PLUMBING OVERVIEWThis unit is designed to show the students how to successfully complete any plumbing job, from repair of leaky faucet to installing a new pipe, acquiring knowledge on the tools, equipment, and materials used in plumbing. The orientation on plumbing tools and materials begins through a visual tour of a complete kit for cutting and assembly tasks, then moving on to modern materials such as plastic and copper pipes and fittings, to traditional galvanized steel and cast iron.The next four lessons present the importance of interpreting technical drawing and plans, the proper maintenance and care of plumbing tools and equipment, and practicing occupational health and safety procedure to be safe at all times. Learning from these lessons, you will be pleasantly surprised of the endless opportunities that the skills acquired can offer.
LESSONSLesson 22: Plumbing Tools and MaterialsLesson 23: Measurements and Estimations in PlumbingLesson 24: Technical Plans and Drawings in PlumbingLesson 25: Maintenance of Plumbing Tools and EquipmentLesson 26: Health and Safety in the Workplace
PLUMBING TOOLS AND MATERIALSLesson 22
PLUMBING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTGET READYDo you have any plumbing experience? If your answer is yes, how do you find it? If none at all, it’s about to expand your horizon and explore the word of plumbing.In this lesson, you will discover that pipe fitting, which is one of the major activities in plumbing is not really tool intensive.
READ AND LEARNPlumbingis the system of pipes, drains, and fixtures in a house or building. There are three separate but interdependent pipe system: supply, drain-waste, and vent. The Supply System carries pressurized water from a utility main or private well into your house to all water using fixtures and appliances. The Drain-Waste System transports gray water and waste out of the house into a septic tank or city sewer outside the house perimeter. The Vent System carries away noxious gases. Success in plumbing job depends to a large extent of the efficiency and proper use of needed tools and equipment. Without these tools and equipment, not much can be done.Pipe fitting, which is one of the major tasks in plumbing, can be divided into two main tasks: gripping and cutting. You can handle any plumbing job with a close look at the plumber’s tool kit.PLUMBING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
READ AND LEARNA PLUMBER’S TOOL KIT1.GRIPPING TOOLSa.Pipe wrench – This tool has movable toothed jaws used to tighten and loosed pipe fittings. They come in sizes from 10” to 24”.b.Adjustable wrench – This gripping tool has smooth jaws made to fit small nuts, bolts, and square and hexagonal fittings. Sizes range to 6” long and up; each sizes handles a range of nut sizes.