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Plumber

Description


Assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes: Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations. Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe. Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors, using ruler, spirit level, and plumb bob. Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using handtools and power tools. Cuts and threads pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch, and pipe‑threading machine.

Bends pipe to required angle by use of pipe‑bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand. Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass, and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, using handtools and power tools. Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners. Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains. May weld holding fixtures to steel structural members.


O*NET Code: 47-2152.02
DOT Code: 862.381-030

AIMS Code: 0432


A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems.[1] The term dates from ancient times, and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum."

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  Interior and exterior underground sanitary and storm
       sewer or private sewage system work
Vertical stacks, horizontal lines, and branch lines
       for soil, waste, and venting piping
Water supply system – Sizing of lines, selecting of material to use, and job, cross-laying out connection control and water treatment equipment
Setting and connecting of all types of plumbing fixtures
       and appliances and water treatment equipment
Care and safe use of tools, materials and equipment used
       on the job. Job lay out and site safety requirements. Driving and operating of equipment used in the job
Industrial, process piping, gas piping, compressed air
       piping, and chemical piping, welding and rigging of
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Installing and maintenance of high/low pressure boilers,
      and chilled water cooling systems
 
   
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