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Entry Level Assessment BlueprintPlumbingTest Code: 4061 / Version: 01

PlumbingSpecific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:Safety Demonstrate personal safety, including PPEsDemonstrate work environment safetyDemonstrate tool safetyDemonstrate proper trenching methodsPlumbing Math Use formulasAdd, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers andfractionsConvert measurementsCalculate slope and angles with a builder’s level/laserSize drain/waste lines and storm drainsGeneral Plumbing Practices Identify and use plumbing toolsDemonstrate blueprint readingInterpret an isometric view of a drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systemIdentify plumbing materials and fittingsIdentify plumbing pipe protection methods (i.e., fire caulk, nail plates)Interpret and comply with general plumbing practicesInterpret manufacturer’s specificationsTesting of plumbing systemsIdentify plumbing terminologyIdentify plumbing symbolsJoining Pipes and Fittings Join copper pipe, tubes, and fittingsJoin plastic pipes, tubes, and fittingsJoin steel pipes and fittingsJoin cast iron pipes and fittingsJoin dissimilar materialsPage 1 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingSpecific Competencies and Skills continued:Drainage Install drain/waste lines and storm drains (i.e., interior and exterior)Describe sizing of basic drainage systemsCalculate proper pitchDescribe purpose and appropriate locationsfor clean-outVent Installation Install a vent system for soil or waste drainageDifferentiate between types of vents andventing systemsWater Supply and Distribution Layout/rough-in water service anddistribution linesInstall water lines, including water hammerarrestors and/or air chambersIdentify various valve types and requiredlocationsIdentify cross-connection and back-flow devices and functionsHot Water Systems Install basic types of water heaters (i.e., electric and gas)Install and identify purpose of pressure/temperature relief valve on a waterheaterIdentify water heater components (i.e., electric and gas)Display proper venting of a gas water heaterPage 2 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingSpecific Competencies and Skills continued:Traps Exhibit knowledge of trap function, installation, and placementDistinguish between approved and non-approved trapsIdentify trap componentsIdentify causes and prevention for trap seal lossInstalling Fixtures Install kitchen and lavatory fixturesInstall water closetsInstall bathtub/showerInstall faucetsInstall urinalsPlumbing Service and Repair Repair washer and washerless type faucetsDisplay ethical practices in service andrepairReplace ball cocks and flush valvesUnclog drains and trapsReplace kitchen plumbing appliancesPage 3 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingWritten Assessment:Administration Time:Number of Questions:3 hours173Areas Covered:Page 4 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingSample Questions:The weight of a cubic foot of water isA. 6.24 poundsB. 8.33 poundsC. 27 poundsD. 62.4 poundsPVC and ABS are what type of pipe material?A. steelB. plasticC. cooperD. brassPVC cement joints shall be made while the cement isA. dryB. partially dryC. wetD. heatedClean outs are used at the base of a stack toA. make the turn more gradualB. let the plumber know where the stack base is locatedC. allow the cleaning of a blockageD. check for effluent leakageWater hammer arrestors have a cushion of air or gas to absorbA. sedimentB. moistureC. shockD. bacteriaPage 5 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingPerformance Assessment:Administration Time:Number of Jobs:3 hours2Areas Covered:50% Install and Pressure Test a DWV SystemSelection of tools/materials, safe handling of tools and equipment, rough-in lavatory #1(vertical and horizontal), rough-in lavatory #2 (vertical and horizontal), techniques forjoining pipe and fittings, installation techniques, accuracy of fittings chosen,workstation left in good condition, adhere to local plumbing code, leak test, and time tocomplete Job 1.50% Install and Prepare to Leak Test a Water Supply SystemSelection of tools/materials, safe handling of tools and equipment, rough-in lavatory #1(vertical and horizontal), rough-in lavatory #2 (vertical and horizontal), techniques forjoining pipe and fittings, installation techniques, accuracy of fittings chosen,workstation left in good condition, adhere to local plumbing code, leak test, and time tocomplete Job 2.Page 6 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PlumbingSample Job:Install and Prepare to Leak Test a Water Supply SystemMaximum Time:1 hour and 30 minutesParticipant Activity:The participant will study a rough-in sketch and drawings toinstall a water supply system, measure and cut the pipe tocorrect size, connect all pipe and fittings per rough-indimensions, install appropriate nail plates, and prepare thesystem for leak testing.Page 7 of 7Job Ready AssessmentCopyright Nocti Business Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Identify plumbing materials and fittings Identify plumbing pipe protection methods (i.e., fire caulk, nail plates) Interpret and comply with general plumbing practices Interpret manufacturer's specifications Testing of plumbing systems Identify plumbing terminology Identify plumbing symbols