C-36 PLUMBING

C-36 PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAM

A C-36 plumbing contractor provides a means for a supply of safe water, ample in volume and of suitable temperature for the purpose intended and the proper disposal of fluid waste from the premises in all structures and fixed works. This classification includes but is not limited to:

(A) Complete removal of waste from the premises or the construction and connection of on-site waste disposal systems.

(B) Piping, storage tanks and venting for a safe and adequate supply of gases and liquids for any purpose, including vacuum compressed air and gases for medical, dental, commercial and industrial uses.

(C) All gas appliances, flues and gas connections for all systems including suspended space heating units. This does not include forced warm air units.

(D) Water and gas piping from the property owner’s side of the utility meter to the structure or fixed works.

(E) Installation of any type of equipment to heat water, or fluids to a temperature suitable for the purposes listed in this section including the installation of solar equipment for this purpose.

(F) The maintenance and replacement of all items described above and all health and safety devices such as, but not limited to, gas earthquake valves, gas control valves, back flow preventers, water conditioning equipment and regulating valves.

C-36 Practice Quiz

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Question 1
What type of wall fitting should a contractor use to install a wall-mounted water closet?
A
An approved spud fitting
B
An approved carrier fitting
C
A hubless closet ring
D
An approved closet flange
Question 1 Explanation: 
14% of your exam consist of finish plumbing installations questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 2
What is the typical amount of grade required per liner foot on a household drainage pipe?
A
1/8 inch
B
3/4 inch
C
1/4 inch
D
1 inch
Question 2 Explanation: 
27% of your exam consist of rough-in and top-out plumbing systems questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 3
Temperature relief valves must have what transitional length before PEX is used?
A
36”
B
24”
C
18”
D
15”
Question 3 Explanation: 
27% of your exam consist of rough-in and top-out plumbing systems questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 4
Which of the following implements should be used to prevent kinks when reshaping soft copper tubes?
A
Dummy
B
Internal switch
C
Bending spring
D
Brass ferrule
Question 4 Explanation: 
20% of your exam consist of service, repair, and remodel plumbing systems questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 5
What is the total charge for four 8-hour days’ use of a backhoe, if the cost for rental is $400 per day and operator cost is $30 per hour?
A
$2,560
B
$3,200
C
$1,840
D
$1,600
Question 5 Explanation: 
21% of your exam consist of planning and estimating questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 6
What is the total force in pounds on a 6 inch diameter test plug with a water head of 15 feet?
A
4.25 psi
B
3.00 psi
C
6.51 psi
D
7.20 psi
Question 6 Explanation: 
21% of your exam consist of planning and estimating questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 7
Piping for building drains and horizontal drainage branches require the installation of cleanouts. Spacing for these cleanouts is determined by the diameter of the drain and other factors. In this scenario the drain pipe diameter is three inches. This drain has a running length of 77 feet. During this run the pipe takes one 90-degree turn. How many cleanouts are required for this installation? 
A
3
B
6
C
4
D
2
Question 7 Explanation: 
27% of your exam consist of rough-in and top-out plumbing systems questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 8
A plumbing permit is required for the replacement of which of the following?
A
Water closet
B
Bathing unit
C
Water heater
D
Faucet
Question 8 Explanation: 
18% of your exam consist of worker and job site safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 9
On an island vent, what type of fittings should be used and in what order should they be used to make the return bend under the drain board?
A
Four 45 degree bends
B
A 45 degree, a 90 degree, and a 45 degree bend
C
Two vent 90 degree bends
D
A 45 degree, a 90 degree, a 45 degree, and a 90 degree bend
Question 9 Explanation: 
27% of your exam consist of rough-in and top-out plumbing systems questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 10
A pipe 3-1/2” in diameter has 9 times the capacity of a pipe 1-1/2” in diameter. A given installation uses 360 feet of 3-1/2” pipe. How many feet of 1-1/2” pipe would be needed in an equivalent installation?
A
1440 feet
B
2740 feet
C
3240 feet
D
40 feet
Question 10 Explanation: 
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Course Materials

Each student enrolled in the Plumbing examination preparation course, receives the following study materials:

1) The Plumbing (C-36) Manual:

2) The Audio & Video Lectures:

  • (TRADE) – Math Review – CD/DVD
  • (TRADE) – Plumbing (C-36) – CD/DVD
  • (TRADE) – Health and Safety – CD/DVD
  • (TRADE) – Plumbing Review Questions – CD/DVD

3) The Plumbing Practice Questions:

  • Four Simulated exams
  • C-36 Exam Updates

4) NEW! The C-36 Plumbing Contractor’s Online Practice Tests:
     Full online access for one full year!

The Trade Exam: All CLC trade exam preparation programs utilize our proven combination of instructional textbooks with corresponding Audio and Video support materials and Online Practice exams.


NOTE!
If you are already a licensed contractor & wish to add an additional license, you only have to pass the trade exam. You are not required to take the Law and Business exam again!

PART 1 The Trade Exam

Our Trade Manuals, Audio and Video Programs and Online Practice Exams are designed to work seamlessly together and are key to helping you memorize our study materials and pass your State exam.

The Trade Exam itself consists of questions coming from such diverse sources as (a) California Plumbing Code. (b) California Building Code. (c) Cal/OSHA State of California Construction Safety Orders. (d) Cal/OSHA State of California General Industry Safety Orders. (e) Underground Service Alert Guidelines.

General Information: TRADE Exam Course Material (Pt-1)

The Plumbing Manual: Briefly covers the major topics of the State exam inctuding Copper Tubing, Plastic Pipe, Cast-Iron Pipe, Drainage, Vents and Traps, Water Heaters, Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems, Private Sewage Disposal Systems, Oxyacetylene Welding and Plumbing Symbols. The manual also contains summaries of the Uniform Plumbing Code and a section on Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems. The last section of the Plumbing Manual covers the Health and Safety Orders.

The Audio/Video Lectures: The Math Review Lecture covers the math formulas in the first part of the Plumbing manual. The Plumbing lecture covers the topics addressed in the manual specific to the C-36 trade exam. The Health and Safety Lecture covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the Plumbing manual.

The Plumbing Practice Questions: Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The C-36 Plumbing Contractor’s Online Practice Tests: Our exam simulation program loads directly into your browser and presents questions one at a time, automatically scores your exam, presents you with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer.

The LAW & BUSINESS Exam (Pt-2)
You must also pass the LAW EXAM if not already a licensed contractor

NOTE: If you ONLY need to pass the LAW AND BUSINESS EXAM: (Click Here)

The Law and Business Exam: All CLC Law and Business exam preparation programs utilize our combination of Instructional Textbooks with corresponding Audio and Video support materials and Online Practice Exams.


NOTE!
 If you are NOT currently a licensed contractor you are required to take and pass BOTH the Trade Exam and the Law and Business Exam.

The Trade Exam + The Law Exam

Our Law Manual, Audio and Video DVD’s and CD’s as well as our Online Practice Exams are designed to work seamlessly together with our Trade Exam study programs and are key to helping you memorize our study materials and pass your State exam.

There are two parts to the examination process. ALL qualifying individuals must pass BOTH the standard Law and Business examination as well as a second test covering the specific Trade or Certification Area for which they are applying.

The Law & Business Exam is divided into eight major sections.
These sections are: 1: Business Organization. 2: Business Financial.
3: Employment Requirements. 4: Bonds, Insurance, and Liens. 5: Contract Requirements and Execution. 6: Licensing Requirements. 7: Safety Requirements. 8: Public Works.

Law and Business: Practice Quiz

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Question 1
Of the following, which is a correct statement regarding a schedule of payments in an original bid?
A
The schedule must include specific dates and dollar amounts.
B
The second payment is not due until after 60% of the work is completed.
C
The material must be paid for as it is installed.
D
You are not required to include a schedule of payments in the original bid.
Question 1 Explanation: 
18% of your exam consist of business financial questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 2
According to contract law, when can subcontractors and material suppliers serve a preliminary notice?
A
After their bid is accepted by the prime contractor
B
After first furnishing labor or materials
C
After the prime contractor’s bid is accepted by the owner
D
After first purchasing material
Question 2 Explanation: 
15% of your exam consist of contract requirements and execution questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 3
A stop notice on a public works project is used to:
A
stop all payments to the prime contractor until the subcontractors are paid
B
withhold sufficient money from the prime contractor to pay the subcontractors who file stop notices
C
Attach a lien to the project
D
stop all construction activity on a particular job
Question 3 Explanation: 
13% of your exam consist of bonds, insurance and liens questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 4
A subcontractor signs an unconditional waiver and release. This means that the:
A
subcontractor cannot ask anything more of the owner.
B
subcontractor cannot ask anything more of the prime.
C
owner cannot ask anything more of the subcontractor.
D
subcontractor cannot get anything from the prime.
Question 4 Explanation: 
12% of your exam consist of bonds, insurance, and liens questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 5
How often must contractors’ supervisors conduct “tool box” or “tailgate” safety meetings?
A
Daily
B
At least every ten working days
C
At least once a quarter
D
At least once a month
Question 5 Explanation: 
11% of your exam consist of safety requirements questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 6
Within how many days must an “agreement to arbitrate” be returned by the participants after being mailed by the Registrar?
A
Within 14 calendar days
B
Within 45 calendars days
C
Within 30 calendar days
D
Within 10 calendar days
Question 6 Explanation: 
15% of your exam consist of contracts, requirements, and execution questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 7
What is the relationship between a prime contractor and a subcontractor?
A
contractor to subcontractor
B
contractual
C
no relationship
D
employer-employee
Question 7 Explanation: 
12% of your exam consist of business organization questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 8
Which of the following bonds guarantees both job completion and payment of subcontractors and suppliers?
A
bid bond
B
contract bond
C
payment bond
D
performance bond
Question 8 Explanation: 
13% of your exam consist of bonds, insurance, and liens questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 9
How long must an employer keep records of FUTA and other federal payroll taxes?
A
6 years
B
2 years
C
4 years
D
10 years
Question 9 Explanation: 
15% of your exam consist of employment requirements questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
Question 10
Who is responsible for selecting materials when refilling a first-aid kit for a jobsite?
A
doctor
B
nurse
C
first-aid tech
D
qualified individual
Question 10 Explanation: 
11% of your exam consist of safety requirements questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.
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Course Materials

Each student enrolled in the Trade and the Law and Business examination preparation course, also receives the following study materials:

1) The Law and Business Manual:

2) The Audio & Video Lectures:

  • (LAW) – Ch 1 License Law – CD/DVD
  • (LAW) – Ch 2 Mechanics Lien – CD/DVD
  • (LAW) – Ch 3 The Labor Code – CD/DVD
  • (LAW) – Ch 4 Business Management – CD/DVD
  • (LAW) – Law and Business Review Questions – CD/DVD

3) The Law & Business Practice Questions:

  • Five Simulated exams
  • Law & Business Exam Updates

4) NEW! Law and Business Contractor’s Online Practice Tests:
     Full online access for one full year!

General Information: (LAW) Course Materials

Law and Business Manual: The Law and Business Manual is conveniently broken into four separate chapters, each with its own Glossary of Terms. The manual is written in layperson’s language and includes sample forms as well as summaries and checklists to help students prepare for the State Exam. There are no complicated legal codes to decipher. Each section of the Law and Business manual is also backed up with both video and audio lectures to further broaden your understanding and expose you to multiple methods of explanation and memorization.

Audio/Video Law and Business Lectures: Cover each chapter of the Law and Business Manual and the Law and Business Review questions in the back of the manual. All of the lectures are available in both audio and video formats.

The Law and Business Practice Questions: Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The Law and Business Online Practice Tests: Our exam simulation program loads directly into your browser and presents questions one at a time, automatically scores your exam, presents you with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer.