Audel Plumbers Pocket Manual

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 3, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
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Here's the real plumber's friend

This fully revised guide gives you plumbing essentials, illustrations, tips, shortcuts - the lowdown on brazing, soldering, pipe fittings, commercial water coolers, automatic bathroom systems, and more.

All this and much more
* Includes tables, diagrams, and working drawings
* Provides necessary math and metric information
* Features a chapter on dental office plumbing
* Explains and identifies the right plumbing tools for each job
* Illustrates appropriate vents and venting methods
* Covers the Sloan flush valve, Oasis water coolers, the Sovent system, 1.6-gallon flush toilets, and solar system water heaters
* Useful for homeowners as well as plumbing professionals
 

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Contents

Tips for the Beginning Plumber
3
Plumbing Safety and Tricks of the Trade
15
Plumbing Tools
19
Dental Office
33
Working Drawings
45
Roughing and Repair Information
57
Outside Sewage Lift Station
105
Pipes and Pipelines
119
Silver Brazing and Soft Soldering
163
Plumbing Systems
181
Plastic Pipe and Fittings
183
CastIron Pipe and Fittings
211
Copper Pipe and Fittings
279
Water Heaters
311
Water Coolers and Fountains
331
Abbreviations Definitions and Symbols
375

Vents Drain Lines and Septic Systems
129
Lead Work
145
Lead and Oakum Joints
157
Metric Information Helpful to the Piping Industry
409
Knots Commonly Used
425
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About the author (2004)

Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at The State University of New York, College at Buffalo, for more than 35 years. He has taught on the technical school, high school, and college level for more than 40 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 textbooks ranging from electronics to carpentry and sheet metal work. He has contributed to more than 50 magazine articles over the years for technical publications. He is also the author of seven Civil War regimental histories.

Mark Richard Miller finished his B.S. degree in New York and moved on to Ball State University, where he obtained his master’s and went to work in San Antonio. He taught in high school and went to graduate school in College Station, Texas, finishing the doctorate. He took a position at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, where he now teaches in the Industrial Technology Department as a Professor and Department Chairman. He has coauthored seven books and contributed many articles to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Roadrunner.

Joseph P. Almond, Sr., is a professional plumber in the trades and a long-time member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

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