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BCT 150 - Plumbing Basics

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

Theories and concepts for plumbing and pipe fitting. Includes physics for plumbers, plumbing materials, water supplies, drainage, sewage disposal, pipe joint connections, pipe fittings, rough-in, valves and faucets, and fixtures.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 111  



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the physical concepts and functions used in plumbing and pipe fitting.
  2. Identify plumbing materials and demonstrate their use for the appropriate job.
  3. Discuss the various sources of water purveyors.
  4. Calculate and install required drain lines.
  5. Describe sewer distribution and sewage disposal.
  6. Describe connections used on different types of pipe.
  7. Describe fittings used on different types of pipe.
  8. Demonstrate roughing-in of plumbing to blueprint specifications.
  9. Demonstrate installation and maintenance of valves, faucets, and cocks.
  10. Install fixtures with supply and waste connections and determine rough-in measurements.

Outline:
  1. Physics for Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
    1. Measurements
    2. Mass and weight
    3. Heat and work
    4. Power
    5. Pressure
    6. Thermometers
    7. Steam
    8. Mechanical powers
    9. Pulley
    10. Hydraulics
    11. Flow of water in pipes
    12. Elementary pumps
  2. Plumbing Materials
    1. Cast iron pipe
    2. Malleable iron pipe
    3. Wrought iron pipe

 

  1. Steel pipe
  2. Copper pipe
  3. Brass pipe
  4. Lead
  5. Tin
  6. Antimony
  7. Babbit
  8. Red/White lead
  9. Plumber’s soil
  10. Plastic pipe
  1. Water Supplies
    1. Natural water sources
    2. City water sources
    3. Power pumps
  2. Drainage
    1. House sewers
    2. Traps
  3. Sewage Disposal
    1. Disposal system elements
    2. Septic tanks
    3. Grease traps
    4. Sewer distribution
    5. Siphon action
    6. Tank size calculations
    7. Septic tank maintenance
    8. Causes and removal of sewer obstructions
  4. Pipe Joint Connections
    1. Bell-and spigot joints
    2. Cutting soil pipe
    3. Wrought pipe
    4. Coated cast iron pipe
    5. Corrosive waste pipe
  5. Pipe Fittings
    1. Cast iron fittings
    2. Malleable iron fittings
    3. Brass fittings
    4. Steel fittings
    5. Drainage fittings
  6. Roughing-In
    1. Measurements
    2. Roughing-in layout
    3. Special fittings used in roughing-in
    4. Testing
  7. Valves and Faucets
    1. Valves
    2. Faucets
    3. Cocks
  8. Fixtures
    1. Lavatories
    2. Supply connections
    3. Waste connections
    4. Roughing-in measurements


Effective Term:
Fall 2011



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