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2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) -

The 2012 International Fuel Gas Code® sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available.

The requirements are performance-driven, making this an effective tool and valuable addition to any Code library.

  • Updated content based on the expert insight of code enforcing officials, industry representatives, design professionals, and more
  • Available in both soft cover and loose-leaf formats, allowing readers to use it as a standalone resource or to incorporate it into other code reference material - more
2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) -

For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2012 International Mechanical Code®.

Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems.

This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems.

  • Available in both soft cover and loose-leaf formats, allowing readers to use it as a standalone resource or to incorporate it into other code reference material  - more
2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC) -

Now Includes the 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®

With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2012 International Plumbing Code® sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.

This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.

Includes the 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems. - more

Softcover
IC-1580017339
$71.00
LooseLeaf
IC-1580017320
$82.50
2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) -
Now Includes the
2009 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®

2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC)With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2009 International Plumbing Code® sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.

This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.

New to the 2009 edition of the code is the inclusion of the 2009 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems. - more

2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook
LE-MG0071606068
$59.95 $54.95
New!2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook -

Fully updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Plumbing Code, this authoritative volume follows the IPC chapter by chapter.

  • Solve pipe, drainage, vent, trap, and other plumbing questions FAST
  • Fix common plumbing problems with the workable solutions illustrated inside
  • Find worked-out examples of nearly every type of plumbing task
  • Quickly locate the right figures, formulas, and charts for water heaters, fixtures,
  • faucets, fuel piping, storm water drainage, and more
  • Cut labor and material costs by meeting but not exceeding codes
  • Avoid leaks, malfunctions, blockages, plumbing-caused damage, callbacks, and other costly troubles - more

2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Need to Know - the 20% of the Code you need 80% of the Time
LE-MG0071544496
$29.95

New!2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Need to Know -

The 20% of the Code you need 80% of the Time

This handy resource delivers quick access to important international plumbing and septic code information. 2009 International Plumbing Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements.

Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install plumbing systems and equipment.

Save time and money, reduce errors, stay in compliance, and increase job site safety using this quick reference. - more

Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2012 Edition
DE-1111542473

$44.95
New!Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2012 Edition -

Sorting through a key code – whether it is the INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING, MECHANICAL OR FUEL GAS CODES® - can be a daunting task. So when a code update occurs, you may feel even more overwhelmed.

Fortunately, there is a resource that will break down all three of these codes so that students can easily identify key changes and their real-world applications.

Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the type of change: newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and practical examples, which clarify some of the technical jargon and make the content more relevant. - more

Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition
DE-1435401247

$44.95
Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code & International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition -

Tackle the latest version of codes that the entire plumbing and HVACR industry’s code officials, designers, and installers use every day with this valuable new resource.

Designed to provide detailed insight into the updates that have been made to the 2009 editions of the International Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Codes®, this book goes one step further by delving into the rationale of why such changes were needed. - more

Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised
CR-0934041997
$36.00

Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised -

This revised edition offers up-to-date instructions for installing code-approved plumbing in residential and light commercial buildings. Twenty-three chapters cover all the fundamentals of the trade: planning and sizing, installation, maintenance, common layout, materials, and code requirements for each job.

It is the journeyman's and apprentice's guide to installing plumbing, piping, and fixtures in residential and light commercial buildings: how to select the right materials, lay out the job and do professional-quality plumbing work, use essential tools and materials, make repairs, maintain plumbing systems, install fixtures, and add to existing systems.

You'll find invaluable information on inspections, floor plans and plot plans, drawing and reading isometrics, code definitions, and materials. - more

Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers
DE-1428335137
$127.95

NEW!Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers -

With a one-of-a-kind approach that offers more comprehensive coverage than any other plumbing apprentice book on the market, this valuable resource will thoroughly prepare readers for the transition from the residential plumbing industry to commercial or industrial projects.

Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers, 2E goes beyond basic lessons on reading and drafting various piping arrangements to provide highly detailed, practical, and relevant information that addresses the real-life demands of commercial and industrial job sites.

This updated edition features all-new chapters devoted to coordinating plumbing installations using structural steel and civil blueprints, further enhancing the book’s unique and jobsite-focused classroom lessons. - more

Boiler Operation Video Series Boiler Operation Video Series -
(Available on DVD or VHS)

With new footage throughout, this five-part video series provides a quick and comprehensive overview of boiler operation, from how steam is generated, through boiler types and operation, feedwater, steam, combustion, draft, valves, gauges, and pumps, to how to take over a shift.

New additional coverage includes personal protective equipment, emission controls, combustion efficiency, and water level control procedures. - more

Boiler Operator's Workbook New!Boiler Operator's Workbook -

Boiler Operator’s Workbook provides information on virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques are covered in detail, and safety and efficiency of operation are stressed.

Boiler Operator’s Workbook is arranged in a convenient question-and-answer format specifically designed for use in preparation for obtaining a boiler operator’s license.

This format makes the book easy to use as a refresher for boiler licensing examinations and for industrial and vocational boiler classes. - more

BTU Buddy Notebook
DE-1435425839
$57.95

New!BTU Buddy Notebook -

by Bill Johnson

The BTU Buddy Notebook is a collection of more than 50 unique service call scenarios conducted by an HVAC technician which describe real-life service scenarios related to troubleshooting.

Many high quality images help to illustrate troubleshooting techniques and the equipment being serviced.

COOLING SEASON / HEATING SEASON service calls - more

Leak Alert
LE
-ZR-57108

$9.99

Leak Alert 4 Pack
LE
-ZR-57108-4pk

$37.95

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector -

Leak Alert sounds a very loud alarm when it gets wet, and keeps sounding the alarm for up to 72 hours.

Place Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaksPlace Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaks,
  • Under sinks
  • Near water heater
  • In basements
  • Near dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Under fish tanks
  • Near plumbing and toilets
Features:
  • Loud (95dB) alarm sounds with direct water contact.
  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation—no wiring required.
  • Low battery warning for optimum safety and performance - more
Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction
CR-1889892505
$49.95

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction -

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report.

You’ll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

Covers underground piping, including drain, supply, and gas; and electrical work, including grounding and supply to breaker, pump, underwater lighting, and heater. - more

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications Building Automation Control Devices and Applications -

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications covers the operation, signals, and functions of the sensors, actuators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buildings. It is a solid foundation for a comprehensive training program in building automation.

The textbook is organized by building system, and each system is explained so that the function and application of each device is clear. This system-based foundation is then used to discuss the possibilities of interaction between multiple systems in automated buildings. - more

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger
LE
-ES-COPM
$39.95

Carbon Monoxide a Clear & Present Danger -

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger is the collaborative effort of several of the brightest in the field of carbon monoxide detection, combustion analysis, and remediation.

This book is intended to address carbon monoxide issues encountered by;

  • First Responders (Fire Department EMT personnel and other Paramedics)

  • Inspectors (local government and independent home inspectors)

  • Technicians (HVAC, Plumbers, and utility company workers) - more

NEW!
Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency

LE
-ESCAFE
$39.95

Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency -

To make certain that the HVACR service technician is properly trained in combustion analysis, renowned trainer and author Erik Rasmussen has written a new training manual titled "Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency".

"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" is written with emphasis on practical application. It contains the knowledge service technicians need to be productive and effective when installing and servicing combustion appliances.

The book is written at a level that most service technicians will understand. Considerable though and study has been devoted to the organization of this book, which makes it easy to follow or use in the classroom.

The combustion analysis manual is intended to raise the awareness about all things combustion and what all technicians should know being in the HVAC/R trade. - more

Compressed Air Operations Manual
LE-MG0071475265
$69.95 $59.95

Compressed Air Operations Manual -

This manual is essential reading for anyone requiring a concise working knowledge of compressed air systems, support equipment, and pneumatic applications.

Extensively illustrated and easy to understand, Compressed Air Operations Manual covers such key topics as:

  • Compressed air applications
  • Compressor types
  • The conservation of energy as it applies to compressed air, compression systems, and compressed air dryers
  • Designing or specifying compression systems
  • Evaluating existing systems - more
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Code Check Complete, 2E
CR-9781600854934
$44.95
New!Code Check Complete, 2E -

Want all of the latest Building, Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical code information at your fingertips?

They're all included in Code Check Complete. Finding code facts is a cinch with the easy-to-access, crystal-clear, illustrated format that makes Taunton's Code Check series the choice of reference for thousands of builders, inspectors, and do-it-yourself homeowners across the country.

From the Introduction Code Check Complete is a compilation of the four individual Code Check field guides to the building codes: Building, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.

Based on the 2009 International and Uniform Codes, and the 2008 and 2011 National Electrical Code, it is endorsed by the International Code Council. - more

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical- 4th Edition
CR-978600853395
$24.95
New!Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical - 4th Edition -

A field guide to the Plumbing & Mechanical Codes

Completely up-to-date with current code requirements, Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical is an invaluable guide to have on the job site!

Referenced to the International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code, it provides answers to hundreds of common plumbing-code questions. 

This conveniently sized, spiral-bound book is specifically designed to be used on site for quick reference. The durable laminated pages withstand abuse on the job site. Easy-to-use flip-chart format summarizes national code specifications. It includes 116 drawings and 44 tables and is ideal for homeowners, inspectors, and builders working anywhere in the country. - more

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000354
$19.95

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference -

Nothing is more essential in the construction industry than reading blueprints, and this pocket reference is the best of the best!

Covering a multitude of trade industries, the DEWALT® Blueprint Reading Professional Reference gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, and others access to all the important information.

Readers will learn how to read and understand blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans, electrical plans, and more. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a quick refresher is a must! - more

DEWALT HVAC Code Reference
LE-DE-0977718387
$24.95 $19.95

New!DEWALT HVAC Code Reference -

Get your next HVAC job done right - the first time - with this new reference guide from an industry leader in contractor education.

The DEWALT HVAC Code Reference uses the International Mechanical Code® as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to install or modify HVAC equipment successfully.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials and duct construction to chimneys, vents, grease duct systems, and more.

With detailed, full-color illustrations to help readers visualize and apply key concepts, this book is a "must-have" for anyone working on HVAC equipment. - more

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference - updated to 2009 IPC, IRC
LE-DE-1111135940
$24.95 $19.95

New!DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference, 2E -

The Ultimate Code Reference for Plumbing Installations

Based on the 2009 International Plumbing Code® and authored by an industry leader in contractor education, the DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference is a must-have for novice and experienced plumbers alike.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials, water heaters, and bathrooms, to backflow, isometrics, and trenching.

Ideal for anyone required to work with plumbing systems or at home do-it-yourselfers, this resource will provide the critical information needed to get the job done right - the first time.  - more

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference - updated to 2006 IPC, IRC
LE-DE-0977718379
$24.95 $11.95

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference -

The Ultimate Code Reference for Plumbing Installations

Based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code® and authored by an industry leader in contractor education, the DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference is a must-have for novice and experienced plumbers alike.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials, water heaters, and bathrooms, to backflow, isometrics, and trenching.

Ideal for anyone required to work with plumbing systems or at home do-it-yourselfers, this resource will provide the critical information needed to get the job done right - the first time.  - more

DeWalt Plumbing Estimating Professional Pocket Reference
LE-DE-0977718344
$19.95

DEWALT Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference -

Designed to provide plumbing professionals with the knowledge and tools to make successful bids, this book is the perfect pocket guide for on-the-job success.

The DEWALT® Plumbing Estimating Professional Reference addresses every step of the bidding process, from preparing proposals and making accurate estimates of supplies and man-hours, to reviewing contracts and finalizing the deal.

With quantity take-off checklists, estimating forms, and other on-site worksheets, this book is a valuable reference tool, both for use in preparing a bid from the office, or in making on-the-job decisions and calculations. - more

DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, 2E
LE-DE-0979740355

$39.95

New!DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide -

The most comprehensive plumbing licensing book available now offers an interactive CD-ROM for more effective exam preparation than ever before.

The DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, 2E is based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code® and the common construction management philosophy to prepare candidates for both state and county exams in every state.

From test-taking strategies and exam rules, to sample exams and answer keys, the guide takes an A-Z approach to plumbing licensing concepts.

The practice exam CD also gives readers the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess areas that need improvement.  - more info         >> more DEWALT

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000311
$19.95

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference -

The Reference Guide for the Plumbing Industry

The DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference is a compact yet powerful resource tool for anyone working with plumbing systems.

This book covers everything you need including how to size pipe and fittings, calculate water demand, find installation requirements and specifications, design and install drainage and sewer systems, size hot water heaters and pumps, review excavating guidelines to help get the job done right. - more

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual
ES-DETPM
$24.95
New!Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual -

Duct and Envelope Testing

This training manual is designed to assure that a technician has the ability to properly determine the leakage rate of a building's thermal envelope and HVACR heating and cooling duct system ensuring code compliance, optimal system performance, less energy consumption, longer equipment life and greater customer satisfaction.

This manual provides an in depth understanding of duct leakage testing procedures, methods of expressing results and terminology. - more

Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E
DE-1435469828
$162.95 $146.65

NEW!Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E -

ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity.

This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections.

Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage. - more

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities
AT-1521
$30.00
New!Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities -

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities is an introduction to the planning, conducting, documenting, and evaluating of an energy audit.

An energy audit identifies potential causes of energy or resource waste and serves as the first step in making a facility more energy efficient.

Specific types of measurements and how to interpret them are given for each system in a facility. The textbook also covers prioritizing, implementing, and verifying energy-efficiency projects as well as giving suggestions for sustaining long-term results.

After studying this material, technicians familiar with building systems and the use of test instruments will be able to participate in an energy audit. - more

Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings
AT-0690
$72.00
New!Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings -

A comprehensive guide to the entire energy auditing process, from benchmarking and developing energy conservation goals to implementing system changes and verifying the results.

Topics presented in this manual include energy audit types; preplanning; retrofit cost-effectiveness; energy audit reports; common benchmarks; audit safety; residential HVAC system equipment, water heaters, and lighting; commercial and industrial HVAC system equipment and lighting; retrofit modeling; and system recommissioning.

Includes Interactive DVD - more

Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Q&A Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1011-04
$39.95

Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Q&A Learning Tool CD-ROM -

Review your knowledge of Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam-Fitting with this practice exam  -

For fast and easy results, the Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM prepares you for your State Contractor's License Examination. By answering the multiple-choice questions, you cover all of the areas that are in the actual test.

If you miss a question, Exam-Prep will give you the right answer and a full explanation of the basic principles involved in that question. - more

Exam-Prep Fire Protection Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1023-04
$39.95
Exam-Prep Fire Protection Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM -

Review your knowledge of Fire Protection with this practice exam

  • General Regulations
  • Fixtures and Heaters
  • Water Supply
  • Plumbing Design
  • Rough-Top out plumbing
  • Finish Plumbing
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Safety and Testing - more
Exam-Prep Sheet Metal Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1050-04
$39.95
Exam-Prep Sheet Metal Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM -

Review your knowledge of Sheet Metal with this practice exam
-
  • Architectural Metals
  • Metal Roof, Siding, and Decks
  • Industrial Sheet metal
  • Gutters, Downspouts, & Leaders
  • Blueprints, Shop Drawings, and Engineering Drawings
  • Safety
  • Ventilation, Air Supply, and Exhaust Systems and more
Code Flash Cards are powerful learning tools that can help any student at any level.
International Building, Residential, Fire, Energy Conservation, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas & Electrical (NEC) Uniform Plumbing Code / Uniform Mechanical Code Flash Cards

 
New!
Fluid Power Systems
Book w/ 2 CD-ROMs
Fluid Power Systems -

Fluid Power Systems is a new text/workbook that presents an introduction to the design, application, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

It features large, full-color illustrations detailing systems, components, and devices specific to industrial and commercial applications. Content includes pumps, valves, actuators, electrical controls, and troubleshooting techniques and focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems.

The first CD-ROM included contains Quick Quizzes®, an illustrated glossary, flash cards, interactive schematics, review questions, media clips, and online resources

A second CD-ROM contains FluidSIM® 4.2 Student Version simulation software that gives the learner an added tool to create, build, and troubleshoot hydraulic circuits. more

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems)
LE
-ES-GAP-PM
$44.95

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems) -

When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) "Green" means maximizing the energy efficiency of existing equipment, specifying the most efficient systems available for the application and the available budget, using renewable and sustainable fuel sources, and conserving water.

Both commercial and residential owners want to be Green and reduce energy consumption. In fact, everyone wants to reduce their energy costs.

HVAC Excellence and Ferris State University agreed to work together to address the gap in "Green Mechanical" education. This partnership resulted in the development of this "Green Mechanical Awareness" manual.

This manual is designed to provide a basic understanding of Green concepts, terminologies, systems, and the latest in Green mechanical technology. - more

Heating Boiler Operator’s Manual
LE-MG0071475222
$69.95 $62.95

Heating Boiler Operator’s Manual: Maintenance, Operation, and Repair -

Master Every Aspect of Heating Boiler Operation, Maintenance, and Repair—and Pass Your (Boiler) Licensing Exam with Flying Colors!

Both a valuable on-the-job tool and a licensing exam study guide, the Heating Boiler Operator's Manual offers boiler professionals a clear, straightforward account of cutting-edge methods for the operation, maintenance, and repair of today's heating boilers.

This essential reference provides everything needed to keep boilers used for steam heating, hot water heating, and hot water supply in peak condition. - more

High Pressure Boilers New!High Pressure Boilers, 5E -

High Pressure Boilers provides a comprehensive overview of the safe and efficient operation of high pressure boilers and related equipment.

The latest combustion control technology, as well as EPA regulations and their implications, are included in this edition. This edition has been reorganized to provide a systems view of boiler operation.

All aspects of high pressure boilers are discussed and illustrated, and a comprehensive glossary and appendix provide helpful reference material.

This textbook is designed for both learners preparing to obtain a boiler operator’s license and for boiler operators intending to upgrade their skills. Includes CD-ROM w/ Sample Licensing Exams. - more

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed.
LE-MG0071482423

$69.95
HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb -

The Latest Information and “Tricks of the Trade” for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job!

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design information and guidance, ranging from air distribution to piping systems to plant equipment.

This all-in-one sourcebook contains:

  • Updated HVAC codes and standards, including the 2006 International Building Code
  • Over 200 equations for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems
  • ASME and ASHRAE code specifications
  • Over 350 rules of thumb for cooling, heating, ventilation, and more
NEW!

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers
Instructor's Resource
Guide
Available

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers -

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers provides an overview of what IAQ is, instruments and testing procedures, and how to maintain IAQ in institutional and commercial facilities.

Industry demand for the safety, health, and productivity of building occupants requires the routine monitoring of indoor air quality (IAQ) for contaminants by maintenance technicians and other industry personnel.

As HVAC systems have become more technologically complex, taking accurate measurements of the quality if indoor air has become even more critical.

Required safety practices, environmental protection, and common building stationary engineering applications are emphasized throughout, and references to ANSI, EPA, and ASHRAE standards are provided. Includes CD-ROM - a self-study aid with Quick Quizzes and more

Journeyman General Mechanical Exam - Exam Study Guide
LE-WM-440-4115-07
$29.95

Journeyman General Mechanical Examination - 3rd edition

An Illustrated Review with Questions and Answers -

Journeyman General Mechanical Examination is an illustrated review designed to prepare practicing A/C contractors and senior year apprentices for the Journeyman's HVAC or General Mechanical Exam. - Includes over 500 questions and answers from previous municipal and state certification tests.

  • What to Bring to the Examination Room.
  • Tactics Used by the Test Writers and the Strategy Used to Beat Them.
  • Basic Mathematics.
  • Pipefitter's Formulas and Tables.
  • Fans, Pulleys and Belts.
  • Useful Electrical Data  - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Handbook of Rigging
LE-MG0071493018
$99.95 $89.95

New!Handbook of Rigging -

Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:
  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references concerning rigging - more

Heat Pumps - Operation, Installation & Service
LE-ESHPOIS
$44.95

New!Heat Pumps; Operation, Installation, Service -

Heat Pump Operation, Installation, Service is designed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the heat pump system, its operations and principles.

Before installing or service a heat pump system, the technician must have proper training and knowledge of air conditioning/refrigeration theory, principles and operation. With today's energy demands and costs soaring there is a tremendous need for highly efficient equipment, and trained technicians that can install, service and maintain this equipment.

New heat pump systems using HFC refrigerant (R-410A) are being sold and installed. These systems pose new demands for installers and service technicians. A heat pump's efficiency can be greatly diminished, regardless of the type of refrigerant, if it is not properly installed, serviced and maintained.

This book covers problems and provides solutions to refrigerant charging, indoor airflow calculation, and methods of preventing unnecessary heat pump malfunctions. - more

Leak Alert
LE
-ZR-57108

$9.99

Leak Alert 4 Pack
LE
-ZR-57108-4pk

$37.95

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector -

Leak Alert sounds a very loud alarm when it gets wet, and keeps sounding the alarm for up to 72 hours.

Place Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaksPlace Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaks,
  • Under sinks
  • Near water heater
  • In basements
  • Near dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Under fish tanks
  • Near plumbing and toilets
Features:
  • Loud (95dB) alarm sounds with direct water contact.
  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation—no wiring required.
  • Low battery warning for optimum safety and performance - more
New!
Low Pressure Boilers

LE-AT-4
365
$85.00
Low Pressure Boilers -

Low Pressure Boilers, the industry leader among boiler operation texts, has been enhanced with new coverage of personal protective equipment, burner control systems, steam principles, and emission analysis and control.

This text is recommended by many licensing agencies for use as a study aid in preparing for licensing examinations.

This full-color text is a must for operators of boiler systems used in hotels, apartment buildings, schools, and other large institutions. Boiler systems and related equipment are depicted in full-color illustrations complemented by concise text. - more

Low Pressure Boilers Study Guide w/ Answer Key
Low Pressure Boilers
Study Guide

(The Low Pressure Boilers Study Guide contains over 1,400 questions similar to those found on a typical boiler operator's licensing exam.)

  Low Pressure Boilers Instructor's Resource Guide also Available
Math for the Building Trades Math for the Building Trades -

Math for the Building Trades is a basic math textbook designed to assist entry-level building trade workers in understanding the math they will encounter on a daily basis.

Various building trades are depicted, using many examples, questions, and problems related to work in the field. An extensive glossary and appendix make this textbook an excellent resource as well as an effective training tool.

Includes a CD-ROM - a self-study aid with Quick Quizzes®, an Illustrated Glossary, Master Math™ Principles, Calculator Tutorial Videos, Media Clips, and Reference Material. - more

Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters
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Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters - Fully updated for optimal learning, Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 7E remains a trusted resource for essential math concepts in the plumbing and pipefitting trades.

With an emphasis on real-world examples that will prepare readers to successfully transfer their knowledge to on-the-job situations, this book utilizes the most currently used fitting materials to demonstrate key concepts.

Simplified, clear explanations and a straightforward approach, combined with new units on changes of state, pressure and heat, and mechanical advantage, make this an ideal tool for anyone entering the field. - more
Plumber's Licensing Study Guide, 2E
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$39.95
New!McGraw-Hill's Plumber's Licensing Study Guide, 3E -

Ace the Journeyman and Master Plumbing Exams!

Featuring more than 400 practice questions and answers, Plumber's Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition, provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the Journeyman and Master Plumber's licensing exams on the first try.

This practical, up-to-date resource is filled with study tips, detailed illustrations, calculations, conversion tables, and troubleshooting points. Both metric and U.S. units are included throughout.

Fully revised for the 2012 International Plumbing Code and 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code,  - more

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers New!Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers, 3E -

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers WorkbookConstruction managers must understand all aspects of a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers provides an overview of these systems as required by general contractors, construction managers, and supervisors.

This new, comprehensive edition includes sustainable construction methods and energy efficiencies along with building automation retrofits of existing systems. Each chapter includes review questions that test for comprehension of the content covered.

This textbook can be used as part of a comprehensive mechanical construction management program. - more

Medium & High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
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Medium & High Efficiency Gas Furnaces -

This unique field guide discusses each important aspect of the medium to high efficiency gas furnaces used in central heating applications, from the combustion process to the venting of the furnace itself.

In addition to providing a basic understanding of furnace design and operation, this in depth manual also details the significant advances made in the furnace industry. "Medium and High Efficiency Gas Furnaces" is an essential tool for those who are interested in becoming successful service technicians.

The author Richard Jazwin also provides detailed information on other related topics including: furnace construction, controls and components, ignition systems, sequences of operation, basic service procedures, and electric / electronic troubleshooting and repair.  - more

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings
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$253.95 $228.55

New!Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings -

From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency.

Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike.

This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods.  - more

Moving Water Through Pumps and Pipes for HPAC
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$12.95

Moving Water Through Pumps and Pipes for HPAC -  John Gladstone -

Bringing together the essential doctrines of good practice, design data, code principles and problem solving, this book serves as a concise reference for everyday use by designers, contractors, engineers and even students.

Subjects include general hydraulics, pump and cooling tower selection, sizing pipe and fittings, bending pipe and calculating offsets. A basic guide to effectively move fluids. - more

Craftsman National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2014
CR-9781572182967
$73.25

New!National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2014 -

Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual. Sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts also included. Explains how to handle change orders, letters of intent, and warranties. Describes the right way to process submittals, deal with suppliers and subcontract specialty work.

The Book Includes a FREE Download Certificate for an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program. An interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the software to compile construction cost estimates is also available online. Revised annually. - more

NFPA 13 - Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2013 Edition
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New!NFPA 13 - Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2013 Edition -

Engineer the best fire defense for any occupancy with the 2013 NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems advances how sprinkler system designers, installers, maintainers, and AHJs can safeguard people and property against fire.

Revised to reflect the challenges of fire protection in today's built environment, the 2013 edition of NFPA 13 presents the latest requirements for automatic sprinkler system design, installation, and acceptance testing; hanging and bracing systems; underground piping; and seismic protection.

You're not up-to-code without it!

Keep pace with dynamic advancements and ensure automatic sprinkler systems are designed and installed correctly with the new benchmark for design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems to prevent fire deaths and property loss. - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
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New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition -

From design to installation, maintenance, and inspection, no matter what aspect of fuel gas safety your job involves, the latest edition of NFPA 54 is essential.

Improve protection against fire and explosion hazards using the 2012 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code.

Updated for newly recognized risks and for the latest techniques, materials, developments, and construction practices in use today, the 2012 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code provides revised, industry accepted guidance for the safe installation and operation of gas piping systems, appliances, equipment, and accessories.

New indoor gas piping purging rules address recommendations by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)  - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook 2012 Edition
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New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook 2012 Edition -

Interpret, apply, and enforce NFPA 54 with expert answers and support in the 2012 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook.

Fully updated and featuring new full-color photos, NFPA®'s 2012 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook explains technical NFPA 54 rules and fuel gas safety concepts -- so you’re prepared to answer questions from employees and owners; and verify fuel gas piping, appliance, and venting jobs are in compliance.

The only complete guide to the 2012 NFPA 54 Code, the Handbook is written by industry authorities including Franklin Switzer, Jr., President of S-afe, Inc., NFPA Senior Engineer Denise Beach, Paul Cabot of the American Gas Association, and John Roberts from Rimkus Consulting Group. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2011 Edition
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New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2011 Edition -

NFPA 58 is a must for anyone whose work involves LP-Gas--including installers, equipment manufacturers, engineers, inspectors, AHJs, facility owners, and insurers

Added protections in the 2011 NFPA 58 will prevent failures, leaks, tampering, fires, and explosions.

Updated to reflect the latest safety practices, field experience, and industry advances, the 2011 NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code provides today's criteria for all aspects of the safe design, construction, installation and operation of the full range of LP-Gas piping, equipment, and venting, along with highway transportation of LP-Gas.

New rule for cathodic protection for underground tanks guards against corrosion to preserve structural integrity. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2011 Edition
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New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2011 Ed. -

NFPA 58 has changed -- and the 2011 LP-Gas Code Handbook is your key to compliance.

When a new Code edition comes out, you need to get up-to-speed fast or risk costly -- and possibly deadly -- mistakes. That's why so many of your peers trust this essential companion resource to back up their work on every project.

The NFPA 58: LP-Gas Code Handbook's extra information, advice, and visuals solidify your grasp of requirements so you can apply rules correctly and avoid accidents, delays, and fines.

Don't wait for questions or problems to come up on the job. Whether you're a propane installer, user, AHJ, inspector, or enforcer, the NFPA 58 Handbook's on-demand answers and solutions maximize safety and job performance. - more

NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2012 Edition
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$42.00

New!NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2012 Edition -

AHJs, architects, contractors, and mechanical and fire protection engineers all need the latest edition of NFPA 90A to ensure adequate fire protection in today's buildings.

Follow the new, industry-approved HVAC standard of care, the 2012 NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems.

Vital to fire and life safety, the 2012 edition of NFPA 90A addresses every aspect of the construction, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilating systems, including filters, ducts, and related equipment.

Staying up-to-code is essential to protect life and property from fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or conditions having manifestations similar to fire. - more

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2012 Edition
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New!NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2012 Edition -

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems provides the most up-to-date requirements to keep fire, smoke and gases from originating in and spreading through indoor HVAC systems in small buildings and 1- and 2-family dwellings.

The requirements cover construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of systems for warm air heating and air conditioning, including filters, ducts, and related equipment to protect lives and property from fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or conditions having manifestations similar to fire.

Don't fall behind. AHJs, architects, contractors, and mechanical and fire protection engineers depend on the latest NFPA 90B for vital fire protection information. - more

NTC Grey Book, Water Based Fire Protection Systems Layout Certification Guide
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$130.00 $119.95

New!NTC Grey Book, (Sprinkler Design) Water Based Fire Protection Systems Layout Certification Guide -

The NTC Grey Book is specifically designed for those studying for NICET Certification in fire sprinkler design (Water Based Fire Protection System Layout). 

  • Covers NICET CBT (computer based testing format)
  • The most valuable & complete reference for study
  • Covers NICET 1, 2, and 3 Task Areas
  • Includes helpful testing tips which will pay off on the test
  • Provides easy to follow instructions for reaching certification
  • Covers manual hydraulic callculations 
  • Sample test questions are included - more

 
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Pipe Trades Pro - ADVANCED PIPE TRADES MATH CALCULATOR
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$89.95 $59.95

New!Pipe Trades Pro -

For: Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Sprinklerfitters and Welders

The Pipe Trades Pro is powerful, rugged and easy to use in the field, office or truck. It gives you instant answers for all your pipe layout and design problems, including complex rolling offsets, parallel pipe cutbacks, weight/volume conversions, flow rates, pressures, areas and more.

With the Pipe Trades Pro you’ll spend less time calculating and looking at charts, and more time cutting, welding and placing pipe — reducing costly material waste and increasing your hourly productivity and profits on every job. - more

Piping Systems Manual
LE-MG0071592768

$89.95 $79.95
New!Piping Systems Manual -

In-depth Details on Piping Systems

Filled with examples drawn from years of design and field experience, this practical guide offers comprehensive information on piping installation, repair, and rehabilitation. All of the latest codes, standards, and specifications are included.

Piping Systems Manual is a hands-on design and engineering resource that explains the reasons behind the designs. You will get full coverage of materials, components, calculations, specifications, safety, and much more.

Hundreds of detailed illustrations make it easy to understand the best practices presented in the book. - more

Planning Drain Waste & Vent Systems
CR-1889892297
$29.95

Planning Drain Waste & Vent Systems -

This practical guide to planning and designing drainage, waste and vent systems will help you prepare plumbing plans for just about any project you're likely to handle: residential, commercial., private sewage disposal systems, mobile home parks - even public toilet room layouts for the physically handicapped.

It covers the entire subject, from basic plumbing principles to the final drawings. Emphasis is on designing systems that meet requirements for any of the popular plumbing codes.

Everyone who plans or installs plumbing systems in communities where plumbing codes are enforced should have this practical manual.

Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams, sketches and schematics, this is your best guide to the intricacies of drainage, waste and vent systems. - more

Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual
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$24.95
Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual -

Ready-to-Run Solutions for Plumbing and Pipefitting

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

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. 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
...

Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide
CR-0934041040
$34.00

Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide -

This book is your guide to passing the plumber's exam. Whether this is your first try or your third, and no matter what state or county exam you're taking, the information between the covers of this manual will help you pass.

This book has hundreds of the type of questions that appear most often on plumber's exams. Each question is answered under both the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Standard Plumbing Code. Clarifications and explanations are included when the answer involves an important point you might miss. And there's no need to flip back and forth to answers in another part of the book. The answer is printed right under each question.

If getting certified and receiving top pay for your work as a journeyman or master plumber is your goal, this is the book for you. It can be your first step to a more rewarding career. - more

Plumber's Handbook Revised
CR-9781572181717
$36.50

Plumber's Handbook Revised -

The Approved Reference for the Plumbing Contractor's Exam in many states.

Explains in simple terms how to install plumbing systems that will pass inspection - the first time. Every chapter is clearly illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables that make it easy to select the right material and install it correctly.

It covers all of the plumber's trade: vents, waste piping, drainage, septic tanks, hot and cold water supply systems, wells, fire protection piping, fixtures, solar energy systems, gas piping and more. There are even chapters on mobile home and travel trailer parks and graywater recycling.

You'll also find help in preparing for the journeyman or master plumber's exam. The book concludes with a sample exam - 200 multiple-choice questions of the type you can expect to find on most plumber's exams. - more

Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide, 2E
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$49.95

New!Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide -

APPLY NEW TIME- AND MONEY-SAVING SOLUTIONS TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PROBLEMS

Now updated with the latest plumbing methods, the Second Edition of The Plumber's Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to solve many residential and commercial plumbing problems.

From servicing toilets, sinks, and showers to repairing specialty fixtures, this hands-on resource uses numerous photographs, line drawings, and charts to illustrate the easiest, most effective troubleshooting techniques-presenting details on new equipment, materials, and working procedures. - more

Plumbing 101 - for 1st Year Apprentice
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$89.95

Plumbing 101 - (1st Year Apprentice)

Written by contractors for contractors, their employees, and first-year plumbing students, Plumbing 101, 5E delivers the practical, on-the-job information needed to meet the workforce training needs of the industry.

This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. Fundamental industry topics including safety on the job, basic fixtures & appliances, piping and sewage disposal are covered along with related math and science concepts.

The fifth edition has been revised to reflect the most current plumbing products, materials, and technology on the market, including all-new coverage of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST).

Readers in a wide range of plumbing fields, from residential and commercial service and repair to new construction, will find all of the basic plumbing information they need for the start of a successful career in plumbing. - more

Plumbing 201
DE-1428305203
$89.95

Plumbing 201 - (2nd year Apprentice)

With practical, hands-on knowledge of the real-world issues that face plumbing professionals, Plumbing 201, 5E presents the second installment in our four-part plumbing training series.

This resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee. A team of subject matter experts including contractors, teachers and code experts developed the curriculum to provide an industry-oriented approach.

Writers with a background in the trade and teaching produced the content. Plumbing 201, 5E builds upon the fundamentals covered in Plumbing 101, 5E.

This product offers an introduction to piping materials, sources, distribution for potable water, water pipe sizing, cross-connection protection, and water heaters. Coverage then progresses to sewage disposal, drainage fixture units, building drains, and stacks. - more

Plumbing 301
DE-141806534X
$89.95

New!Plumbing 301 - (3rd year Apprentice)

Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers.

Coverage begins with basic installation practices, and progresses to include blueprint reading, the National Fuel Gas Code, surveying instruments, and special chapters devoted to connections to the math and science of plumbing.

Discussions of water heaters, water treatment, trench safety, and electrical controls and wiring have been added to round out the thorough coverage.

With two chapters on preplanning and electrical controls, this book will give readers the tools they need to be successful as they continue their journey into the plumbing industry. - more

Plumbing 401 - (4th year Apprentice)
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$89.95

New!Plumbing 401 - (4th year Apprentice)

Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes.

Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes.

Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike. - more

PlumbingCalc Pro - FLOW & DIMENSIONAL MATH CALCULATOR
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$69.95 $59.95

New!PlumbingCalc Pro -

For skilled plumbers who design, install and maintain plumbing systems in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential projects.

The PlumbingCalc Pro is powerful, rugged and easy to use. Whether you’re working on a commercial or residential project, building or remodeling, it gives you instant answers for your layout and design problems. Just enter the known variables and let the PlumbingCalc Pro crunch the numbers for you.

With the PlumbingCalc Pro you always have the most-needed Pipe data at your fingertips – from 1/8" to 42" diameters in all the common materials and schedules. Spend less time calculating, converting, and looking at charts. - more

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Plumbing Design and Installation New!Plumbing Design and Installation -

This is a comprehensive text used by apprentices and plumbing students to develop basic competencies.

Plumbing Design and Installation provides comprehensive coverage of the plumbing trade including the design, installation, testing, and repair of plumbing systems in residential and commercial structures.

This edition features a new chapter on sustainable plumbing that highlights the plumbing practices and equipment that contribute to water and energy efficiency.

Textbook, Workbook and Instructor's Resource Guide are available - more

Plumbing Instant Answers
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0071379576
$49.95 $43.95
Plumbing Instant Answers -

Whether you are a master plumber who needs a comprehensive, up-to-date, on-the-job manual or a homeowner who wants help in tackling tough weekend repair jobs, Plumbing Instant Answers is perfect for everyone.

Within its well-illustrated pages you'll find all the information you need to solve just about any plumbing problem quickly, effectively, and economically.

Plumbing Instant Answers puts you on top of situations in five key areas:

  • Code Facts
  • Calculations
  • Existing Plumbing Systems
  • Service and Repair Work
  • Gas Piping
  • Radiant Heat Piping - more
Plumbing and Piping Systems Inspection Notes - Up To Code
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$24.95
Plumbing and Piping Systems Inspection Notes - Up To Code -

Up to Code: Plumbing and Piping Systems Inspection Notes is an on-the-job “cliff notes” resource, packed with information that will save time and money while ensuring quality.

To-do checklists, charts and tables with at-a-glance calculations, who’s-responsible-for-what info, and diagrams that clearly illustrate complicated information make it fast and easy for busy building professionals to do their jobs thoroughly and efficiently, and avoid costly mistakes.

The books help building pros establish and meet inspection guidelines, and provide clients with schedules and specifications. Plumbing and Piping Systems also focuses on information from International Fuel Gas Code, and the International Plumbing Code. - more

Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation
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$208.95 $187.95

Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation -

Prepare for a career in the commercial or residential plumbing fields with this popular book, which has been updated to reflect the very latest advancements in the plumbing industry.

Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation, 4E has also been restructured to begin with instruction on the major, introductory concepts, and then progressing to more specific, advanced lessons, allowing readers a complete and thorough understanding of the material.

This edition includes coverage of the very latest products, tools, codes, and drain cleaning equipment that have had a remarkable impact on the plumbing industry and how plumbers work successfully. - more

Power Boiler Design, Inspection, and Repair
LE-MG0071432027
$99.00 $88.95

Power Boiler Design, Inspection, and Repair: ASME Code Simplified -

Based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code - Power Boiler Design, Inspection and Repair: ASME Code Simplified is designed to provide the clearest, most up-to-date information on the fabrication, inspection, and testing of power boilers.

  • Installation, Operation, Inspection and Maintenance methods
  • A Boiler Inspector's insights on meeting code requirements
  • Expert advice on repair and alteration to National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors standards.
  • Design specifications
  • Code calculations
  • Tips on complying with local and national requirements - more

Practical Heating Technology, 2E
DE-141808039X
$182.95 $164.65

Practical Heating Technology, 2E -

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service.

This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems.

Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit. - more

Practical Math, 3E Practical Math -

This new edition of a classic textbook presents basic mathematic concepts typically applied in areas such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, printreading, welding, boilers, and alternative energy.

Practical Math introduces and reviews basic math principles and operations by providing practical examples and industry-based applications. The textbook helps learners see why math skills are  needed on the job.

Explanations of mathematical operations are followed by step-by-step examples and selected math problems relating to the operation. Book w/CD-ROM - more

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians
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$54.95 $51.95

New!Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians

Develop solid practical math skills needed to succeed in the heating and cooling technology field with this updated resource that presents critical information in a way that is straightforward, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, meaningful to the reader.

From basic arithmetic to using formulas, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians, 5th Edition covers all of the mathematical concepts that technicians are likely to encounter in their everyday, on-the-job tasks.

Packed with hands-on exercises and the HVAC-R-specific terminology that previous editions are known for, this updated edition includes references to the latest technology, geothermal systems, as well as zone heating and cooling. - more

Pressure Vessels: ASME Code Simplified
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$95.00 $84.95

Pressure Vessels: ASME Code Simplified -

Get Up to Speed with the ASME Code

Pressure Vessels explains the value of Code standards, shows you how the Code applies to each component, and clarifies requirements that may be confusing. This valuable text also features tables for calculating allowable internal pressures. You'll learn how to comply with ASME standards for:

* Safety procedures for design and maintenance
* Inspection and quality control
* Welding
* Nondestructive testing
* Fabrication and installation
 - more

Radiant Floor Heating
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$49.95

New!Radiant Floor Heating -

The latest radiant floor heating methods and materials

In this fully updated guide, master plumber and long-time contractor R. Dodge Woodson explains, step by step, how to install, test, and debug in-floor heating systems--the healthy, quiet, economical, and clean heating method.

Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition now offers details on alternative fuel sources and covers new material options and installation procedures, updated code information, and state-of-the-art piping and heating equipment.

Revised illustrations featuring modern products are included. - more

Residential Construction Academy Facilities Maintenance
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$83.95 $59.95

Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance -

Using step-by-step photos as often as possible to convey important tasks, this book will train the residential facilities handyman in all the responsibilities of the job!

A refreshingly easy-to-read writing style and a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement within residential facilities combine to communicate common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, plumbing, and HVAC.

Safety for each task is addressed, as well as important employability skills for success on the job.

No-nonsense Information on tasks for which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, are also highlighted. - more

Residential Oil Burners
DE-1418073970
$167.95 $151.55

Residential Oil Burners -

Packed with more need-to-know information than any other book on the market, Residential Oil Burners, 3E provides the knowledge and skills that residential oil burner technicians will need to succeed in the industry.

Now in its third edition, the book has been fully updated to incorporate the latest technological advancements, with an all-new chapter on boilers, and updated chapters on electrical equipment and oil burner controls.

With coverage of the combustion process, oil burners, heating systems, as well as electrical systems and equipment, users will build a solid foundation of information that is easily transferable to work situations they may encounter in the field.

Straightforward and easy-to-use, this book is a valuable addition to every service technician's vehicle or learning library. - more

Rigging and Lifting Principles
AT-3648
$36.00

New!Rigging and Lifting Principles -

Rigging and Lifting Principles is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes.

Topics include weight and balance, lift points, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, cranes, and lifting procedures.

Safety practices are discussed throughout this textbook.

  • Rigging
  • Rope
  • Slings
  • Rigging Component Handling
  • Lifting Devices
  • Cranes
Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition
DE-1435401247

$44.95
New!Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code & International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition -

Tackle the latest version of codes that the entire plumbing and HVACR industry’s code officials, designers, and installers use every day with this valuable new resource.

Designed to provide detailed insight into the updates that have been made to the 2009 editions of the International Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Codes®, this book goes one step further by delving into the rationale of why such changes were needed. - more

Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 Edition
DE-1418053821
$39.95
Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 Edition -

This "one-stop" resource identifies the significant changes that occurred between the 2003 and 2006 Editions of the International Plumbing Code®, the International Mechanical Code®, and the International Fuel Gas Code® so that users can comply with the requirements and implement the changes in a cost effective manner.

Not only does this format assist users in identifying the specific Code changes that have occurred in their professions, it also aids designers, Code officials, and installers in comparing the previous Code language to the new text, and most importantly, fosters an understanding of why the Code changed. - more
Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, - Siting, Design and Installation
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$69.95
New!Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, Siting, Design and Installation -

One of the most comprehensive solar hot water manuals available, this book covers everything you need to know to become a professional solar designer and installer!

From system components to design, to site assessment, this book is a must have for anyone learning about or working in the Solar Industry!

Over 200 pages -Hundreds of detailed full color pictures and diagrams -Real-life installation anecdotes

  • Drainback System
  • Closed Loop Glycol Systems
  • Thermosiphon Systems
  • Solar Pool Heating - more
Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation New!Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation -

Developed in conjunction with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry.

The textbook covers residential solar water heating systems for domestic hot water and swimming pool applications.

The textbook also covers topics such as solar fundamentals, site assessment, the installation and service of system components, startup and maintenance, and worker safety.

Book, Study Guide and Instructor's Resource Guide Available - more

Stationary Engineering New!Stationary Engineering -

Stationary Engineering covers all aspects of boiler operation and auxiliary equipment. The text can be used for licensing examination preparation, industrial classes, or as a reference book for studying boiler principles and upgrading skills.

This new edition includes a new chapter on Computerized Control, that covers common computerized control system architecture, programming, and applications in commercial and industrial settings.

Includes 1,150 questions to help prepare for a licensing exam. Other topics include expanded coverage of the latest EPA regulations and their implications, ASME boiler classifications, steam trap operation and efficiency, and emission control equipment operation. - more

Steam and Hot Water Primer
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$93.95 $84.55

Steam and Hot Water Primer -

For the first time, novice and seasoned boiler personnel alike have a resource designed just for them.

Steam and Hot Water Primer is a comprehensive guide to boiler operation and stationary engineering. Its purpose is to provide a fundamental understanding of boiler operation and maintenance for beginners, to prepare prospective licensing candidates for the boiler license exam, and to serve as a “go-to” reference guide for operations and maintenance personnel.

With coverage of topics that other, similar books avoid – like maintenance and troubleshooting – the authors have created an “all-in-one” resource that can be used throughout the stages of a boiler operator’s career and that will also develop highly knowledgeable, highly skilled operators, prepared and ready for the 21st century. - more

Steam Plant Operation
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$89.95 $79.95

Steam Plant Operation -

#1 REFERENCE IN STEAM PLANT ENGINEERING

For nearly 70 years, Steam Plant Operation has been the definitive reference for system design to installation, operational features, expert maintenance and repairs.

A classic reference for understanding power plant design and operation, this book has assisted more operators to pass licensing exams than any other text.

Packed with illustrations and fundamental descriptions, Steam Plant Operation keeps the engineer or plant operator current for the safe operation, expert guidance on design of various systems and help with every aspect of steam plant operation. - more

Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems, Design, Construction, and Operations
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$89.95 $79.95
New!Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems - Design, Construction, and Operations

PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING ENERGY USE WITH CHP SYSTEMS

Plan, design, construct, and operate a sustainable on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facility using the detailed information in this practical guide.

Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems reveals how to substantially increase the energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings using waste heat and thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control.

In-depth case studies illustrate real-world applications of CHP systems. - more

System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling
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$44.95
NEW!System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling -

Developed to aide technicians in many proper techniques and procedures used to both verify and optimize performance of HVAC systems

Specific emphasis placed on:

  • Proper refrigerant charging procedures and net capacity verification
  • Psychrometric fundamentals
  • Combustion efficiency
  • System airflow testing processes - more
UGLY's Plumbing Reference
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$23.95 $19.95
New!UGLY's Plumbing Reference -

Ugly’s Plumbing References is a quick, on-the-job resource specifically designed to provide plumbing professionals with the most commonly required information on installing plumbing piping, fixtures, and appliances in both commercial and residential buildings.

This essential pocket guide includes diagrams, calculations, and quick explanations on how to select proper materials, tools, and equipment, as well as how to size sanitary drainage, vent, and water supply piping, calculate water demand, test and inspect plumbing systems, and much more.

Unlike other plumbing pocket guides, Ugly’s incorporates invaluable information for license preparation, such as tips on studying plumbing systems, drawings, and the operation of typical systems, the latest tools and digital devices within the trade, and methods for handling the latest digital equipment. - more

Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance
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$34.95

Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance -

Harness All the Latest Technology, Equipment, and Methods Needed to Keep Any Pool or Spa in Top Condition!

The Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance provides complete guidance on all the maintenance and repair tasks required to keep pools and spas working at peak efficiency.

This Third Edition now contains information on the latest technology and equipment, together with Quick Start Guides and difficulty ratings for each procedure.

Filled with hundreds of detailed illustrations, - more

Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs - Installation, Troubleshooting, and Tricks of the Trade
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$24.95

Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs - Installation, Troubleshooting, and Tricks of the Trade

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GETTING A HOT TUB OR SPA -- OR ALREADY OWN ONE -- THIS GUIDE IS THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE

There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence—and not get soaked—let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to do it yourself and save thousands.

Terry helps you select, purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade all types of spas and hot tubs. You get parts and tools lists, tricks of the trade for each procedure, and a difficulty rating to help you decide if it's time to call a professional. - more

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