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 in the field.
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.
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
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
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
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.