LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize proper tool accountability and safety;
recognize procedures for laying out wastewater systems, water distribution
systems, and joining different types of piping; and recognize accessories used in
Plumbing plays a major role in the construction of
all types of residential, commercial, and industrial
buildings. Of all the building trades, plumbing is most
essential to the health and well-being of the
community, in general, and to the occupants of the
buildings in particular. It is an obligation and
responsibility for each and every Utilitiesman to
uphold the vital trust placed in him or her for proper
installation of plumbing materials and equipment.
Each plumbing installation is governed by the rules
and regulations set forth in local plumbing codes that
have been adopted from standards established at the
local, state, and federal level. As you progress in rate as
a Utilitiesman, it becomes your job to ensure that codes
established for the job are carried out. You may soon
be the supervisor or instructor responsible for training
Utilitiesmen under you.
In this chapter you are introduced to the tools
required for plumbing and to the different types of
materials used in underground and aboveground
piping. You will discover where, why, and when to use
certain materials during installation and repair of these
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
importance of tool accountability, types of tool
kits, and methods of their use and safety.
To install varioustypes of equipment, you will use
many different hand tools and power tools. For the
purpose of safety, you should understand the major
importance of using the proper tools for the proper job.
For a complete and thorough understanding of various
tools, read the training manual, Use and Care of Hand
Tools and Measuring Tools, NAVEDTRA 12085. The
following tool kits are available to the Utilitiesman
from the Naval Construction Force, Table of
80001 Kit, Plumbers: This kit contains the basic
equipment and hand tools required for field
installation of various plumbing systems.
80002 Kit, Plumbers Shop: This kit contains the
basic equipment and hand tools required for
establishing a base maintenance plumbing shop.
80005 Kit, Service Refrigeration: This kit contains
the basic equipment and hand tools required for routine
maintenance, recharging, and repair of various types
of refrigeration units.
80055 Kit, Cast-Iron Pipe Installation: This kit
contains the basic equipment and hand tools required
for installation of cast-iron piping.
80088 Kit, Power Threading: This kit contains a
power threader and all of the attachments to place
threads on pipe material.
You may be required to draw tools from the central
toolroom (CTR) or the central storeroom (CSR).
Procedures for issue and accounting of tools and
replacement of broken or missing tools are established
in the Seabee Supply Manual, COMTHIRDNCB/
COMSECONDNCB 4400.3. You are responsible for
Maintaining the complete tool kit for which you
Using and caring for tools assigned to you
Preserving those tools in use and those not in use
Securing assigned tools
Accounting for tools