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Plumbing Contest Information

Plumbing Contest Information

Last Revised: 20 March 2014


Highlighted information is new for 2012

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 10.
The deadline for taking the on-line tests is Wednesday, April 22.
No provisions are being made for make-up testing on-site.
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.

LUNCH

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.

MOVE OUT

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.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

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 Kit

  • 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

  • Hard hat

  • Push broom & dust pan (one per school)

  • Band-Aids

  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water

Materials

  • 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

  • Nails

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.