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Elements of Plumbing   By: (1882-)

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ELEMENTS

OF

PLUMBING

BY SAMUEL EDWARD DIBBLE

HEAD OF SANITARY EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION DEPT. CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

FIRST EDITION

MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC. 239 WEST 39TH STREET. NEW YORK

LONDON: HILL PUBLISHING CO., LTD. 6 & 8 BOUVERIE ST., E. C. 1918

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY THE MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC.

THE MAPLE PRESS YORK PA

PREFACE

In preparing this manuscript the author has had in mind the needs of young men having no technical instruction who are anxious to become proficient in the art of Plumbing. As a consequence each exercise is minutely described and illustrated; so much so, perhaps, that an experienced mechanic may find it too simple for skilled hands and a mature mind. But the beginner will not find the exercises too elaborately described and will profit by careful study. Years of experience and observation have shown the author that the methods herein described are entirely practical and are in common use today.

The various exercises in lead work will acquaint the beginner with the correct use of tools and metals. The exercises in iron pipe work have also been detailed to show the correct installation of jobs.

Together with the study of this book the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Drawing and English should be taken. These subjects as they bear on Plumbing are invaluable to the mechanic in his future connection with the trade.

The author is indebted for the illustrations of fixtures in the chapter covering the development of plumbing fixtures, to the Thomas Maddock's Sons Co., Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co., and The Trenton Potteries Co.

SAMUEL EDWARD DIBBLE. PITTSBURGH, December, 1917 .

CONTENTS

PAGE

PREFACE v

CHAPTER

I. Plumbing Fixtures and Trade 1

II. The Use and Care of the Soldering Iron Fluxes Making Different Soldering Joints 11

III. Mixtures of Solders for Soldering Iron and Wiping Care of Solders Melting Points of Metals and Alloys 21

IV. Making and Caring of Wiping Cloths 24

V. Preparing and Wiping Joints 27

VI. Preparing and Wiping Joints ( Continued ) 37

VII. Laying Terra cotta and Making Connections to Public Sewers Water Connections to Mains in Streets 69

VIII. Installing of French or Sub soil Drains 82

IX. Storm and Sanitary Drainage with Sewage Disposal in View 86

X. Soil and Waste Pipes and Vents Tests 95

XI. House Traps, Fresh air Connections, Drum Traps, and Non syphoning Traps 104

XII. Pipe Threading 110

XIII. Cold water Supply Test 118

XIV. Hot water Heaters Instantaneous Coil and Storage Tanks Return Circulation, Hot water Lines and Expansion 124

XV. Insulation of Piping to Eliminate Conduction, Radiation, Freezing and Noise 131

XVI. "Durham" or "Screw Pipe" Work Pipe and Fittings 134

XVII. Gas Fittings, Pipe and Fittings, Threading, Measuring and Testing 141

XVIII. Plumbing Codes 153

INDEX 167

ELEMENTS OF PLUMBING

CHAPTER I

PLUMBING FIXTURES AND TRADE

Modern plumbing as a trade is the arranging and running of pipes to supply pure water to buildings, the erecting of fixtures for the use of this supply, and the installing of other pipes for the resulting waste water... Continue reading book >>




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