This completely revised edition brings this comprehensive manual fully up-to-date with all the latest plumbing codes. It is the journeyman's and apprentice's guide to installing plumbing, piping, and fixtures in residential and light commercial buildings: how to select the right materials, lay out the job and do professional-quality plumbing work, use essential tools and materials, make repairs, maintain plumbing systems, install fixtures, and add to existing systems. Includes extensive study questions at the end of each chapter, and a section with all the correct answers.
From the Back Cover:
This revised edition offers up-to-date instructions for installing code-approved plumbing in residential and light commercial buildings. Twenty-three chapters cover all the fundamentals of the trade: planning and sizing, installation, maintenance, common layout, materials, and code requirements for each job.
You'll find invaluable information on inspections, floor plans and plot plans, drawing and reading isometrics, code definitions, and materials.
How to size and install plumbing systems:
How to rough-in, maintain and repair:
- Drain/waste/vent systems
- Septic tanks and drainfields
- Hot water systems, including solar
- Plumbing for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas
Illustrated with hundreds of charts, tables, installation diagrams, and rough-in measurements. Includes a glossary of plumbing terms, plumbing abbreviations, extensive study questions at the end of each chapter, and a section with all the correct answers and the page in the book where the subject is covered.
If you're looking for a book that covers all aspects of code-approved plumbingplanning, installation, and repairs, with big, clear illustrationsthis is the book you need.
Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Plumbing; CHAPTER 2: The Plumbing System; CHAPTER 3: Plot Plans; CHAPTER 4: Isometric Drawings and Definitions; CHAPTER 5: The Drainage System; CHAPTER 6: The Vent System; CHAPTER 7: Traps; CHAPTER 8: Cleanouts; CHAPTER 9: Floor Plans and Layouts; CHAPTER 10: DWV Materials and Installation; CHAPTER 11: Septic Tanks and Drainfields; CHAPTER 12: Water Supply and Distribution System; CHAPTER 13: Valves and Faucets; CHAPTER 14: Hot Water Systems; CHAPTER 15: Water Pipe and Fittings; CHAPTER 16: Installation of Water Systems; CHAPTER 17: Private Water Wells and Sprinkler Systems; CHAPTER 18: Roughing-in; CHAPTER 19: Plumbing Fixtures; CHAPTER 20: Maintenance of Plumbing Systems; CHAPTER 21: General Plumbing Repairs; CHAPTER 22: Simple Gas Installations; CHAPTER 23: Private Swimming Pools; Answers; Definitions of Terms; Abbreviations and Symbols; Index
About the Author
Howard C. Massey is uniquely qualified as an authority on the plumbing code and an instructor of plumbing principles. An experienced master plumber, Mr. Massey operated his own plumbing contracting firm for 15 years, undertaking a wide variety of residential, commercial and school projects. He served for 14 years as plans examiner and plumbing inspector for Metropolitan Dade County, Miami, Florida.