Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The text is very accurate and up-to-date." Marc Bridgens, Pennsylvania College of Technology

"The reorganization seems to have a logical flow." Edward T. Moore, York Technical College

"Simple to read, covers a lot of material, good illustrations." Edward T. Moore, York Technical College

"A picture is worth a thousand words. (The) figures and drawings help to understand the text." James Pruitt, Indian River Community College.

"Illustrations are great. A picture is worth a thousand words." Mike Roberts, St. Cloud Technical College.

From the Publisher

"The text is very accurate and up-to-date." Marc Bridgens, Pennsylvania College of Technology

"The reorganization seems to have a logical flow." Edward T. Moore, York Technical College

"Simple to read, covers a lot of material, good illustrations." Edward T. Moore, York Technical College

"A picture is worth a thousand words. (The) figures and drawings help to understand the text." James Pruitt, Indian River Community College.

"Illustrations are great. A picture is worth a thousand words." Mike Roberts, St. Cloud Technical College.

Booknews
Introduces readers to all aspects of the commercial and residential plumbing trade, including home building. Safety practices are emphasized throughout. Projects provide opportunities for hands-on plumbing practice and actual application. Coverage includes basic knowledge, threaded pipe, waste systems, water systems, heating water, special cases, and fixture installation. This third edition covers current plumbing codes, and adds new pedagogical features. Useful for plumbers preparing to pass the Master Plumber exam. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418050917
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 503,626
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Smith is a Registered Master Plumber and certified vocational math instructor. His many years of practical and teaching experience in the pipe trades includes domestic and industrial work in the areas of refrigeration and air conditioning, deep sea diving vehicles, and nuclear piping. In addition to several certificates in the trades, Mr. Smith has held Master Plumber credentials for forty years. He earned his A.A.in applied science and technology from Thomas A. Edison State College, and his B.A. and M.A. degrees in education from Temple University.

Michael A. Joyce is a Class 1 licensed plumbing contractor in North Carolina with thirty three years of plumbing experience in commercial, industrial, and residential installations and repairs. He has authored several plumbing books and teaches a variety of plumbing seminars and classes throughout the country, including classes for the United States Pentagon, New York City hospitals and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of NC. Currently the President of Joyce Company, Inc., Mr. Joyce is also the owner of the Plumbing Education Station at www.plumbingpro.org.

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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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