National Plumbing Codes Handbook

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9780070717695: National Plumbing Codes Handbook

A tool for master plumbers, journeyman plumbers, apprentice plumbers, plumbing contractors, and plumbing companies, this handbook is a comprehensive reference to the three major plumbing codes in use today. Written by a master plumber and instructor, the "Handbook" shows how to apply sound plumbing principles to code requirements, providing an understanding of what must be done to quickly and easily comply with plumbing code regulations - and pass inspection. This book is written in a clear, straightforward style with many examples showing how the code is applied - and with similar aspects of the plumbing codes grouped together for easier reference. Included also is a special section on preparation for the plumber's licensing exam, complete with sample tests. The "National Plumbing Codes Handbook" contains in-depth coverage of: proper methods of installing drainage systems; requirements for proper use of all types of vents; code regulations for potable water systems - from street connections to fixture connections; correct methods for all types of plumbing fixture installations; specialty devices such as traps, clean-outs, interceptors, and back-water valves; all commonly encountered plumbing materials and their uses; and gas piping basics. The "Handbook" also provides guidance on how code enforcement works, how the plumbing codes are administered, and how plumbers should prepare their work for inspection. Filled with charts, tables, and more than 200 illustrations, this book should be a useful source for all plumbing professionals.

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The Standard Code Book for the Plumbing Industry--with Great New Features. Here is a complete, convenient, easy-to-use reference for the three major plumbing codes in use today: BOCA, the Uniform Building Code, and the Standard Plumbing Code. This practical guide clearly explains the code specifications for procedures. . .installations. . .materials. . .and documentation. This second edition is a thorough revision of the Handbook. the revised edition has several helpful new features: Completely updated plumbing codes--BOCA, UBC, SPC; Troubleshooting information; Math calculations and sample business forms; Private sewage and water supply chapters; combination waste and vent system chapter; Job-site safety recommendations; and much more. Woodson has made the Handbook a plumbing contractor's encyclopedia. win more bids and ease the work for yourself in the field. Learn how to size a pump for a well. Understand your responsibilities for electrical wiring. Get familiar with the building codes you need to know. and find it all here, in the National Plumbing Codes Handbook.

About the Author:

R. Dodge Woodson (Fort Fairfield, Maine) is a plumbing contractor and licensed master plumber with over 20 years' experience, and the author of several books on plumbing for McGraw-Hill. He currently teaches plumbing code and apprentice classes at Central Maine Technical College.

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