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March 2nd, 2014

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage.
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plumber Interview Questions
2 of 25
What training do you have in plumbing?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Currently none, but have always wanted to go back to college to train and have figured that there will never be a right time, so now is a good a time as any.
 
2.
Svq level 3 plus ten years on site experience.
 
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3 of 25
What experience do you have with snaking clogged up pipes?
 
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My men uses electrical self feed snake for sewage or grease cloggs.
 
2.
More than 5 years working with clogged pipes.
 
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4 of 25
Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?
 
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Depends, pvc is used for a natural water source compared to copper, a lot of chemicals in many humans create.
 
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PVC, as pvc is much quicker and way cheaper by far.
 
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5 of 25
Have you ever changed a toilet before?
 
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Yes I install low level , and close couple pan.
 
2.
Yes in school for pratice.
 
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6 of 25
Have you ever installed a shower with multiple shower heads? How did you keep water pressure high?
 
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Keep the width of pipe feeding the heads bigger.
 
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No oly the single head[rose] by using water pumper water tower.
 
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7 of 25
What advantages are there for PVC water mains?
 
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Light weight flexible water tight joints, non toxic, safe material, linger lenghts.
 
2.
They don't freeze as easy and also don't burst as easy as copper.
 
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8 of 25
What license do you have as a plumber?
 
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I only have my high school diploma as a plumber.
 
2.
I have get a diploma by General Mechanics and Hydraulics.
 
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9 of 25
Have you ever plumbed an office building?
 
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Yes twice now I finished on one the other day.
 
2.
No I have not did a lot of mock ups at school.
 
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10 of 25
How many years experience do you have plumbing?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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5 years and around six months.
 
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10 Years not only plumbing but also with installation, operation and maintences of RO machine.
 
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11 of 25
We run a credit report and background check are you ok with that?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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My score is 849 and my background is clean, go for it.
 
2.
Absolutely fine with that.
 
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12 of 25
How many houses have you plumbed before?
 
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50 houses and 3 big flower and seed farms.
 
2.
I been working as a maintenance technician in a call center office. My work include to be a plumber.
 
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13 of 25
What do you enjoy most about being a plumber?
 
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Meeting new people and helping the community.
 
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Meeting new challenge everyday and resolving the succefully.
 
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14 of 25
How long do you want to be a plumber?
 
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As long as I physically can.
 
2.
When I found opportunity for incrise my position.
 
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15 of 25
If a customer complains their house has too little water pressure, what steps would you take to fix this problem?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Tell them to get a new plumber.
 
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First need to check pump if there have a air lock so need to release that otherwise need to check the pipe line.
 
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16 of 25
If you installed a copper pipe next to the shower head, and realized you ran out of fasteners, knowing this will create a problem ten years down the road, what do you do?
 
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Leave it till next time so you can get paid again the fix it again.
 
2.
Wait till I get the fasteners to do I proper job.
 
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17 of 25
What are the advantages for installing steel plumbing underneath a sink? In what cases would you do it?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Appearance, space saving.
 
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It can holds more water pressure. Nope.
 
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18 of 25
Do you have any experience installing water based heating systems?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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The only advantage to steel piping under a sink, I believe, is that steel piping will leak less than PVC. I would only use steel piping in a sink that has a basket drainer.
 
2.
Yes I have any experience installing water based heating system.
 
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19 of 25
Do you have your own plumbing equipment?
 
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Unfortunately not now. If it is a requirement I am willing to buy.
 
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Some we have but some rental.
 
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20 of 25
How long has it been since you've had a leak with copper piping?
 
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I have not yet had a leak and its been three years.
 
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I haven't done it before.
 
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21 of 25
Who taught you mostly what you know in plumbing?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Installation of Showers, drainages, toilets, hand and dish wash basin, heating system, Irrigation pipe lines, Sprinklers, Fogger , and Misting pipe lines.
 
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I learned most of it through schooling and from the contractors I worked with in past.
 
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22 of 25
Is there any other trades you are looking to learn?
 
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Building trade or a electrician.
 
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Is to learned more improve and latest materials used in plumbing.
 
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23 of 25
What is the worst thing you had to do as a plumber?
 
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Unblocking the drainage will people use it.
 
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Unblocking the drainage will people use it.
 
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24 of 25
Have you ever installed PEX plumbing in a concrete floor?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Not in concrete floor, but I have helped run pex tubing a few times, just not in a concrete floor.
 
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How does your family feel about you being on call?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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They are not so feel bad I think they are happy.
 
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They are fine with it. No problems at all.
 
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