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Electrical and Plumbing

A weatherization specialist well-versed in the house as a system must understand the basics of the two core mechanical systems in a house that deliver the power and water. In this overview of the two systems, the basic control centers and distribution lines required for each are reviewed.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the main components of a home's electrical load center
  • Describe the layout of a main panel
  • Explain the difference between the main distribution panel and a subpanel
  • List the cable types used for different kinds of branch circuits
  • Discuss the purpose of traps and vents
  • Describe the materials used for supply piping and for drain lines

Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Electrical and Plumbing

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