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Title:
Plumbing technology : design and installation
Author:
Smith, Lee, 1935-
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Albany, N.Y. : Delmar Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780766810846
Format :
Book

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Summary

Thoroughly updated with the assistance of seventeen master plumbers, the third edition of Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation introduces readers to all aspects of the commercial and residential plumbing trade, including home building. An excellent study guide for plumbers preparing to pass the "master plumber" exam, this edition features updated coverage of all current plumbing codes. Each unit of Plumbing Technology, 3rd Edition also contains new and improved summaries, plus "Test Your Understanding" quizzes (with answers in an appendix), to clarify and reinforce more difficult concepts. In addition, projects located throughout the book provide opportunities for hands-on plumbing practice and actual application of concepts. As such, readers gain an understanding of both the "why" and the "how" of plumbing design and installation.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Section 1 Basic Knowledge
Unit 1 The Basicsp. 3
Unit 2 Safetyp. 11
Unit 3 Fitting Specification and Identificationp. 19
Unit 4 Elementary Sketch Making and Readingp. 33
Unit 5 Building Constructionp. 43
Unit 6 Elements of Blueprint Readingp. 51
Unit 7 Plumbing Mathp. 61
Section 2 Threaded Pipe
Unit 8 Gas and Threaded Pipingp. 75
Unit 9 The American Standard Pipe Threadp. 85
Unit 10 Fitting Allowancep. 97
Section 3 Waste Systems
Unit 11 Sewage Disposalp. 109
Unit 12 Public Sewer Tie-Insp. 125
Unit 13 Excavationp. 133
Unit 14 Gradep. 137
Unit 15 Main House Trap and Fresh Air Inletsp. 143
Unit 16 House Drains and Sewersp. 147
Unit 17 Angles of Branchesp. 151
Unit 18 Sizing the Drainage Systemp. 157
Unit 19 Soil Stacks and Stack Inlet Fittingsp. 165
Unit 20 Waste and Vent Stacksp. 169
Unit 21 Loop, Circuit, Continuous, and Wet Ventsp. 175
Unit 22 Cleanoutsp. 181
Unit 23 Trapsp. 185
Unit 24 Loss of Trap Sealsp. 189
Unit 25 Special Use Trapsp. 197
Unit 26 Rain Leadersp. 201
Unit 27 Testing Drainage Systemsp. 205
Unit 28 Cast-Iron Soil Pipe and Fittingsp. 209
Unit 29 Cast-Iron Soil Pipe Toolsp. 219
Unit 30 Plastic Pipe and Fittingsp. 227
Unit 31 Plastic Soil Pipe Materialsp. 235
Unit 32 Drainage Fittingsp. 239
Unit 33 Floor and Area Drainsp. 243
Unit 34 Clearning Stoppagesp. 247
Unit 35 Fasteningsp. 255
Unit 36 Fixture Supportsp. 265
Unit 37 Pipe Hangersp. 271
Section 4 Water Systems
Unit 38 Introduction to Water Supplyp. 277
Unit 39 Private Water Systemsp. 283
Unit 40 Tools for Water Supply Systemsp. 289
Unit 41 Soldering and Brazingp. 295
Unit 42 Sizing the Water Supply Systemsp. 305
Unit 43 Water Pressure and Hydrostatic Pressurep. 317
Unit 44 The Water Servicep. 325
Unit 45 Roughing-Inp. 335
Section 5 Heating Water
Unit 46 Principles of Circulationp. 345
Unit 47 Automatic Storage Gas Water Heatersp. 349
Unit 48 Electric Water Heatersp. 355
Unit 49 Thermostatsp. 359
Unit 50 Relief Valvesp. 371
Unit 51 The "Summer-Winter Hookup"p. 377
Unit 52 Solar Water Heatingp. 383
Section 6 Special Cases
Unit 53 Sovent Drainage Systemsp. 391
Unit 54 Cross Connectionsp. 397
Unit 55 Sump Pumps and Cellar Drainersp. 401
Unit 56 Welding Pipingp. 405
Unit 57 Valvesp. 411
Unit 58 British Thermal Unit and the Expansion of Waterp. 421
Unit 59 Conduction, Convection, and Radiationp. 427
Unit 60 Indirect Heaters and Steam Boilersp. 433
Section 7 Fixture Installation
Unit 61 Fixture Installationp. 439
Unit 62 Faucetsp. 451
Unit 63 Connected Waste and Overflow Outletsp. 455
Unit 64 Patent Overflowsp. 459
Unit 65 Duplex Strainersp. 463
Unit 66 Trap and Faucet Connectionsp. 467
Appendix A PVC and CPVC Pressure Fittingsp. 473
Appendix B Useful Informationp. 479
Glossaryp. 489
Indexp. 501

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