Higher Education

Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers, 2nd Edition

  • Michael A. Joyce
  • ISBN-10: 1428335137  |  ISBN-13: 9781428335134
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.75
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With a one-of-a-kind approach that offers more comprehensive coverage than any other plumbing apprentice book on the market, this valuable resource will thoroughly prepare readers for the transition from the residential plumbing industry to commercial or industrial projects. Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers, 2E goes beyond basic lessons on reading and drafting various piping arrangements to provide highly detailed, practical, and relevant information that addresses the real-life demands of commercial and industrial job sites. This updated edition features all-new chapters devoted to coordinating plumbing installations using structural steel and civil blueprints, further enhancing the book’s unique and jobsite-focused classroom lessons.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated illustrations clarify key concepts and offer visualization of important processes, tools, and skills in use
  • In-depth lessons on isometric piping give readers the important skills needed for large construction projects
  • Includes basic blueprint reading of other trades to provide overall look at fundamental blueprint reading skills and how they are applied in various industries
  • All-new Appendix includes a variety of useful resources and reference material, including mathematical tables
  • Complete set of plans included in back of book

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Blueprint Symbols and Abbreviations
Chapter 2: Drafting Tools
Chapter 3: Architectural Blueprints and Project Documents
Chapter 4: Structural Steel and Civil Blueprints
Chapter 5: Isometric Introduction and View Comparisons
Chapter 6: Shop Drawings
Chapter 7: Riser Diagrams
Chapter 8: Drafting Practice
Appendix A: Abbreviations and Mathematical Tables
Appendix B: Common Plumbing Fittings


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1428335145 | ISBN-13: 9781428335141)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael A. Joyce

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.