Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827312913
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/28/1982
Series: Applied Mathematics Ser.
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The late Bartholomew D'Arcangelo was a journeyman plumber, plumbing shop instructor, and plumbing estimator. He was a member and former officer of Plumbers Local #36 in Buffalo, New York, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. He developed the plumbing shop courses, set up plumbing instruction in England and Germany for American Soldiers, and helped write the apprentice study guides on which much of the present apprentice instruction is based.

The late Benedict D'Arcangelo was a journeyman plumber, plumbing shop instructor, and plumbing estimator. He gained wide experience in home, commercial, and industrial plumbing, including two years as supervisor of a firm doing water main plumbing. He was a member of Plumbers Local #36 in Buffalo, New York.

The late J. Russell Guest was a qualified mechanical engineer with experience in the building industry, manufacturing industry, and teaching and school administration. He served as a curriculum specialist with the New York State Education Department on a number of projects, including one on plumbing developed in cooperation with the Buffalo Board of Education. He also taught mathematics and science to plumbing apprentices for the Plumbers Local #36 in Buffalo, New York.

Table of Contents

Review of Basic Fundamentals: Some Vasic Rules for Mathematics; Formulas; Solving Formulas/Equations; Square Root; Review of Angle Measure; Conversion of Length Measure. Pipe Length Calculations: Standard Weight Pipe; Allowance for Threaded Pipe; Copper Tubing; Allowance for Copper Fittings; Plastic Pipe; Allowance for Plastic Fittings; Welded Steel Piping; Allawance for Weld-Type Fittings; Equal Spacing; Angle in Plumbing; Offset, Diagonal, and Rise or Run; Solving for 45 degree Angles; 45 Degree Diagonal and Pipe Length; Three Pipe Diagrams with a 45 Degree Offset; Right Angle with a 45 Degree Diagonal; 45 Degree Offset with a Wye Fitting; Wye and Tee Wye Assemblies; The 0.707 Constant in 45Degere Pipe Assemblies; Solving for Other Angles; Pipe Bending; Cast Iron Pipe; Cast Iron Assemblies with Various Bends; 1/5 Bend Offsets; Assemblies with Cast Iron Wyes and Tee Wyes; Single Loop Back Venting; Grade, Percent Grade, Drop and Run; Elevation and Grade; Elevation in a Plan View Pipe Diagram; Jumper Offsets; 45 Degree Offsets in Parallel; Special Case of 45 Degree Offsets in Parallel; Rolling Offsets; Combination Offsets; Pipe Length by Layout; Cast Iron Flanged Fittings; Miter Cuts, Welded Pipe. Sheet Metal Work: Showar Pan or Safe; Rectangular Tank Liner; Cylindrical Stretchouts; Roof Pitch. Volumes, Pressures, Capacities: Water Measure; Rectangular Solids; Cylinders; Spheres; Segments; Water Pressure, Head, Force; Ratio of Pipe Capacities; Pipe Sizing. Heating: Heat Loss vs. Radiation Size; Radiation Sizing for Total Heat Loss of a Room; Estimating Size of Piping; Sizing Ventilation; Additional Problems for a Two-Floor Hosue. The Builder s Level: Words Used in Leveling; Math Aids in Leveling.

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