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Plumbing, 2nd ed

2nd Edition

By Steve Muscroft


552 pages

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Paperback: 9780750684347
pub: 2007-05-17
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pub: 2017-08-02
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pub: 2007-08-15
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Students setting out for a career in plumbing need a clear, concise and comprehensive textbook to help them study for their Technical Certificate and Level 2 NVQ – and this book meets all those needs.

Steve Muscroft expertly guides you through each of the key areas and processes in plumbing, from the basics through cold and hot water systems to health and safety and best practice on site.

The best way to learn something is to do it for yourself – so along with the theory this book is full of practical advice and guidance on how to get the job done. Every chapter is packed with colour photographs and diagrams to make learning easier. To help reinforce understanding each section features self-test exercises based on the standard City and Guilds assessment method.

Steve Muscroft’s Plumbing isn’t just a guide to passing the exam – it goes into much more detail than other textbooks, Extra material on key topics outside the core syllabus, and references to additional resources and organisations make this book a handy companion as you begin your plumbing career. For the price of a spanner, can you afford to be without it!


"I am currently studying at a College where they use the JTL book as the core text. I bought Muscroft's 'Plumbing' as I've always found it useful to have more than just the one reference. Then if I don't understand one explanation I can try the other and see if that makes more sense.

Throughout this year I have referred to Muscroft's book time and time again. Like its JTL rival it has a chapter on each of the subjects that are assessed in the technical certificate. But I found the descriptions and illustrations easier to understand, and the multiple choice questions at the end are a fantastic bonus, and really help you prepare for the tests. In fact, they are as good as those covered in the JTL's revision book, which you have to pay twenty odd pounds for.

I would highly recommend this text to anyone wanting to learn the basics of plumbing, which is not just hot and cold water, central heating etc, but also lead work and guttering."

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Welcome to plumbing.
Unit 2: Health and safety.
Unit 3: Common plumbing processes.
Unit 4: Key plumbing principles.
Unit 5: Cold water systems.
Unit 6: Domestic hot water systems.
Unit 7: Sanitation systems.
Unit 8: Central heating systems.
Unit 9: Electricity.
Unit 10: Sheet lead weatherings.
Unit 11: Environmental awareness.
Unit 12: Effective working relationships.
Answers to activities. Test yourself questions, Check your learning and Case study.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Plumbing