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Plumbing Manual. Report of Subcommittee on Plumbing Central Housing Committee on Research, Design, and Construction.


pdf icon Plumbing Manual. Report of Subcommittee on Plumbing Central Housing Committee on Research, Design, and Construction. (9670 K)
National Bureau of Standards

BMS 66; 72 p. November 22, 1940.

Keywords:

plumbing; manuals; housing; pipes; water supply; venting; structures

Abstract:

A manual of recommended plumbing practice is presented by a committee composed of representatives of Federal agencies most concerned with the subject. The committee has taken into consideration available recommendations of other bodies and results of research performed at the National Bureau of Standards. Part 1 consists of an introduction explaining the origin of the work. Part 2 contains recommendations regarding necessary sizes of piping, precautions against pollution of water supply, permissible types of venting, and other matters customarily covered in plumbing codes. Part 3 contains information useful in applying the recommendations, including illustrative interpretations of the specific requirements in part 2. The recommendaitons are presented as suitable for adoption by Federal agencies engaged in actual plumbing work or in passing upon plans of structures containing plumbing.