Plumbing: Mechanical Services
Book Two
5th edition

By G.J. Blower
June 2007
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Pearson / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131976214
402 Pages, Illustrated, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"
$82.50 paper original

This book is a key course text for Plumbing NVQs Levels 2 & 3 and Heating & Ventilation NVQs Levels 2 & 3, and is suitable for Technical Certificates in Plumbing levels 1 & 2. It is also essential reading for those studying for the domestic heating course, gas, oil, unvented hot water systems and lead sheet options connected with these courses.  Also suitable for students on professional building courses where general aspects of plumbing are included.


1. Welding and brazing processes
2. Gas installations 
3. Cold water supply 
4. Hot water supply 
5. Hot water heating systems 
6. Oil firing
7. Sanitary appliances 
8. Sanitary pipework 
9. Underground drainage materials, fittings and systems 
10. Sheet lead roof weatherings 
11. Electrical systems 

Appendix A: Assignments 
Appendix B: National Vocational Qualifications 
Appendix C: Control Systems for New and Existing Dwellings

Appendix D: Whole House Boiler Sizing Method for Houses and Flats


Appendix update to include new qualifications


G. J. Blower has had many years' experience both as a plumber and as a teacher of plumbing. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in Plumbing at the College of North-East London as well as a City & Guilds Examiner and an assessor for the London and South-East Regional Advisory Council.

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