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C-78 (CR-78) Solar Plumbing, Liquid Systems Only (Residential/Commercial) (2018-05-03)

Installation, alteration and repair of solar water heating systems operating at temperatures not exceeding 220°F, including thermosyphon, direct (open loop) and indirect (closed loop), but excluding air as a transfer medium. Includes installation of collectors, storage and expansion tanks, heat exchangers, piping valves, pumps, sensors, and low voltage controls that connect to existing plumbing and electrical stubouts at the water tank location. Installation of solar heating systems for swimming pools that tie into and operate from the conventional pool system, but excludes all non-solar plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems and components. Installation of back-up and auxiliary heating systems only when such systems are included in the original contract and when such systems are an integral part of the solar collector or storage equipment.

60 Questions
70% Minimum Passing score
150 Minutes Time Allowed

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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    IPT's Pipe Trades Handbook

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    Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters 8th Edition

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    Fully updated for optimal learning, Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipe-fitters, 8E remains a trusted resource for essential math concepts in the plumbing and pipe-fitting trades. With an emphasis on real-world examples that will prepare readers to successfully transfer their knowledge to on-the-job situations, this book utilizes the most currently used fitting materials to demonstrate key concepts. Simplified, clear explanations and a straightforward approach, combined with new units on changes of state, pressure and heat, and mechanical advantage, make this an ideal tool for anyone entering the field.

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    Solar Water and Pool Heating Design and Installation Manual

    Rev 1992 Edition
    Publication Year: 1997

    $10.00

    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 modules.

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    International Mechanical Code 2009

    Publication Year: 2009

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