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.
Twenty chapters cover all the topics you'll find on most plumbing
exams: both standard and specialized plumbing systems, definitions
of plumbing terms, vents and venting, traps, interceptors and
separators, private sewage disposal systems, storm water drainage,
plumbing fixtures, fire protection piping, gas systems, plumbing
isometrics, and plumber's math.
One section explains how to prepare for the exam and includes a
list of recommended references for your use. At the back of the book
there's a complete sample exam that can predict how you'll do on the
real test - and suggest what subjects you should review again.
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.
Howard C. Massey has seen plumbing from every perspective -
as a plumber, contractor, inspector, plans examiner and consultant.
He's one of the nation's outstanding authorities on the plumbing
code and preparing for the plumbing exam.
Mr. Massey began as an apprentice plumber, advancing quickly to
journeyman, and then master plumber. For over fifteen years he
operated his own plumbing contracting firm in Florida, undertaking a
wide variety of residential, commercial and school projects. For
fourteen years he was assistant plumbing chief and plans examiner
for Dade County (Miami) Florida. He's helped write, grade and
monitor plumbing exams and is a nationally recognized expert both on
the code and how to teach code compliance to apprentice and
Other books by Mr. Massey are Basic Plumbing with Illustrations,
Planning Drain, Waste & Vent
Systems, and Illustrated Guide to the International Plumbing
& Fuel Gas Codes.
Introduction - How to Use This Book, 5
Part One: Plumbing Systems
- Plumbing Systems - General Regulations, 12
- Plumbing Definitions, 27
- Materials: Quality and Weights, 44
- Joints and Connections, 51
- Traps and Cleanouts, 58
- Sanitary Drainage Systems, 69
- Vents and Venting, 82
- Special Traps, Interceptors and Separators, 96
- Indirect and Special Waste Piping, 109
- Private Sewage Disposal Systems, 122
- Water Distribution Systems, 136
- Storm Water Drainage Systems, 148
- Plumbing Fixtures and Special Plumbing Fixtures, 157
Part Two: Gas Systems
- Gas Regulations and Definitions, 172
- Gas Piping - Materials and Installation, 185
- Gas Appliances, Vents and Flues, 200
Part Three: Specialized Plumbing Systems
- Fire Protection Systems, 219
- Nonflammable Medical Gas Systems, 233
Part Four: Plumbing Isometrics, Piping Diagrams and
- Isometric Drawings, 241
- Basic Plumbing Mathematics, 254
Part Five: Sample Examination
- Examination Day, 267
First Day (Morning Portion), 268
First Day (Afternoon Portion), 279
Second Day, 298
Softcover - 320 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.