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Maintenance - Electric & Plumbing Fundamentals

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
78 Seats Remaining

Event Details

Electric in the AM and Plumbing in the PM - You can choose to attend one or the other, or BOTH! (Make sure you register accordingly - if you want to attend both, make sure you select both at registration) 

These classes are FREE to SLAA members!

Electrical Fundamentals:

November 16th - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This 3-hour class is an introduction and overview to electricity, how it works, and how it is measured using the functions of Voltage – Amperage – Watts – Resistance. Ohm’s law and its applications will assist in defining and understanding troubleshooting components. This course will also cover the basics of electrical circuits, typical residential wiring, breakers, service box connections, grounding wires and cable color and insulation codes. Additional topics include safety, American wire gauge and amperage, OSHA, and basic techniques of electrical troubleshooting.

Topics covered in this class will include:

  • Safety – Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
  • AWG and other common uses of the National Electrical Code
  • Wires, Cables, and insulation color coding
  • Fundamentals of Ohm’s Law and how to use it.
  • The differences between AC versus DC power
  • Differences between Series and Parallel circuits, and reading schematics
  • Basic wiring and Three-way and Four-way lighting switches
  • Troubleshooting typical residential circuits and electrical components

Plumbing Fundamentals:

November 16th - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This 3-hour class addresses the challenges associated with the most common service requests, plumbing. Topics will include major fixture components from the water meter and pressure regulator to the hot and cold-water supply lines into the building. Topics from galvanized to PEX and the tools used to assemble a watertight circuit will be presented. We will also review the typical basin, bath, and shower fixtures, associated drains, and the tools and techniques for opening them will be covered. Lastly, we will discuss troubleshooting and safety considerations with associated tools, products and process.

 Topics covered in this class will include:

  • Correct water pressure
  • The component parts and operation of gas and electric water heaters
  • Commercial supply line materials and techniques for assembling circuits
  • Common plumbing tools, quality, and use
  • Servicing, parts, water efficient operation, and troubleshooting a toilet
  • Health and safety concerns including PPE while making plumbing repairs
  • Chemicals, drain openers, and their safe use in plumbing
  • Commercial fire sprinkler systems, maintenance and operation

Terry Wilkes from HD Supply will be teaching this class. 

With over 30 years’ experience in the brewery industry Terry is no stranger to being a part of a winning team and working safely.  Since joining the HD Supply training team Terry is adept in appliances, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. When Terry isn’t training he can be found enjoying what he once helped brew years ago.