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 their construction.
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 piping systems.
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 Allowance (TOA):
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 the following:
Maintaining the complete tool kit for which you signed
Using and caring for tools assigned to you
Preserving those tools in use and those not in use
Securing assigned tools
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