Synopses & Reviews
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.
"A picture is worth a thousand words. (The) figures and drawings help to understand the text." James Pruitt, Indian River Community College.
"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
"Illustrations are great. A picture is worth a thousand words." Mike Roberts, St. Cloud Technical College.
About 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.
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