Plumbing Manual. Report of Subcommittee on Plumbing Central Housing Committee on Research, Design, and Construction.
Plumbing Manual. Report of Subcommittee on Plumbing
Central Housing Committee on Research, Design, and
National Bureau of Standards
BMS 66; 72 p. November 22, 1940.
plumbing; manuals; housing; pipes; water supply;
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.