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Texas
Master Plumber

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Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE)
929 E. 41st Street
Austin, TX   78751
Phone: (512) 936-5200
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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
General Plumbing Codes60
Plumbing Codes specific to Water Heater Installation25
OSHA Code of Federal Regulations25
Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) as they apply to Plumbing Fixture Installations25
Liquid Petroleum Gas Piping Installation25
Plumbing Related Mathematics25
Plumbing License Laws and Board Rules25
Total number of test questions:
210
Time allowed (minutes):
(unknown)

In addition to the subjects covered in the written exam, candidates should understand and know how to use various pipe sizing charts to create piping diagrams, as outlined at the time of the exam.

Additional Items# of
Charts
Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing1
Water Pipe Sizing1
Gas Fueled Appliance Vent Sizing1
Drainage System Pipe Sizing1
Design of a three-story sanitary drainage and vent system for sixteen (16) plumbing fixtures.

Reference Books and Statutes

1.
International Plumbing Code, 2012, ICC
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Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012, IAPMO
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3.
Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), Subparts A-B: General 1926.1-16; Subpart E: 1926.95-104; Subpart I: 1926.300-303; Subpart J: 1926.350-354; Subpart L:1926.451-452; Subpart P: 1926.650-652; and Appendix C to Subpart P, USDOL
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4.
NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code, 2015, Chapters 4 thru 10, NFPA
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5.
Texas Accessibility Standards - Architectural Barriers Division, Sections 1.1, 1.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.6, 4.15-24, 4.26, 6.4, and 9.1.2
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6.
Texas State Plumbing License Law: Occupations Code, Title 8, Chapter 1301, Sections 1301.351, 1301.356, 1301.403, 1301.404, 1301.452, 1301.502, 1301.508, 1301.701, and 1301.702
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7.
Texas Board Rules: Administrative Code, Sections 361.1, 365.1, 367.2, 367.4, 367.5, and 367.7
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