Welcome to Mr. Sylvan Tieger's articles on plumbing and heating, plumbing codes, gas, sewer,
environmental issues and other interesting topics. Please read about his training and experience below.
7/13/65- 7/18/68 United State Navy Boiler Tender/Rigger (17 -21 years old)
1969 - Joined plumbers local Union # 2 for year apprenticeship
(1969-1974) 10,000 hours OJT ( on the job training) plus 744 hours of class
Received 5 certificates of completion (1 for each of the 5 years) code,
theory, welding, blue print drawing/reading gas piping systems, water
supply. drainage (all types)
At the Federal building in Manhattan I was in charge of the operation of the plant I continue to take courses relating to my profession as this is a never ending education.
Passed Federal testing for Stationary
Engineer to work on Air conditioning plants with central absorption systems
and high pressure steam 125# and Electrical services up to 440 V
1981 - Passed an American Society of Mechanical Engineers course of low
pressure Boiler and unfired pressure Vessel inspector as given by Oklahoma
University (Federal Boiler inspector and unfired pressure vessel inspector)
for the US government
1982 - received my Master plumbers License. Continued taking technical
courses roofing inspection and several courses on welding from Nassau
1983 - started my own business doing plumbing, hydronic and
steam heating, gas fitting, drain cleaning and low pressure boiler
Bought out another plumbing/heating company and started another company
doing high rise fire suppression systems and pump installations and large
boilers continuing my repair business and alterations. Doing commercial,
residential, institutional and industrial work.
Going to other area's and taking several more master plumbers licenses
and doing roof drain installations (specialization). Continued taking
courses and receiving more diplomas in heating and Fire suppression
training. As a New York Master Plumber.
I am Licensed and Certified do all aspects of Gas fitting - drainage and
1986 - Received my master fire suppression piping contractors license.