Alaska 8 Hour Plumbing CE Industry-Related: Water Heaters & Common Problems

$79.00

8 Hour Course

Course ID: 16686

Approved By: Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Div.

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This course provides licensees in Alaska with a master class in water heaters, followed by a survey of the most common, avoidable problems that affect plumbing in Alaska. The class is divided into two Modules:

Module #1 Water Heaters: A look at water heaters from every angle, including: 

  • How they work and available options;
  • Proper sizing;
  • Codes and Standards including highlights from the 2015 IPC© & 2015 UPC©; 
  • Venting, Cathodic Protection, Managing pressure & Expansion Tanks; 
  • Managing temperature & scalding risk; 
  • Using water heaters to heat spaces, floors, and driveways; 
  • Green water heaters including Water Conservation, Geothermal, Demand Hot Water Recirculating Systems & Solar Water Heaters; and
  • Harmful microbes including Controlling Legionella. 
  • Best practices, including, Selection, Maintenance & Coping with DIY Plumbing

Module #2 What Could Go Wrong? Common Plumbing Problems: The class approaches this topic with the following lessons: 

  • Ten Common & Avoidable Plumbing Problems, including pipe noise; optimal slopes, mismatched pipes, air gaps, floor drains, cleanouts & handicapped access
  • Traps – understanding them & what can go wrong
  • Vents – principles, rules & a look at common, circuit, island & relief vents
  • Cross-Connection –  Risk Assessment; Causes (Siphonage & Back-Pressure); Protection Strategies, including Recommended Passive and Active Device Types for Specific Applications, and Potential Problems
  • Corrosion Control, including Materials, Design, Protective Coating & Passivation, Cathodic Protection, Dielectric Protection & Water Treatment
  • Customer-Created Problems – Drain abuse, DIY plumbers, and the role of professionalism
  • Industry Related Training
    • Water Heaters & Common Problems [21 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Class on Residential Water Heaters (Video)
      • 02. Types of Water Heaters
      • 03. Code & Standards
      • 04. Pressure
      • 05. Water Heater Sizing
      • 06. Temperature Maintenance
      • 07. Thermal Shock and Scalding
      • 08. Best Practices (Video)
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Hydronic Heating
        • 10. Green Water Heater Systems
        • 11. Nasty Microbes
        • 12. Best Practices
        • 13. End of Class (Video)
        • 14. Introduction to Class on What Can Go Wrong? - Common Problems in Plumbing (Video)
        • 15. Ten Plumbing Problem Areas
        • 16. Traps and Vents
        • 17. Midway Through the Class (Video)
        • 18. Cross-Connection
        • 19. Corrosion
        • 20. Customer-Created Problems
        • 21. End of the Class (Video)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Chris D'Amato is the instructor and industry expert for Plumbing Trade Courses. With over 25 years experience, he has held a Journeyman Plumbing license since 2001 performing all aspects of plumbing in new construction, light commercial, remodels and service. Chris manages his own multifaceted plumbing shop coordinating a wide range of services from Property Management accounts to plumbing whole subdivisions and providing services to large living facilities for the the State of Oregon. In his tenure at AYPO he has helped thousands of plumbing licensees keep up with their continuing education requirements.

Course Reviews

November 10th, 2019
Water heater portion of course would be great for plumbers that do not generally do service work. Plumbing problems section is a good overview for every plumber.

March 31st, 2019
Good class. Informative.

March 10th, 2019
Very informative, at your pace course.

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The course number for this course is 16686

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