Technical Links Page - Plumbing

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Technical Links Page - Plumbing

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Claude Lawrenson

Ontario Home Inspections Inc.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2005 1:15 PM       Post Subject:
Ditto Robert's post:
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This is kind of like a start of a NACHI Technical Links page, that I think the Education Committee should eventually develop.

Right now online education is the priority, but I would like to develop a Technical Links and Research section as a long range plan. Organized by major topic/system, and then possibly sub-systems. Then if someone has a question they can research that topic with the technical links ... or it could be linked to answer a question on the BB.

Just an idea ... and could members please post any good technical links related to this first "beta" links listing by posting it here (and I will keep updating the topic for additional good links) ...

Regards, Claude

Plumbing System Education Resources (Work In Progress)

Books
Basic Plumbing - http://www.acontractorslicense.com/books/bpir-chapter.html
Code Check Plumbing - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561586242/ref=pd_sxp_elt_l1/002-7240962-2068068
National Plumbing Codes Handbook - http://www.maintenanceresources.com/bookstore/pipingplumbing/natplumbingcodes.htm
(Plumbing) Books - http://www.bookmarki.com/browseproducts/Plumbing-and-Piping-Systems-Inspection-Notes--Up-to-Code.html

Care & Repair
Bath/Kitchen Rehab Guide - http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=1009
Common Plumbing Repairs - http://www.gogeisel.com/geiselonline/plumbing/Common_Plumbing_Repairs.html
(The) Plumber.com - http://www.theplumber.com/handbook.html
Plumbing Projects - http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/plumbing/index.htm
Plumbing Rehab Guide - http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=998
Renovating Your Bathroom - http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/burema/gesein/abhose/abhose_ce36.cfm
Renovating Your Kitchen - http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/burema/gesein/abhose/abhose_ce35.cfm

Code
Code (Plumbing) - http://www.iapmo.org/
Section 9.02.07 International Plumbing Code - http://ci.huntsville.tx.us/hr/ordinances/Title_9/02/07.html

Drainage & Sewage
Q & A - http://doityourself.com/drainage/index.shtml

General Info
Air Admittance Valves - http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1315&DocumentID=2127
Backflow - http://abpa.org/introduction.htm
Backflow Prevention - http://www.keidel.com/mech/backflow-h20.htm
Bacteria Fact Sheet - http://www.extension.umn.edu/water/bacteria.html
Cisterns - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scripts/htmlgen.exe?DOCUMENT_AE029
Dielectric Union - http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/plumbing/systems/components/union_de/intro.htm
General Info (PL101) - http://www.friendlyplumber.com/plumbing101.html
Gray water - http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/95/950712.html
History of Plumbing - http://www.theplumber.com/H_index.html
Home Water Treatment - http://www.homewatertreatment.com/EPAstandards.htm
Hot Water Circulating Systems - http://www.chilipepperapp.com/hwcs.htm
Household Plumbing An Overview - http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=Improve/HousePlumb.html&rn=RightNavFiles/rightNavHowTo
Lead Fact Sheet - http://www.extension.umn.edu/water/lead.html
Materials - http://www.mymotherlode.com/Home_Improvement/hi_article_plumbing.html
Noises (Plumbing) - http://www.mub-albertville.com/Noises_in_the_Plumbing_System.htm
Percolation Tests - http://septic.umn.edu/Professional/RunAPercolationTest.htm
Plg.com ? General Info - http://www.plbg.com/
(The) Plumber.com - http://www.theplumber.com/handbook.html
Plumbing Basics - http://www.easy2.com/cm/easy/diy_ht_index.asp?page_id=35694452
Plumbing Diagram - http://houseandhome.msn.com/improve/plumbing.aspx
Plumbing Industry Links - http://www.pmihome.org/links.shtml#2
Plumbing Maintenance - http://www.friendlyplumber.com/plumbing101/how_tos/plumbing_maintenance2.html
Tankless Water Heaters - http://www.toolbase.org/tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1436&DocumentID=2138
Technical Info - http://www.toolbase.org/secondaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1289
Toiletology - http://www.toiletology.com/index.shtml
Toilets - Howstuffworks - http://home.howstuffworks.com/toilet.htm
Ultraviolet Purifiers - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-ultraviolet-purifiers.htm
Water Quality Fact Sheets - http://www.extension.umn.edu/water/drinking_water.html
Water Heaters - http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/96/960510.html
Water Heaters (On-demand) - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-on-demand-water-heater.htm
Water Heaters (Tankless) - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-tankless-water-heater.htm
Water Heaters (Tankless) - http://www.water-professor.com/
Water Heaters (Most Efficient)- http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-most-efficient-type-of-water-heater.htm
Water Softeners - http://www.bizlux.com/how_does_water_softener_work.htm
Water Wells - http://www.wellowner.org/awellmaintenance/annualcheckup.shtml
Water Tech Briefs - http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/ndwc_tb_available.htm

Piping
Advantages of Copper - http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-advantages-of-copper-plumbing.htm
Copper Piping - http://64.90.169.191/copperhome/PHC/phc_home.html
IPEX Piping - http://www.ipexinc.com/Content/EN_CA/2_0_Products/2_4_Plumbing_Mechanical/2_4_7_PlumbBetter.asp
PEX Piping - http://www.vanguardpipe.com/vanex.html
PEX Piping - http://www.rehau-na.com/rehau.construction/heating.and.plumbing/pex.plumbing/why.choose.pex.plumbing..html
Pipe Size - http://www.terrylove.com/watersize.htm
Piping (Types) - http://www.terrylove.com/pipe.htm

Plumbing Equipment
American Standard - http://www.americanstandard.com/
Amtrol - http://www.amtrol.com/valve.htm
A.O. Smith - http://www.hotwater.com/
Bradford White - http://www.bradfordwhite.com/
Burnham - http://www.burnham.com/
Plumbing Manufacturer?s Institute - http://www.pmihome.org/techedu-articles-2001-may.shtml
Rehau - http://www.rehau-na.com/rehau.construction/heating.and.plumbing/program.overview.html
Rheem - http://www.rheem.com/
Zurn - http://www.zurn.com/operations/pexrh/pages/qest_typical.asp

Plumbing ? General System Info
Fluid Mechanics - http://physics.about.com/cs/fluiddynamics/a/160903.htm
Plumbing Systems1 - http://www.chilipepperapp.com/ps.htm
Plumbing Systems2 - http://www.uvi.edu/Physics/SCI3xxWeb/Plumbing/Plumbing.html
Plumbing Systems3 - http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod02/01500600.html
Plumbing Systems4 - http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/iac/disasterresp/HomeImprovement/2094.pdf
Plumbing Systems5 - http://www.msdlouky.org/programs/whenuflush/index.htm

Plumbing Test
Merit Badge - http://www.meritbadge.com/files/mb-pdfs/Plumbing.pdf
Homeowner?s Guide - http://www.dora.state.co.us/plumbing/forms/ho_info.pdf

Septic Systems
NSFC Septic News - http://www.nesc.svu.edu/nsfc_septicnews.htm
Septic System Information Website - http://www.inspect-ny.com/sepbook.htm#mainwebs
Septic Systems - What you need to know - http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/wm1.html

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Greg Bell

Bell Inspection Service
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Posted: Jun 27, 2005 3:56 PM       Post Subject:
Great work Claude!!!

You are a great asset for all NACHI members.

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rmoore
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Posted: Jun 27, 2005 4:12 PM       Post Subject:

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Good stuff Claude.

Just one thing after a very quick scan. You might add a direct link to Bradford-White serial numbers as it's probably the one that gives most trouble. The link is at http://rightspec.bradfordwhite.com/Other/Serial%20Number%20Identification.pdf . You can get there from the main site but it takes a LOT of digging.

Do you know if these lists are going to be "sticky" at the top of the sections or somewhere else?

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Claude Lawrenson

Ontario Home Inspections Inc.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2005 4:20 PM       Post Subject:
That is a great suggestion. It certainly has a lot of value if it was assigned to each of the discussion topics. Hopefully it can be a long term, extensive resource.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Robert OConnor

Eagle Engineering & Inspections
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Posted: Jun 27, 2005 8:22 PM       Post Subject:
Great Claude ... eusa_clap.gif

I have a bunch of links I could probably add when I get the time to go through them. But here is one attitional one to put under a possible sub-topic of "Homeowner Plumbing Repairs"

Temporary Plumbing Repair Material ... http://www.gale-edit.com/products/volumes/duct_tape.htm

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tallen
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Posted: Jun 28, 2005 1:54 AM       Post Subject:

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Thank's guy's icon_biggrin.gif

This is great info!

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where , however, it now sits, making rude remarks.

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Joseph Kormos

A-1st Look Home Inspectors Inc.
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Posted: Jun 28, 2005 9:06 AM       Post Subject:
Yes thanks for taking the time out to put the listing together icon_biggrin.gif
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Robert Brown

A.C.I.S.S. Home Inspections
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Posted: Jul 12, 2005 11:03 PM       Post Subject:
This is great stuff Claude!

Sorry for the late post but I have been away. However my posting does "bump" it up eh! icon_lol.gif


Would you have any objections if I uploaded any of these links to my websites?

Thanks to all who posted these links..............very informative!

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ACISS Home Inspections
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Rick Harrington

Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC.
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Posted: Jul 13, 2005 8:28 AM       Post Subject:
Today is a great day for all NACHI inspectors !!!!!!

YOU GUYS ARE PROVIDING A LOT OF INFO.

Thanks,

Rick

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jmurphy1
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Posted: Jul 13, 2005 8:32 AM       Post Subject:

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thank you claude and others

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Brian Kelly

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Posted: Nov 29, 2005 11:51 PM       Post Subject:
Thank you gentlemen. I love these icon_smile.gif
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