Higher Education

Plumbing 301, 1st Edition

  • PHCC Educational Foundation
  • ISBN-10: 141806534X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418065348
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25
  • Newer Edition Available



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.

Features and Benefits

  • detailed illustrations provide accurate visualizations of tools, structures, and concepts seen in the field
  • additional examples and sidebars provide interesting additions to the core material, making the book easy to read
  • up-to-date code references give readers confidence that they are armed with the most current information and skills that can be applied immediately on-the-job

Table of Contents

Unit 1 – Installation Practices
Chapter 1 Pre-planning, Productivity and Profitability*
Chapter 2 Residential Fixtures and Appliances
Chapter 3 Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Fixtures and Appliances
Chapter 4 Installation Methods
Chapter 5 Fixture Fittings and Trim
Chapter 6 Trim Installation
Unit 2 – Blueprint Reading
Chapter 7 Blueprints and Specifications
Chapter 8 Drawing Types, Floor Plans and Site Plans
Chapter 9 Structural, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Detail Plans
Unit 3 – National Fuel Gas Code
Chapter 10 National Fuel Gas Code, Materials and Types of Fuel Gases
Chapter 11 Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing
Chapter 12 Fuel Gas Piping, Fittings and Connections
Chapter 13 Gas Appliances, Regulators, Meters and Appliance Controls
Chapter 14 Fuel Gas Piping Corrosion and Corrosion Protections
Chapter 15 Vents for Category I Appliances
Chapter 16 Gas Combustion and Controls
Chapter 17 Study of Local Fuel Gas Code
Unit 4 – Surveying Instruments
Chapter 18 Level and Transit, Elevations and Grades
Chapter 19 Builders Level
Chapter 20 Builders Transit
Unit 5 – Mathematics
Chapter 21 Offsets
Chapter 22 Tank Capacities, Volume and Weight of Water
Chapter 23 Ratios and Proportions
Chapter 24 Storm Drainage and Sizing Storm Drains
Unit 6 – Related Science
Chapter 25 Energy and Temperature, Piping Expansion, Heat Transfer, Insulation, Humidity and Condensation
Chapter 26 Water Treatment
Chapter 27 Heat Transfer in Water Heaters – Solar, Stratification, Multiple Heaters and Recirculation
Unit 7 – Basic Science
Chapter 28 Basic Electricity, Electric Current and Electric Motors
Chapter 29 Electric Circuits, Circuit Protection and Electrical Safety
Chapter 30 Electric Circuit Troubleshooting
Chapter 31 Control Wiring


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

eResourc  (ISBN-10: 1418065358 | ISBN-13: 9781418065355)

With full support from PHCC (Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors) and ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) the books and e-resource will be strongly promoted among members and required for training purposes. The e-resource will complement Plumbing 301 with it's better instructor resources, interesting sidebars, and excellent examples and procedures.

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.