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Plumbing: Heating and Gas Installations Paperback – 30 May 2000

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632053321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632053322
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 2.2 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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* The leading textbook for NVQ/SVQ students covering both levels 2 and 3
* Updated with new regulations and standards
* Revised to cover the new NVQ and SVQ programmes
* Features for the first time lots of photographs, with all diagrams redrawn
* From an Amazon review: ‘Excellent book covers all you need to know’ --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book covers the full range of topics at NVQ level 2 and 3. It also has additional material for the professional plumber. The information is very east to access making this a great handbook for dipping in and out of. Most topics are covered in a two page spread so the layout is very user friendly. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I bought this book to learn a lot more about plumbing and I was not disappointed with what I had bought. It is more about the how of plumbing rather than just techniques and tips. In other words it tells one all about how plumbing works in detail. There is a lot of theory including the calculations to decide on the correct radiator heat output to suit a particular room.
As another reviewer has already stated, there are drawings rather than photos but for me it does not reduce the value of the book, instead it just reduces the price of the book - and that's not a bad thing. It would have been physically a more attractive book with good photos but don't let that put you off.
The book is crammed with information which is well presented and straightforward to follow.
If you are an aspiring plumber don't hesitate to get this book.
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I am an electrician who knows something of plumbing having worked with plumbers over the years. From time to time I have made reference to this book to 'remind' myself of the way in which different types of central heating system operate.
I would recommend this book as an excellent general home reference, if you simply just want to understand home plumbing or are brave enough to add a radiator to your home.
It is well written, informative and carries a sufficient level of relevant information & pictures/diagrams on all types of issues related to plumbing.
I do like the other sections in this book relating to leadwork etc... this is a dying art amongst plumbers and very few books if any cover this topic in any detail.
Don't let this put you off the book though. Lead is a small section and most of the book is relevant to todays modern plumbing techniques!
I would highly recommned it after having searched for many other similar titles, I found this one to be the best! An excellent book!
Good luck!
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This book sets out to take the reader through the "minefield" that can be plumbing in a very practical way. It's presentation is conversational and it is well served by good diagrams.
As an aid to NVQ Level 2 Plumbing it is invaluable as it provides a structure that is often lacking in the college!
A good buy!
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Excellent book covers all the important things that you need to know,as I am currently studying for an NVQ in gas fitting this book has proved to be a valuable aid
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This book is great. I bought it to help with redesigning an old central heating and drainage system in a large, dilapidated house and needed more detail than one finds in the otherwise excellent Collins DIY series. One of this book's best achievements is its layout - every aspect of plumbing has been skillfully divided into concise, separate sections, saving the need to wade through a load of extraneous detail to get to the bit you're interested in. Each section describes and lists clearly any applicable building regs, and outlines the various advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls associated with different strategies and systems. There's a great section on noise transmission in pipework, as well as on working with lead, steel and other materials. The book is aimed at NVQ/SVQ, but is a great reference work for any competent DIYer
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I bought this in addition to some other plumbing books that I'd already bought from Amazon (e.g. JTL Plumbing Level 2, Muscroft Plumbing) and am glad that I did.

I was initially rather dubious, especially after reading Andy Mason's review which indicated that the book was all about measurements ... what a load of rubbish. Yes, on pages 124 to 127 there is a section on sizing hot and cold pipework but that's about it. So far I have read through parts 1 and 2 and only encountered a few pages of numbers, formulas etc ... all of which if you're doing a C&G Level 2 or NVQ 2 will be very useful.

This book is excellent for allowing you to do some quick revision and/or reviewing before sitting an exam OR after having done other reading and studying as a way of dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s.

Get it if (like me) you're doing your C&G/NVQ level 2 and/or 3.
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This book is full of useful content to plumbers and managers of plumbing projects. You can use it in so many ways. The content is not too difficult to understand. Someone in education should make this a standard textbook for all young people to read. It is well written, very precise, not overbearing, and full of useful diagrams. Highly recommended.
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THIS BOOK WAS VERY INTERESTING TO READ BUT WAS LET DOWN BY THE DIAGRAMS, THE DIAGRAMS WERE ROUGHLY DRAWN AND LACKED COLOUR. BETTER DRAWN AND COLOURED DIAGRAMS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE INFORMATIVE AND EASIER TO UNDERSTAND.
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