National Plumbing Codes Handbook / Edition 2

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Thoroughly revised and updated version of the standard code book for the plumbing industry. The National Plumbing Codes Handbook covers the BOCA, UBC, and SPC codes, explaining the latest code specifications for procedures, installations, materials, and documentation. New features: eight new chapters and three new appendices...troubleshooting

information...math calculations and business forms, and much more.

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A practical and thoroughly updated reference guide which explains the code specifications for procedures, installations, materials, and documentation for the three major plumbing codes in use today: BOCA, the Uniform Building Code UBC, and the Standard Plumbing Code SPC or Southern Code. Features include math calculations and sample business forms, job-site safety recommendations, and troubleshooting charts. Flexible plastic-coated cover. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070718548
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 1,424,035
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson (Fort Fairfield, Maine) is a plumbing contractor and licensed master plumber with over 20 years' experience, and the author of several books on plumbing for McGraw-Hill. He currently teaches plumbing code and apprentice classes at Central Maine Technical College.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Ch. 1 Administrative Policies and Procedures 1
Ch. 2 Regulations, Permits, and Code Enforcement 9
Ch. 3 Approved Materials and Their Connection 23
Ch. 4 Drainage Systems 49
Ch. 5 Using Combination Waste and Vent Systems 83
Ch. 6 Private Sewage Systems 91
Ch. 7 Septic System Failures 103
Ch. 8 Understanding the Vent System 111
Ch. 9 Traps, Cleanouts, Interceptors, and More 147
Ch. 10 Fixtures 163
Ch. 11 Potable Water Systems 197
Ch. 12 Private Water Supplies 227
Ch. 13 Basic Well Problems 241
Ch. 14 After the Installation 259
Ch. 15 Working with Gas 265
Ch. 16 Job-Site Safety Recommendations 275
Ch. 17 Electrical Codes Pertaining to Plumbing Installations 285
Ch. 18 Building Codes Pertaining to Plumbing Installations 293
Ch. 19 Professional Principles 301
Ch. 20 Charts and Tables 307
Ch. 21 Preparing for the Plumber's Licensing Exam 349
Ch. 22 Effective Study Methods 355
Ch. 23 Testing Your Knowledge 361
App. A Business Forms 367
App. B Troubleshooting Charts 395
Glossary 405
Index 409
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