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Modern Plumbing, 7th Edition

Modern Plumbing, 7th Edition
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By: E. Keith Blankenbaker

ISBN: 978-1-60525-236-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: Construction
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $96.00
School Price: $72.00


Modern Plumbing provides information on the design, installation, and service of the different systems found in the field. Basic information regarding safety, tools, materials, and equipment is presented. Detailed chapters discuss planning and organizing a plumbing job and the different careers available in the trade. A separate Job Practice Manual is available to complement the textbook by offering additional activities and review questions.
  • Plumbing code features prepare students to check local requirements when performing actual work.
  • Step-by-step procedures guide students to learn the correct way of performing various essential tasks.
  • The consistent use of color to represent various components and materials throughout the book helps students visualize different details of components.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Plumbing
  1. Safety
  2. Plumbing Tools
  3. Leveling Instruments
  4. Mathematics for Plumbers
  5. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  6. Print Reading and Sketching
  7. Rigging and Hoisting
  8. Building and Plumbing Codes
  9. Soldering, Brazing, and Welding
10. Excavating

Plumbing Systems
11. Water Supply Systems
12. Water Treatment
13. Plumbing Fixtures
14. Piping Materials and Fittings
15. Valves and Meters
16. Water Heaters
Plumbing System Design and Installation
17. Designing Plumbing Systems
18. Preparing for Plumbing System Installation
19. DWV Pipe and Fitting Installation
20. Installing Water Supply Piping
21. Supporting and Testing Pipe
22. Installing Fixtures, Faucets, and Appliances
23. Septic Systems
24. Storm Water and Sumps
25. Installing HVAC Systems
26. Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas
27. Irrigation Systems

Plumbing Services
28. Repairing DWV Systems
29. Repairing Water Supply Systems
30. Remodeling

Career Development and Plumbing History
31. Job Organization
32. Plumbing Career Opportunities
33. Plumbing History

About Author(s)

E. Keith Blankenbaker - is a leader in technology education curriculum development. He introduced contemporary technology education into the secondary schools where he taught in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. As a teacher educator he developed, and for 25 years, taught construction technology courses for technology education majors at The Ohio State University. During this same period he taught technology education curriculum, laboratory design, and supervised student teachers. He is the author of three Goodheart-Willcox books: Modern Plumbing, Construction and Building Technology and Painting and Decorating, in addition to several other texts. He has served as principal investigator for the Construction Education Curriculum Project, funded by the Associated General Contractors. He also served as principal investigator for the first edition of the plumbing apprenticeship program offered by the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Dr. Blankenbaker has provided leadership on the local, state, and national level. As a secondary school teacher he served as department chairman and was elected president of the regional industrial technology teacher education association. As a teacher educator he was elected program coordinator, served as president of the Ohio Technology Education Association, acted as coordinator for the development of a new technology education curriculum guide for Ohio, and served as a member of the ITEEA Board of Directors.

His construction work experience includes designing, building, maintaining, and remodeling residential and light commercial structures. These experiences include forming, placing, and finishing concrete; framing; roofing; plumbing; electrical; installing doors and windows; exterior and interior finish carpentry; cabinetmaking; and painting.


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