Journeyman 18 Hour Commercial Code Training

18 Hour Training  

Eighteen (18) hours of classroom training in certain chapters of the Uniform Plumbing Code, International Plumbing Code, and International Fuel Gas Code (as appropriate); the Texas Accessibility Standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act; and water conservation, as follows:
  • one (1) hour to review the chapters on General Regulations;
    • one (1) hour to review the chapters on Plumbing Fixtures and Fixture Fittings, including:
      • (i) general requirements and water conservation information for plumbing fixtures;
      • (ii) commercial plumbing fixtures; and
      • (iii) location and installation requirements for fixtures and fixture fittings;
  • two (2) hours to review the chapters on Water Heaters, including:
    • general regulations for water heater installation and replacement including hazards of improper installations;
    • safety requirements for commercial water heaters;
    • different types of water heaters available, including installations;
    • safety devices and alternative methods to bring existing installations into compliance with plumbing codes;
  • two (2) hours to review the chapters on Water Supply and Distribution including:
    • installation of potable water systems; and
    • pipe sizing for water supply and distribution;
  • two (2) hours to review the chapters on Sanitary Drainage, including:
    • understanding commercial plumbing; and
    • pipe sizing for sanitary waste;
  • one (1) hour to review the chapters on Indirect Wastes, including
    • applications accepted for indirect waste systems, both air-gap and airbreak; and
    • understanding the reason for indirect waste systems;
  • two (2) hours to review the chapters on Vents, including:
    • physics and importance of proper venting;
    • different venting methods, including vent termination;
    • (special venting for island fixtures, and combination waste and vent systems; and
    • pipe sizing of vents;
  • one (1) hour to review the chapters on Traps and Interceptors, including:
    • physics and importance of trap protection;
    • grease interceptor design, installation and maintenance according to the Plumbing Drainage Institute; and
    • different types of interceptors and applications according to code;
  • one (1) hour to review the chapters on Storm Drainage, including:
    • basic design, materials and installation of storm water systems;
    • hazards of improper installations; and
    • testing procedures for storm drainage systems;
  • two (2) hours to review the chapters on Fuel Gas Piping, including:
    • hazards of improperly designed or installed fuel gas piping and appliances;
    • approved materials and methods, including pipe and fittings; and
    • combustion air requirements;
  • one (1) hour to review the basic installation of handicapped plumbing fixtures for commercial projects, as required by the Texas Accessibility Standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and
  • two (2) hours to review new technology that promotes water and energy conservation including, rain water harvesting, solar energy, and water smart applications.