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Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures - Revised

Learn more about pipes and fixtures, as well as sanitary and safety principles, with this free online plumbing course.

Plumbing
Free Course
For a building to be considered habitable, it has to be connected to water and gas supply systems and have appropriate provisions for handling wastewater. This course will teach you about the installation of long-lasting plumbing pipes to ensure that these basic requirements are met. It will also guide you through the important materials used to make plumbing pipes and fixtures, including plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and CSST.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    US AID

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Plastic pipes have widely replaced metal pipes and fittings, and are commonly used in the plumbing trade today. Plastic is chemically inert, resistant to corrosion, and requires no soldering or welding. This course will teach you the advantages and disadvantages of working with plastic plumbing materials. You will also study the main uses for copper pipes and fittings in plumbing, and look into the advantages of using cast-iron for plumbing pipes and fittings.

Carbon steel pipes are used for hot and cold water distribution. This course will discuss the two common types of carbon steel pipes used by plumbers. You will study the features of pressure fittings such as tees, elbows, and unions used for threaded carbon steel pipes. You will also look into the advantages of using CSST for gas piping, the difference between a plumbing fixture and faucet, the basic principles of sanitation and safety as put forth in the National Standard Plumbing Code, and more.

This Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures course is the third in the series of plumbing courses. While the first two introduces the trade and plumbing tools and drawings, this course goes a step further by teaching you about plumbing pipes, fittings and valves, and fixtures, along with the principles of sanitation and safety. So check out the course today, and enhance your plumbing skills in just a few short hours.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:


  • Describe the various types of material used to make plumbing pipes and fixtures
  • Explain the advantages and the disadvantages of plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and CSST used for plumbing pipes and fittings
  • State the basic difference between fittings and valves
  • Distinguish between a plumbing fixture and a faucet
  • List the purposes of using pipe hangers and supports
  • Discuss the basic principles of sanitation and safety

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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