PIPES AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS by Herbert S. & James R. Skelly Zim

PIPES AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Zim and Skelly discuss informally the uses, manufacture and operation of plumbing systems, and their tendency to skim lightly over some puzzling matters (how does ""the energy of the sun. . . raise water to high places"" and what exactly happened when ""the original lift pump. . . sucked air from a pipe""?) is balanced by the appeal of Ames & Erikson's precise diagrams of valves, fittings, meters and pipe systems. And those charts which distinguish a 45 degree street elbow from a reducing T and photos like that of a 20 foot high gate valve have a concrete fascination that will extend beyond the clear but generalized elementary level text.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1974
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Morrow