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Texas-Remodeling, Repairs Contractor Residential and Small Commercial Online Practice Test

These are actual questions from our online practice test.

We have included a question from each chapter of the test. Every question will be multiple choice. The answers are not included with the sample.

Sample Questions

# Chapter Title Question
1 Rough Carpentry and Framing There should be no more than how many feet vertically between landings?
2 Insulation and Vapor Barriers Technically, any air-based insulation material cannot exceed an R-value of R-5.5/in. because _____________.
3 Finish Carpentry, Firewalls, Cabinets, Doors and Windows What is is the best type of self drilling screw?
4 Finish Carpentry, Moldings, Closets and Hardware The diameter of grab bars are required to be no less than 1 1/4 inches, and no more than ______ inches.
5 Finish Carpentry, Wood Flooring, Installing, Parquet Flooring and Types of Cuts Subfloor sheathing is typically manufactured in _______ sheets.
6 Finish Carpentry, Wood Flooring, Installing, Staining, Sanding, Sealers and Thermal Moisture Protection ________________ are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB), or plywood. Plywood thickness may increase with larger buildings.
7 Siding When joining siding horizontally to stucco, what flashing should be used?
8 Thermal Moisture Protection

When estimating wood siding take-off, allowance for ________ should be included.

9 Drywall Materials and Installation Drywall screws for metal studs are for __________ tapping.
10 Drywall, Metal Studs and Metal Framing

Studs form walls and may carry ______________ structural loads or be non load-bearing such as in partition walls which only separate spaces. They hold in place the windows, doors, interior finish, exterior sheathing or siding, insulation and utilities and help give shape to a building. Studs run from sill plate to wall plate. In modern construction studs are fastened to the plates in a way, such as using ties, to prevent the building from being lifted off the foundation by severe wind or earthquake.


11 Painting, Wall Coverings, Ventilation and Toxic Chemicals What primer sealer should be used for new plaster and drywall surfaces?
12 Concrete, Mixtures, Strength, Pressure, Forms and Foundations

Control joints are generally located how many ft. apart on concrete slabs on grade, as a rule, ____ to ______ times the thickness.


13 Concrete, Reinforcing Steel, Structural, Rebar and Ties What should forms be made of?
14 Masonry Mortar Mixtures, Prisms and Chimneys

_______________________ draft is when air or flue gases flow under the effect of a gradually decreasing pressure below atmospheric pressure. In this case, the system is said to operate under induced draft. The stacks (or chimneys) provide sufficient natural draft to meet the low draft loss needs. In order to meet higher pressure differentials, the stacks must simultaneously operate with draft fans.



15 Masonry, Reinforcing Steel Bars, Walls, Mortar and Concrete ________ bar support is used to prevent rebar from moving when being grouted.
16 Excavating, Compaction, Soils, Clearing Worksite and Drainage General landfill is considered to be what % of compaction?
17 Pipe and Excavation When plastic drain pipe is solvent welded, backfilling should be delayed approximately how many minutes to allow the cement to take initial set?
18 Roofing Tile, Slate and Mathemathics, Calculations and Formulas When laying tile if there is an uneven surface, how is that repaired?
19 Roofing, Aluminum, Roofing Panels, Gulvalume, Galfan, Hips, Valleys and Seams A fire extinguisher must be within ______ feet from a work place.
20 Roofing, Composition Shingles, Metal Roofing, Drainage Slope and Asphalt Roofs are sloped a minimum of how many ___ inches in 12" for drainage?
21 Roofing, Eaves, Gables, Asphalt Shingles, Rafters and Membrane What is the distance fron the lower edge of a top shingle to the upper edge of the shingle in the course below it?
22 OSHA Standards, Asbestos, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 and Mathematics Baseboards are sold in 16 feet sections. How many baseboards are needed to install in a room with 322 linear feet?
23 OSHA Safety, Dig Alert and Fire Extinguishers On a jobsite, you have to have a fire extinguisher for safety purpose within:
24 Employees, Contractors, Insurance, Safety and Training As part of the safety training process, contractors' supervisors are required to conduct "toolbox" and "tailgate" safety meeting. How often must these be held?
25 Basic Estimating, Blueprint Reading Receiving excessive early payments for first items of work completed, expanding the contractors working capital, and encouraging special types of construction are all purposes for what type of bidding?

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