Plumbing 101

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-18
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Written by contractors for contractors, their employees, and first-year plumbing students, Plumbing 101, 5E delivers the practical, on-the-job information needed to meet the workforce training needs of the industry. This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach. Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Fundamental industry topics including safety on the job, basic fixtures & appliances, piping and sewage disposal are covered along with related math and science concepts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect the most current plumbing products, materials, and technology on the market, including all-new coverage of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). Readers in a wide range of plumbing fields, from residential and commercial service and repair to new construction, will find all of the basic plumbing information they need for the start of a successful career in plumbing.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Plumbing Background, Skills Required of a Technician and Tool Information Chapter 1 Plumbing History, Laws and Safety (old ch. 1-2) Chapter 2 Tools of the Plumbing Trade (old ch. 3-7) Unit 2 First Aid and Safety Chapter 3 First Aid and Safety (old ch. 25-28) Unit 3 Basic Math Chapter 4 Basic Math for Plumbing (old ch. 8-11, 21) Unit 4 Related Science Chapter 5 Water Sources, Waste Disposal and Sewage Disposal (old ch. 12-13) Chapter 6 Introduction to Gases (old ch. 14) Chapter 7 Working with Wood, Steel and Concrete in Building Structures (old ch. 15-16) Unit 5 Installation Practices Chapter 8 Piping Materials Used in Plumbing Work (old ch. 17-18) Chapter 9 Joining Methods and Materials for Piping (old ch. 19-20) Unit 6 Intermediate Math Chapter 10 Square, Square Roots and Basic Geometry (old ch. 22-24) Unit 7 Installation Practices Chapter 11 Plumbing Fixtures (old ch. 29) Chapter 12 Fixture Fittings (Faucets) (old ch. 30) Chapter 13 Valves (old ch. 31) Unit 9 Blueprint Reading and Sketching Chapter 14 Plans and Drawings/Scale Rulers/Projections (old ch. 32, 33, 36) Chapter 15 Sketching, Symbols and Detail Sketching (old ch. 34-35)

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