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Plumbing 101, 5th Edition is written by contractors for contractors, their employees and freshmen plumbing students. The text offers a practical, on-the-job resource needed in order to meet the workforce training requirements within the industry. This reference was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. Teachers, contractors, code experts and other industry professionals were consulted to develop a curriculum that is provided within this industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching were used to produce this content. Fundamental theories including safety on the job site, basic appliances and fixtures, sewage disposal and piping, and all-new coverage of corrugated stainless steel tubing is included within the text. Readers will gain a wide range of information on the plumbing field including residential and commercial service as well as repair to new construction. Readers will also find all of the basic plumbing information they need in order to start a successful career within the industry. The book has detailed illustrations provide accurate visualization of structures, tools and concepts that are seen within the field. The text is organized according to the US Department of Labor Standards, which makes this reference and essential for the classroom portion of apprenticeship programs. Text also combines theory with practical examples and gives the readers the ability to learn why things work as well as how they work.
Detailed illustrations provide accurate visualization of tools, structures, and concepts seen in the field
Organized according to the US Department of Labor Standards, making this a resource that meets the qualifying standards for the classroom portion of apprentice programs
Combines theory with practical examples, giving readers the ability to learn why things work, as well as how they work
New 5th edition has been updated to show the latest methods, components, and products
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Plumbing History, Laws and Safety
Chapter 2 Tools of the Plumbing Trade
Chapter 3 First Aid and Safety
Chapter 4 Basic Math for Plumbing
Chapter 5 Water Sources, Waste Disposal and Sewage Disposal
Chapter 6 Introduction to Gases (old ch. 14)
Chapter 7 Working with Wood, Steel and Concrete in Building Structures
Chapter 8 Piping Materials Used in Plumbing Work
Chapter 9 Joining Methods and Materials for Piping
Chapter 10 Square, Square Roots and Basic Geometry
Chapter 11 Plumbing Fixtures
Chapter 12 Fixture Fittings (Faucets)
Chapter 13 Valves
Chapter 14 Plans and Drawings/Scale Rulers/Projections
Chapter 15 Sketching, Symbols and Detail Sketching