|PHCC Educational Foundation
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. 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. Fundamental industry topics
including safety on the job, basic fixtures & appliances, piping and
sewage disposal are covered along with related math and science
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.
- detailed illustrations provide accurate
visualization of tools, structures, and concepts seen in the field
- organized according to the US Department of
Labor Standards, making this a resource that meets the qualifying
standards for the classroom portion of apprentice programs
- combines theory with practical examples,
giving readers the ability to learn why things work, as well as
how they work
- new 5th edition has been updated to show
the latest methods, components, and products
UNIT 1 – PLUMBING BACKGROUND, SKILLS
REQUIRED OF A TECHNICIAN AND TOOL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Plumbing History, Laws and
Safety (old ch. 1-2)
Chapter 2 Tools of the Plumbing Trade (old ch. 3-7)
UNIT 2 – FIRST AID AND SAFETY
Chapter 3 First Aid and Safety (old ch.
UNIT 3 – BASIC MATH
Chapter 4 Basic Math for Plumbing (old
ch. 8-11, 21)
UNIT 4 – RELATED SCIENCE
Chapter 5 Water Sources, Waste Disposal
and Sewage Disposal (old ch. 12-13)
Chapter 6 Introduction to Gases (old ch. 14)
Chapter 7 Working with Wood, Steel and Concrete in Building
Structures (old ch. 15-16)
UNIT 5 – INSTALLATION PRACTICES
Chapter 8 Piping Materials Used in
Plumbing Work (old ch. 17-18)
Chapter 9 Joining Methods and Materials for Piping (old ch.
UNIT 6 – INTERMEDIATE MATH
Chapter 10 Square, Square Roots and
Basic Geometry (old ch. 22-24)
UNIT 7 – INSTALLATION PRACTICES
Chapter 11 Plumbing Fixtures (old ch.
Chapter 12 Fixture Fittings (Faucets) (old ch. 30)
Chapter 13 Valves (old ch. 31)
UNIT 9 – BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING
Chapter 14 Plans and Drawings/Scale
Rulers/Projections (old ch. 32, 33, 36)
Chapter 15 Sketching, Symbols and Detail Sketching (old ch.
292 Pages -
8-1/2 x 11in.
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