Plumbing Encyclopaedia

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Wiley, Sep 19, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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This book is designed in encyclopaedic form to enable the student, plumber or heating engineer to select information quickly on specific aspects of their craft. The book includes over 1500 entries, with more than 370 illustrations, describing terms, components, working practices etc. used in the mechanical services industry, particularly in the field of plumbing. Topics include:

  • cold and hot water supplies
  • sanitation
  • drainage
  • sheet weathering
  • soldering and welding
  • gas and oil supplies
  • hot water heating
  • warm air heating
  • radiant heating
  • steam heating
  • solar heating
  • air conditioning
  • electrical work
  • building science and many more.

The latest edition includes over 200 new or revised entries, with more details on aspects of the gas industry. It also now covers air conditioning. Many changes to legislation and British Standards have occurred since the last edition and these have also been included.

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About the author (2003)

Roy Treloar has been in the mechanical service industry since leaving school in 1973. He became a full time lecturer, teaching plumbing in 1985. He is currently Team Manager: Mechanical Services at Colchester Institute where he is responsible for all plumbing, heating and gas training and assessment programmes. He has played an active part in external verification for the City & Guilds in both the plumbing and gas schemes and is author of the highly successful NVQ textbook, Plumbing, also published by Blackwell's.

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