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Topic: Plumbing system installation and service 

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 Standard 14.  Understands installation of plumbing systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands first and second plumbing rough-in(s) according to plans for water supply, drainage, and fixtures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands first rough in
     2.Understands second rough in
     3.Understands water supply
     4.Understands drainage
     5.Understands uses of types of fixtures
   Benchmark 2.Knows processes of installing storm drains and waste systems (e.g., following code requirements, sizing system, material takeoff, rough-in of locations and routes, excavation and grading, building components and traps, installation sequence, structural modifications, test system)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Installs storm drains
     2.Installs waste systems
     3.Knows code requirements
     4.Knows how to size system
     5.Knows how to perform material takeoff from plans
     6.Knows how to rough in system locations and routes
     7.Knows how to excavate and grade for system
     8.Knows how to build system components and traps
     9.Knows installation sequence
     10.Knows how to make structural modifications
     11.Knows how to test system
   Benchmark 3.Knows characteristics of and how to install hot water heating systems(e.g., gas, electric)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows characteristics of gas hot water heating systems
     2.Knows installation of gas hot water heating systems
     3.Knows characteristics of electric hot water heating systems
     4.Knows installation of electric hot water heating systems
 Standard 15.  Understands servicing of plumbing and related systems (e.g., electrical)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how to test plumbing systems(e.g., water distribution systems, hot water heating systems, storm drainage systems), and how to troubleshoot, consistent with manufacturer specifications and generally acceptable plumbing practices, basic maintenance problems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to troubleshoot plumbing systems
     2.Knows how to test plumbing systems
     3.Knows basic maintenance problems
     4.Knows manufacturer specifications
   Benchmark 2.Knows how to service, including repair and maintenance, plumbing system(e.g., drainage obstructions, fixture leaks, water closet malfunctions, pipe corrosion, water heater malfunctions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to repair plumbing systems
     2.Knows how to maintain plumbing systems
     3.Knows how to service plumbing systems
     4.Knows how to repair drainage obstructions
     5.Knows how to repair fixture leaks
     6.Knows how to repair water closet malfunctions
     7.Knows how to repair pipe corrosion
     8.Knows how to repair water heater malfunctions
   Benchmark 3.Understands the basic scientific principles of electricity, including definitions of and the relationships among voltage, current, resistance, and power, and how to use formulas (e.g., power formula) and laws (e.g., Ohm’s law)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the principles of electricity
     2.Knows about electric voltage
     3.Knows about electric current
     4.Knows about electric circuitry
     5.Knows power formula
     6.Knows Ohm’s law
   Benchmark 4.Understands types of electric heating systems (e.g., water and solar), electrical components of plumbing equipment, and electrical symbols in wiring diagrams
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands types of electric heating systems
     2.Understands water heating system
     3.Understands solar heating system
     4.Understands electrical components
     5.Understands electrical symbols
     6.Understands wiring diagrams