Higher Education

Plumbing 101, 6th Edition

  • PHCC Educational Foundation
  • ISBN-10: 1133281532  |  ISBN-13: 9781133281535
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

About

Overview

When you expect simple, straightforward explanations for real-world plumbing scenarios, look no further than PLUMBING 101, 6th EDITION. This book is the first-year title in a four-year series of plumbing apprentice training books developed in partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation. The series takes a spiral approach to address critical plumbing concepts, in which topics are introduced in the first year book, and are revisited in more detail in subsequent books in the series. This is ideal for anyone new to the field, as it mimics the most common learning experience: as plumbing apprentices and professionals gain more field experience, they gain more in-depth knowledge. This first book encompasses both residential and commercial plumbing, with core content centering around basic plumbing principles and codes. Updates to the sixth edition include new sections on brazing safety procedures and water heaters, expanded content on plumbing rough-in practices and career path possibilities, and updates throughout to reflect emerging topics and technology in the plumbing field. The end result is a foundational book for new plumbing apprentices or professionals with more value than ever.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed illustrations clarify key concepts and facilitate the mastery of critical information.
  • Emphasis on real-world applications enables students to fully grasp the sometimes complex theory and codes that can be overwhelming otherwise.
  • Simple, straightforward explanations that use industry terminology familiarize students with important, up-to-date language that is used regularly in the field.

What's New

  • Expanded coverage of critical topics in a plumber's everyday work and career, from plumbing rough-in practices to career path options.
  • All-new coverage of subjects including water heaters and brazing safety procedures.
  • Reorganized chapters allow for a smoother flow of ideas and concepts, and an enhanced learning experience.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1133283470 | ISBN-13: 9781133283478)

Plumbing 401  (ISBN-10: 1418065366 | ISBN-13: 9781418065362)

Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes. Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes. Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Plumbing 301  (ISBN-10: 141806534X | ISBN-13: 9781418065348)

Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers. Coverage begins with basic installation practices, and progresses to include blueprint reading, the National Fuel Gas Code, surveying instruments, and special chapters devoted to connections to the math and science of plumbing. Discussions of water heaters, water treatment, trench safety, and electrical controls and wiring have been added to round out the thorough coverage. With two chapters on preplanning and electrical controls, this book will give readers the tools they need to be successful as they continue their journey into the plumbing industry.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Plumbing 201  (ISBN-10: 1428305203 | ISBN-13: 9781428305205)

With practical, hands-on knowledge of the real-world issues that face plumbing professionals, Plumbing 201, 5E presents the second installment in our four-part plumbing training series. This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Plumbing 201, 5E builds upon the fundamentals covered in Plumbing 101, 5E. This product offers an introduction to piping materials, sources, distribution for potable water, water pipe sizing, cross-connection protection, and water heaters. Coverage then progresses to sewage disposal, drainage fixture units, building drains, and stacks. The revised 5th edition features all-new code and safety sidebars to emphasize key code and safety information throughout the book. Using a clear, straightforward writing style and realistic examples that encourage readers to apply what they learn, this book is a proven resource for anyone entering or working in the plumbing industry.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Student Supplements

Plumbing 401  (ISBN-10: 1418065366 | ISBN-13: 9781418065362)

Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes. Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes. Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Plumbing 301  (ISBN-10: 141806534X | ISBN-13: 9781418065348)

Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers. Coverage begins with basic installation practices, and progresses to include blueprint reading, the National Fuel Gas Code, surveying instruments, and special chapters devoted to connections to the math and science of plumbing. Discussions of water heaters, water treatment, trench safety, and electrical controls and wiring have been added to round out the thorough coverage. With two chapters on preplanning and electrical controls, this book will give readers the tools they need to be successful as they continue their journey into the plumbing industry. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Plumbing 201  (ISBN-10: 1428305203 | ISBN-13: 9781428305205)

With practical, hands-on knowledge of the real-world issues that face plumbing professionals, Plumbing 201, 5E presents the second installment in our four-part plumbing training series. This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Plumbing 201, 5E builds upon the fundamentals covered in Plumbing 101, 5E. This product offers an introduction to piping materials, sources, distribution for potable water, water pipe sizing, cross-connection protection, and water heaters. Coverage then progresses to sewage disposal, drainage fixture units, building drains, and stacks. The revised 5th edition features all-new code and safety sidebars to emphasize key code and safety information throughout the book. Using a clear, straightforward writing style and realistic examples that encourage readers to apply what they learn, this book is a proven resource for anyone entering or working in the plumbing industry. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

PHCC Educational Foundation

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation was founded in 1987 by a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers. Its mission is to provide workforce development, management education, and technical training to advance the growth and career success of those employed in the plumbing and HVACR industry.