065 Usage
  •  Camera & Locator Usage

 

Lunch- 30 min

Hands On use of drain cleaning Equipment – continues-2 Hours

  • Camera Usage – 1 Hours
  • Q & A for days Topic – 15 min
  1. UA Video “First Impressions” – 1 Hour
  2. Roll Play Drain Cleaning and Camera work to Customers

 

End of Day 1

Course Outline: October — Day 2

Gerberit Residential wall Hung Carrier and Bowel lecture -2 Hours

  • Carrier Module & Parts
  • Hand Tools
  • Installation

 

Break- 15 min

Gerberit Residential wall Hung Carrier and Bowel-Continued

  • Carrier Module & Parts
  • Hand Tools
  • Installation

Lunch-30 min

Toilet Introduction -30 min

  • Flushometer Tank
  • Gravity Flush / Washdown – Siphon jet
  • AS/Kholer / Mansfield/Briggs/etc
  • Douglas Flushvalve/Tank ball/Flapper/ Flapper Disk
  • Ball cock/ Fill Valves/Jet /Rim holes

 Hands on Toilet Repair / Toilet Stoppage-150 min

  • Gravity Tank Flush Repair 
  • Flushometer Tank Repair
  • Toilet Stoppage

Roll Play Toilet Repair/ Installation- 45 min

 

End Day 2

Course Outline: October — Day 3

Faucets / Stops / Supplies

Faucet Modules – Hand Tools

  • Kitchen / Pot filter / Laundry / Bar /Lav
  • Pot Filler
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Lavatory
  1. Compression
  2. Water Shearing
  • Angle Stops / Emergency Shut off Valve
  1. Multi-Turn
  2. Quarter
  • Supplies
  1. Ridgid
  2. Flexable

Break -15 min

 

 

Faucets / Stops / Supplies – continued

Faucet Modules – Hand Tools

  • Kitchen / Pot filter / Laundry / Bar /Lav
  • Pot Filler
  • Laundry
  • Bar
  • Lavatory
  1. Compression
  2. Water Shearing
  • Angle Stops / Emergency Shut off Valve
  1. Multi-Turn
  2. Quarter
  • Supplies
  1. Ridgid
  2. Flexable

 

Lunch – 30 min

Introduction to Showers & Tubs -30 min

  • Shower Pans
  •   Hot Mop
  •   Membrain
  •   Plastic

Tubs

  •   Recessed
  •   Drop in
  •   Jaccuzzi

Tub & Shower Valves – 150 min

 

   Multi-Handle/ Single Handle

  • Compression
  • Port Control
  • Pressure Balancing
  • Thermostatic

     Tub / Shower Module

Q & A for Class Topics – 15 min

  •   How to deal with customer on days topic

Roll Play Faucets-Shower valve repair / PVC – 45 min

 

End of Day 3

Course Outline: October — Day 4

Pipe and Fittings -PEX / Copper /Galvanized / CPVC / PVC / -2 Hours

  • How to install PEX A / CPVC / PVC 
  • Where to use the materials
  1. Repiping
  • How to interconnect the materials
  1. Di-electric connections
  2. Transition fittings
  • How to repair the materials
  1. Clamps
  2. Gee couplings

Break 15 min

Water Quality -1 Hour

Filters

  1. Taste / Odor / Rust / Sediment
  2. RO System
  3. Whole House
  4. Point of use

Soft Water

  1. Ion exchange softner
  2. Moleculture conversion

Basic Electricity -as applied to plumbing – 1 Hour 30 min

  • AC/DC – Multi-meter use
  • Circuits-What is a circuit / How does a circuit work
  • 120vac-common house hold voltage
  • Low voltage – Transformer / control voltage

Plumbing Appliances

  • Garbage Disposals
  • Clothes Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Insta Hot
  1. Q & A for above topics -30 min
  2. Roll Play- How to speak to customer on above topics-45 min

 

End of Day 4

Course Outline: October — Day 5

Water Heaters Introduction

  • Automatic storage water heater Installation
  • How its made Video
  • Earthquake strapping
  • Hot water Expansion
  • When required
  • How to size

Hot water re-circulation

  • Why install
  • How to set up
  • Pumps

Electric water heater

  • Power supply 240vac

Gas water heater

  • Gas supply
  • Venting
  1. Sizing
  2. How to check

Combustion Air

  • How to sixe
  • Ways to provide

Break- 15 min

Electric Water Heater-Trouble Shooting & Repair-60 min

  • Power Supply
  • Controls
  • Heating Elements

Gas Water Heater Trouble Shooting & Repair – 60 min

  • Gas supply / Manometer use
  • Venting – Check vent draw
  • Gas control system
  • Pilot safety system
  • Main burner cobustion

Lunch- 30 min

Continue Gas Water Heater Trouble Shooting & Repair- 2 Hours

Q & A Water Heaters – 45 min

Roll Play -30 min

 How to deal with customer on current topic

End of Day 5