Iowa 10 Hour Mechanical and Plumbing Combo Package

  • 10 Hour Course
  • 4.6 31 Reviews
  • $119.00

This Iowa package includes 2 hours on the 2019 Plumbing Code, 4 hours on the 2016 Mechanical Code (2 of these hours counts as HVAC Discipline), and 4 hours of Plumbing Discipline content. It will give you a total of 10 hours of CE toward the renewal of your Plumbing and Mechanical licenses. 

We start off by going into how the UPC is organized, including the organization and topics of the chapters and appendices found in the 2018 UPC. From there, we begin looking at the amendments made to the 2018 UPC, starting with Chapter 1. We cover all of the added definitions that were inserted into Chapter 2 of the UPC, as go in depth on the amendments made to chapters 3 - 4, 6 - 10, 12, and 13. We finish off this section by covering the additional requirements of the Iowa Code that apply to plumbers.

Next are the significant changes made to the 2018 UPC. These are the big changes that were made as the code was being updated from the 2015 version to the most current version, 2018 UPC. We start with the changes made to Chapter 3 of the UPC, explaining the reason for the change as well as how it affects you. We follow this format for all the significant changes, covering chapters 3 and 5, and Appendix M.

Next, we cover the adoption of the statewide mechanical code for 2016 along with both statewide and local amendments and a discussion of how all the codes work together. The first two hours of the class is devoted to every significant recent revision made to Chapters 1-4 and 12-15 of the 2015 International Mechanical Codes, the model code on which the Iowa Mechanical Code is based. There is also a brief look at some critical codes from the Iowa Energy Code for HVAC, based on the 2012 IECC. the second two-hour block spans every significant recent revision made to Chapters 5 through 11 of the 2015 IMC. These core Chapters, 5 through 11, include 26 changes to codes on exhaust systems.11 changes to duct system codes, and 14 changes to Sections on boilers, combustion air, chimneys and vents, specific appliances, and refrigeration, including critical provisions on locking refrigerant caps and a look at switching to new refrigerants.

Finally, Part 1 of our Plumbing Discipline course starts with principles, design, and installation of graywater systems. Then we cover best practices and both 2015 IPC® and UPC® codes for graywater systems, before moving into the history, principles, design, and installation of private onsite wastewater treatment systems (or POWTS). In that section, the care, design, and corresponding regulations related to septic tanks is covered, along with soil absorption systems and other alternative POWTS.

Part 2 analyzes ten problem areas in the field of plumbing, including noise, sloping for drainage piping, floor drains, air gaps, leaks, and clearances. Next, we talk about traps and vents, cross-connection, corrosion, and how to resolve and/or prevent customer-created problems.

  • Approved By: Iowa Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

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Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.

Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.

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