Plumber's Handbook Revised, 4th Edition, explains in simple terms how to install plumbing systems that will pass inspection - the first time. Every chapter is clearly illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables that make it easy to select the right material and install it correctly.
It covers all of the plumber's trade: vents, waste piping, drainage, septic tanks, hot and cold water supply systems, wells, fire protection piping, fixtures, solar energy systems, gas piping and more. There are even chapters on mobile home and travel trailer parks and graywater recycling.
This new revision has been updated to comply with the 2006 editions of the International Plumbing Code (IPC) and Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) that are standards for most cities and code jurisdictions. New text and tables bring this book current with recent amendments to the plumbing codes. An appendix provides common plumbing definitions and abbreviations.
You'll also find help in preparing for the journeyman or master's plumbing exam. Each chapter ends with a set of questions on what you should have learned. Test yourself, your workers, or your students. The correct answers are given in the back of the book, and include the actual page number where the topic is covered. The book concludes with a sample exam - 200 multiple-choice questions of the type you can expect to find on most plumber's exams. Again, the answers are in the back, with the page number where you'll find the topic explained. Whether you're installing plumbing and piping systems that have to pass inspection, or trying to pass the plumber's exam, you need this new edition of Plumber's Handbook.
About the Author
is in every way an expert on the plumbing code and plumbing principles. He entered the field as an apprentice, advancing quickly to journeyman and master plumber. He was for 15 years a plumbing contractor and served for 14 years as assistant plumbing chief and plans examiner for Dade County, Florida.
Having seen plumbing work from all sides - as a plumber, plumbing contractor, inspector and plans examiner - he know where the problems lie. He has seen just about every mistake a tradesman, architect, engineer and plumbing contractor can make.
Since every plumber must have complete, up-to-date knowledge of the current plumbing code, Mr Massey has revised and supplemented this manual to comply with significant code changes and new materials and methods that have appeared since the last printing of Plumber's Handbook. That makes this volume one of the most complete and useful guides available to the plumbing trade.
Other books by Mr Massey are Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide, Planning Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, and Illustrated Guide to the Plumbing and Fuel Gas Codes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Plumbing and the Plumber; Chapter 2: Designing Drainage Systems; Chapter 3: Designing Vent Systems; Chapter 4: Fixture Traps; Chapter 5: Cleanouts; Chapter 6: Interceptors, Special Traps and Neutralizing Tanks; Chapter 7: Indirect Waste Piping, Receptors, and Special Wastes; Chapter 8: Installation of Drainage and Vent Pipes; Chapter 9: Septic Tanks and Drainfields; Chapter 10: Mobile Home and Travel Trailer Parks; Chapter 11: Graywater Recycling Systems for Single-Family Residences; Chapter 12: Public Water Supply and Distribution Systems; Chapter 13: Hot Water Systems; Chapter 14: Installing Water Systems; Chapter 15: Private Water Supply Wells; Chapter 16: Fire Protection; Chapter 17: Swimming Pools and Spas; Chapter 18: Harnessing Solar Energy; Chapter 19: Gas Systems; Chapter 20: Materials and Installation Methods for Gas Systems; Chapter 21: Plumbing Fixtures; Answers to Review Questions; Practice Plumber's Exam; Examination Answer Key; Appendix; Definitions and Abbreviations; Index.