Plumbing Theory I

This course provides the student the ability to identify the most common pipe and fittings used for plumbing installations. Terminology of design, manufacture and sizing as well as approved uses of different materials will be taught. Steel, cast iron, various plastics, copper and glass approved for drainage waste and vent systems as well as potable water systems will be discussed. How to correctly join various dissimilar materials is introduced. Correct supports and hangers specific for different materials and positions including minimum spacing will be taught. Requirements for cleanouts regarding, size, distance and types are identified. Prohibited fittings and connections according to the code will be specified. Storm and sanitary system design will be explained including appropriate termination and minimum sizes stressed according to code. Trade terminology for different drainage systems will be explained and why only one is permitted today by code.