Unit Learning Outcomes
Know the tools and equipment used for cutting and jointing plastic rainwater pipe and gutters.
Plumbing hand tools
- panel saw
- cutting knife
- screw driver
- battery drill
- drill bits
Identify different plumbing hand tools used for cutting and jointing plastic rainwater pipes and gutters.
Know safety requirements for tools and access equipment.
- working at height precautions
- read risk assessments
- access platforms
- using ladders
- eye protection when drilling
State safety requirements when using the tools.
State safety requirements when using access equipment to fix gutters.
Know basic maintenance requirements for tools.
- placing guards on cutting edges
- sharpening saws
- checking saw teeth
- changing blades
State the basic maintenance requirements for plumbing hand tools.
Know the different fittings and sizes of plastic rainwater pipe and gutters.
- standard gutter sizes
- corner joints, internal, external
- straight joints
- running outlets
- stop ends
- guttering brackets
- standard downpipe sizes
- pipe brackets
- shoes and elbows for downpipes
State typical sizes and lengths of plastic gutters and plastic rainwater pipes.
Outline typical uses for plastic rainwater pipes and gutters in plumbing installations.
Identify the following gutter fittings
b) stop end
d) straight connector
e) internal and external angle
Identify the following rainwater pipe fittings
c) straight connector
d) obtuse elbow
Be able to fabricate plastic rainwater systems.
Demonstrate the following
- cutting guttering to length
- jointing guttering
- cutting downpipe
- fixing brackets to guttering and downpipes
carry out basic plumbing tasks to include
a) cutting gutters and rainwater pipe
b) jointing gutters and rainwater pipe
Use hand tools safely.
State the correct fixing distances for support.
State the correct incline required for the gutter.
Be able to install plastic rainwater pipe and guttering.
- setting up guttering brackets to falls and line and fixing to fascia
- plumbing downpipes
- drilling and fixing pipe to brackets
- water testing installation
Measure, cut and joint plastic rainwater pipe and gutters using appropriate techniques.
Test the completed installation for water tightness.
Be able to work safely and efficiently.
- correct use of access to platforms
- wearing eye protection when drilling
- using correct fixings
- cleaning tools and storage
- cleaning work area
Fabricate and install plastic rainwater systems in line with safe working practices.
Clean and store tools in line with safe craft practice.
During and following completion of tasks
a) clean work area so that it is free from debris
b) dispose of /recycle waste as appropriate