Plumbing 401,
2nd Edition

PHCC Educational Foundation, Edward Moore

ISBN-13: 9781337391832
Copyright 2020 | Published
464 pages | List Price: USD $121.95

Created in partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association Educational Foundation (PHCC) and designed for your fourth-year of plumbing apprenticeship, PLUMBING 401, Second Edition, uses a clear, reader-friendly writing style to help you gain a thorough understanding of advanced plumbing systems. Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional settings and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes (both International and Uniform). Highly practical in its approach, this series breaks down complex plumbing applications into easy-to-understand principles while introducing you to a wide variety of plumbing scenarios using engaging text and full-color illustrations. In addition to abundant examples illustrating real-world solutions to common plumbing problems, the text features a strong emphasis on safety and the latest plumbing technology. Equally valuable for both apprentice and licensed plumbers, this trusted guidebook is an ideal resource to prepare you for career success. Check out our free app DEWALT® Mobile Pro™, a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit


1. Service and Repair: Fixtures.
2. Service and Repair: Water and Fuel Gas Distribution.
3. Service and Repair: DWV Systems.
4. Service and Repair: DWV Systems.
5. Sizing Potable Water Lines and Fuel Gas Piping Systems.
6. Indirect and Special Wastes.
7. Protection of the Water Supply.
8. Steam Heating.
9. Hydronic Heating and Controls.
10. Forced Air Heating and Alternative Heating Systems.
11. Pumps.
12. Blueprints, Isometrics, and Material Take-Off.
13. Plumbing Codes: Administration and General Requirements.
14. Plumbing Codes: Fixtures and Fixture Fittings.
15. Plumbing Codes: Water Heaters.
16. Plumbing Codes: Water Supply and Distribution.
17. Plumbing Codes: Sanitary Drainage.
18. Plumbing Codes: Indirect Wastes.
19. Plumbing Codes: Vents.
20. Plumbing Codes: Traps and Interceptors.
21. Plumbing Codes: Storm Drainage.
22. Plumbing Codes: Fuel Gas Piping.
23. Plumbing Codes: Healthcare Facilities and Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems.
24. Plumbing Codes: Nonpotable Water Systems.

  • PHCC Educational Foundation

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation was founded in 1987 by a partnership of contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers. Its mission is to provide workforce development, management education and technical training to advance the growth and career success of those employed in the plumbing and HVACR industry.

  • Edward Moore

    Edward T. Moore is the author of the Residential Construction Academy Plumbing video set as well as PLUMBING 101, PLUMBING 201, and PLUMBING 301. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology and a master’s degree in technology systems with a concentration in manufacturing engineering. Ed is currently the department manager and instructor for the Building Construction Trades and Air Conditioning Program at York Technical College in Rock Hill, S.C., where he has also served as an instructor for the Industrial Maintenance and Welding programs. A licensed Master Plumber for South Carolina, Ed is the owner of Moore Plumbing and Cabinetry. He has earned the NATE certification in Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps and is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Ed was previously certified as a HERS (Home Energy Rating Services) instructor through RESNET.

  • Chapters have been restructured and significantly expanded to illustrate each plumbing fixture or concept in not only residential, but also commercial and industrial applications, providing a broader understanding across a wide variety of settings.

  • In addition to updating older code references to reflect current standards, the author has added Uniform Plumbing Code references to the series for additional context.

  • The Second Edition features updated and expanded information on many key topics, as well as four new chapters illustrating various code interpretations on water heater installations, steam traps, interceptors, fuel gas piping, and non-potable water systems.

  • Known for its wide-ranging presentation and broad coverage, the text showcases the application of basic principles in a variety of settings (residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional).

  • This edition uses full-color illustrations and photos that help students visualize the focal point of the topic. This greatly enhances the student’s ability to grasp key concepts and bring the topic to life.

  • The author uses an engaging, reader-friendly style to present even complex material in a conversational way that makes learning both enjoyable and effective.

  • The text includes abundant detail comparing and contrasting the ways different codes vary in relation to plumbing system installation and design.

  • The author goes to great detail to compare and contrast how the different codes vary on system installation and design.

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