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ISBN 9781572183513
Page Count 384
Author Howard Massey


The approved reference for the plumbing contractor's exam in many states. All tables, standards, and specifications are updated with plumbing code changes.

This revised edition of Plumber's Handbook explains in simple terms how to install plumbing systems that will pass inspection -- the first time. Every chapter is clearly illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables that make it easy to select the right material and install it correctly.

Plumber's Handbook covers all of the plumber's trade, including:

  • Common layouts for residential work
  • How to size piping vents
  • Waste piping
  • Drainage
  • Septic tanks
  • Hot and cold water supply systems
  • Wells
  • Fire protection piping
  • Selecting and hanging fixtures
  • Solar energy systems
  • Gas piping
  • Practical recommendations
  • Trade tips
  • There are even chapters on mobile homes, travel trailer parks, and graywater recycling!

This revised edition has been updated to comply with the popular national codes that are standard for most cities and code jurisdictions. New tables, illustrations, and chapters update this book with amendments to the plumbing codes.

An appendix provides common plumbing definitions and abbreviations. New in this edition, you'll find help in preparing for the journeyman or master plumber's exam. Each chapter ends with a set of questions on what you should have learned.

Test yourself, your workers, or your students. The correct answers are in the back of the book, and include the actual page number where the topic is covered.

Plumber's Handbook concludes with a complete sample exam -- 200 multiple-choice questions of the type you can expect to find on most plumber's exams. The answers are in the back of the book and include the page number where you'll find the topic explained.

Whether you're installing plumbing and piping systems that have to pass inspection or trying to pass the plumber's exam, you need the Plumber's Handbook!

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