Plumbing Contest Information
Last Revised: 15 February 2017
See General Contest Information for information common to ALL BULLINGTON'S SKILL CONTESTS. Please print a copy for your records.
Written testing for most contests will be held ON-LINE through your schools' Testing Liaison.
Testing will be open beginning Monday, March 20.
The deadline for taking the on-line tests is Friday, April 14.
No provisions are being made for make-up testing on-site.
NO Substitutions will be allowed this year after April 17th
See the State SkillsUSA Director's Memo for the policy on substitutions and late registrations.
Each contestant will be required to bring his or her printed resume. It will be presented to the judges upon entry to the contest area. A deduction will be applied to your overall score if you do not have a resume.
Contestant Lunches will NOT be provided. Instructors should make arrangements for contestant lunches.
Contestants will not be allowed to leave the contest area until they are finished.
Food services will be available at the Tulsa Convention Center Concession Stand. Contestants should bring at least $7 to purchase their meal and snacks.
After the contest, all workstations must be disassembled and prepared for shipping. Please have your contestants stack the panels neatly for transport on pallets or 4x4's to allow the forklift to get under them without restacking.
The contest area must be cleaned, swept, tables stacked, and all tape removed from the floor. This is the responsibility of instructors and contestants.
As agreed at August Conference each instructor is requested to secure a minimum of $50.00 in prizes for each student that you bring to the State SkillsUSA Championships. Please contact your Awards Chairman for details and to let him/her know of industry awards you have secured. I know many of you have already been hard at work securing the awards. These awards should be labeled with the name, address, and contact person for the donating industry so that the contestant they are awarded to can send an appropriate expression of his or her appreciation.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
Contestants will need to bring the tools and materials listed below:
Tool box of basic plumbing tools
Torch set up with solder and flux
Cast iron pipe cutter (one per program)
Torque wrench or nut driver 5/16" (no hub bands)
Safety glasses with side shields
Push broom & dust pan (one per school)
- Bottled Water
- The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 344 and the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors' Association usually help with this. I will let you know.
30' - 1/2" M Hard Copper tubing (3-10' lengths)
6 - 1/2" Copper tee
16 - 1/2" Copper elbows
4 - 1/2" Copper street elbow
5 - 1/2" Copper caps
10 - J hooks (Tube Talons)
4 - #14 x 3 /4" wood screws
Plumbers strap iron
CONTEST DESCRIPTION AND SCORING
The contest will again be provided and judged courtesy of the staff of the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board with the assistance of OSU-IT faculty and contractors who are members of the Statewide Plumbing Trades Advisory Committee. The contest will include components of both residential and commercial plumbing. Contestants will also complete a written test covering the Code and practical plumbing competencies and a SkillsUSA knowledge test. The SkillsUSA knowledge test will serve as a tie-breaker only. Holes will be pre-drilled, so drilling equipment will not be required.