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General Mechanical Contractor
A General Mechanical Contractor is a contractor whose contracting business consists of the execution of contracts requiring the experience, financial means, knowledge and skill to perform the following: install, maintain, repair, alter or extend air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, ventilating, boiler and unfired pressure vessel systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus or equipment used in connection therewith; also, piping, duct work, insulation of pipes, vessels and ducts, pressure and process piping, installation of chilled water lines and related work incidental thereto, pneumatic control piping, gasoline tank and pump installations, piping for gasoline tank and pump installations, fire sprinkler systems and standpipes, air piping, vacuum line piping, oxygen lines, nitrous oxide piping, ink and chemical lines, fuel transmission lines, mechanical sections of sewage disposal and water treatment plants and installing a condensate drain from an air conditioning unit to an existing safe waste or other approved disposal other than a direct connection to a sanitary system, all in such a manner as to comply with all plans, specifications, codes, laws and regulations applicable. Such contractor shall have as qualifying agent a general mechanical master. The scope of work of such contractor shall also include any excavation work incidental thereto, but shall not include any work specified in this chapter as being the work of any other trade or contractor, such as but not limited to liquefied petroleum or natural gas fuel lines within buildings, potable water lines, or connections thereto, sanitary sewer lines, swimming pool piping and filters and electrical work. The scope of the work of such a contractor shall also include the work of a specialty mechanical contractor, except for elevator and transporting assembly installations; and if there is work incidental to such contractor's authorized scope of work to be performed pursuant to contract for which such contractor does not hold a certificate of competency, such work shall be subcontracted to a qualified contractor in the trade concerned.
Examination Content Outline
The examination is based on trade-specific information pertaining to materials, tools, equipment, practices, terminology, and relevant laws. It is a three (3) hour, open book examination that consists of 75 questions.
|Subjects||No. of Items|
|Ductwork - Systems and Sizing||8|
|Maintenance and Service||6|
- Florida Building Code (Mechanical), 2007
- Florida Building Code (Chapter 13, Florida Energy Efficiency for Building Construction), 2007
- Florida Building Code (Fuel Gas), 2007
- Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 18th ed., 2004
- ACCA Ductulator or Trane Ductulator
- HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Metal and Flexible, 2nd edition, 1995 with 1997 addendum.
- Code of Federal Regulations – Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA), 2003
- NFPA 54 – National Fuel Gas Code
- Plumbing Technology; Design and Installation, 1994 2nd Ed., Lee Smith
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 3rd ed.
- Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, 5th ed., 1993
- Florida Building Code (Building), 2007