The Pipe Fitters Blue Book by W. V. Graves
ISBN 0-9708321-2-5
Written and illustrated by W. V. Graves
Published 1973 - Revised 2010
4x6 dimension featuring a water resistant cover
Paperback – published in the USA


PRICE - $19.00




Common Piping Angles and Their Solutions
Known And Unknown Angles and Angle Chart
Solving Rolling Offsets
Mitered Pipe Cuts
Multipiece Mitered Turns
True"Y" Layout
90° Saddle On (Tees) Standard Weight Pipe
Pipe Circumference Divided Into Equal Parts
90° Saddle On (Tees) Extra Strong Pipe
90° Eccentric Pipe Intersections
45° Laterals
Concentric and Eccentric Supports on 90° Long Radius Elbows 3 Types
Angles Between Bolt Holes of Flanges
Pipe Template Layout
Orange Peel Head Layout
Concentric Reducer Layout
Eccentric Reducer Layout
Laying Out Bolt Holes In Flanges
Laying Out Ordinate Lines and Lengths
Tank Coil Layout
Angle Iron Miter Cuts and Brackets
Special Offsets and Solutions
Slip Or Spectacle Blind Data
Centers of Eccentric Reducers and Eccentric Flanges
Centers of 15°, 22 1/2°, 30°, & 60° Butt Weld Elbows Cut From 90° Long Radius Elbows
Pipe Thread Data
Dimensions of Weldolets® On Pipe

Dimensions of Socket Weld & Screwed Fittings
Dimensions of Flanged Cast Steel Valves
Dimensions of Flanged Cast Steel Fittings
Commercial Pipe Sizes & Wall Thicknesses
General Dimensions of Welding Fittings
General Dimensions of Forged Steel Flanges
Bolt, Gasket, & Ring Joint Number Charts
Wrench Sizes
Drill Sizes For Pipe Taps & Tap Drill Size Charts
Bolt Charts For Orifice Type Flanges
Outside & Inside Diameters of Pipe & Flange Bores
Comparison Chart For Packing & Gasket Materials
Hand Signals For Boom Operated Equipment
Hand Signals For Overhead & Gantry Cranes
Useful Information
Pipe Expansion
Pipe Bends
The Circle
Feet Converted To Millimeters Conversion Constants
Decimal Equivalents
Safe Loads For Wire and Manila Rope Charts
Decimals of A Foot
Minutes Converted To Decimals of A Degree and Trigonometric Formulas
Trigonometry Tables
Pipe & Water Weight Per Line Foot, & Feet Head of Water To PSI


The Pipe Fitters Blue Book, also known as “The Pipe Bible” is the most widely used and easy to understand book in the pipe trades today.  W. V. “Duffy” Graves (author and publisher) created this easy to use and understand complete reference guide with a durable water resistant cover for anyone and everyone in the pipe industry. This manual is clearly written in a simple and straightforward manner and is well illustrated. It includes essential information needed by instructors, students and workers in the field.

The Pipe Fitters Blue Book by W. V. Graves is the ONLY reference guide allowed while taking the NCCER test.

It is used across the country by individuals, schools, community colleges – industrial training programs – apprenticeship programs.