PLUMBING AND PIPE FITTING

WAEC SYLLABUS ON PLUMBING AND PIPE FITTING

SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION

There will be three papers, Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 shall be acomposite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:

will consist of forty multiple-choice objective questions all of which are to be answeredin 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:

will consist of five short-structured essay questions out of which one is compulsory.Candidates will be required to answer the compulsory question and any other 3 in 1 hourfor 60 marks.

PAPER 3:

will be a practical test of 1 hour 30 minutes duration. It will consist of three questionsout of which candidates will be required to answer any two for 100 marks.

A list of materials for the test shall be made available to schools not less than two weeksbefore the paper is taken for material procurement and relevant preparations.

ALTERNATIVE TO PRACTICAL TEST

Alternatively, in the event that materials for the actual practical test cannot be acquired,the Council may consider testing theoretically, candidates’ level of acquisition of thepractical skills prescribed in the syllabus. For this alternative test, there will be threequestions out of which candidates will be required to answer any two in 2 hours for 100marks.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

S/NO.CONTENTNOTES

1.

Safety rules and regulations

(1) Definition of safety, rules and regulation.
(2) Hazards in the workshop and site.
(3) Causes and method of preventing accident.
(4) Safety tools, equipment and safety measures onsite and workshop.
(5) Safety signs and symbols.

2.

Hand tools, equipment maintenance

(1) Classification of tools and equipment.
(2) Types, sketches and uses of tools andequipment.
(3) Maintenance of tools and equipment.

3.

Pipe fitting materials

(1) Various types of pipe fitting materials (sketches,uses and storage).
(2) Interpretation of conventional signs andsymbols of pipe fitting materials.
(3) Maintenance of tools and equipment

4.

Pipe fitting materials

(1) Various types of pipe fitting materials (sketches,uses and storage).
(2) Conventional signs and symbols of pipe fittingmaterials.
(3) Interpretation of conventional signs andsymbols of pipe fitting materials.

5.

Types of pipe

(1) Classification of pipes (materials) and sizes.
(2) Properties of pipes.
(3) Uses of pipes.
(4) Factors that determines the choice of pipe.

6.

Pipe jointing

(1) Definition of pipe jointing.
(2) Type and sketches of joints in plumbing works.
(3) Materials used in jointing.
(4) Application of jointing (change of direction,fixed ends, installation of plumbing fittings,lengths, etc).

7.

Sources of water

(1) Sources of water (Rain, surface andunderground water.
(2) Characteristics of water (Tasteless, odourlessand colourless).
(3) Classification of water (Hard and soft).

8.

Water treatment

(1) Types and methods of water treatment(sedimentation, filteration, sterilization,chlorination, etc).
(2) Methods of removal of hardness in water.

9.

Water distribution system.

(1) Definition of water distribution system. (Watermain, communication pipe and service pipe).
(2) Types of cold water distribution system (Directand indirect system).
(3) Types of reservoir or storage tanks.
(4) Diagrams of cold water supply system (Directand indirect system).
(5) Types of hot water supply system.
(6) Diagrams of hot water supply system.
(7) Defects in cold and hot water supply system.

10.

Drainage system

(1) Definition of a drainage system.
(2) Various types of drainage system.
(3) Types of drains.
(4) Installation of drainage system (Trenching, layingand testing).
(5) Types of drainage fittings. (Bends, Tee joint, Yjoints,etc).

11.

Sanitary appliances

(1) Definition of sanitary appliance.
(2) Classifications of sanitary appliances (soil andwaste appliances).
(3) Listing, description and uses of soil and wasteappliances.
(4) Installation of sanitary appliances.
(5) Sanitary fittings (Taps, valves, etc).

12.

Sewage system

(1) Definition of sewage system.
(2) Types and description of sewage systems(storm, domestic, industrial, etc).
(3) Uses, construction and sketches of inspectionchamber and manhole.
(4) Listing and description of sewage collectionpoints (soakaway, septic tank cesspool andpublic sewer).

13.

Welding

(1) Definition of welding.
(2) Tools and equipment for welding.
(3) Types and methods.

14.

Business organization

(1) Definition of business organization.
(2) Types of business organization.
(3) Sources of capital for plumbing and pipe fittingbusiness.
(4) Types of capital (fixed and working capital).

15.

Book-Keeping

(1) Definition of book-keeping.
(2) Types of books/records for daily businesstransactions (profit & loss, expenditures, ledgers,receipt, invoice, etc)

16.

Contract works

(1) Definition of contract.
(2) Types of contract (fixed price or lump sum andunit price contracts only).
(3) Contract documents (Bill of quantity, quotation orestimate, drawing, Specification Agreement,Variation, only).
(4) Parties involved in contract (client, contractor,host community and consultant) lawyers.

SUGGESTED READING LIST

S/NoAUTHORTITLE OF BOOKSPUBLISHER

1.

G. J. Blower (Book 1 & 2)

Plumbing and Mechanical Service Pearson Prentice Hall

2.

E. Keith Blankenbaker

Modern Plumbing Goodheart-Willcox

3.

Siray K. Bokinni

Building Sanitation and Services Kolbok Support Services

4.

Robert Boyce and ArnoldMasterman

Plumbing A Practical Guide forLevel 2 Nelson Thomas

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5.

F. Hall

Plumbing Technology Longman

6.

E. K. Oluwadele and T. S.Ojambati

Essential Building Services Olajuyin Printers

7.

Ivor H. Seeley

Building Technolgy Palgrave

8.

O. A. Longe and R. A.Kazeem

Essential Financial Accounting Tonad

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Anietie Essiet Akpan

Fundamentals of entrepreneurship Brain

10.

W. G. Nash

Brickwork 2 (Revised Edition) Hutchinson

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