Plumbing Technology, Design and Installation

Fourth Edition
Author: Lee Smith; Michael A. Joyce
ISBN #: 1418050911
©2008   Publish Date: 06/27/2007
Binding: HB
Pages: 576
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $249.95


Prepare for a career in the commercial or residential plumbing fields with this popular book, which has been updated to reflect the very latest advancements in the plumbing industry. Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation, 4E has also been restructured to begin with instruction on the major, introductory concepts, and then progressing to more specific, advanced lessons, allowing readers a complete and thorough understanding of the material. This edition includes coverage of the very latest products, tools, codes, and drain cleaning equipment that have had a remarkable impact on the plumbing industry and how plumbers work successfully. The latest water heater technology, such as Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant heaters, DWV system segments and sizing, new safety regulations, and all relevant code changes are also addressed.

Product Benefits:

  • Safety topics were expanded and included in a major segment of the book, and Safety Alerts throughout the book emphasize the critical need to focus on safety at all times
  • Test Your Knowledge questions reinforce key concepts and encourage readers to apply the materials they have learned
  • Expanded section on blueprint reading and drafting provides more comprehensive coverage
  • Mathematics used for pipe and fitting assembly has been strengthened to include pipe offset formulas
  • Detailed explanation of hands-on methods applied to plumbing tasks ensures that readers learn both the "why" and "how" of first-rate plumbing design and installation

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Plumbing Basics
Chapter 2 Safety
Chapter 3 Pipe, Valves, and Fittings
Chapter 4 Blueprint Reading and Drafting
Chapter 5 Trade Math and Formulas
Chapter 6 Fixture Types
Chapter 7 Faucets and Drain Assemblies
Chapter 8 Fixture Installation
Chapter 9 Introduction to Water Supply
Chapter 10 Water Supply Installations
Chapter 11 Water Heater Theory and Principles
Chapter 12 Water Heater Types and Installations
Chapter 13 Water Heater Devices
Chapter 14 DWV System Identification
Chapter 15 DWV Layout Considerations
Chapter 16 Drainage, Waste and Vent Systems
Chapter 17 Roof Drain Systems and Sewer and Drain Cleaning
Chapter 18 Sizing Drainage, Waste, and Vent Systems
Chapter 19 Sizing Natural Gas Piping, Water Piping, and Water Heaters

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