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Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures Course


Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures
Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures

Learn more about plumbing pipes and fixtures.


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Course Description

 Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures is a free online vocational course designed for anyone wanting to learn more about plumbing. This course is the third in the series of plumbing courses. While the first two introduced the learner to the trade and plumbing tools and drawings, this course goes a step further. For a building to be considered habitable, it has to be connected to the main water and gas supply systems, and have appropriate provisions for handling waste water. The installation of long-lasting plumbing pipes ensures that these basic requirements are met. In this free online course, various materials such as plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and CSST that are used to make pipes and fixtures are discussed. Besides this, the course covers the terms associated with plumbing pipes, the differences between fittings and valves, the tests carried out on plumbing and gas pipes to ensure they are leak-proof, and the basic principles of sanitation and safety. This course will be of great interest to construction professionals who want to deepen their existing knowledge on plumbing: identify the properties as well as the advantages and the disadvantages of working with different piping materials. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to learn about the different types of pipes and fixtures that are in use today.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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;
- Discuss the terms associated with plumbing pipes and fittings;
- Identify the tests carried out to check pipes used in drainage and vent systems;
- 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.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 58 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures
Course #: 740
Course Publisher: US AID
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: Introduction to Plumbing Pipes and Fixtures is a free online vocational course designed for anyone wanting to learn more about plumbing. This course is the third in the series of plumbing courses. While the first two introduced the learner to the trade and plumbing tools and drawings, this course goes a step further. For a building to be considered habitable, it has to be connected to the main water and gas supply systems, and have appropriate provisions for handling waste water. The installation of long-lasting plumbing pipes ensures that these basic requirements are met. In this free online course, various materials such as plastic, copper, cast iron, carbon steel, and CSST that are used to make pipes and fixtures are discussed. Besides this, the course covers the terms associated with plumbing pipes, the differences between fittings and valves, the tests carried out on plumbing and gas pipes to ensure they are leak-proof, and the basic principles of sanitation and safety. This course will be of great interest to construction professionals who want to deepen their existing knowledge on plumbing: identify the properties as well as the advantages and the disadvantages of working with different piping materials. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to learn about the different types of pipes and fixtures that are in use today.
License: This course is available from USAID through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 26th May 2014
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Tolu Michael Akinluwade
    Tolu Michael Akinluwade Nigeria This is great, It exposes me to basic plumbing skills. With this I should be able to maintain my home plumbing fixtures. 2017-02-07 12:02:41
  • sfloyd3168 .
    sfloyd3168 . United States of America Was a good course but didnt get my certificate like it said. 2015-11-16 20:11:16
  • Anthony Washington
    Anthony Washington United States of America The course was in full detail(s) and helped me out a lot. 2015-08-12 09:08:20
  • Theodoros Panagopoulos
    Theodoros Panagopoulos Greece Thank you. Very good course for me. 2015-06-03 07:06:22
  • Lisa-marie Smith
    Lisa-marie Smith United Kingdom Detailed and informative. 2015-05-13 11:05:49
  • Theodoros Panagopoulos
    Theodoros Panagopoulos Greece Thank you very much. This course was very useful for me. 2015-04-25 19:04:26
  • Imoh Billy
    Imoh Billy Nigeria Great course 2015-02-17 14:02:18
  • Matt Allen
    Matt Allen United Kingdom very helpful course 2015-02-08 17:02:42
  • Delroy Thompson
    Delroy Thompson Cayman Islands Very informative. Interesting topics covered. 2014-10-13 04:10:54
  • Emma Cowen
    Emma Cowen United Kingdom excellent course 2014-08-18 13:08:40
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