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Old 02-24-2020, 02:37 PM   #1
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I live in Minnesota. We use the Iampo code. I'm trying to find out what is on the Master Plumbing test so I can study for it. I heard there is a business law related part? I sent an email to a person at the Dept of Labor asking this question. She said there is no business law questions and that it's basically the plumbing code book plus "drawings." Does anybody know more about this? I would like to practice/study whatever it is. Thanks
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Old 02-24-2020, 05:08 PM   #2
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you state that you are a union journeyman, so wouldnt the union have what you need to take the masters test?
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Despite the asshanding that you are about to get, the woman was right. What do we need to study that will be on the test? The code, obviously. Did you really get to be a journeyman without understanding this blatent, obvious fact? Is it not common sense that if they told us what is on the test, then it wouldn't be very much of a, well, TEST of what we know? We should have and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the code. We don't have to know it all by heart, but must have a good familiarity with it, most of the basic concepts it contains, and also how to interpret it and which sections to research when we do run into a situation with which we are unfamiliar. Honestly does anyone beyond a 1st year apprentice in his first week of school really need that explained to him?
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:50 PM   #4
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Yes I am in a union. Good call recommending the union would have study materials. I guess I've been squeamish to mention to the union I would like to go out on my own, thinking it was a union vs non union thing. But as I think about it, they get their funding from the monthly dues of their members, so if I keep paying those dues, it shouldn't matter to them?
To the 3rd year apprentice: I do know the plumbing code book thoroughly. When attending union school they prepare you to take the state journeyman exam and they say it's based on the plumbing code book.
They also say there is a separate "city test license" you must pass in order to work in Minneapolis, this test includes gas pipe sizing and I purchased a separate textbook for this.
They don't discuss the masters test, I guess because so few people are interested in it? I don't know, it's just not discussed. Whereas the other 2 tests are discussed ALOT in school. I have looked up this issue on this site and other places on the net and I've found some talk that there are "business law" questions, and I've also come across talk there is a lot of isometric drawings, nothing too definitive, where I would know what it is I have to study that's different than the state and city tests. This is why I was asking the question "what is on the masters test?"
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You could ask you employer, assuming he's taken the test.
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I live in Minnesota. We use the Iampo code. I'm trying to find out what is on the Master Plumbing test so I can study for it. I heard there is a business law related part? I sent an email to a person at the Dept of Labor asking this question. She said there is no business law questions and that it's basically the plumbing code book plus "drawings." Does anybody know more about this? I would like to practice/study whatever it is. Thanks

you can do what I did..read and learn the code book for the test..then forget most of it by the next day...
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you can do what I did..read and learn the code book for the test..then forget most of it by the next day...
What I did was get it on tapes and Listen all the time between jobs in my truck and at home going to bed
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What I did was get it on tapes and Listen all the time between jobs in my truck and at home going to bed
And read the study books at lunch, at a traffic light, on the porta John..........
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You mean IAPMO, right?
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INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE AS OPPOSED TO THE
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE,
When you get east of the Rockies it is used in most States

In TEXAS for example they use both codes, but mainly the UPC
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