This little book is big on answers Whether you're an apprentice in the piping trades or a seasoned tradesperson, you'll find this completely revised and updated guide has answers to the questions you'll encounter on the job. Get current, concise facts on Metrics and conversions Tungsten inert gas welding and arc welding Steam heating, hot water, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems Grooved end/plain end piping systems Process piping using plastics Automatic fire protection systems Terms, BTU fuel values, abbreviations, angle calculations, and more
Charles N. McConnell has been a member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada for over 60 years and has trained many apprentices to the piping trades. He has supervised and installed gas and oil-fired steam and hot-water heating systems and air conditioning installations at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, and plumbing installations in schools, public buildings, and manufacturing facilities. He has supervised and installed process piping installations. He is the author of Home Plumbing Handbook (Delmar Education), the three volume Plumbers and Pipefitters Library (Macmillan), and other books related to the plumbing and pipefitting trades.
1. Math and Metrics. 2. Calculating Offsets. 3. Pipe Welding with Oxyacetylene and Arc. 4. Automatic Fire Protection Systems. 5. Steam Heating Systems. 6. Hot-Water Heating Systems. 7. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. 8. Process Piping Using Plastics. 9. Grooved-End and Plain-End Piping Systems. 10. Learning to Use an Instrument Level. 11. Pneumatic Control Systems. 12. Gas Piping. 13. Tungsten Inert Gas Welding. 14. Trouble-Shooting Tips for Arc Welding. 15. Pipe Welders' Definitions. 16. Definitions of Heating and Air Conditioning Terms. 17. Glossary of Terms Relating to Plastic Piping. Appendix: Miscellaneous Information. Index.