9780071448680

Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual

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    9780071448680

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    0071448683

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

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. 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

Author Biography

R. Dodge Woodson is a Master Plumber with almost 30 years' experience in the construction field, 21 of them as a self-employed plumbing contractor. The author of numerous McGraw-Hill best-sellers, including Plumbing: Tips, Data, and Rules of Thumb, he has taught plumbing code classes and apprenticeship classes at Central Maine Technical College. As a consultant, Woodson works with a number of plumbing contractors and has frequently been interviewed on the radio on plumbing subjects. He lives in Maine.

Table of Contents

About the Author viii
Introduction ix
General Trade Mathematics
1(16)
Benchmarks
3(3)
Piping Math
6(2)
Temperature Tips
8(2)
How Many Gallons?
10(1)
Cylinder-Shaped Containers
11(1)
A Little Geometry
11(2)
Finding the Area and Volume of a Given Shape
13(4)
Formulas for Pipe Fitters
17(12)
45° Offsets
18(2)
Basic Offsets
20(3)
Spreading Offsets Equally
23(1)
Getting Around Problems
24(2)
Rolling Offsets
26(2)
Running the Numbers
28(1)
Potable Water Systems Calculations
29(20)
Sizing with the Uniform Plumbing Code
30(18)
The Standard Plumbing Code
48(1)
Drain-And-Sewer Calculations
49(24)
Types of Sanitary Drains
50(1)
Fixture-Unit Tables
51(7)
Trap Sizing
58(1)
The Right Pitch
59(1)
Sizing Building Drains
60(1)
A Horizontal Branch
60(1)
Stack Sizing
61(1)
Sizing Tall Stacks
62(1)
Supports
62(2)
Fittings
64(1)
Riser Drawings
65(8)
Vent System Calculations
73(38)
Types of Vents
73(17)
Distance from Trap to Vent
90(1)
Sizing Tables
91(3)
A Sizing Exercise
94(3)
Stack Vents, Vent Stacks, and Relief Vents
97(3)
Wet Venting
100(2)
Sump Vents
102(2)
Supporting a Vent System
104(2)
Riser Diagrams
106(3)
Choosing Materials
109(2)
Storm-Water Calculations
111(18)
Sizing Water Heaters
129(6)
Elements of Sizing
130(1)
Homes with 1 to 1 1/2 Bathrooms
130(1)
Remaining Tables
131(4)
Water Pumps
135(30)
Calculating Minimum Plumbing Facilities
165(22)
Commercial Buildings of Multiple Tenants
166(3)
Retail Stores
169(2)
Restaurants
171(1)
Houses
171(3)
Day-Care Centers
174(1)
Elementary and Secondary Schools
174(1)
Offices and Public Buildings
174(3)
Clubs and Lounges
177(1)
Laundries
177(1)
Hair Shops
177(4)
Warehouses, Foundries, and Such
181(1)
Light Manufacturing
181(1)
Dormitories
181(1)
Gathering Places
181(6)
Calculating Proper Fixture Spacing and Placement
187(14)
Clearances Related to Water Closets
193(1)
Urinals
193(1)
Lavatories
193(1)
Keeping the Numbers Straight
193(1)
Handicap Fixture Layout
193(1)
Facilities for Handicap Toilets
194(2)
Lavatories
196(1)
Kitchen Sinks
196(1)
Bathing Units
197(3)
Drinking Fountains
200(1)
Math for Materials
201(18)
The Unified Numbering System
201(1)
Metric Sizes
201(1)
Threaded Rods
202(1)
Figuring the Weight of a Pipe
202(3)
Thermal Expansion
205(2)
Pipe Threads
207(1)
How Many Turns?
208(1)
Pipe Capacities
209(1)
What Is the Discharge of a Given Pipe Size Under Pressure?
209(2)
Some Facts About Copper Pipe And Tubing
211(2)
Cast Iron
213(1)
Plastic Pipe for Drains & Vents
213(2)
Piping Color Codes
215(4)
Troubleshooting
219(30)
Plumbing Code Considerations
249(42)
Approved Materials
250(6)
Minimum Plumbing Facilities
256(16)
Airgaps and Air Chambers
272(2)
Specialty Plumbing
274(2)
Gray Water Systems
276(1)
Rainfall Rates
277(7)
Rainwater Systems
284(7)
Septic Considerations
291(18)
Simple Systems
292(1)
The Components
292(4)
Chamber Systems
296(2)
Trench Systems
298(1)
Mound Systems
299(1)
How Does a Septic System Work?
300(1)
Septic Tank Maintenance
301(1)
How Can Clogs Be Avoided?
301(1)
What About Garbage Disposers, Do They Hurt a Septic System?
302(1)
Piping Considerations
302(1)
Gas Concentrations
302(1)
Sewage Pumps
303(1)
An Overflowing Toilet
304(1)
Whole-House Backups
304(1)
The Problem Is in the Tank
305(1)
Problems with a Leach Field
306(3)
Appendix 1 National Rainfall Statistics 309(16)
Index 325

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