Author: R. D. Treloar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3. Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber. Special features include: concise text many clear, full colour illustrations around 140 photographs topics focussed on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3 a self-assessment section a problem-solving section This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety. A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full colour illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between your students’ education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on Green advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers.. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Suitable for students setting out for a career in plumbing, this book helps them study for their Technical Certificate and Level 2 NVQ. It guides you through the key areas and processes in plumbing, from the basics through cold and hot water systems to health and safety and best practice on site.
Author: W. Hodding Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-05-15
An anecdotal history of plumbing from the Harappan of 3000 B.C. to the modern world is a tribute to such engineering achievements as the lead pipes of the Roman empire, the sewers of London, and Japanese toilets. By the author of Stolen Water. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
This text is organized into major sections on supply plumbing; water heaters; drain, waste, and vent plumbing; and fixtures and faucets. The mechanics and practical implications of water flow and pressure are covered first, to prepare for discussions of specific problems that can occur. Summary tables of piping materials help readers keep track of the variety of components they will see in practice. The text also delves into safety and efficiency issues.
One of the fundamental tenets of modernism was its image of hygiene, its ideal of bringing cleanliness and order to the great unwashed, as evident in Adolf Loos's 1898 article, Plumbers. Using Loos as a point of departure, the essays in this collection examine architecture through the multiple meanings inherent in plumbing - from the pipes of modern hygiene, to the plumb line of the right angle, to Marcel Duchamp's Ready-made urinal.
Author: Rex Cauldwell
Publisher: Taunton Press
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: House & Home
Every homeowner sooner or later will need to repair or replace a plumbing fixture or will want to upgrade a plumbing feature. From faucet repair to installing plumbing for a new bathroom, you can save plenty of money by doing the plumbing yourself. With today's materials and installation methods, almost any project is within the reach of a motivated do-it-yourselfer with a modest set of tools and some basic skills. After an introductory chapter on understanding the plumbing system, tools, and materials, Plumbing presents a section on repairs and replacements that can be done with a modest set of tools and that require no running of supply or DWV pipes. Later chapters explain how to work with plumbing pipe and how to tackle some more complex repairs and installations. Also included is a chapter on outdoor plumbing.
Author: Jay Hedden
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Release Date: 1981-08-01
Genre: House & Home
Repairing and replacing pipes, fixing leaking faucets, unclogging drains, unstopping toilets, installing shut-off valves, working with outdoor water systems, and building solar collectors to heat water are all illustrated and explained
The book provides much-needed information about plumbing systems to enable effective coordination and execution of modern building projects. Written by a leading consulting engineer, it takes into account the typical complexities arising out of inadequate infrastructure of drainage and water supply systems. It provides a detailed coverage of fixtures, pumping systems, hot water engineering, rain water pipes, fire suppression and corrosion. In addition, it covers various laws and regulations encountered while executing plumbing works. The book will be useful to all sanitary and plumbing engineers and students of civil engineering and architecture.