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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BCT 183 - Residential and Industrial Plumbing III

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Continuation of BCT 182 . Concepts and installation procedures for water service, fixtures, and appliances. Includes installing and testing water supply piping, fixtures, valves, and faucets; electrical applications; water heaters; fuel gas systems; and servicing of fixtures, valves, and faucets.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 182  or concurrent enrollment.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to safely size and install a water service line and provide for water hammer protection.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to install bathtubs, shower stalls, valves, faucets, water closets, urinals, lavatories, sinks, and pop-up drains.
  3. Demonstrate the use of proper electrical measuring equipment.
  4. Install an electric water and a gas heater.
  5. Design, size, purge, and test fuel gas systems.
  6. Identify the proper procedures for repairing and maintaining fixtures and faucets.

  1. Installing and Testing Water Supply Piping
    1. Plans
    2. Main to meter water service
    3. Water heater, softener, and hose bibbs
    4. Locating the fixtures
    5. Installing pipe hangers and supports
    6. Modifying the structural members
    7. Main supply lines
    8. Completing the installation
    9. Testing
  2. Installing Fixtures, Valves, and Faucets
    1. Before you install the fixtures
    2. Installing bathtubs and shower stalls
    3. Installing valves and faucets
    4. Installing valves for water closets and urinals
    5. Installing lavatories, sinks, and pop-up drains
    6. Installing water closets
    7. Installing urinals
  3. Introduction to Electricity
    1. Voltage
    2. Current
    3. Resistance
    4. Ohms Law
    5. Circuits
  4. Installing Water Heaters
    1. Basic operation of water heaters
    2. Types of water heaters
    3. Indirect water heaters
    4. Selecting water heaters
    5. Installing water heaters
  5. Fuel Gas Systems
    1. Types of oil and gas used as fuels
    2. Common factors in fuel systems
    3. Factors specific to gas, LPG, and fuel oil systems
  6. Servicing of Fixtures, Valves and Faucets
    1. Servicing of fixtures, valves and faucets
    2. Types of valves
    3. Problems caused by installation and water

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19