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A19/B6S A-19 and B-6 Solar (2022-07-19)

A-19 Swimming Pools, Including Solar - Construction, service and repair of swimming pools and spas, with or without solar water heating devices, including water and gas service lines from point of service to pool equipment, wiring from pool equipment to first readily accessible disconnect, pool piping, fittings, backflow prevention devices, waste lines, and other integral parts of a swimming pool, spa and attached solar water heating device. Also included are swimming pool accessories, covers, safety devices and fencing for protective purposes, if in the original contract.

B-6 General Swimming Pool Contractor, Including Solar - The scope of work allowed in this classification is the same as B-5 (including all B-5R subclassifications) with the inclusion of solar heating devices. Swimming Pool Covers, Fiberglassing and Swimming Pools, Reservoir Linings and Covers, Factory Fabricated Pools and Accessories.

50 Questions
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 120 Minutes

Solar Portion
30 Questions
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 75 Minutes

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Solar Water and Pool Heating Design and Installation Manual

    Publication Year: 2006

    $45.00

    The intent of this manual is to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed todesign, install, operate and maintain the most common types of solar water heating systems.The manual serves as the textbook for the solar thermal course sponsored and conducted bythe Florida Solar Energy Center. It also functions as a study guide for those intending to takelicensing or certification exams.The manual presents an overview of solar thermal applications, provides basic informationon the principles of solar energy, reviews solar thermal technologies, and provides detailedinstruction on the safe, efficient installation of solar water heating and pool heating systems.The manual is divided into six sections, with each separated into individual. 

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2022

    Publication Year: 2022

    $26.78

    All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.

    All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:

    29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
    29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
    OSHA keyword dictionary
    Easy to find OSHA interpretations

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    International Building Code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $145.00

    The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions The 2018 IBC contains many important changes such as:Accessory storage spaces of any size are now permitted to be classified as part of the occupancy to which they are accessory. New code sections have been introduced addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories. Use of fire walls to create separate buildings is now limited to only the determination of permissible types of construction based on allowable building area and height. Where an elevator hoistway door opens into a fire-resistance-rated corridor, the opening must be protected in a manner to address smoke intrusion into the hoistway. The occupant load factor for business uses has been revised to one occupant per 150 square feet. Live loads on decks and balconies increase the deck live load to one and one-half times the live load of the area served. The minimum lateral load that fire walls are required to resist is five pounds per square foot. Wind speed maps updated, including maps for the state of Hawaii. Terminology describing wind speeds has changed again with ultimate design wind speeds now called basic design wind speeds. Site soil coefficients now correspond to the newest generation of ground motion attenuation equations (seismic values). Five-foot tall wood trusses requiring permanent bracing must have a periodic special inspection to verify that the required bracing has been installed. New alternative fastener schedule for construction of mechanically laminated decking is added giving equivalent power-driven fasteners for the 20-penny nail. Solid sawn lumber header and girder spans for the exterior bearing walls reduce span lengths to allow #2 Southern Pine design values.

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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $15.63

    2018 IBC Turbo Tabs consist of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Building Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Building Code or the 2018 IBC Code and Commentary.

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $143.00

    This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code AdoptionsThe IRC contains many important changes such as:An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $15.62

    2018 IRC Turbo Tabs consists of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Residential Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Residential Code or the 2018 IRC Code and Commentary.

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    Certified Pool & Spa Operators Handbook 2017

    $89.03

    This fundamental training and reference manual is for professionals who help protect those who use aquatic venues, including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers and manufacturers. Industry leaders recognize the Handbook as the single most important resource for the recreational water industry.

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    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th Edition

    Publication Year: 2021
    17th Edition

    $130.00

    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 17th Edition is the definitive guide for engineers, contractors, producers, instructors, and students. This new edition reflects the latest advances in concrete technology and highlights concrete’s contribution to sustainability. Provides guidance on all aspects of concrete technology from selection of suitable materials to designing and proportioning a concrete mixture.

    Backed by over 100 years of research by the Portland Cement Association and other industry groups.

    Reflects the latest guidance on standards, specifications, and test methods of ASTM International (ASTM), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

    Presenting a 40% increase in new information, including two new chapters on imperfections in concrete and innovations in concrete technology.

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    Placing Reinforcing Bars, 10th Edition

    $90.00

    This unique and popular publication presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars in structures and pavement. It is written for apprentices, journeymen ironworkers, and inspectors. A definitive resource for preparing provisions in project specifications. Eighteen heavily illustrated chapters cover topics including types of materials, handling of bars at the jobsite, general principles for bar placing, splicing, and tying, bar placement in footings, walls, columns, floors, roofs, pavement and transportation structures. Also includes a chapter on epoxy and other coated reinforcement.

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    Guide to Shotcrete ACI 506R-16

    Publication Year: 2016

    $105.00

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011

    $50.00

    This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earth moving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you’ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipe layers to fail when they try to start their own business.