Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual

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May 18, 2005


Electronic book text, 326 pages

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0071469907 / 9780071469906

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Main description

Here are portable, quick-look-up answers to the most common math problems faced by plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters. This time-saving reference allows users to get results instantly without putting pencil to paper or fiddling with a calculator.

  • Job-simplifying Fast Code Facts and Sensible Shortcut boxes
  • Packed with calculations, formulas, charts and tables
  • NEW CHAPTER on estimating take-offs
  • Great for designing or estimating a project

  • Table of contents

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: General Trade Mathematics Chapter 2: Formulas for Pipe Fitters Chapter 3: Potable Water Systems Calculations Chapter 4: Drain-And-Sewer Calculations Chapter 5: Vent System Calculations Chapter 6: Storm-Water Calculations Chapter 7: Sizing Water Heaters Chapter 8: Water Pumps Chapter 9: Calculating Minimum Plumbing Facilities Chapter 10: Calculating Proper Fixture Spacing and Placement Chapter 11: Math for Materials Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Chapter 13: Plumbing Code Considerations Chapter 14: Septic Considerations APPENDIX 1: NATIONAL RAINFALL STATISTICS INDEX

    Author comments

    R. Dodge Woodson is a Master Plumber with almost 30 years' experience in the construction field, 21 of them as a self-employed plumbing contractor. The author of numerous McGraw-Hill best-sellers, including Plumbing: Tips, Data, and Rules of Thumb, he has taught plumbing code classes and apprenticeship classes at Central Maine Technical College. As a consultant, Woodson works with a number of plumbing contractors and has frequently been interviewed on the radio on plumbing subjects. He lives in Maine.

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    • Full coverage of estimating takeoffs
    • Job-simplifying Fast Code Facts
    • Sensible Shortcut tip boxes
    • Great for designing and estimating projects

    Ready-to-Run Solutions for Plumbing and Pipefitting

    Instant results: Packed with charts and tables that allow readers to quickly look up time-saving answers, this handy tool is a ready source of commonly used calculations, formulas, and, best of all, solutions.

    In addition to easy-to-find answers, this guide delivers:

    • A concise outline of trade mathematics
    • Plastic and copper pipe and copper tubing facts and figures
    • Standard and handicapped fixture layouts
    • Guidelines for sizing water heaters
    • Potable water standards
    • Equipment weight load standards
    • Friction tables
    • Relevant electrical factors

    For designing and estimating projects, this manual will prove to be invaluable. A great productivity booster, it will assist in delivering prompt, on-target, and even on-the-spot estimates.

    Look-It-Up Calculations for:
    * Pipe fitting * Fabrication and layout * Fixture-units * Vent systems * Drains and sewers * Combination waste and vent systems * Piping offsets * Thermal efficiency * And more!

    Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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