Plumbing Technology is a comprehensive reference tool that approaches plumbing from a practical standpoint. It offers detailed, “hands–on” methods for the design and maintenance of modern plumbing systems. Everything from the securing of permits, to the installation of piping and fixtures is included in this complete and valuable guide.
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Plumbing Technology will provide you with a thorough analysis of the various aspects of a plumbing system. This unique handbook also offers detailed examples of the practical information needed for the installation and maintenance of both residential and commercial plumbing systems. When you finish reading this book, you will be able to:
• Size a system correctly
• Prepare estimates
• Evaluate the cost of plumbing systems
• Prepare detailed specifications
• Supervise the installation of a plumbing system
• Develop thorough maintenance instructions
In addition, Plumbing Technology thoroughly discusses codes and standards, energy conservation, vent and drainage systems, and private sewage treatment systems. Plumbing examples are given throughout the book, allowing you to test your skills.
Plumbing Technology is an essential book for those interested in designing and maintaining plumbing systems that are both reliable and efficient.
Justin B. Duncan, P.E., has been closely involved for the last several years with the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and storm drainage systems designs for the Central Artery/Tunnel project in the City of Boston. Mr. Duncan holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Light Industry Technical Institute in Romania and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Massachusetts and a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers. Mr. Duncan is an active faculty member and fire protection lecturer at Northeastern University’s Center for Continuing Education.
Plumbing Technology Table of Contents
- Foreword vii
- Acknowledgments viii
- Chapter One: History of Plumbing 1
- Chapter Two: Codes and Standards 9
- Chapter Three: The Properties of Water and Hydraulics 19
- Chapter Four: Project Bidding—Permits 49
- Chapter Five: Plumbing Fixtures 55
- Chapter Six: Energy Conservation 75
- Chapter Seven: Water Supply and Demand 79
- Chapter Eight: Hot Water Supply 115
- Chapter Nine: Drainage System 149
- Chapter Ten: Vent System 175
- Chapter Eleven: Private Sewage Treatment Systems 183
- Chapter Twelve: Inspection and Maintenance 189
- Chapter Thirteen: Storm Drainage 197
- Appendix A: Symbols and Abbreviations 207
- Appendix B: Net Positive Suction Head, Friction of Water,
- Friction Losses in Pipe Fittings, Corresponding Pressure Table 217
- Appendix C: 50 Cross Connection Questions, Answers, and Illustrations 241
- Appendix D: Rates of Rainfall for Various Cities 253
- Appendix E: Plumbing Terminology 257
- Appendix F: Sample Plumbing Project 291
- Appendix G: Unit and Conversion Factors 301
- Appendix H: Sample Specification 311