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  1. Clay tile roof should have how much overlap?

    a. 6”
    b. 3”
    c. 10”
    d. 12”
    3”
  2. What is the heaviest roof material per sq. ft.?

    a. slate/concrete tile
    b. asphalt
    c. fiberglass
    d. tar & gravel with ballast
    Slate/concrete tile
  3. Wood shingle/shakes should be spaced how far apart?

    a. 3/8”
    b. 5/8”
    c. 1/2”
    d. 3/4”
    3/8”
  4. Flat roofs – what is the most common cause of leaking?

    a. seams
    b. ponding
    c. parapet walls
    d. gutters
    Parapet walls
  5. What does water ponding cause?

    a. shortens life expectancy
    b. promotes fungi & moss growth
    c. allows seepage
    d. all of the above
    All of the above
  6. Flat roofs – what is the cause of blisters?

    a. rotted underlayment
    b. poor grade of shingles
    c. air & water trapped between layers
    d. loss of UV protection
    Air & water trapped between layers
  7. Asphalt shingle valley overlap required

    a. 12” closed cut or woven
    b. 6” open
    c. 6” open or closed
    d. 18” closed
    12” closed cut or woven
  8. Type(s) of insulation used with a flat roof

    a. urethane
    b. fiberglass
    c. polystyrene
    d. all of the above
    All of the above
  9. Cap flashing is required over a parapet wall

    a. true
    b. false
    true
  10. A 3-tab asphalt shingle can be installed on pitches as low as 2/12 if the roof:

    a. never
    b. if the roof has a hot tar roof coating
    c. if there are two layers of roofing felt under the shingles
    d. only if you use a 30-year shingle
    if there are two layers of roofing felt under the shingles
  11. What is the most durable roof covering

    a. slate
    b. wood
    c. asphalt
    d. metal
    slate
  12. When does a built-up roofing need flood coating

    a. delamination
    b. stain on ceiling
    c. tar paper is showing
    d. gravel is embedded in tar
    Tar paper is showing
  13. Where is roof most likely to leak when re-roofing

    a. edge
    b. penetrations
    c. valleys
    d. gable ends
    penetrations
  14. A built-up roof having a lap joint over 12” is a

    a. 3-ply
    b. 6-ply
    c. 2-ply
    d. 4-ply roof
    3-ply
  15. Wood shakes/shingles are best maintained by

    a. applying a quality oil-based paint annually
    b. applying a quality waterproof sealer annually
    c. allowing them to age naturally
    d. washing annually with a chlorine solution to remove mildew and soil
    applying a quality waterproof sealer annually
  16. Metal roofs are best protected by

    a. properly maintaining with paint
    b. finished with brush-on bitumen coating
    c. allowing them to age naturally
    d. electrolytically applied terns
    properly maintaining with paint
  17. Which of the following is not suited to a roof with a 2/12 pitch

    a. asbestos cement shingles
    b. roll asphalt
    c. asphalt shingles
    d. urethane foam
    Asbestos cement shingles
  18. What does a drip edge do

    a. stops ice damming
    b. protects the parts below it like the fascia, siding, etc.
    c. protects the ridge vents
    d. prevents cupping of shingles
    protects the parts below it like the fascia, siding, etc.
  19. Skylight curbing must extend above the roof a minimum of

    a. 4”
    b. 6”
    c. 2”
    d. 8”
    4”
  20. What should you do if you come across a snow-covered roof

    a. remove the snow and inspect as usual
    b. note the snow and inspect as usual
    c. note the snow and lack of visibility and access
    d. say nothing and inspect as usual
    note the snow and lack of visibility and access
  21. A copper-to-steel connection undergoes a/an

    a. chemical reaction
    b. electrolytic reaction
    c. nuclear reaction
    d. thermal reaction
    electrolytic reaction
  22. What causes water hammer

    a. loose pipes
    b. instantaneous closing valves
    c. hydrostatic shock
    d. all of the above
    All of the above
  23. Name three common locations of cross connections in a plumbing system

    a. bidet, garden hose and boiler connection
    b. toilet, sink and bidet
    c. garden hose, laundry tubs and toilet
    d. boiler connection, toilet and lawn sprinklers
    bidet, garden hose and boiler connection
  24. Name two locations to install a check valve in a house with combination sewers to reduce the risk of backup into the basement

    a. floor drains and main drain line
    b. basement sink and toilets
    c. hose bibs and pool self-fill mechanisms
    d. none of the above
    floor drains and main drain line
  25. The recommended slope for waste plumbing is typically

    a. 1/4” per foot
    b. 1/2” per foot
    c. 3/4” per foot
    d. 1” per foot
    1/4” per foot
  26. What type of trap is no longer used in residential construction

    a. S-trap
    b. P-trap
    c. Q-trap
    d. V-trap
    S-trap
  27. Describe the function of a trap primer

    a. to remove water to prevent overflowing of floor drain
    b. to add water to the trap to replace water lost through evaporation
    c. to increase the amount of water consumed in the trap
    d. to allow siphoning of the trap
    to add water to the trap to replace water lost through evaporation
  28. The most common clue to a venting problem is

    a. sewer odor
    b. gurgling drains
    c. slow drains
    d. all of the above
    All of the above
  29. A vent pipe does not need to extend past the attic

    a. true
    b. false
    false
  30. What is the minimum diameter and extension above the roof line of a vent pipe

    a. 4” diameter, 12” extension
    b. 3” diameter, 10” extension
    c. 3” diameter, 6” above the snow line
    d. 2 1/2” diameter, 8” extension
    3” diameter, 6” above the snow line
  31. What is a wet vent

    a. a vent that protects the roof in the rain
    b. a vent that is never dry
    c. a vent that also serves as a drain
    d. a vent that is larger than a dry vent
    a vent that also serves as a drain
  32. Describe a French drain or dry well

    a. a gravel pit that accepts waste from the plumbing system
    b. a drain installed by a Frenchman
    c. can be used instead of a septic system
    d. a buried gravel pit designed to allow water to accumulate quickly and dissipate slowly by soaking into the soil
    a buried gravel pit designed to allow water to accumulate quickly and dissipate slowly by soaking into the soil
  33. A temperature pressure relief valve on a water heater that is installed above the tank in the pipe is wrong – why

    a. must be installed within the top 8” of the tank
    b. must be installed within the top 6” of the tank
    c. not required to be installed in the tank at all
    d. not required in older systems
    must be installed within the top 6” of the tank
  34. Temperature/pressure relief valves are typically rated at

    a. 100 psi and 212°
    b. 150 psi and 210°
    c. 210 psi and 150°
    d. 110 psi and 210°
    150 psi and 210°
  35. What is the maximum length of a flexible gas appliance connector to a dryer or range

    a. 6’
    b. 3’
    c. 18”
    d. 48”
    6’
  36. How do you check if a shower door has safety glazing

    a. marked in the corner
    b. glass will be foggy
    c. wire mesh
    d. hit it with a hammer
    Marked in the corner
  37. If a natural gas appliance is changed to LP gas, you need

    a. a smaller orifice
    b. a larger orifice
    c. change gas valve assembly
    d. you can’t change from gas to propane
    A smaller orifice
  38. How much water does a modern residential toilet discharge into the waste system

    a. 1.6 lpf
    b. 1.6 gpf
    c. 2.5 gpf
    d. 3.5 gpf
    1.6 gpf
  39. Copper and galvanized steel can be joined by what method

    a. brass converter fitting
    b. di-electric union
    c. dimorphic union
    d. both a and b
    Both brass converter fitting and di-electric union
  40. A flexible appliance connector can be cut

    a. true
    b. false
    false
  41. Two 3-foot appliance connectors can be connected to make a 6-foot connection

    a. true
    b. false
    false
  42. What kind of connector is needed to attach a plastic DWV to cast iron DWV

    a. hubless
    b. hopeless
    c. PVC to ABS
    d. CPVC
    hubless
  43. Gas water heaters are allowed in all of the following locations except

    a. basements accessible only from interior stairs
    b. attics accessible only from a permanent ladder
    c. storage closets
    d. laundry rooms open to the living area
    Storage closets
  44. Plumbing vent must terminate at least

    a. 10' from window and 6" above roof
    b. 6' from window and 10" above roof
    c. 7' from window and 12" above roof
    d. 4' from window and 6" above roof
    10' from window and 6" above roof

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