Maintenance 101 Training Series: Electrical & Plumbing Fundamentals (Advanced)

OctoberOct 22 2020 08:30am - 03:30pm

Education ClassesOwnersProperty Managers

This series of classes are designed for independent owners, novices and maintenance technicians. Every class features an overview of safety practices and practical skills you can use in the real world. You can select to attend the full day, both the morning and afternoon session or just select the session that best fits your schedule.

Electrical Fundamentals (Morning Session 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.):
This three-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. Ohms law and is applications will assist in defining and understanding troubleshooting components. The basics of electrical circuits, typical residential wiring, breakers, service box connections, grounding wires and cable color and insulation codes will be covered. 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 (Afternoon Session 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.):

This three-hour class addresses the challenges associated with the most common service requests on site: plumbing. Topics will include, major fixture components from the water meter and pressure regulator thru the hot and cold water supply lines into the building. Galvanized thru PEX and tools used to assemble a watertight circuit are presented.  Typical basin, bath, and shower fixtures, associated drains, and the tools and techniques for opening them will be covered. Troubleshooting and safety with tools, products and process will be an additional focus.

Topics covered in this class 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 and PPE while making plumbing repairs
  • Chemical, drain openers, and their safe use in plumbing
  • Commercial fire sprinkler systems, maintenance and operation

**Lunch break is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Full-Day Session: Electrical and Plumbing Fundamentals
Member: $90 | Non-Member: $100

Morning Session: Electrical Fundamentals
Member: $55 | Non-Member: $65

Afternoon Session: Plumbing Fundamentals
Member: $55 | Non-Member: $65

All ticket purchases, both online, via email and in-person, are FINAL. There are NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR EXCHANGES, even for tickets purchased by mistake or at a non-member rate. Make sure that if you are a member, you log in to your account to receive member pricing. Please confirm your order before payment.

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5675 Ruffin Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

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