For a while now, you have been in the plumbing game. You have your journeyman’s license, you understand the trade internally and externally, and you’re thinking of making the transition to master plumber.
After all, while traveler plumbers make decent money, there’s nothing like being the boss, and the only way that happens is to become yourself a master plumber.
But is it the right decision? And what do you need to do to take that next step?
Identifying an Expertise
What sort of plumber would you like to be? Five primary categories are available: general plumbers, pipe fitters, steam fitters, sprinkler fitters and pipelines.
- General plumbers operate in kitchens and toilets on business and residential pipes. They also install bathrooms, showers and sinks, repair pipes, remove clogs and undertake other tasks related to business and residential pipes and plumbing.
- For boilers, furnaces, water tanks and other pressurized machinery, pipefitters install and retain pressurized tubes. They also install and monitor the controls for these pressurized systems.
- Steamfitters install tubes traveling through high-pressure gasses and liquids.
- Sprinklerfitters are dedicated plumbers installing in buildings fire sprinkler systems. They must follow code laws carefully, such as the room between sprinklers, the correct size pipe, and the quantity of water pressure that can be handled by each pipe.
- Pipelines dig trenches and pipe all kinds of materials like concrete, cast iron, and metal. These tubes are used for sewer lines, pipelines of natural gas or petroleum, or big water lines. Once the trench has been dug, the pipelines lay the tube and connect.
Know What You Need to Know
Whether or not you are needed to sit for a master plumber test, you will still need to show that you have the expertise that a plumber requires to be categorized as a master and certified. Master plumbers are usually well versed in these and other fields:
- Building codes at both state and local levels
- The capacity to handle big, complex facilities
- The capacity to manage a crew
- Possess the necessary facilities and instruments
Is it really worth it?
Yes. A master plumber with several years of experience can make upwards of $47 per hour. They are the “go-to” people when you have major issues with your plumbing facilities, also, in order to become a master plumber, they have to be in the plumbing industry for at least five years. They will dispatch the proper people and worse comes to worst, they go down themselves and as a professional plumbers duty to fix what no man can ever fix.