|Posted by Sloosh on April 11, 2004 at 09:07:04:|
|In response to Re: I am totally baffled|
: : Hello, I hope someone here can help.
: : I am a second year UA apprentice in NJ and one of my mechanics gave me several code questions and 3 math ones, he loves busting my Onions.
: : Can anyone please give me the answers to the following as I have been looking all over and cannot find these answers.
: : 1-The strainer inlet for a 3" leader line is?
: : A- 7" B- 9" C- 11 " D - 14"
: : 3- A pump is pumping 50 GPM with an efficency of 75% what is the horse power of this pump?
: : Would this really be plumbing questions or is just busting my chops?
: : Thank you so much, Arthur
: Wow, your Journeyman must think very highly of you to ask these questions as these are normally given on tests to 4th and 5th year folks.
: HP = 2.75 Double check your plumbers math book it should be in there or again E mail me
: Q- Would this really be plumbing questions or is just busting my chops?
: A- He is NOT busting chops he is one of the much better mechanics willing to take the time to do his job TRAIN apprentices. U/A plumbers are without a doubt the best trained in the industry STICK WITH IT. Plumbing / Fire suppression / heating are amazing professions if taken seriously.
: My apprenticeship consisted of 10,000 hours training plus 744 hours class room codes and theory. PLUS going extra time (classes) to be slightly ahead of the herd
: As U/A apprentice I leaned welding gas and electric and fusion to pass certifications, brazing (for medical gasses certification), lead wiping, lead burning, caulking, soldering, working with Pyrex making our own beads, blue print drawing and reading, fabricating lead pans
: These types of questions appeared on my apprentice tests in the 1970s and later on several of the master plumber tests I had taken and passed.
: You have a great U/A Instructor in NJ Steve Paul who instructs mathematics for the UA apprenticeship.
: He and I attended the same classes as apprentices but he was one year ahead of me, he is just amazing in heating and figuring out this plumbing numbers game.
: He is the plumber, great plumbers go to for advice
: If you see him please send him my best.
: When you finish and pass your 4th U/A year apprenticeship ILL start you off at $30 per hr
: Fair enough incentive for you to finish?
: A new TV series will star Sylvan and Donald Trump in the fall. (the fall of this apprentice). BTW, how did Sylvan ever get a hard-hat to fit? hic