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Old 03-12-2019, 05:10 PM   #1
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I been a plumber/pipe fitter for 5 years now.

Been mostly working on all commercial and industrial projects since i have been in the industry.

Recently the government shutdown pushed a bunch of our projects back and i ventured into the joy that is service plumbing. I look at it as a way to expand my knowledge in the field.

I have a year left before i eligible to take my masters test. I am looking for some help or directions for the best way to study for the written exam.

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Hello,

Are you talking a journeyman exam or Master exam? For most of us a master plumber exam is a contractor exam so you can open your own business.

A journeyman exam is to prove you are no longer an apprentice.
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Master's exam since i will need it when my boss's look to retire in 2-3 years.
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Hello,

Are you talking a journeyman exam or Master exam? For most of us a master plumber exam is a contractor exam so you can open your own business.

A journeyman exam is to prove you are no longer an apprentice.

in our area the only plumbing license is a master plumber license..maybe NYC their own animal and licenses have different ones...
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in our area the only plumbing license is a master plumber license..maybe NYC their own animal and licenses have different ones...
So how do you differentiate between a journeyman/master plumber and a contractor?

If a journeyman is called a master plumber in your area then what title do you give a plumbing contractor?

In this case it seems as soon as you get enough hours you get a contractor licence? Would that mean everyone who reaches enough hours can legally a operate a business just like that?
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So how do you differentiate between a journeyman/master plumber and a contractor?

If a journeyman is called a master plumber in your area then what title do you give a plumbing contractor?

In this case it seems as soon as you get enough hours you get a contractor licence? Would that mean everyone who reaches enough hours can legally a operate a business just like that?

its all the same..there is no journey man..only licensed master plumber...now the unions may have different class names for pay grades, but anywhere else your a master licensed plumber or your not..the master plumber license lets you have your own business and you can have a 100( any number) guys as employees only work under your license..
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its all the same..there is no journey man..only licensed master plumber...now the unions may have different class names for pay grades, but anywhere else your a master licensed plumber or your not..the master plumber license lets you have your own business and you can have a 100( any number) guys as employees only work under your license..
So lets say an apprentice reaches a certain amount of hours, then what? Does he need to pass an exam to be labeled a plumber or is he labeled master plumber? Does the master plumber exam have only one exam or like me 4 of them?

If all you need after certain amount of hours to pass a single test. I wonder if that is what a journeyman test is for us. If it is I think it's pretty easy.
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To get a master plumbers license here (Suffolk) you need to have 7 years in the business and pass a test.

With local 200 you need to be in 5 years to become a Journeyman/Mechanic.
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So lets say an apprentice reaches a certain amount of hours, then what? Does he need to pass an exam to be labeled a plumber or is he labeled master plumber? Does the master plumber exam have only one exam or like me 4 of them?

If all you need after certain amount of hours to pass a single test. I wonder if that is what a journeyman test is for us. If it is I think it's pretty easy.

to get your master plumbers license you have to show 7 years of w-2 and have 2 licensed plumbers sponsor you, that was when i took the test..i dont know what the unions or nyc does...
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