The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook
by Thomas W Frankland
Just a side note to JC Hannum, Don't bother looking for your copy you sold it to me
Another pocket sized format just under 4"x6" it is amazing what they can pack into such a small space.
Divide into 4 sections:
Basic Trade Mathematics
Starting with the math, and making as painless as possible.
Triangles and trigonometry,the set,run and travel
Along with all manner of formula for laying out pipe bends
from simple to wrinkle bends and everything in between.
Linear expansion of pipe,Capacities of tanks,of all shapes.
Methods of layout for angles,flanges squares,elliptical
holes in sheet metal.
Pipe Fitting Calculations
Calculating offsets,rolling offsets, offsets and around
obstructions of all types. A truly bewildering array of
Pipe Welding Layout
General layout, and turns to the laying out of the cut lines
for all manner of fittings and runs. Tees, reducing tees,
true Y's, blanking off pipe with orange peel or bull plugs.
To a number of methods for laying out angle iron brackets
from one continuous length of steel.
Are filled with the dimensional information on all kinds of
pipe and fitting materials.Along with a few of the most
useful tables for a pipe fitter
If you do the pipe hand railings, this would be a bonus for you for the double offsets, and all the other moves in pipe that have you scratching your head. And saying How do I do that.