# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772466

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe procedures for installing plumbing fixtures (i.e., commode, urinal, lavatory, shower).

Definition

Description of procedures for installing a commode should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Install the closet flange by gluing to 3" PVC waste pipe.
  • Insert the closet bolts into the collar.
  • Place the wax ring seal over the commode collar.
  • Place the commode assembly over the drain.
  • Tighten the closet bolts.
  • Connect the water supply line.
  • Check for leaks and make adjustments.
Description of procedures for installing a urinal should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Check the location.
  • Install the hangers, ensuring they are level.
  • Hang the urinal on the hangers.
  • Connect the trap.
  • Connect the water.
  • Check for leaks and adjust.
Description of procedures for installing a lavatory should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Mount sink brackets.
  • Fit the lavatory into the brackets, sealing around the edges if the lavatory is to rest on a cabinet.
  • Attach the lavatory to the rim.
  • Coat the flange of pull-out plug with plumber's putty and set the plug in the lavatory.
  • Coat the faucet flanges with plumber's putty and connect the faucets.
  • Connect the water supply.
  • Connect the drain line to the lavatory.
  • Check for leaks and adjust.
Description of procedures for installing a shower should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Place thread-seal tape on the control valve heads and the shower pipe stub.
  • Attach the shower head and valve to the shower pipe.
  • Slide the escutcheon onto the shower pipe.
  • Attach the shower pipe end to the roughed-in wall stub.
  • Press the escutcheon against the wall covering hole and stub.
  • Place the escutcheon over the water control valves and press against the wall.
  • Attach the control valve handles with a screwdriver.
  • Connect water and check for leaks.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for installing plumbing fixtures (i.e., commode, urinal, lavatory, shower)?
  • Why is it important to handle porcelain and chrome fixtures with extreme care?
  • What are the basic considerations for locating and installing a urinal?
  • What precautions should be taken when working with chrome finishes?