Here are portable, quick-look-up answers to the most common math problems faced by plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters. This time-saving reference allows users to get results instantly without putting pencil to paper or fiddling with a calculator.
Ready-to-run solutions for plumbing and pipe fitting.
- Job-simplifying Fast Code Facts and Sensible Shortcut boxes
- Packed with calculations, formulas, charts and tables
- NEW CHAPTER on estimating take-offs
- Great for designing or estimating a project
Instant results: Packed with charts and tables that allow readers to quickly look up time-saving answers, this handy tool is a ready source of commonly used calculations, formulas, and best of all, solutions.
- Full coverage of estimating takeoffs
- Job-simplifying Fast Code Facts
- Sensible Shortcut tip boxes
- Great for designing and estimating projects
In addition to easy-to-find answers, this guide delivers:
For designing and estimating projects, this manual will prove to be invaluable. A great productivity booster, it will assist in delivering prompt, on-target, and even on-the-spot estimates.
- A concise outline of trade mathematics
- Plastic and copper pipe and copper tubing facts and figures
- Standard and handicapped fixture layouts
- Guidelines for sizing water heaters
- Potable water standards
- Equipment weight load standards
- Friction tables
- Relevant electrical factors
Look-it-up calculations for:
From the Preface
- Pipe fitting
- Fabrication and layout
- Fixture units
- Vent systems
- Drains and sewers
- Combination waste and vent systems
- Piping offsets
- Thermal efficiency
- and more!
This book is your ticket to smooth sailing when it comes to doing the math for plumbing and pipe fitting. Most of the work is already done for you when you consult the many tables and references contained in these pages. Why waste time with calculators and complicated mathematical equations when you can turn to the ready-reference tables here and have the answers at your fingertips? There is no reason to take the difficult path when you can put your field skills to better use and make more money.
A few words of advice are needed here. Our country uses multiple plumbing codes. Every code jurisdiction can adopt a particular code and amend it to their local needs. It is impossible to provide one code source to serve every plumber's needs. The code tables in this book are meant to be used as representative samples of how to arrive at your local requirements, but they are not a substitution for your regional code book. Always consult your local code before installing plumbing.
The major codes at this time are the International Plumbing Code and the Uniform Plumbing Code. Both are excellent codes. There have been many code developments in recent years. In addition to these two major codes, there are smaller codes in place that are still active. I want to stress that this is not a handbook to the plumbing code, this is a calculations manual. If you are interested in a pure code interpretation, you can review one of my other McGraw-Hill books entitled International and Uniform Plumbing Codes Handbook.
Table of Contents
About the Author. Introduction. Chapter 1: General Trade Mathematics. Chapter 2: Formulas for Pipe Fitters. Chapter 3: Potable Water Systems Calculations. Chapter 4: Drain-and-Sewer Calculations. Chapter 5: Vent System Calculations. Chapter 6: Storm-Water Calculations. Chapter 7: Sizing Water Heaters. Chapter 8: Water Pumps. Chapter 9: Calculating Minimum Plumbing Facilities. Chapter 10: Calculating Proper Fixture Spacing and Placement. Chapter 11: Math for Materials. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting. Chapter 13: Plumbing Code Considerations. Chapter 14: Septic Considerations. Appendix 1: National Rainfall Statistics. Index.