LESSON 1: Venting 21 hours
LESSON 2: Drainage 18 hours
LESSON 3: Water Supply 18 hours
LESSON 4: Testing & Safety 6 hours
LESSON 5: Storm Drains 9 hours
LESSON 6: Gas Code 16 hours
LESSON 7: Fixture Installation 12 hours
LESSON 8: Definitions 10 hours

TOTAL

 110 hours

 


LESSON 1: Venting (21 hours)

  1. Vent Stacks and Stack Vents, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (5).
  2. Stack Venting, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (9)
  3. Common Vents, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (10)
    1. 10.22 Figure 3
  4. Wet Venting, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (8).
    1. 10.22 Figure 5
  5. Circuit and Loop, Venting Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (11)
    1. 10.22 Figures 7, 8, and 9
  6. Bow Venting, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (2)
    1. 10.22 Figures 13a, 13b, and13c
  7. Prohibited Venting Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (3)
  8. Vent Terminals, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (6)
  9. Fixture Vents, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (12)
    1. 10.22 Figure 2
  10. Size and Length of Vents, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (13)
  11. Future Venting, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (14)
  12. Combination Waste and Vent System, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.16 (15).
  13. So-Vent Systems, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.06 (2) (t)

LESSON 2: Drainage (18 hours)

  1. General Regulations, Massachusetts Sate Plumbing Code 10.05
  2. Hangers and Supports, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.11
  3. Sizing the Sanitary Drainage System

A. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (2) Determining Size of Drainage System.

B. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (3) Selecting the Size of Drainage Piping.

C. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (4) Minimum Size Soil and Waste Stacks.

D. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (5) Minimum Size Stack Vent or Vent Stack.

E. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (6) Provisions for the Installation of Future Fixtures.

F. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (7) Size of Underground Drainage Pipe.

G. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.15 (8) Sizing of Offsets on Drainage Piping.


LESSON 3: Water Supply (18 hours)

  1. Potable Water Supply, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.14 (1).
  2. Water Service, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.14 (2).
  3. Designing and Sizing the Building Water Distribution System Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.14 (4).
  4. Water Pressure Booster Systems Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.14 (6)
  5. Protection of the Potable Water Supply Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.14 (7).
  6. Repair and Maintenance of Potable Water Protection Devices.

LESSON 4: Testing & Safety (6 hours)

  1. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.04

LESSON 5: Storm Drains (9 hours)

  1. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.17

LESSON 6: Gas Code (16 hours)

  1. NFPA 54-2012 Chapter 1 - Administration
    1. 248 CMR 4.00 Massachusetts Fuel Gas Code
  2. NFPA 54-2012 Chapter 2 - Referenced Publications
  3. NFPA 54-2012 Chapter 4 - General
    1. 248 CMR 5.04 Modifications to Chapter 4
  4. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 5 - Gas Piping System Design, Materials, and Components
    1. 248 CMR 5.05 Modifications to Chapter 5
  5. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 6 - Pipe Sizing
  6. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 7 - Gas Piping Installation
    1. 248 CMR 5.07 Modifications to Chapter 7
  7. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 8 - Inspection, Testing, and Purging
    1. 248 CMR 5.08 Modifications to Chapter 8
  8. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 12 - Venting of Appliances
    1. 248 CMR 5.12 Modifications to Chapter 12
  9. NFPA 54-2012, Chapter 13 - Sizing of Category I Venting Systems

LESSON 7: Fixture Installation (12 hours)

  1. Fixture Materials and Quality, Massachusetts State Plumbing Code, 10.10 (1).
  2. Water Closets

A. History and Development of the Water Closet

B. Types and Styles of Water Closets

1) Average Water Closet Dimensions

2) Floor Outlet and Wall Outlet

3) Water Closet Carriers

4) Round Front and Elongated

5) Water Closet Flushing Actions

a) Siphon Jet

b) Washdown

c) Blowout

d) Reverse Trap

6) Water Closet Tank Construction and Flushing Devices

a) Ballcocks

b) Pressure Tanks

c) Flushometers

7) Manufacturer Roughing In Dimension Sheets

8) Water Closet Installation and Assembly

9) Water Closet Repair and Maintenance

10) Prohibited Fixtures Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.10 (4) (a), (b), and (c)

11) Toilets Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.10 (5)

  1. Urinals

A. Urinal Construction and Design

B. Prohibited Fixtures Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.10 (4) (d), (e).

C. Manufacturers Roughing In Dimension Sheets

D. Installation of Piping

1) Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.06 (2) (r)

E. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.10 (6)

  1. Showers and Baths

A. Types and Styles of Bathtubs

1) Materials

B. Manufacturers Roughing In Dimension Sheets

C. Waste and Overflow Construction and Installation

D. Whirlpool Tub Design and Installation

E. Shower Baths, Stalls and Compartments; Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.10 (7)

F. Design and installation of anti-scald shower valves


LESSON 8: Definitions (11 hours)

  1. Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 10.03
    1. Definitions should be incorporated in the curriculum as appropriate.
  2. b. Massachusetts State Gas Code NFPA 54-2012 Chapter 3
    1. Definitions should be incorporated in the curriculum as appropriate.