Plumbing Related Books

We here at PlumbingSupply.com® are pleased to offer you some of the very best plumbing-related books we've found. Whether you're a history buff looking for more background in ceramics and toilets, or a plumber looking to step up your game and make your business more profitable, we're sure you'll be pleased with these great reads.

Profitable Plumbing
How To Make The Most Money In The Plumbing And Heating Trade

Work smarter, not harder! Many plumbers work hard their whole lives without making the profit that they deserve. Many have never had any real training in how to deal with customers or how to sell products to make a better profit. "Profitable Plumbing" is a fantastic resource for the professional plumber already in business or thinking of going into business for themselves, offering solid techniques and tactics for building a strong customer base and teaching the skills you'll need to make more money starting on your very next job!

Scott Gregg's book Profitable Plumbing - ISBN #1418454893
Paperback

Many millions of dollars in lost opportunity goes unearned each year because plumbers simply don't know how to spot these opportunities and meet their customers' needs to make all of that extra money. This book will give you the skills you need to make much more money starting on your very next job!

Whether you work for someone else or are in business for yourself, you will learn how to make more money for your pocket while growing a better customer base that will keep you working and making great profits even when times get tough and others are out of work. The techniques, tactics, and skills that you need are all right here in this book.

With this book you'll learn:
  • How to service your customers more completely on every job
  • How to spot profit boosting opportunities and the art of selling your customers the high profit products they already want
  • How to ask the right questions and target high profit business
  • How to get repeat customers and stop "leaving money on the table"
Start putting much more money in your pocket without working any harder than you already are!
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is a Master Plumber with over 20 years experience in the trade. His sales experience and training helped him realize that the trade is not doing a good job, preparing plumbers to go out and make the money that they should on most jobs. After seeing many lost opportunities, Scott began to look for any available material to help plumbing contractors be more successful. He quickly found that there was no available book to help plumbers learn the sales skills they need to make the profit that they should be making on every job. His book will show you how to make more money than other plumbers without doing more work by giving you the skills you need!

Published by AuthorHouse - January 19, 2005
ISBN #1-4184-5489-3   -   139 pages
Table of Contents
  • Forward
  • Chapter #1 - Plumbing for Profit
  • Chapter #2 - Getting the Plumber Ready
  • Chapter #3 - The Truck
  • Chapter #4 - The Business Plan
  • Chapter #5 - The Plumber's Network of Customers
  • Chapter #6 - Profit Boosters
  • Chapter #7 - Time Savers, Gadgets and Specialty Tools
  • Chapter #8 - Records and Bookkeeping
  • Chapter #9 - Philanthropy
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Suggested Reading & Acknowledgments
Vic, our founder

Our founder, Vic, was a professional plumber for years and has taught many college plumbing courses. He highly recommends this book for professional plumbers and for those who are possibly considering getting into the plumbing profession.

"It's a very small investment with the potential to change a plumbers business completely. If you're in the plumbing service 'business' then I HIGHLY recommend this book and think it's a 'must have.' I am so sure that this book can help or give a few tips and more than pay for itself that I guarantee it. If you are a plumbing contractor or master plumber, and if after reading this book you don't feel that this book has more than paid for itself, then we'll even take it back within 6 months."

Ceramic Water Closets

Munroe Blair's book Ceramic Water Closets - ISBN #0747804575
Paperback

At the dawn of the third millenium civilised households around the world had at least one water closet. This British invention dates from 1592, but the first patent was not registered until the late eighteenth century. Although pottery was made by the earliest civilisations, the sanitary pottery industry has existed for only 150 years. Sanitary pottery has contributed directly towards improving health and helping to combat disease worldwide.

For sanitary and ablution purposes in early Victorian times wealthy householders used precious metal or pottery bedroom toilet sets. Efficient water closets, or WCs, from which waste is washed away to the sewers are now taken for granted, but in early Victorian homes this was far from the case. Water closet development mirrors the triumph of social hygiene over killer diseases in overcrowded cities.

This book traces the history and evolution of ceramic water closets through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with emphasis on changing designs, decorative styles and fashion trends, supported by explanatory diagrams and many original illustrations.

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acquired his knowledge of the history of sanitary pottery from inside the industry, working with Twyford, Armitage Shanks, and English China Clays. He trained in architecture and design, but his professional qualifications are related to marketing, and he has a History of Art and Design BA and a Masters Degree in the History of Ceramics.

Munroe Blair has consulted sanitaryware manufacturers from the Middle East to the United States, from Scandinavia to South Africa. Having lectured and broadcast around the world on the technology, design, marketing, and history of ceramic sanitaryware, figurines, and clay raw materials, Munroe Blair brings a wealth of knowledge to this subject.

Published by Shire Publications - 2000
ISBN #0-7478-0457-5   -   40 pages
Table of Contents
  • Early Water Closets
  • Metal Valve Closets
  • The Development of Pottery Water Closets
  • Sewers and the Pottery Industry
  • Pedestal Water Closets
  • Ceramic Materials Used for WC Production
  • Decoration
  • Flushing Efficiency, Syphonic, and Close-Coupled WCs
  • WCs in the Third Millenium
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Bathroom Ceramics

Munroe Blair's book Bathroom Ceramics - ISBN #074780513X
Paperback

In the twenty-first century most civilised communities enjoy washing water 'on tap' as the expected norm. This book traces the history of bathrooms over four thousand years and describes the development of ceramic fixtures for washing and bathing.

Ceramic washbasins of the kind we are now accustomed to date only from the late nineteenth century, but for many centuries simple wash bowls have been made by potters for their local communities. Staffordshire potters started making washing and WC bowls, together with other domestic pottery, in the late eighteenth century. By the 1850s, not only had the market for ceramic bathroom fixtures increased but larger and more complex patterns were demanded. Simple bowls were extended to include integral shelf space with soap trays, tap holes, overflows, and upstands around the bowls.

Changing styles of design and decoration are followed through classical, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, self-coloured ware, the Victorian revival, and into the twenty-first century. This progression is illustrated with colourful catalogue pages, diagrammatic drawings, photographs of historic baths, bidets, and washbasins, and archive pictures showing production environments of the early twentieth century.

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acquired his knowledge of the history of sanitary pottery from inside the industry, working with Twyford, Armitage Shanks, and English China Clays. He trained in architecture and design, but his professional qualifications are related to marketing, and he has a History of Art and Design BA and a Masters Degree in the History of Ceramics.

Munroe Blair has consulted sanitaryware manufacturers from the Middle East to the United States, from Scandinavia to South Africa. Having lectured and broadcast around the world on the technology, design, marketing, and history of ceramic sanitaryware, figurines, and clay raw materials, Munroe Blair brings a wealth of knowledge to this subject.

Published by Shire Publications - 2002
ISBN #0-7478-0513-X   -   40 pages
Table of Contents
  • Civilisation, Hygiene, and Ceramics
  • The Eighteenth Century: Age of Elegance
  • Plumbed-In Fixtures
  • Baths
  • Decoration and Design
  • Materials and Production Processes
  • Progress Since the 1950s
  • Washbasin Development Through Two Centuries
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

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