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This video, with accompanying instructor’s guide, familiarizes students with tools used by plumbers.

Women tend to come to trades courses with less experience using tools informally and can therefore find tool identification difficult. This video will help your female (and male) students be more successful in your trades classes.
Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Plumber's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV104

Inside the Plumber’s Toolbox Video:

From plungers, to pipe wrenches, to Teflon tape, this 32-minute video introduces each common tool of the plumbing trade with a brief demonstration of its proper use. Safety precautions and industry tips are provided as well, and four major types of piping and tubing -- steel, copper, plastic and cast iron -- are described. The DVD concludes by highlighting resources that are available to those interested in becoming plumbers.

The DVD comes with a downloadable instructor’s guide featuring educational standards, vocabulary, discussion questions and project ideas for your students!

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Instructor's Guide

The 17-page instructor’s guide helps you prepare your students before they view the video, assist them as they view it and present follow-up activities to reinforce the key learning objectives:

Recognizing proper plumbing safety precautions (e.g., checking state and local codes before starting any project, locating shutoff valves, wearing safety equipment, etc.).

Video Clip Note

While the narrator and demonstrators are mostly male, this DVD will help all of your students, female and male, develop the basic introductory skills they need to succeed.

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Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Plumber's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV104

Video Details:

Run time: 32 minutes total
Grade level: High School, Two-Year College
Format: DVD
Note: This DVD and Instructor’s Guide correlate to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act).

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