Continuing Education Session 2 (Part 4 of 4)

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Part 4 of 4 of the Continuing Education Session 2 course offered by Cape Cod Plumbing School. Visit www.capecodplumbingschool.net for more information.

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Welcome to Cape Cod Plumbing School’s 6 Hour Continuing Education Course SESSION 2! Please read the following instructions to fully understand how to take the course: To go back to a previous slide Click on this side of the screen To go to the next slide Click on this side of the screen Audio for each slide will AUTOMATICALLY PLAY And CANNOT be paused. If you need to hear it again, simply go to the next slide, then go back to the slide you wanted to hear again. Your workbook has a page number next to each fill in the blank question. That number corresponds to the PG # at the top right corner of each slide. Look at the PG # on the slide if you lose your place on the workbook. PG # When you are finished with this part of the course, a final slide will display a link. Click the link to move on to the next part of the course. To make the presentation full screen, click the square icon on the bottom right corner just outside this presentation box. Fullscreen Button

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CAPE COD PLUMBING SCHOOL PART 2 CONTINUING EDUCATION YEAR 2 MAY 1 09 TO APRIL 30 10 WEB SITE FAMILIARIZATION WWW.MASS.GOV/DPL/BOARDS/PL ABOUT THE BOARD LICENSING QUESTIONS APPEAL AN INSPECTOR’S DECISION VARIANCE AND SPECIAL PERMISSION APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE PLUMBING AND GAS PERMIT APPLICATIONS CORPORATION PAPERS LLC CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM PRODUCT APPROVAL COMPLAINT FORM FEES FOR LICENSES EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS GAS VENTING POLICY HOOD ALTERNATIVE GAS GAS PATIO EQUIPMENT PG 1

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PC Apple LAPTOP IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT TYPE OF COMPUTER YOU HAVE, THEY WILL ALL TAKE YOU TO THE BOARD WEBSITE: WWW.MASS.GOV/DPL/BOARDS/PL PG 2

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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS WEBSITE WWW.MASS.GOV/DPL/BOARDS/PL BOOK MARK OR PUT IT ON YOUR FAVORITES LIST APPLICATIONS AND FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE BOARD WEBSITE: PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING EXAMINATION , PSI APPEALS, SPECIAL PERMISSION, TEST LAB APPROVALS, VARIANCES PLUMBING & GAS FITTING PERMIT FORMS CORPORATION, LLC AND PARTNERSHIP APPLICATIONS MANUFACTURER’S APPLICATIONS PUBLIC HEARING FORM FOR PROPOSED CODE REVISIONS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FORMS THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IS THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM SO THE BOARD KNOWS WHERE TO SEND YOUR CORRESPONDANCE IF YOU LOSE OR MISPLACE YOUR PLUMBER’S LICENSE YOU COULD GO ON THE PROVIDER’S WEBSITE & DOWNLOAD A REQUEST FOR A DUPLICATE LICENSE. DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE COMPLAINT FORM PROVIDER APPLICATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PG 3

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STATE BOARD WEB SITE HOW TO DOWNLOAD INFORMATION PRODUCT APPROVAL- 1) GO TO STATE WEBSITE. 2) CLICK ON APPROVED PLUMBING PRODUCT SYSTEMS LISTED UNDER ONLINE SERVICES ON RIGHT SIDE OF SCREEN. PLUMBING & GAS PERMITS- 1) GO TO STATE WEBSITE. 2) SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON APPLICATIONS AND FORMS. 3) CLICK ON DESIRED PERMIT. CHANGE OF ADDRESS- 1) GO TO STATE WEBSITE. 2) SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON APPLICATIONS AND FORMS. 3) CLICK ON ONLINE ADDRESS CHANGE FOR PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS. 4) FILL OUT ONLINE FORM OR PRINT OUT FORM TO MAIL INTO BOARD. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE- (248 CMR 11.00) 1) GO TO STATE WEBSITE. 2) SCROLL DOWN TO EDUCATIONAL (FRAMEWORK) REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE CONTINUING EDUCATION- 1) GO TO STATE WEBSITE. 2) SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION. PG 4

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STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS MADE UP OF 9 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR AND SERVE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS THE BOARD MEETS ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY AND THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT QUINCY CITY HALL OR OTHER SCHEDULED LOCATIONS AT 9 AM SOMETHING NEW AS OF JANUARY 30 2009 THE STATE BOARD WILL BE ISSUING WRITTEN CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF ITS PRESENT RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE CITATIONS WILL BE ISSUED ON JOB SITES BY THE BOARD INSPECTORS PG 5

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PLUMBING BUSINESS JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER CAN GO INTO BUSINESS CAN TAKE OUT A PLUMBING PERMIT CANNOT HIRE HELP CANNOT BE A PARTNER IN A BUSINESS CORPORATION -ONLY A MASTER PLUMBER OR MASTER GAS FITTER CAN FORM A CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP -ONLY MASTER PLUMBERS OR MASTER GAS FITTER CAN FORM A PARTNERSHIP CAN A JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER AND A MASTER PLUMBER FORM A PARTNERSHIP? ANS. NO BOTH PARTNERS MUST BE MASTERS THE FEE TO FORM A CORPORATION OR PARTNERSHIP IS $225 CAN A MASTER PLUMBER AND A MASTER GAS FITTER FORM A PARTNERSHIP? Ans. Yes PG 6

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TYPES OF PLUMBING BUSINESS SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP SIMPLEST AND LEAST EXPENSIVE TO ORGANIZE 2) ONE PERSON HAS SOLE CONTROL AND SOLE REPONSIBILITY FOR ALL BUSINESS DECISIONS AND ACTIONS 3) PERMITS THE GREATEST DEGREE OF BUSINESS FREEDOM AND THE LEAST DEGREE OF REGULATIONS 4) EXCEPT FOR OBTAINING A BUSINESS LICENSE NO LEGAL STEPS ARE NECESSARY STAY SMALL AND KEEP IT ALL PG 7

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PARTNERSHIP BOTH PARTNERS SHALL BE MASTER PLUMBERS OR MASTER GAS FITTERS. COST $225 A PERSON DULY LICENSED IN THE COMMONWEALTH AS A MASTER PLUMBER OR A MASTER GAS FITTER MAY APPLY TO THE EXAM – NERS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PLUMBING PARTNERSHIP OR A CERTIFICATE OF GASFITTING PARTNERSHIP UPON PAYMENT OF A FEE & BIANNUAL RENEWAL FEE. A CERTIFICATE OF PLUMBING PARTNERSHIP SHALL AUTHORIZE A MASTER PLUMBER TO CONDUCT A PLUMBING BUSINESS AS A PARTNER SHIP OR A MASTER GASFITTER TO CONDUCT A GASFITTING BUSINESS AS A PARTNERSHIP. PG 8

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PLUMBING CORPORATION ACCEPTANCE OF A PLUMBING CORPORATION CERTIFICATE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING POLICIES AND SHALL BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF A CORPORATION CERTIFICATE. A COPY OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION THAT WAS SIGNED AND STAMPED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, MUST BE PRESENTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION 2) THE INSTALLATION OF PLUMBING WORK MUST BE SPECIFICALLY STATED AND DOCUMENTED AS ONE OF THE DISCIPLINES OF THE CORPORATION ON THE ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION THAT IS SUBMITTED 3) THE MASTER PLUMBER TO WHOM THE CERTIFICATE IS TO BE ISSUED MUST BE EXCLUSIVELY NAMED AS AN OFFICER OF THE CORPORATION ON THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED, STAMPED, AND ADOPTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 4) A FEE OF $225, MADE PAYABLE TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASS. MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION BEFORE ISSUANCE OF AN INITIAL ORIGINAL CORPORATION. PG 9

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ( LLC ) Cost $225 PG 11

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COMPLAINT FORMS PG 12

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FEES FOR LICENSE TESTS JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER OR JOURNEYMAN GAS FITTER $162 MASTER PLUMBER OR MASTER GAS FITTER $177 LP GAS INSTALLER $177 ALL RE EXAMS $80 ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED TO PSI EXAMINATION SERVICES 3210 E TROPICAL AVE LAS VEGAS NV 89121 ATT. MA PL 1 800 733 9267 WWW. PSIEXAMS.COM LICENSE RENEWAL FEES APPRENTICE PLUMBER OR APPENTICE GAS FITTER $35 JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER OR JOURNEYMAN GAS FITTER $45 MASTER PLUMBER $68 MASTER GAS FITTER $84 PLUMBING CORPORATIONS $225 GAS FITTING CORPORATION $225 PLUMBING PARTNERSHIP OR GAS FITTING PARTNERSHIP $225 L P GAS INSTALLER $57 PG 13

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APPRENTICES REGISTRATION OF APPRENTICES BEFORE AN APPRENTICE STARTS WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME THE MASTER PLUMBER OR MASTER GAS FITTER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 1) INFORMING THE APPLICANT OF THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS 2) ENSURING THAT THE APPRENTICE HAS COMPLIED WITH THE REGISTRATION’S REQUIREMENTS 3) THE APPRENTICE REGISTRATION FORM SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE APPRENTICE AND THE EMPLOYING MASTER PLUMBER OR MASTER GAS FITTER THE MASTER PLUMBER OR MASTER GAS FITTER SHALL NOT CHARGE A FEE THE COST FOR REGISTERING AN APPRENTICE IS $12 DO NOT WORK AS A SUB CONTRACTOR MINIMUM AGE 16 YEARS PG 14

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APPRENTICES CONTINUED REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER APPRENTICE PLUMBER IF REGISTERED AFTER SEPT 1 2008 8500 CLOCK HOURS AS A LICENSED APPRENTICE WORKING UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A MASTER PLUMBER OR A JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A MASTER PLUMBER. 550 HOURS OF PLUMBING THEORY APPRENTICE GAS FITTER IF REGISTERED AFTER SEPT. 1 2008 5100 CLOCK HOURS AS A LICENSED APPRENTICE WORKING UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A MASTER GAS FITTER OR JOURNEYMAN GAS FITTER WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A MASTER GAS FITTER 330 HOURS OF GAS FITTING THEORY UNDILUTED LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS INSTALLER AFTER SEPT 1 2008 3400 CLOCK HOURS AS OVER A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN 2 YEARS SPECIFICALLY IN THE DISCIPLINE OF UNDILUTED LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS INSTALLATION UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LP GAS INSTALLER 220 HOURS OF UNDILUTED LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS EDUCATION THEORY APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION CONTACT PSI – TELEPHONE 1 800 – 733 – 9267 WWW.PSIEXAMS.COM PG 15

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APPRENTICE PLUMBER REGISTRATION PRIOR TO SEPT. 1 2008 3 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE THAT TOTALS NOT LESS THAN 5100 CLOCK HRS. AS A LICENSED APPRENTICE. 2) 300 HOURS OF PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING THEORY 3) HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT 4) NOT MORE THAN 150 HOURS OF EDUCATION MAY BE OBTAINED IN ONE YEAR MASTER PLUMBERS LICENSE PRIOR TO SEPT. 1 2008 5) IF YOU WERE A LICENSED APPRENTICE AFTER SEPT. 1, 2008 YOU WILL HAVE 4 RENEWAL CYCLES TO PASS YOUR JOURNEYMAN PLUMBERS LICENSE TEST. ONE YEAR WORKING AS A LICENSED JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER OR 1700 C H 2) NOT LESS THAN 100 CLOCK HOURS OF PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING THEORY MASTER PLUMBERS LICENSE AFTER SEPT. 1 2008 ONE YEAR WORKING AS A LICENSED JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER 2) SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TIER 5 PLUMBERS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM PG 17

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EDUCATIONAL HOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICE PLUMBERS 550 CLOCK HOUR PROGRAM THE COURSE SHALL BE SEGMENTED INTO 5 TIERS WITH MODULES 2) EACH TIER SHALL BE CONSECUTIVE AND SHALL BE DESIGNED TO COINCIDE WITH THE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF THE APPRENTICE STUDENT. 4) EACH TIER SHALL BE ADMINISTERED AND DESIGNED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS. 5) THE APPLICATIONS FOR JOURNEYMAN LICENSE SHALL DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY AND COMPETENCY IN THE DISCIPLINES OF PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING BY TEST 6) EACH TIER SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE IN BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT AREAS. SUPERVISION OF PLUMBERS GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF PLUMBING AND GAS WORK INTRODUCTION AND MASS. MODIFICATION AMMENDMENTS TO 2002 EDITION OF NFPA 54 MASS. CODE OF GAS FOR GAS UTILIZATION EQUIPMENT FOR LARGE BOILERS UNIFORM STATE PLUMBING CODE OSHA RULES AND REGULATIONS MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET MSDS DIG SAFE SYSTEMS PG 18

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CORI ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM IF YOU CHECK YES REGARDING THE EXISTENCE OF ANY CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS, THE BOARD WILL REVIEW YOUR CRIMINAL OFFENDERS RECORD INFORMATION (CORI) RECORD BEFORE PROCEEDING FURTHER WITH THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION. ALSO NOTED ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM, THE STATE CRIMINAL HISTORY SYSTEM BOARD CERTIFIES TO RECEIVE FROM IT AND REVIEW CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND PENDING CRIMINAL CASE INFORMATION. THE CRIMINAL HISTORY SYSTEMS BOARD REQUIRES THE BOARD TO PLACE A LICENSE ON NOTICE THAT A CORI CHECK IS IN PROGRESS. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED CORI NOTIFICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM AND RETURN IT WITH THIS LETTER AND YOUR APPLICATION IMMEDIATELY TO THE BOARD. UPON RECEIPT OF THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM, THE BOARD WILL REVIEW YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD. IF IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CORI DATA, YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION IN ADVANCE. IF IT IS NECESSARY TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD OR NOT. PG 19

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ONLINE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM CHANGE OF ADDRESS ONLINE: THIS FEATURE ALLOWS YOU TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS OF RECORD LISTED IN THE DATABASE PG 21

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APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE PLUMBING Online Address Change for Plumbers and Gas Fitters The cost to file a variance to the board of plumbing examiners is $75 Variances are usually heard on the last Wednesday of every month. PG 22

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SPECIAL PERMISSION PLUMBING REQUEST WATER RECYCLING ON SITE WASTE WATER GRAY WATER BLACK WATER AIR ADMITTANCE VALVE AUTOMATIC VENT SO - VENT COMBINATION WASTE & VENT SPECIAL PERMISSION EXPLICIT PERMISSION FROM THE BOARD THAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE INSTALLING CERTAIN PRODUCTS, MATERIALS, OR SYSTEMS BECAUSE THE PRO – DUCTS, MATERIALS, OR SYSTEMS RAISE SPECIAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. COST $75 PG 23

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APPLICATION FOR APPEALING AN INSPECTOR’S DECISION APPEAL PROCEDURE IF YOU DISAGREE WITH AN INSPECTOR’S DECISION : APPEAL TO THE BOARD YOU CAN NOTIFY THE STATE INSPECTOR BY PHONE OR LETTER 2) THE STATE INSPECTOR CAN GATHER ALL FACTS AND RENDER A DECISION NOT FINAL THE APPEAL SHALL BE IN WRITING ACCOMPANIED BY A CHECK FOR $75 PAYABLE TO THE COMMONWEALTH IF THE BOARD FINDS IN YOUR FAVOR THE CHECK MAY BE RETURNED PG 24

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HUGHES DECISION MASS. BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS & GAS FITTERS INTERPRETATION OF ITS REGULATION AS FOUND AT 248 CODE OF MASS. REGULATIONS RE - GARDING LICENSURE NECESSARY TO ENGAGE IN VENTING OF FLUE GASES FROM GAS FUELED APPLIANCES. THE HUGHES DECISION OCT. 1986 ALLOWED THE HUGHES SHEET METAL COMPANY TO ENGAGE IN THE VENTING OF FLUE GASES. THE BOARD HAS DETERMINED THAT THE HUGHES DECISION IS NO LONGER VIABLE AND IS CONTRARY TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC. INTERPRETATION THE BOARD’S REGULATIONS AT 248 CMR 3005 ( 1 ) ( B ) 8 STATE THAT PERMITS TO PERFORM GAS FITTING WORK SHALL ONLY BE ISSUED TO LICENSED PLUMBERS OR LICENSED GAS FITTERS PG 25

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HUGHES DECISION CONTINUED THE COMPLETE INSTALLATION, ALTERATION, REPLACEMENT, OR REPAIR OF GAS FUELED EQUIPMENT REQUIRES THAT THE LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER PROVIDE THE PROPER VENTING OF ANY GAS FUELED APPLIANCE . THE LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THE GAS FITTING WORK FOR WHICH THE PERMIT IS APPLIED FOR AND ISSUED, INCLUDING THE VENTING OF THE FLUE GASES RESULTING FROM THE OPERATION OF THE GAS APPLIANCE. THE LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE FINAL INSPECTION OF ANY INSTALLATION, ALTERATION, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF ANY GAS APPLIANCE, WHICH INCLUDES THE PROPER VENTING OF SUCH EQUIPMENT. FINAL INSPECTION WILL NOT RESULT IN AN APPROVAL UNLESS ALL REGULATIONS, CODE PROVISIONS AND STANDARDS ARE COMPLIED WITH INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO VENTING OF FLUE GASSES. BOTTOM LINE IF YOU TAKE OUT A GAS PERMIT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GAS VENTING REGARDLESS OF WHO INSTALLS IT PG 26

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS REGARDING CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL TUBING ( CSST ) FEB. 4 2009 ( CSST ) SUBJECT TO NEARBY ( A.K.A.INDIRECT ) LIGHTNING STRIKES CAUSING ELECTRICAL ARCING WHICH CAN RUPTURE CSST PRODUCTS LEADING TO PROPERTY DAMAGE AND POTENTIAL INJURY OR DEATH. WHERE ARE WE NOW WITHOUT PROPER APPROVAL BY THE BOARD IT APPEARS MANUF. INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO REQUIRE ADHERENCE TO ADDITIONAL BONDING REQUIREMENTS WHICH HAS NOW BEEN ADDRESSED IN NFPA 54 2009 CERTAIN CSST MANUFACTURERS HAVE INFORMED THE BOARD THAT, WHEN APPLICABLE, THE ADDITION OF CSST PIPING MUST BE PERFORMED BY LICENSED ELECTRICIANS BECAUSE THE NEW BONDING REQUIREMENTS ARE AN ENHANCED VERSION OF BONDING REQUIRED TO PROTECT BUILDINGS FROM GROUND FAULTS, WHICH FALL WITHIN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ELECTRICIANS. PG 27

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CSST CONTINUED BASED ON THE LIMITED INFORMATION BEFORE THAT ADDITIONAL BONDING WAS REQUIRED FOR PRODUCT APPROVAL FOR CSST PIPING ON NOV. 26 2008 TO ALLOW FOR RESOLUTION OF THE ENFORCEMENT / REQUIREMENT OF EXTRA BONDING BY THE RELAVENT AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION. ON JAN. 16 2009 THE BOARD OF FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS ISSUED AN INTERPRETATION FINDING THAT ADDITIONAL BONDING REQUIRED BY THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT VIOLATE THE MASS. ELECTRICAL CODE BUT MADE NO STATEMENT ON THE ENFORCEABILITY OF SAID REQUIREMENTS. NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD, AFTER DUE CONSIDERATION AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEETINGS HELD WITH THE MANUFACTURERS IMMEDIATELY REINSTATES THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED CSST PRODUCTS IN MASS. PURSUANT TO THESE PROVISIONS. THE BOARD ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING MEASURES AS MITIGATION FOR DAMAGE FROM INDIRECT LIGHTNING STRIKES. DIRECT BONDING OF CSST PIPING OMEGAFLEX HAS ALSO PROVIDED EVIDENCE THAT ITS PRODUCT, ALSO MITIGATES THE DAMAGES FROM INDIRECT LIGHTNING DUE IN PART TO A SPECIAL JACKET MATERIAL. PG 28

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CSST CONTINUED, WHAT DO YOU DO NOW ? USING A BONDING JUMPER WITH CSST FALLS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING, THEREFORE PLUMBERS CANNOT BE REQUIRED OR OTHERWISE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ADHERING TO MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SUCH BONDING ( BE IT DIRECT OR OTHER TYPES COVERED BY THE ELECTRICAL CODE ). IT APPEARS THAT LICENSED ELECTRICIANS HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER THE ADDITIONAL CSST BONDING. NOTE ** IF YOU ARE GOING TO INSTALL CSST CHECK WITH THE ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR TO BE SURE HE WILL ISSUE A PERMIT TO AN ELECTRICIAN.** IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF MANUFACTURERS TO EDUCATE THE MASS. INSTALLERS OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PG 29

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COMMERCIAL KITCHEN CO DECTOR SHUTS OFF GAS IN THE EVENT OF A GAS LEAK, OR CO SOUNDS AN ALARM AND CAN BE RESET PG 30

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CAN PVC OR ABS PLASTIC BE RUN THROUGH A COMMERCIAL SPACE? ANS. YES BUT RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PIPE MUST BE ENCASED IN A COMPLETLY SEALED CHASE HYANNIS BUILDING INS. PVC PIPE MUST BE ENCASED IN A COMPLETELY SEALED SHAFT CAN YOU USE PEX OR CPVC PLASTIC FOR THE TOP 2 FLOORS? ANS. YES COMMERCIAL SPACE PG 31

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WHEN DO I NEED A GAS PERMIT FOR OUTSIDE GAS EQUIPMENT? ANS. WHEN THE EQUIPMENT IS CONNECTED TO THE NATURAL OR LP GAS SYSTEM PG 32

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WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO TAKE OUT A PLUMBING OR GAS PERMIT? PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION DRIVER’S LICENSE 2) PLUMBER’S OR GAS FITTER’S LICENSE 3) FILL OUT A WORKER’S COMP. FORM. IF YOU HAVE WORKERS YOU MUST HAVE IT. 4) CURRENT LIABILITY INSURANCE OR OWNER’S INSURANCE WAIVER PG 33

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WORKERS COMPENSATION AFFIDAVITS THE MASSACHUSETTS LAW REQUIRES THAT ANY BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL WISHING TO OBTAIN A LICENSE OR PER- MIT FROM ANY CITY OR TOWN AGENCY MUST COMPLETE THE APPROPRIATE WORKER’S COMPENSATION INS. AFFI- DAVIT PRIOR TO RECEIVING SAID LICENSE OR PERMIT. NO MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MAY ISSUE A LICENSE OR PERMIT WITH- OUT FIRST RECEIVING A COMPLETE AFFI- DAVIT FROM THE PERMITEE/LICENSEE THIS APPLIES TO ALL BUILDING TRADES INCLUDING GENERAL CONTRACTORS, CARPENTERS, ROOFERS, ELECTRICIANS, PLUMBERS. Etc. PG 34

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MASSACHUSETTS HAS RE- COGNIZED OMEGAFLEX’S COUNTER STRIKE CSST FOR IT’S LIGHTNING MITIGATION CAPABILITIES AND ACCEPTED THE LATEST INSTRUCTIONS IN THE TRACPIPE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION GUIDE JUNE 09 THEY DO NOT REQUIRE ADDI- TIONAL BONDING FOR COUNTER STRIKE. ENCLOSED WITH THIS MAILING IS THE COMMUNICATION FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBERS & PIPE FITTERS REGARDING THEIR POSITION. WITH COUNTERSTRIKE THERE IS NO REQUIRMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL PERMITOR HIRING A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO RUN A SEPARATE BONDING WIRE. COUNTERSTRIKE IS TO BE BONDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE NFPA 70 IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS FOR RIGID METAL PIPING. THE INSTALLATION MUST BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST COPY OF THE TRACPIPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION GUIDE. BREAKING NEWS UNDERGROUND PG 35

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COUNTERSTRIKE CSST WE HAVE ENCLOSED A COPY OF THE LATEST DESIGN GUIDE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. ADDITIONAL COPIES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR TRACPIPE DISTRI- BUTOR OR THE DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE WWW.TRACPIPE.COM. IF THE TUBING IS CONNECTED TO AN APPLIANCE WITH A 3 WIRE, AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION IS CONSIDERED BONDED. PG 36

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QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS CONT. ED. CLASSES PG 37

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QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONS WHEN YOU RUN A DIRECT VENT TERMINAL THROUGH A WALL IS AN ELECTRIC METER CONSIDERED A SOURCE OF IGNITION? ANS. YES 2) CAN A PVC SOIL STACK FOR A 7 STORY BUILDING BE REDUCED ON UPPER FLOORS? ANS. NO 3) THE CODE STATES THE VENT FROM A TRAP SHALL BE RUN AT A VERTICAL ANGLE TO A POINT 6 IN. ABOVE THE FLOOD LEVEL RIM OF A FIXTURE, IS THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE? YES 10.16 7 B 2 A VENT SERVING A FLOOR DRAIN OR SIMILAR FIXTURE MAY BE EXTENDED ABOVE THE CENTER LINE OF THE DRAIN AND RUN HORIZONTALLY TO A POINT WHERE IT CAN RUN VERTICALLY TO A POINT, 6’’ ABOVE THE FLOOD LEVEL OF THE FLOOR DRAIN. CHECK WITH YOUR INSPECTOR FLOOR DRAIN PG 38

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4) IF I INSTALL A DIRECT GAS VENT, WHEN IS A WARNING SIGN REQUIRED? ANS: WHEN IT IS INSTALLED LESS THAN 7’ ABOVE GRADE. 5) IF A ROOF IS USED FOR A WIDOW’S WALK HOW DO I RUN THE VENT? 10.16 6 – A THE VENT SHALL BE NOT LESS THAN 8’ ABOVE THE ROOF AND BE INCREASED ONE SIZE 6) HOW FAR ABOVE GRADE DO YOU INSTALL THE WARNING SIGN FOR A DIRECT VENT TERMINAL? THE SIGN SHALL BE NOT LESS THAN 8’ ABOVE GRADE GAS MODS. 7) WHEN INSTALLING CSST THROUGH A WALL WITH FIRE STOPPING WHAT DO YOU DO? CSST TUBING SHALL BE SLEEVED 248 CMR 5.00 AMENDMENTS 5.6.3.4 PG 39

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8) I REMOVED A GAS FIRED BOILER AND REPLACED IT WITH A DIRECT VENT BOILER. THE GAS INSPECTOR REQUIRED ME TO INSTALL A CHIMNEY LINER FOR THE REMAINING WATER HEATER. 10.6.3 – 3 THE AREA OF THE GAS VENT CHIMNEY SHALL NOT BE GREATER THAN 7 TIMES THE AREA OF THE WATER HEATER DRAFT HOOD. 9) WHERE AND WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO INSTALL A CO DETECTOR FOR DIRECT VENTED GAS EQUIPMENT? A) WHERE THE SIDE WALL EXHAUST VENT TERMINATION IS LESS THAN 7’ ABOVE GRADE. B) INSTALLED ON THE FLOOR LEVEL WHERE THE EQUIPMENT IS INSTALLED C) INSTALLED ON EACH ADDITIONAL FLOOR LEVEL OF THE BUILDING 5.08 CHAPTER 10 D) IF THE GAS EQUIPMENT IS INSTALLED IN A CRAWL SPACE A CO DETECTOR IS INSTALLED ON FIRST FLOOR, IF INSTALLED IN AN ATTIC THE CO DETECTOR IS INSTALLED ON THE FLOOR BELOW. PG 40

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10) IF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IS BEING LEASED FOR COMMERCIAL USE AND THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IS PVC, HOW WOULD YOU PROCEED? ANS. REQUEST A VARIANCE 11) CAN I USE PVC PLASTIC FOR AN 8 STORY CONDO WITH A 3 STORY GARAGE BELOW IT? A) IF THE BUILDING PERMIT INDICATES THE BUILDING IS 11 STORIES NO B) IF THE BUILDING PERMIT INDICATES THE BUILDING IS 8 STORIES YES 12) IF A DIRECT VENT TERMINAL IS INSTALLED MORE THAN 7’ ABOVE GRADE DO I NEED A CO DETECTOR? ANS. NOT ACCORDING TO 5.08 GAS MODS. TO NFPA 54 A C O DETECTOR MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING INSPECTOR. PG 41

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13) AM I REQUIRED TO SLEEVE CSST TUBING INSTALLED IN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PARTITIONS? ANS. CSST IN SIZES LARGER THAN 1’’ SHALL BE PROTECTED CSST ON AN EXTERIOR WALL WITHOUT PROTECTION COULD BE DANGEROUS….. H WHITE 14) IF I REMOVE A NEW GAS DRYER CAN I RE-USE THE SAME FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR TO RECONNECT ANOTHER DRYER? ANS. NO THE FLEXIBLE CONNECTER CAN ONLY BE USED TO RECONNECT THE SAME APPLIANCE NOTE CHECK THE TAG ON THE FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR 15) DO I HAVE TO USE A SPECIAL TYPE OF CSST TUBING FOR INSTALLATION ON A ROOF? ANS NO YOU CAN USE THE SAME CSST TUBING YOU USE INSIDE A BUILDING GAS TITE 16) IF I INSTALL A STEEL GAS MAIN AND CONNECT CSST BRANCHES HOW DO I SIZE THE SYSTEM? STEEL PIPE CHART CSST USE CSST CHART GAS TITE PG 42

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17) I CALLED FOR AN INSPECTION ON A DIRECT VENTED ROOM HEATER I FOLLOWED ALL THE MANUFACTURER’S RULES, THE JOB WAS TURNED DOWN, THE INSPECTOR SAID IT WAS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE A CO DETECTOR INSTALLED. CODE... AT THE TIME OF INSTALLATION OF A SIDE WALL HORIZONTAL VENTED EQUIPMENT THE INSTALLING PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER SHALL OBSERVE THAT A CO DETECTOR IS INSTALLED 18) I CALLED FOR A GAS INSPECTION FOR SOME DIRECT VENTED GAS EQUIPMENT. THE INSPECTOR REQUIRED ME TO PROVIDE HIM WITH A COPY OF ALL MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS CODE… WHEN REQUIRED BY THE INSPECTORS, A COPY OF THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTALLATIONS, OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS SHALL BE GIVEN TO SAID AUTHORITY FOR REVIEW WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO CALLING FOR A FINAL INSPECTION 19) IF I WAS A REGISTERED APPRENTICE BEFORE SEPT. 1 2008 WILL I HAVE TO GET MY JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER’S LICENSE WITHIN 4 RENEWAL CYCLES? ANS. NO PG 43

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COST RES. $ 40 FOR FIRST $12 EACH ADDITIONAL COM. $60 FOR FIRST $15 EACH ADDITIONAL REINSPECTION $100 12 FIXTURES 1 ST. $40 11 X 12 = $132 $132 + $40 = $172 PG 44

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION When you are replacing a kitchen sink faucet, a plumbing permit is required. PG 18 3.05 C An apprentice plumber licensed on or after Sept 1 2008 that graduates from a vocational school may be granted 330 hours of educational theory credits. PG 257 11.02 Licensed journeyman gasfitter applying for a master gasfitter's exam prior to Sept 1 2011 shall have completed not less than 50 clock hours of gas fitting theory. CLEAN 248 CMR 11.02 2 The board shall grant a qualified applicant who is a veteran credit of 2.5 percent for their written theory portion of the exam. PG 261 11.03 PG 45

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION CONT A licensed journeyman gasfitter applying for a master gasfitter's exam prior to Sept 1st 2011 shall have completed not less than 6 calendar months of practical experience. CLEAN 248 CMR 11.02 2 LP outdoor gas equipment would not require a gas permit if the equipment is not connected to a fixed fuel piping system. PG 7 NFPA 54 1.1.1.2 Any sign, listing, or advertisement authorized by the licensee shall contain his or her designation and license #. PG 13 3.03 1-6 PG 46

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION CONT No person shall work as an apprentice unless he or she has completed what 3 steps? PG 13 3.03 9 B 1. Completed an apprentice registration form. 2. Submitted their required fee. 3. Has registered with the board. Permits shall become invalid if work has not been started within 90 days of the date of the permit, unless the permit holder can prove that failure to start was beyond his or her control. PG 19 3.05 F PG 47

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION CONT List the 3 licenses that are exempt from completing mandatory Continuing Education. CLEAN 248 CMR 11.04 3 1. An approved M.C.E. instructor who has taught classes. 2. A duly appointed plumbing inspector. 3. A member of the State Board. PG 48

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CONGRATULATIONS! You have completed the SESSION 2 course! Now it is time to take 2 tests: 1st test: Continuing Education Session 2 - Plumbing 2nd test: Continuing Education Session 2 - Gas On your computer keyboard, please press the “Esc” key located at the top left corner. This will take you out of fullscreen mode. This is required if you want to continue to take the tests. Once you have pressed the “Esc” key and are out of fullscreen mode, please click the two links below: Good Luck! Con Ed Session 2 Test - Plumbing Con Ed Session 2 Test - Gas

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