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Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation 4th Edition

Lee Smith, Michael A. Joyce

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2001, 1994, 1988
  • 576 Pages

Overview

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.

Lee Smith,

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.

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.
  • Safety topics were expanded and included in a major segment of the book, and Safety Alerts throughout the book emphasize the critical need to focus on safety at all times
  • Test Your Knowledge questions reinforce key concepts and encourage readers to apply the materials they have learned
  • Expanded section on blueprint reading and drafting provides more comprehensive coverage
  • Mathematics used for pipe and fitting assembly has been strengthened to include pipe offset formulas
  • Detailed explanation of hands-on methods applied to plumbing tasks ensures that readers learn both the "why" and "how" of first-rate plumbing design and installation
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