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Old 12-20-2016, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hello all at the Plumbing Zone,

I am 25 years old, and I have been plumbing practically my entire life. I started on the job with my dad back when I was about 10 years old. He's a Chicago licensed plumber and has been for almost 30 years now. I have worked under him and about 4 other plumbing shops around the Chicagoland area for the past decade.

I never truly realized how much I enjoy plumbing until the past 6 months or so as I started to focus on my future and what I want from life. I recently sent in my application for the Illinois Plumbing Exam, and while I am definitely prepared for the practical portion of the exam, I have no formal education in the drawing portion. I found Plumbing Zone by searching for individuals who can give me some feedback or guidance on this portion of the exam. However, as I move forward with my career I plan to be a very active member in this community.

Aside from plumbing, I enjoy playing hockey, playing fetch with my 2 highly active Border Collies, playing video games, and basically anything that involves working with my hands. I'm excited to learn and discuss all the different aspects of plumbing with other plumbing professionals!
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi.
Not sure if they are still there, but there is a company in Hoffman Estates that used to do refresher courses, Building and Fire Code Academy. also try Illinois Plumbing Consultants they do mock testing etc.
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welcome aboard, very nice intro..you picked a great trade to work in...
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Not sure if they are still there, but there is a company in Hoffman Estates that used to do refresher courses, Building and Fire Code Academy. also try Illinois Plumbing Consultants they do mock testing etc.
PLUMB TIME thanks for the advice! I'm aware of both of these classes actually. I know a couple guys who have taken them but they all come back with wildly different drawing styles so maybe it's something I should look into. I'm getting limited guidance from a local journeyman, I'm starting to understand that it's pretty simple as long as you keep it neat and use minimum sizes.

Thanks for all the welcoming posts! This community seems great!
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Welcome to PZ! I haven't seen him post in a while but @Flyout95 was a cool dude and always willing to help you Chicago guys out with the drawing portion. Hopefully he comes back.
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Welcome aboard, great to have you.

Pump on the supply side or return side of furnace?...
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Hello all at the Plumbing Zone,

I am 25 years old, and I have been plumbing practically my entire life. I started on the job with my dad back when I was about 10 years old. He's a Chicago licensed plumber and has been for almost 30 years now. I have worked under him and about 4 other plumbing shops around the Chicagoland area for the past decade.

I never truly realized how much I enjoy plumbing until the past 6 months or so as I started to focus on my future and what I want from life. I recently sent in my application for the Illinois Plumbing Exam, and while I am definitely prepared for the practical portion of the exam, I have no formal education in the drawing portion. I found Plumbing Zone by searching for individuals who can give me some feedback or guidance on this portion of the exam. However, as I move forward with my career I plan to be a very active member in this community.

Aside from plumbing, I enjoy playing hockey, playing fetch with my 2 highly active Border Collies, playing video games, and basically anything that involves working with my hands. I'm excited to learn and discuss all the different aspects of plumbing with other plumbing professionals!
Hey there! Good luck on your Illinois Plumbing Exam! We have a new apprentice that is starting out and looking for a mentor do he can do the same. I swear, finding a licensed plumber is like gold! We are in Carol Stream so just wanted to say hi to a local neighbor!!!!!

Again, good luck!!! You will rock it!
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