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Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing

Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing
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Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing
2nd Edition, 2012
By Michael A. Joyce
640 Pages, 8.5 x 11, softcover

This book 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.

This book 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.

CONTENTS
    Section 1: Tools and Materials
        Plumber's Toolbox
        Power Tools
        Types of Pipe
        Fittings
        Valves and Devices
    Section 2: Fixtures and Equipment
        Fixtures
        Faucets and Drain Assemblies
        Plumbing Equipment and Appliances
    Section 3: Layout and Installation
        Blueprint Reading and Drafting
        Material Organization and Layout
        Water Service Installation
        Water Distribution Installation
        Drainage Waste and Vent Segments
            and Sizing
        Drainage Waste and Vent Installation
        Fixture and Equipment Installation
    Section 4: Troubleshooting
        Plumbing Repairs and Troubleshooting
        Hydronic Heat
    Glossary
    Index

 

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