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BCT 181 - Residential and Industrial Plumbing I

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

Introduction to common types of piping, their proper fitting, fixtures, and distribution systems. Includes introduction to the plumbing trade and drawings; plastic, copper, cast-iron, and carbon steel piping; fixtures and faucets; introduction to drainage, waste, and vent (DWV) systems; and water distribution systems.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 105  and BCT 107  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: BCT 100 , BCT 112 , and BCT 115  substitute for BCT 105 , BCT 111 , BCT 113 , and BCT 114  substitute for BCT 107 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the concepts of the plumbing trade utilizing historic as well as modern technologies.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of hand and power tools.
  3. Identify and read components of plumbing drawings.
  4. Demonstrate the basic safety precautions for the installation, operation, and maintenance of plastic tubing and fittings.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to properly measure, ream, cut, and join copper piping.
  6. Discuss the ability to properly measure, cut, and join cast-iron piping.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to properly measure, cut, and join carbon steel piping.
  8. Identify types of corrugated stainless steel tubing.
  9. Demonstrate installing bathroom faucets, a kitchen sink with garbage disposal, and a toilet.
  10. Identify types and parts of a trap; explain the importance of traps, and how traps lose their seals.
  11. Explain the relationships between components of a water distribution system.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to the Plumbing Profession
    1. History of plumbing
    2. Modern plumbing
      1. Water conservation
      2. Low flow fixtures
    3. Career opportunities in the construction industry
    4. Human relations
    5. Employer and employ safety obligations
  2. Introduction to Plumbing Tools and Math
    1. Select and use plumbing hand and power tools
    2. Review basic math concepts
  3. Introduction to Plumbing Drawing
    1. Components of construction drawings
    2. Reading plumbing drawings
    3. Types of drawings
  4. Plastic Pipe and Fittings
    1. Materials
    2. Common fittings
    3. Hangers and supports
    4. Measuring, cutting and joining
  5. Copper Pipe and Fittings
    1. Materials
    2. Common fittings and valves
    3. Hangers and pipe supports
    4. Measuring, cutting, reaming, bending, and joining
    5. Safety
  6. Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings
    1. Materials
    2. Common fittings and valves
    3. Hangers and supports
    4. Measuring, cutting, joining, and assembling
  7. Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings
    1. Materials
    2. Common fittings and valves
    3. Hangers and supports
    4. Measuring, cutting, joining, and assembling
  8. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing
    1. Flexible plastic-coated tubing
    2. Piping system components
    3. Connections and installation options
  9. Fixtures and Faucets
    1. Materials used to make fixtures
    2. Basic types of fixtures
    3. Faucets
      1. Low flow
      2. No scalding
  10. Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems
    1. DWV systems
    2. Fixture drains
    3. Traps
    4. Vents
    5. Sizing drains and vents
    6. Fittings and their applications
    7. Grade
    8. Building drain
    9. Building sewer
    10. Sewer main
    11. Waste treatment
  11. Introduction to Water Distribution Systems
    1. Sources of water
      1. Public
      2. Private
      3. Roof
    2. Water treatment
    3. Supply and distribution
    4. Building supply
    5. Building distribution
    6. Fixtures and faucets


Effective Term:
Fall 2015



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