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7-45 Pipe Work (Water Lines) (2021-07-19)

Pipe work (Water Lines) is a closed book, 50 multiple-choice question examination covering all aspects of installation, repair and maintenance of municipal water distribution lines. Listed below is only a sample of the many good references available on this subject which may be helpful in studying for this examination. This is not a comprehensive listing. Please note that it is not necessary to read all of the books in order to pass the examination. Rather, this list is intended to suggest what types of books might be useful in helping to acquire the basic knowledge needed to perform this type of work. We try to keep this list current with books in print, but some books go out of print from time to time. These books may be available in your local library's collection or through your local library by using the services of Inter-Library Loan. If still in print, these books may also be available through your local bookstore or by contacting the publisher.

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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  • Closed Book

    AWWA Standard for Installation of Ductile Iron Water Main and their Appurtenances C600-10

    Publication Year: 2010


    This standard covers the minimum requirements for the installation of ductile-iron water mains and their appurtenances, including materials, dimensions, tolerances, and testing procedures. Installations that require special attention, techniques, and materials are not discussed.

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    M28 Rehabilitation of Water Mains, Third Edition

    3rd Edition


    This operations manual provides guidance on selecting the best water-main rehabilitation techniques for your water distribution system. Step-by-step guidance, including costing, is included for the following methods: Cleaning: Flushing, cable-attached devices, pigs and other fluid-propelled cleaning devices, and power boring devices. Lining: Cement-mortar lining, epoxy lining, conventional slip-lining, close-fit slip-lining, and cured-in-place lining techniques. Replacement: Trenchless pipe replacement using pipe-bursting technology

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    The Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction

    5th Edition


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    Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised Third Edition

    Publication Year: 2006
    3rd Edition


    This new trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavation contractors, operating engineers, and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques.You'll learn how to read topo maps, set crows feet, install water drain and sewer pipes, lay or remove asphalt concrete, use a laser level, cut drainage channels, and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision.Includes a CD-ROM with an interactive study center to help anyone brush up their skills or study for the license exam. Filled with hundreds of tips, pictures, and diagrams and tables every excavation contractor can use. You will need a computer with a CD-ROM drive running Microsoft Windows.

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011


    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.

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    AWWA M23 PVC Pipe Design and Installation

    Publication Year: 2002
    2nd Edition


    This manual provides guidance and data on designing, installing, and maintaining PVC pipe and fittings in drinking water distribution systems.

    Coverage includes manufacturing, hydraulics, chemical and abrasion resistance properties, external loads, pressure capacities, flexibility ratings, installation, fittings and appurtenances, joining, supports, transportation, storage, and maintenance.

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    M11 Steel Pipe: A Guide for Design and Installation, Fourth Edition

    4th Edition


    This manual provides complete information for designing, installing, and maintaining steel pipe and fittings for potable water transmission and distribution. Coverage includes manufacturing, hydraulics, determination of pipe wall thickness, external loads, supports, joining, fittings and appurtenances, corrosion control, transportation, installation, and maintenance.

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    M6 Water Meters–Selection, Installation, Testing and Maintenance, Fifth Edition

    5th Edition


    This fifth edition provides a complete manual of practice for water utilities on the selection, installation, operation, and maintenence of customer water meters. The manual also provides sample record-keeping forms, a history of water use measurement, and the development of modern water meters. M6 is heavily illustrated with photos, diagrams, and performance specs. M6 gives you all the information needed to make sure your customer meters are accurately capturing water use–and protecting your revenue:• Meter types, construction, and operation• Choosing sizes and types• Meter installation• Testing, repair, and maintenance• Meter records• Remote registration• Meter repair shop layout M6 is your one-stop meter resource. It covers all types of water meters used in residential, commercial, industrial, and fire service applications, plus new information on singlejet and fluidic-oscillator meters. Handy charts and tables help you correctly choose the size and type of meters for your different customers.M6 is written, reviewed, and approved for publication by AWWA members who are meter authorities. You can be assured the information found in this manual is up-to-date and provides currently accepted practice for municipal water utilities.Note: Meter maintenance and repair procedures in the manual are general in scope and are meant to supplement, not replace, meter manufacturers’ instructions for specific meter models.

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    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 4th Edition

    Publication Year: 2018
    4th Edition


    This document is published jointly by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). It has been reviewed in accordance with the Educational Committee Manual document review procedures of the ACI Educational Activities Committee. ACI and ASCC reports are intended for guidance in planning, designing, executing, and inspecting construction. This document is intended for the use of individuals who are competent to evaluate the significance and limitations of its content and recommendations and who will accept responsibility for the application of the material it contains.

    Now 262 pages – over 100 pages longer than the previous edition – the guide includes full-color photos and illustrations, a new, easier-to-read layout, and substantial content updates. Also included in the fourth edition are 43 Position Statements from ASCC, details on ACI Certification programs, and an appendix introducing several legal issues of interest to concrete contractors. A summary, review questions, and additional recommended reading list accompany each of the 12 chapters.

    Published 2018