Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Trade-Related Books, Study Guides, CD-ROMs and Tools

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2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) New!2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) -

For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2012 International Mechanical Code®.

Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems.

This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems.

  • Available in both soft cover and loose-leaf formats, allowing readers to use it as a standalone resource or to incorporate it into other code reference material  - more
Air Conditioning and Mechanical Trades - Preparing for the Contractor's License Examination
LE
-WM-210-3102-08

$34.95
New!Air Conditioning and Mechanical Trades - Preparing for the Contractor's License Examination -

This Book deals principally with solutions to mechanical contractor examination problems. Its aim is to assist practicing contractors and journeyman mechanics in successfully passing any examination anywhere.

The book includes over 575 actual questions and answers from previous exams covering air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, service and maintenance, sheet metal and ventilation, insulation, pressure and process piping, and test and balance. A special section explains the national codes... - more

more HVAC Exam Prep

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2E
LE-MG
007176139X
$50.00
New!Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2E -

A Complete, Up-to-Date Guide to AC and Refrigeration

Fully revisited to cover the latest techniques, tools, refrigerants, and equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and practices of the AC and refrigeration industry.

Step-by-step instructions, along with more than 800 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate efficient, cost-effective, and current methods for choosing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing today's cooling and climate control systems.

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, a professional technician, or a student, you'll find the task-simplifying details you need for any project. - more

Air Conditioning Testing / Adjusting / Balancing - A Field Practice Manual
LE-WM-210-414X-81
$24.95  $21.95

Air Conditioning Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Manual -

The easy way to keep your HVAC systems humming. Meet the demand for better quality and efficiency in air systems by mastering the latest TAB (testing, adjusting, and balancing) techniques.

It's the only resource you need to: balance air and water distribution systems; adjust the total system to provide specified quantities; perform accurate electrical measurements; establish quantitative performance of all equipment; verify automatic controls; measure sound and vibration with complete confidence; and much more.

This field practice manual is perfect for the contractor and serviceman, and is complete with charts, tables, formulas, and laws along with basic knowledge on techniques for fine tuning HVAC systems. - more

Alternative Refrigerant Blends & Oils
LE
-ES-ARBO
$29.95

Alternative Refrigerant Blends & Oils -

This module provides field technicians with a solid understanding of alternative refrigerants, refrigerant blends, oils, and their proper application.

Covered in this module are alternative refrigerants to CFCs and HCFCs, the Montreal Protocol, legislation and regulation, regulatory requirements, equipment certification, refrigerant leaks, mandatory technician certification, refrigerant sales restriction, reclaimer certification, safe disposal requirements, record keeping, hazardous waste disposal, and planning for the future.

Important definitions that must be known in order to comply with EPAs rules and regulations are also in this chapter. - more

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AnswerMan Series of Pocket Reference Guides
LE
-ESAM-SET
$29.95

AnswerMan Series of Pocket Reference Guides:

AnswerMan Electricity for HVAC&R - A Guide to Troubleshooting
Electricity
for HVAC&R

LE
-ESAMEL
$10.95

AnswerMan "HVAC&R Reference Guide"
HVAC&R
Reference Guide

LE
-ESAMREF
$10.95

Pocket-Sized Reference Guides
Small in Size,
BIG on
Information!

Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
DE-1435483782
$112.95 $101.95

NEW!Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching -

For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading.

The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings.

This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. It will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing.  - more

Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures Interactive CD-ROM
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-ESCDRCP
$29.95

Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures Interactive CD-ROM -

This interactive CD-ROM is an excellent training tool that fully describes and explains the refrigeration cycle. The CD contains information on refrigerant pressures, states and conditions as well as how they apply to the refrigeration system.

Vapor pressures, subcooling, superheat, saturation, latent heat, and sensible heat are explained and applied to the refrigeration cycle.

Basic system components, their functions and applications are included. Each point in the refrigeration cycle is explained in detail. -  Buy Book and CD-ROM and Save! - more

Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures Book
LE
-ESRCP
$29.95

Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures Book -

Refrigerant pressures, states and conditions are covered, as well as how they apply to the refrigeration system. Vapor pressures, subcooling, superheat, saturation, latent heat, and sensible heat are explained and applied to the refrigeration cycle. Basic system components, their functions and applications are included.

Advanced topics such as; liquid pressure amplification, superheat suppression, floating head pressure, and refrigerant control systems are also included.

Detailed explanations of each point in the refrigeration cycle will clarify questions the reader may have. - Also Available - Interactive CD-ROM - Buy Both and Save! - more

Tools for HVACR & Maintenance Techs:
Amprobe Ultrasonic Leak Detectors Amprobe IR608A Infrared (IR) Thermometer Take Current and Voltage Readings at the same time! Non-Contact AC Voltage Testers Multimeter with Temperature and Capacitance for Service Technicians Amprobe ECB50A Circuit Breaker Finder and AC Cable Tracer
Amprobe ULD-300 & TMULD-300 Ultrasonic Leak Detectors IR608A Infrared
(IR) Thermometer
Dual Display Clamp-on Multimeters Non-Contact AC Voltage Testers Multimeter w/ Temperature & Capacitance Breaker Finders, Wire & Circuit Tracers
Pinpoint Leaks in any pressurized Gas System & locate Arcs in Electrical Systems Point and click for easy Temperature measurement. Check Amps and Volts at the same time. Safely test for Voltage & find breaks in wiring. Great for field service technicians Find that Breaker to turn off power or Trace Wiring in walls or underground
Amprobe TMA10A Remote Vane Anemometer Amprobe TH-3 Relative Humidity Temperature Meter Amprobe THWD-3 Digital Sling Psychrometer Amprobe AC71B Automatic AC Clamp Multimeter Amprobe AC75B Digital Clamp Multimeter Amprobe TMD90A - Dual Input Digital Thermometer w/ Triple Display  
Amprobe TMA10A Remote Vane Anemometer Amprobe TH-3 Relative Humidity Temp. Meter Amprobe THWD-3 Digital Sling Psychrometer Amprobe AC71B Automatic AC Clamp Multimeter Amprobe AC75B Digital Clamp Multimeter Amprobe TMD90A - Dual Input Digital Thermometer w/ Triple Display  
check air velocity FPM (Feet per minute), air volume (flow) CFM (Cubic feet per minute) Dual displays -  Hold, Min, Max, and Relative. Dual displays -  Hold, Min, Max, Dew Point (DP) and Wet Bulb (WB). 600A Automatic AC Digital Clamp Meter 3 Tools in 1: Clamp Meter, Multimeter & Thermometer Displays T1, T2, and T1-T2 simultaneously, Accepts six different thermocouple types  
             

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  > TEST EQUIPMENT:
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Circuit Breaker Finders/ Tracers
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Clamp-On Meters/ Accessories
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DataComm Testers & Certifiers
>
Electrical Testers
> Electrical / HVAC Test Kits

> Environment Meters
> Force / Hardness Gauges
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Gas Detectors
>
Ground Resistance Testers
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Humidity Meters
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Insulation Resistance Testers
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IR (Infrared) Thermometers
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Leak Detectors
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Light Meters
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Manometers
> Megohmmeters
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Moisture Meters
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Multimeters & Accessories
> Multi-Function Meters
> PH /ORP / DO / Conductivity
>
Phase Sequence Testers
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Power Quality Analyzers
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Solar Power Meters > Analyzers
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Sound Level Meters
> Tachometers
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Thermal Imaging Camera
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Thermometers
> Thickness / Torque / Vibration
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Underground Locators
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Video Inspection Tools
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Voltage Sensors
> Water Quality Meters
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Wire Tracers

Blueprints and Plans for HVAC
DE-
142833520X
$146.95

Blueprints and Plans for HVAC -

Learn how to read and use HVAC Plans and Blueprints like a pro! - With a focus on air conditioning drawings and hands-on exercises that were the cornerstone of previous editions, Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 3E aims to help readers master the basics of blueprint reading and apply their new skills to work in the HVAC trade.

This third edition has been updated to reflect the increasing use of computers to develop plans and prints, while still including all the critical areas of study, including: using the architect's and engineer's scale, creating and using working and construction drawings, freehand sketching and drafting with instruments, and more!

A full set of actual blueprints for an air conditioning system in a commercial building is included for use in completing exercises in the book, enhancing the learning experience. - more

BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2014
CR-9781557017925
$99.95

New!BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2014 -

This costbook puts thousands of current, reliable mechanical and electrical costs at your fingertips, so you can estimate quickly and accurately.

All of the data is organized according to the industry standard the CSI MASTERFORMAT so you can find everything you need fast.

What's more, Geographic Modifiers allow you to tailor your estimates to specific areas of the country. Every cost item has been carefully researched and updated.

Over 14,000 unit prices are broken down into material and labor costs, and complete man-hour tables provide maximum coverage and flexibility. - more

Boiler Operation Video Series Boiler Operation Video Series -
(Available on DVD or VHS)

With new footage throughout, this five-part video series provides a quick and comprehensive overview of boiler operation, from how steam is generated, through boiler types and operation, feedwater, steam, combustion, draft, valves, gauges, and pumps, to how to take over a shift.

New additional coverage includes personal protective equipment, emission controls, combustion efficiency, and water level control procedures. - more

Boiler Operator's Workbook New!Boiler Operator's Workbook -

Boiler Operator’s Workbook provides information on virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques are covered in detail, and safety and efficiency of operation are stressed.

Boiler Operator’s Workbook is arranged in a convenient question-and-answer format specifically designed for use in preparation for obtaining a boiler operator’s license.

This format makes the book easy to use as a refresher for boiler licensing examinations and for industrial and vocational boiler classes. - more

BTU Buddy Notebook
DE-1435425839
$57.95

New!BTU Buddy Notebook -

by Bill Johnson

The BTU Buddy Notebook is a collection of more than 50 unique service call scenarios conducted by an HVAC technician which describe real-life service scenarios related to troubleshooting.

Many high quality images help to illustrate troubleshooting techniques and the equipment being serviced.

COOLING SEASON / HEATING SEASON service calls - more

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications Building Automation Control Devices and Applications -

Building Automation Control Devices and Applications covers the operation, signals, and functions of the sensors, actuators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buildings. It is a solid foundation for a comprehensive training program in building automation.

The textbook is organized by building system, and each system is explained so that the function and application of each device is clear. This system-based foundation is then used to discuss the possibilities of interaction between multiple systems in automated buildings. - more

Building Environments, HVAC Systems
DE-0766821005
$129.95

Building Environments, HVAC Systems -
by Johnson Controls

This comprehensive, easy-to-read text builds your understanding of HVAC systems and the controls that manage them. Through illustrations and realistic examples, Building Environments: HVAC Systems clearly and concisely explains how mechanical and control systems work together to create quality building environments.

You'll learn the technical details behind these complex systems without being overwhelmed. Its unique style makes this fully illustrated text the best single reference if you are entering the HVAC industry or want to expand your knowledge of HVAC and control systems. - more

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger
LE
-ES-COPM
$39.95

Carbon Monoxide a Clear & Present Danger -

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger is the collaborative effort of several of the brightest in the field of carbon monoxide detection, combustion analysis, and remediation.

This book is intended to address carbon monoxide issues encountered by;

  • First Responders (Fire Department EMT personnel and other Paramedics)

  • Inspectors (local government and independent home inspectors)

  • Technicians (HVAC, Plumbers, and utility company workers) - more

Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency
LE
-ESCAFE
$39.95

Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency -

To make certain that the HVACR service technician is properly trained in combustion analysis, renowned trainer and author Erik Rasmussen has written a new training manual titled "Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency".

"Combustion Analysis & Fuel Efficiency" is written with emphasis on practical application. It contains the knowledge service technicians need to be productive and effective when installing and servicing combustion appliances.

The book is written at a level that most service technicians will understand. Considerable though and study has been devoted to the organization of this book, which makes it easy to follow or use in the classroom.

The combustion analysis manual is intended to raise the awareness about all things combustion and what all technicians should know being in the HVAC/R trade. - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Commercial Refrigeration for Air Conditioning Technicians
DE-1428335269
$147.95 $139.95

Commercial Refrigeration for Air Conditioning Technicians -

This book will improve technicians’ knowledge, efficiency, and effectiveness in commercial refrigeration and can serve as a permanent addition to the reference library in any truck or shop.

This book provides a solid foundation in comfort cooling that can be readily transferred to a broad understanding of medium and low temperature refrigeration equipment such as walk-ins, reach-ins, refrigerated cases, and ice machines.

Coverage specific to refrigeration in the food service industry is emphasized, with scores of practical tips that technicians can use right away in the installation and service of commercial equipment.

Helpful tips and sound advice from the experienced author and his employees add a personal touch to the comprehensive coverage, increasing interest in, and retention of, key concepts. - more

Leak Alert
LE
-ZR-57108

$9.99

Leak Alert 4 Pack
LE
-ZR-57108-4pk

$37.95

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector -

Leak Alert sounds a very loud alarm when it gets wet, and keeps sounding the alarm for up to 72 hours.

Place Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaksPlace Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaks,
  • Under sinks
  • Near water heater
  • In basements
  • Near dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Under fish tanks
  • Near plumbing and toilets
Features:
  • Loud (95dB) alarm sounds with direct water contact.
  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation—no wiring required.
  • Low battery warning for optimum safety and performance - more
Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical- 4th Edition
CR-978600853395
$24.95
New!Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical - 4th Edition -

A field guide to the Plumbing & Mechanical Codes

Completely up-to-date with current code requirements, Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical is an invaluable guide to have on the job site!

Referenced to the International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code, it provides answers to hundreds of common plumbing-code questions. 

This conveniently sized, spiral-bound book is specifically designed to be used on site for quick reference. The durable laminated pages withstand abuse on the job site. Easy-to-use flip-chart format summarizes national code specifications. It includes 116 drawings and 44 tables and is ideal for homeowners, inspectors, and builders working anywhere in the country. - more

Compression Systems
LE
-ES-ARCS
$19.95

Compression Systems -

A solid understanding of the compression system is necessary to successfully perform field service.

This module includes detailed information on compression ratio and volumetric efficiency. Practical examples and solutions are included to help the reader understand why some systems are more efficient than others.

The discharge and suction strokes of reciprocating compressors and how they relate to compression ratio and volumetric efficiency are explained.

Also covered in this module are: System flooding Migration Slugging Automatic pump-down systems with electrical circuit analysis Crankcase heaters Suction line accumulators Oil separators

Compressor performance curves and graphs, compressor specifications, parallel compressors and their oil systems are also explained in detail. Voltage variation is explained as it applies to compressors. - more

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Code Check Code Reference Series
Hundreds of Code Facts at your fingertips to build it right the first time -
"An indispensable guide for homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, and every building professional."

With over 200,000 copies sold, the Code Check Series is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information on the most up-to-date codes. The convenient size of these books and their durable, laminated, spiral-bound format enable them to withstand job-site use, with information clearly presented in hundreds of line drawings and tables. Compiled by three certified experts with over 55 years combined experience, the Code Check Series is endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO / ICC). >> Own the Set!

Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical - 4th Edition Code Check Complete, 2E
Code Check Code Check Electrical Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical Code Check Complete
       

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000354
$19.95

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference -

Nothing is more essential in the construction industry than reading blueprints, and this pocket reference is the best of the best!

Covering a multitude of trade industries, the DEWALT® Blueprint Reading Professional Reference gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, and others access to all the important information.

Readers will learn how to read and understand blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans, electrical plans, and more. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a quick refresher is a must! - more

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977718336
$19.95

DEWALT Construction Safety / OSHA Professional Reference -

Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA.

All of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals.

More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information.

Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included, making this the number one pocket reference for safety and OSHA-related regulations. - more

DEWALT HVAC Code Reference
LE-DE-0977718387
$24.95 $19.95

New!DEWALT HVAC Code Reference -

Get your next HVAC job done right - the first time - with this new reference guide from an industry leader in contractor education.

The DEWALT HVAC Code Reference uses the International Mechanical Code® as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to install or modify HVAC equipment successfully.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials and duct construction to chimneys, vents, grease duct systems, and more.

With detailed, full-color illustrations to help readers visualize and apply key concepts, this book is a "must-have" for anyone working on HVAC equipment. - more

DEWALT HVAC Professional Reference
LE-DE-0975970941
$19.95

DEWALT HVAC Professional Reference -

The Reference Guide for the HVAC Industry

The DEWALT HVAC Professional Reference is an ideal pocket reference book for anyone working in the climate control industry.

It covers the design, installation, service, testing, balancing and troubleshooting for common HVAC applications such as compressors, temperature, fans, pressure, duct sizing, refrigeration, air velocities, heat transmission, thermostats and much more. - more

DeWalt HVAC Estimating Professional Pocket Reference
LE-DE-0977718352
$19.95

DEWALT HVAC Estimating Professional Reference -

Mechanical estimators, building contractors, and technical trade contractors alike will benefit from the straightforward, must-know HVAC estimating information that this book provides.

The DEWALT® HVAC Estimating Professional Reference guides readers through each step of the HVAC bidding process, beginning with identifying potential business opportunities, and progressing to estimating, conducting cost analysis, reviewing contracts, and finally, to closing the deal.

On-site worksheets, “Getting the Job” tips, and math shortcuts offer additional tools, making this a concise yet comprehensive resource for anyone preparing to bid for an HVAC job. - more

DeWalt HVAC/R Professional Pocket Reference - Master Edition
LE-DE-0977000389
$24.95

New!DEWALT HVAC/R Professional Reference Master Edition -

This new HVAC/R guide contains approximately twice as much content as the HVAC Professional Reference Guide.

With more than 750 pages of extensive information on such important topics as refrigeration systems, piping, ductwork, motors, compressors, fans, pumps and more, this "answer book" is one of the most complete HVAC/R professional references available.

Practical troubleshooting techniques and service call procedures for understanding and maintaining all heating and cooling systems are featured.

Ample safety coverage and the inclusion of plan symbols, materials, and conversion factors round out the exceptional features of this "must have" pocket reference. - more

DEWALT HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide
LE-DE-0979740304

$39.95

New!DEWALT HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide -

The most complete and comprehensive HVAC technician certification book on the market now features updated information and an all-new interactive practice exam CD-ROM.

The DEWALT® HVAC Certification Exam Guide, 2E is fully equipped to give you the tools you need to prepare for the NATE, ICE, and RSES Certifications, as well as the HVAC Excellence and HVAC Technician Licensing Exams.

It also serves as a valuable resource in studying for the state limited energy license and HVAC contractor licenses. At the core of this book's effectiveness is the foundation of study aids, exam strategies, and realistic sample exams. - more info         >> more DEWALT

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000311
$19.95

DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference -

The Reference Guide for the Plumbing Industry

The DEWALT Plumbing Professional Reference is a compact yet powerful resource tool for anyone working with plumbing systems.

This book covers everything you need including how to size pipe and fittings, calculate water demand, find installation requirements and specifications, design and install drainage and sewer systems, size hot water heaters and pumps, review excavating guidelines to help get the job done right. - more

DigiRoller Plus II
 

LE-CI6425
$169.95  $139.95

DigiRoller Plus II - Digital Distance Measuring WheelDigiRoller Plus II -
Digital Distance Measuring Wheel

Easy, One-Person Operation -
Take Fast, Digital On-Site Measurements!

Get fast, accurate measurements for all your on-site linear, area and volume estimates. Built-in functions automatically calculate and store square footage, cubic volumes and more for up to 9 different areas.

Works and converts in all U.S. and Metric units.
Weighs just 3 lbs. and includes new kickstand. - more

   
Digital Multimeter PrinciplesDigital Multimeter Principles is a must for all technicians, from contractors to maintenance staff. This new edition of Digital Multimeter Principles is designed to provide an introduction to DMM operation principles and procedures. - more
 

Digital Multimeter Principles

LE-AT-1506
$37.00
Digital Multimeter Principles WorkbookThe Digital Multimeter Principles Workbook can be used by an individual for self study with the Digital Multimeter Principles text. Instructions for using the Workbook are written for easy self study. - more
 

Digital Multimeter Principles Workbook
LE-AT-1507
$14.00
Digital Multimeter Principles Resource GuideThe Digital Multimeter Principles Resource Guide provides everything needed to teach the basics of digital multimeter usage. It is a valuable instructional tool for training in group settings. - more
 
Digital Multimeter Principles Resource Guide
AT-1508
$310.00

Doolin's Trouble Shooters Bible
LE
-ES-DTB
$74.95

Doolin's Trouble Shooters Bible -

Spanish Version:

La BIBLIA DOOLIN PARA EL TÉCNICO REPARADOR
LE-ES-DTBSP
$74.95

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) Service Manual

More than 250,000 servicemen own the DOOLIN'S TROUBLE SHOOTERS BIBLE.

Hundreds of trade schools and community colleges use this book in their training programs. This book rides service trucks, is the shop manual of the trade and is used extensively by owners of equipment who maintain their own units or have maintenance departments.

No Technician should be without this Book!

Spanish Version also available - more

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual
ES-DETPM
$24.95
New!Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual -

Duct and Envelope Testing

This training manual is designed to assure that a technician has the ability to properly determine the leakage rate of a building's thermal envelope and HVACR heating and cooling duct system ensuring code compliance, optimal system performance, less energy consumption, longer equipment life and greater customer satisfaction.

This manual provides an in depth understanding of duct leakage testing procedures, methods of expressing results and terminology. - more

Ductwork Estimating for HVAC
LE-WM-210-5322-06
$12.95

Ductwork Estimating for HVAC - by John Gladstone

The quickest guide for estimating HVAC ductwork has gotten even better!

The Ductwork Estimating for HVAC was created to improve an estimator's accuracy while saving valuable time.

The information provided encompasses sheet metal production and weight tables, charts, formulas and specifications necessary in a quick reference format. - more info

Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E
DE-1435469828
$162.95 $146.65

NEW!Electrical Studies for Trades, 4E -

ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, 4th EDITION is ideal for current and future service technicians in fields such as air conditioning and refrigeration, construction, and facilities management who require practical knowledge of electricity.

This book begins with an overview of basic electricity concepts rather than introducing complex mathematical calculations. From this starting point, readers proceed directly to "must-know" information, including how to determine wire sizes and make a variety of common switch connections.

Different types of electrical power panels are also examined in detail. Discussion of general wiring practices and circuit protectors, as well as an introduction to transformers and three-phase and single-phase motors, rounds out the comprehensive coverage. - more

Electrical Theory & Applications for HVACR
ES-ETAHPM

$44.95

NEW!Electrical Theory & Applications for HVACR -

With the majority of HVACR service calls being electrical in nature, it is important for technicians to have a solid understanding of electrical fundamentals allowing them to develop a systematic and methodical procedure for troubleshooting.

The Electrical Theory and Application for HVACR manual provides students and practicing technicians with the information and knowledge necessary to accurately diagnose and solve electrical system faults.

This manual is full of color illustrations and includes student worksheets. The spiral binding will allow students to tear out worksheets for grading by an instructor if used in a Training environment.

Main topics include: safety and hazard awareness, electrical fundamentals, circuits and components, motors, wiring diagrams, automated control systems, and troubleshooting. - more

Electrician's Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide, Third Edition
LE-MG0071487824
$29.95

Electrician's Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide -
Brooke Stauffer, John E. Traister

Designed for quick reference at any job site, the Electrician's Troubleshooting and Testing Pocket Guide enables electricians using portable meters to test, maintain, and troubleshoot all types of electrical equipment and systems.

  • Expert guidance on all the latest troubleshooting tools, testing instruments, systems, and equipment
  • Time-saving charts, tables, and diagrams for assuring quality and safety compliance
  • Vital material on personal protective equipment (PPE) required for testing energized circuits
  • NEW material: coverage of new equipment, such as infrared scanners and power quality analyzers; information and guidelines that comply with NFPA 70E safety requirements. - more

Electricity & Controls for HVAC-R
DE-1435484274
$204.95 $194.70

Electricity & Controls for HVAC/R, 6E -

Now in its fifth edition, Electricity and Controls for HVAC-R equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry.

Prior knowledge of electricity is not required as this book begins with discussion of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts.

Numerous schematic diagrams and step-by-step troubleshooting procedures are included to acquaint readers with all of the different types of circuits commonly encountered in the HVAC-R field. - more

McGraw-Hill's Electricity and Electronics for HVAC
LE-MG0071496688

$49.95
NEW!Electricity and Electronics for HVAC -

Electricity and Electronics for HVAC provides an expert account of the electric and electronic components used for modern air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this in-depth reference fully explains circuits, diagrams, digital controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting, and more.

Master the Electric and Electronic Components that Control Today's Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Systems!

Written by the renowned technical authors Rex Miller and Mark R. Miller, this essential resource covers all electrical and electronic principles and applications of HVAC, including basic electricity…electric measuring instruments…control devices…heating circuits…refrigeration and freezer circuits…and other topics. - more

Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning
DE-1111038740
$200.95 $179.95

New!Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning -

Ideal for students and beginning technicians, Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 8E zeroes in on the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today's modern control systems.

This extraordinarily practical approach allows readers to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory.

As in past editions, emphasis is on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures in order to enable readers to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians.

A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms. - more

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities
AT-1521
$30.00
New!Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities -

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities is an introduction to the planning, conducting, documenting, and evaluating of an energy audit.

An energy audit identifies potential causes of energy or resource waste and serves as the first step in making a facility more energy efficient.

Specific types of measurements and how to interpret them are given for each system in a facility. The textbook also covers prioritizing, implementing, and verifying energy-efficiency projects as well as giving suggestions for sustaining long-term results.

After studying this material, technicians familiar with building systems and the use of test instruments will be able to participate in an energy audit. - more

Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings
AT-0690
$72.00
New!Energy Auditing Practices - A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings -

A comprehensive guide to the entire energy auditing process, from benchmarking and developing energy conservation goals to implementing system changes and verifying the results.

Topics presented in this manual include energy audit types; preplanning; retrofit cost-effectiveness; energy audit reports; common benchmarks; audit safety; residential HVAC system equipment, water heaters, and lighting; commercial and industrial HVAC system equipment and lighting; retrofit modeling; and system recommissioning.

Includes Interactive DVD - more

EPA Section 608 Certification Exam Prep Manual - English
LE
-ES608PM
$12.95

EPA Section 608 Certification Exam Prep Manual for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technicians -

Contains all of the information Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Personnel will need to successfully become certified as a Type I, Type II, Type III or Universal Technician.

The Section 608 EPA Preparatory Manual covers all questions contained on the EPA exam. The book is clear, concise and has been used by over 300,000 technicians to successfully prepare for the EPA UNIVERSAL technician exam.

The book also helps technicians fully understand the requirements set forth under Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act.
Also available on CD-ROM - more

MANUAL PREPARATORIO para EPA Seccion 608
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-ES608SPM
$12.95

MANUAL PREPARATORIO para EPA Seccion 608 para Técnicos Refrigeración y Aire Acondicionado -

EPA Section 608 Certification Exam Prep Manual (Spanish)
Este manual se ha utilizado por toda la nación cerca sobre 300.000 técnicos para prepararse con éxito para el examen universal del técnico de EPA. El libro está claro, sucinto y los técnicos de las ayudas entienden completamente los requisitos dispuestos bajo sección 608 del acto limpio federal del aire.

Contiene toda la información necesaria para que el personal de servicio de sistemas de refrigeración y aire acondicionado obtenga satisfactoriamente la certificación como Técnico Universal - more

Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Q&A Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1011-04
$39.95

Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Q&A Learning Tool CD-ROM -  

Review your knowledge of Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam-Fitting with this practice exam  -

For fast and easy results, the Exam-Prep Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM prepares you for your State Contractor's License Examination.

By answering the multiple-choice questions, you cover all of the areas that are in the actual test. If you miss a question, Exam-Prep will give you the right answer and a full explanation of the basic principles involved in that question. - more

Exam-Prep Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) CD-ROM - Practice Test for the State Licensing Exam
LE-WM-500-1032-04
$39.95
Exam-Prep Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) CD-ROM - Practice Test for the State Licensing Exam -

For fast and easy results, this CD-ROM helps you understand exactly what knowledge is necessary in order to become proficient in any HVAC application. By answering the 300 multiple-choice questions, you cover all of the areas that you need to succeed in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.

If you miss a question, Exam-Prep will give you the right answer and a full explanation of the basic principles involved in that question. Even if you guess the right answer, the explanation is there! So you actually LEARN what you need to know.  - more

Exam-Prep Refrigeration, Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1046-04
$39.95

Exam-Prep Refrigeration, Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM -

Review your knowledge of Refrigeration with this practice exam -

For fast and easy results, the Exam-Prep Refrigeration, Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM prepares you for your State Contractor's License Examination. By answering the multiple-choice questions, you cover all of the areas that are in the actual test.

If you miss a question, Exam-Prep will give you the right answer and a full explanation of the basic principles involved in that question.  - more

Exam Prep - Electrical Q & A Learning Tool CD-ROM
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-WM-500-1019-04
$39.95

Exam-Prep - Electrical Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM -

For fast and easy results, the Exam-Prep Electrical, Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM helps you understand exactly what knowledge is necessary in order to become a proficient electrician. By answering more than 175 multiple-choice questions, you cover all of the areas that an electrician uses in order to succeed.

If you miss a question, Exam-Prep will give you the right answer and a full explanation of the basic principles involved in that question. Even if you guess the right answer, the explanation is there! So you actually LEARN what you need to know. - more

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Exam-Prep - Low Voltage Systems Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE
-WM-500-1039-04
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Exam-Prep - Low Voltage Systems Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM - For fast and easy results, the Exam-Prep Low Voltage Systems, Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM helps you understand exactly what knowledge is necessary in order to become a proficient electrician.
  • Telephone Systems
  • Sound Systems
  • Cable Television Systems
  • Instrumentation and Temperature Controls
  • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting - more
Exam-Prep Sheet Metal Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM
LE-WM-500-1050-04
$39.95
Exam-Prep Sheet Metal Question and Answer Learning Tool CD-ROM -

Review your knowledge of Sheet Metal with this practice exam -

  • Architectural Metals
  • Metal Roof, Siding, and Decks
  • Industrial Sheet metal
  • Gutters, Downspouts, & Leaders
  • Blueprints, Shop Drawings, and Engineering Drawings
  • Safety
  • Ventilation, Air Supply, and Exhaust Systems and more
Code Flash Cards are powerful learning tools that can help any student at any level.
International Building, Residential, Fire, Energy Conservation, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas & Electrical (NEC) Uniform Plumbing Code / Uniform Mechanical Code Flash Cards

 
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Fundamental Refrigeration
LE
-ES-FRGG
$34.95

Fundamental Refrigeration -

A low-tech, low stress introduction to the mechanical vapor compression cycle

For those entering the HVACR field, this should be your first book!

Fundamental Refrigeration covers all the basic principles and theories of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Written in easy to understand language, this book contains a wealth of necessary fundamental knowledge.

Covering a broad range of information about refrigeration and air conditioning systems, this book is not only for those entering the field, but also for seasoned professionals who want a solid review of the basic principles. - more

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems)
LE
-ES-GAP-PM
$44.95

Green Awareness (Green Mechanical Systems) -

When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) "Green" means maximizing the energy efficiency of existing equipment, specifying the most efficient systems available for the application and the available budget, using renewable and sustainable fuel sources, and conserving water.

Both commercial and residential owners want to be Green and reduce energy consumption. In fact, everyone wants to reduce their energy costs.

HVAC Excellence and Ferris State University agreed to work together to address the gap in "Green Mechanical" education. This partnership resulted in the development of this "Green Mechanical Awareness" manual.

This manual is designed to provide a basic understanding of Green concepts, terminologies, systems, and the latest in Green mechanical technology. - more

New!
Handbook of Rigging

LE-MG0071493018
$99.95 $89.95

Handbook of Rigging -

Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:
  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references concerning rigging - more

Heating Boiler Operator’s Manual
LE-MG0071475222
$69.95 $62.95

Heating Boiler Operator’s Manual: Maintenance, Operation, and Repair -

Master Every Aspect of Heating Boiler Operation, Maintenance, and Repair—and Pass Your (Boiler) Licensing Exam with Flying Colors!

Both a valuable on-the-job tool and a licensing exam study guide, the Heating Boiler Operator's Manual offers boiler professionals a clear, straightforward account of cutting-edge methods for the operation, maintenance, and repair of today's heating boilers.

This essential reference provides everything needed to keep boilers used for steam heating, hot water heating, and hot water supply in peak condition. - more

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: A Residential and Light Commercial Text & Lab Book
DE-1401884725
$156.95 $132.95

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: A Residential and Light Commercial Text & Lab Book -

Combines straightforward theory lessons with useful “hands-on” opportunities for learning about the industry’s hottest topics, including electricity and electrical controls, refrigeration fundamentals, heat pumps, oil and gas heat, safety, and more.

Featuring more than 125 practical competencies, this “how to” guide has been carefully designed and thoroughly modernized to provide a complete learning system for the fundamentals and applications of core HVAC-R concepts.

Practical competencies take readers step-by-step through specific service, repair, and maintenance procedures and provide the hands-on training needed to work in the HVAC-R field. - more

Heat Pumps
DE-0766819590
$189.95 $159.45

Heat Pumps -

A comprehensive, yet reader-friendly source of information about modern heat pump technology, as well as the vapor-compression refrigeration system on which it is based, Heat Pumps is the perfect choice for future service technicians.

In addition to gaining exposure to different heat pump system configurations (including the increasingly popular geothermal system), dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide abundant opportunities to gain practice in applying the seven steps required for successful completion of every service call.

More than thirty sample service calls based on actual scenarios encountered by field technicians provide practice in troubleshooting and identifying causes of system failure. - more

Heat Pumps - Operation, Installation & Service
LE-ESHPOIS
$44.95

New!Heat Pumps; Operation, Installation, Service -

Heat Pump Operation, Installation, Service is designed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the heat pump system, its operations and principles.

Before installing or service a heat pump system, the technician must have proper training and knowledge of air conditioning/refrigeration theory, principles and operation. With today's energy demands and costs soaring there is a tremendous need for highly efficient equipment, and trained technicians that can install, service and maintain this equipment.

New heat pump systems using HFC refrigerant (R-410A) are being sold and installed. These systems pose new demands for installers and service technicians. A heat pump's efficiency can be greatly diminished, regardless of the type of refrigerant, if it is not properly installed, serviced and maintained.

This book covers problems and provides solutions to refrigerant charging, indoor airflow calculation, and methods of preventing unnecessary heat pump malfunctions. - more

High Pressure Boilers New!High Pressure Boilers, 5E -

High Pressure Boilers provides a comprehensive overview of the safe and efficient operation of high pressure boilers and related equipment.

The latest combustion control technology, as well as EPA regulations and their implications, are included in this edition. This edition has been reorganized to provide a systems view of boiler operation.

All aspects of high pressure boilers are discussed and illustrated, and a comprehensive glossary and appendix provide helpful reference material.

This textbook is designed for both learners preparing to obtain a boiler operator’s license and for boiler operators intending to upgrade their skills. Includes CD-ROM w/ Sample Licensing Exams. - more

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines, 4th Ed.
LE-MG0071493255
$19.95

How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines -

Learn the Latest Money-Saving Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Any Briggs & Stratton Engine, New or Old!

Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.

Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems…to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos…carburetors… governors…alternators…main bearings…flywheels…coils…fuel pumps …air filters…rewind and electric starters…and connecting rods. - more

HVAC - Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning HVAC covers all aspects of residential and commercial HVAC systems. Topics included are specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians.

The text includes an introduction to HVAC fundamentals, types of HVAC units, load calculations, residential and commercial controls, with maintenance, troubleshooting, and servicing procedures. - more

HVAC - Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Workbook w/ Answer KeyHVAC Workbook

 includes review questions and activities.

The activities correlate with textbook chapter content and reinforce troubleshooting knowledge and skills - more

New!
HVAC Control Systems, 3E
Book w/ CDROM
HVAC Control Systems, 3E -

HVAC Control Systems provides an introduction to HVAC fundamentals and control system principles for pneumatic, electromechanical, electronic, and building automation control systems.

This newly updated textbook includes in-depth coverage of commercial heating and cooling systems and also covers modern ventilation and indoor air quality requirements.

This new edition covers the latest technology in web-based control, networking, wireless control applications, energy auditing and efficiency, system retrofitting, direct digital control, and maintenance management and includes a new feature: field-based troubleshooting scenarios of control system problems.

Expanded content includes BACnet® and LonWorks® building automation protocols as well as system integration. - specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians.

Textbook, Workbook & Instructor's Guide are available - more

HVAC Control Systems

HVAC Control Systems contains 26 chapters that cover all aspects of HVAC control systems used in industry. Topics included are specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians.

The textbook provides an introduction to HVAC fundamentals, energy sources, and control principles. Pneumatic, electromechanical, and electronic components and control systems are covered. - more

HVAC Control Systems Workbook w/Answer KeyHVAC Control Systems Workbook

The comprehensive HVAC Control Systems Workbook contains objective tests and activities corresponding to each chapter in the text. - more

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed.
LE-MG0071482423

$69.95
HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb -

The Latest Information and “Tricks of the Trade” for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job!

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design information and guidance, ranging from air distribution to piping systems to plant equipment.

This all-in-one sourcebook contains:

  • Updated HVAC codes and standards, including the 2006 International Building Code
  • Over 200 equations for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems
  • ASME and ASHRAE code specifications
  • Over 350 rules of thumb for cooling, heating, ventilation, and more
HVAC Design Sourcebook
LE-MG0071753036

$59.95
NEW!HVAC Design Sourcebook -
 

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO HVAC DESIGN

This practical manual describes the HVAC system design process step by step using photographs, drawings, and a discussion of pertinent design considerations for different types of HVAC components and systems.

Photographs of HVAC components in their installed condition illustrate actual size and proper configuration. Graphical representations of the components as they should appear on construction drawings are also included.

Learn how to design HVAC systems accurately and efficiently from this detailed resource. - more

HVACR 101
DE-141806663X
$89.95

NEW!HVACR 101 -

Designed to guide apprentices, entry-level technicians, and first-year students through their first experiences in the HVACR trade, HVACR 101 provides a solid and thorough introduction to the field.

It is the culmination of the efforts of industry leaders like the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).

Backed by these organizations and the high standards and cutting-edge resources that they are known for, the book begins with simple concepts that provide an overview of the world of HVACR and its main systems and components.

Coverage then progresses to increasingly complex procedures, such as maintenance and inspection, installation and repair, and customer service and sales. - more

HVACR 201
DE-1418066648
$89.95

NEW!HVACR 201 -

Theoretical knowledge is presented alongside practical, industry-relevant examples, allowing both entry-level technicians and 2nd year apprentices to easily learn and apply key HVACR concepts.

The result of a joint effort by industry leading Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice & Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the book begins with simpler HVACR concepts and progresses into increasingly complex theories and skills.

Starting with coverage of all of the important components of a system, the book advances to deal with topics in electrical ,heating, motors , and cooling- then moving to troubleshooting and installation procedures. - more

HVAC/R Terminology: A Quick Reference Guide
LE
-ES-HVAC-TERM
$39.95

HVAC/R Terminology: A Quick Reference Guide -

This one-of-a-kind HVAC/R technical reference guide incorporates all the HVAC/R technical terms used in the industry today.

It is an indispensable resource for professionals dealing with electricity, controls, refrigeration cycle, heating, psychometrics, boilers, heat pumps, heat transfer, load calculations and more.

It covers the entire industry, providing the most comprehensive collection of HVAC/R terms available in one concise location. For those just starting in and seasoned veterans of the HVAC/R industry.

NEW!
HVAC Systems Design Handbook

LE-MG0071622977

$115.00 $102.95
HVAC Systems Design Handbook -

A complete, fully revised HVAC design reference

Thoroughly updated with the latest codes, technologies, and practices, this all-in-one resource provides details, calculations, and specifications for designing efficient and effective residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC systems.

HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition, features new information on energy conservation and computer usage for design and control, as well as the most recent International Code Council (ICC) Mechanical Code requirements.

Detailed illustrations, tables, and essential HVAC equations are also included. This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to design, operate, and maintain peak-performing HVAC systems. - more

NEW!
HVAC Troubleshooting Guide
LE-MG0071604995

$49.95
HVAC Troubleshooting Guide -

A Practical, On-the-Job HVAC Guide

Applicable to residential, commercial, and industrial jobs, this essential handbook puts a wealth of real-world information at your fingertips.

HVAC Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to read, interpret, and prepare schedules, mechanical plans, and electrical schematics.

This handy resource will aid you in your everyday tasks and keep you up to date with the latest facts, figures, and devices.

The book includes numerous illustrations, tables, and charts, troubleshooting tips, safety precautions, resource directories, and a glossary of terms. - more

NEW!

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers
Instructor's Resource
Guide
Available

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers -

Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers provides an overview of what IAQ is, instruments and testing procedures, and how to maintain IAQ in institutional and commercial facilities.

Industry demand for the safety, health, and productivity of building occupants requires the routine monitoring of indoor air quality (IAQ) for contaminants by maintenance technicians and other industry personnel.

As HVAC systems have become more technologically complex, taking accurate measurements of the quality if indoor air has become even more critical.

Required safety practices, environmental protection, and common building stationary engineering applications are emphasized throughout, and references to ANSI, EPA, and ASHRAE standards are provided. Includes CD-ROM - a self-study aid with Quick Quizzes and more

NEW!
Industrial Maintenance
Book w/ CD-ROM
Industrial MaintenanceIndustrial Maintenance Workbook is a comprehensive source of fundamental system operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting information.  Plant maintenance technicians are now required to have a broader working knowledge and troubleshooting skills for increasingly complex equipment used in industry.

This edition offers expanded coverage on energy efficiency and auditing, waste reduction, safety standards, advanced multimeter functions and procedures, building automation systems, and indoor air quality.

Real-world maintenance problems and solutions are depicted throughout the book. Common systems covered address operation principles, maintenance management procedures, and fundamental troubleshooting skills. - more

NEW!
Industrial Mechanics
Book w/ CD-ROM
Industrial Mechanics Industrial Mechanics Workbookpresents an overview of the principles of industrial mechanical systems and the equipment in these systems.

All aspects of the systems, principles and equipment, including rigging, lifting, ladders and scaffolds, hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication, bearings, belts and pulleys, mechanical drives, vibration, alignment, and electricity are discussed throughout the text.

This text presents content in a heavily-illustrated style using full-color art. It is organized for easy instruction and presentation of key information.

Industrial Mechanics is designed for postsecondary, industrial, and apprenticeship training. Textbook, Workbook and Instructor's Guide available - more

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New!
Journeyman General Mechanical Exam - Exam Study Guide
LE-WM-440-4115-07
$29.95

Journeyman General Mechanical Examination - 3rd Ed.

An Illustrated Review with Questions and Answers -

Journeyman General Mechanical Examination is an illustrated review designed to prepare practicing A/C contractors and senior year apprentices for the Journeyman's HVAC or General Mechanical Exam. - Includes over 500 questions and answers from previous municipal and state certification tests.

  • What to Bring to the Examination Room.
  • Tactics Used by the Test Writers and the Strategy Used to Beat Them.
  • Basic Mathematics.
  • Pipefitter's Formulas and Tables.
  • Fans, Pulleys and Belts.
  • Useful Electrical Data  - more
2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook
LE-MG0071606068
$59.95 $54.95
New!2009 International Plumbing Codes Handbook -

Fully updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Plumbing Code, this authoritative volume follows the IPC chapter by chapter.

  • Solve pipe, drainage, vent, trap, and other plumbing questions FAST
  • Fix common plumbing problems with the workable solutions illustrated inside
  • Find worked-out examples of nearly every type of plumbing task
  • Quickly locate the right figures, formulas, and charts for water heaters, fixtures,
  • faucets, fuel piping, storm water drainage, and more
  • Cut labor and material costs by meeting but not exceeding codes
  • Avoid leaks, malfunctions, blockages, plumbing-caused damage, callbacks, and other costly troubles - more

2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Need to Know - the 20% of the Code you need 80% of the Time
LE-MG0071544496
$29.95

New!2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) - Need to Know -

The 20% of the Code you need 80% of the Time

This handy resource delivers quick access to important international plumbing and septic code information. 2009 International Plumbing Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements.

Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install plumbing systems and equipment.

Save time and money, reduce errors, stay in compliance, and increase job site safety using this quick reference. - more

Leak Alert
LE
-ZR-57108

$9.99

Leak Alert 4 Pack
LE
-ZR-57108-4pk

$37.95

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector -

Leak Alert sounds a very loud alarm when it gets wet, and keeps sounding the alarm for up to 72 hours.

Place Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaksPlace Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaks,
  • Under sinks
  • Near water heater
  • In basements
  • Near dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Under fish tanks
  • Near plumbing and toilets
Features:
  • Loud (95dB) alarm sounds with direct water contact.
  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation—no wiring required.
  • Low battery warning for optimum safety and performance - more
Learning Construction Spanglish
LE-MG0071448195
$16.95
Learning Construction Spanglish -

EXACTLY THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

When construction managers need to talk about the specifics of a construction job – where the electrical outlets need to go, when the framing will be completed, how a plumbing problem will be solved – they need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with workers. That task gets considerably more difficult when managers and workers are speaking in different languages.

More than simple dictionary terms or phrases, managers need a tool for understanding the basics of the language their workers use – a resource that lets them communicate the myriad of questions, issues, schedules, and tasks that come up on a construction job. - more

New!
Low Pressure Boilers

LE-AT-4
365
$85.00
Low Pressure Boilers -

Low Pressure Boilers, the industry leader among boiler operation texts, has been enhanced with new coverage of personal protective equipment, burner control systems, steam principles, and emission analysis and control.

This text is recommended by many licensing agencies for use as a study aid in preparing for licensing examinations.

This full-color text is a must for operators of boiler systems used in hotels, apartment buildings, schools, and other large institutions. Boiler systems and related equipment are depicted in full-color illustrations complemented by concise text. - more

Low Pressure Boilers Study Guide w/ Answer Key
Low Pressure Boilers
Study Guide

(The Low Pressure Boilers Study Guide contains over 1,400 questions similar to those found on a typical boiler operator's licensing exam.)

  Low Pressure Boilers Instructor's Resource Guide also Available
Math for the Building Trades Math for the Building Trades -

Math for the Building Trades is a basic math textbook designed to assist entry-level building trade workers in understanding the math they will encounter on a daily basis.

Various building trades are depicted, using many examples, questions, and problems related to work in the field. An extensive glossary and appendix make this textbook an excellent resource as well as an effective training tool.

Includes a CD-ROM - a self-study aid with Quick Quizzes®, an Illustrated Glossary, Master Math™ Principles, Calculator Tutorial Videos, Media Clips, and Reference Material. - more

McGraw-Hill's HVAC Licensing Study Guide
LE-MG0071798277

$39.95
NEW!McGraw-Hill's HVAC Licensing Study Guide, 2E -

Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations and handy “tip boxes” on important code matters and exam questions, the HVAC Licensing Study Guide enables readers to:

  • Develop skills with material most likely to appear on the NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams
  • Improve test-taking ability with over 800 exam-style multiple-choice and true/false questions and answers
  • Learn about the latest refrigerant usage and regulations
  • Keep up with the most recent codes and standards
  • Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your licensing exam on the first try - more
Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers New!Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers, 3E -

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers WorkbookConstruction managers must understand all aspects of a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers provides an overview of these systems as required by general contractors, construction managers, and supervisors.

This new, comprehensive edition includes sustainable construction methods and energy efficiencies along with building automation retrofits of existing systems. Each chapter includes review questions that test for comprehension of the content covered.

This textbook can be used as part of a comprehensive mechanical construction management program. - more

Tools for HVACR & Maintenance Techs:
Amprobe Ultrasonic Leak Detectors Amprobe IR608A Infrared (IR) Thermometer Take Current and Voltage Readings at the same time! Non-Contact AC Voltage Testers Multimeter with Temperature and Capacitance for Service Technicians Amprobe ECB50A Circuit Breaker Finder and AC Cable Tracer
Amprobe ULD-300 & TMULD-300 Ultrasonic Leak Detectors IR608A Infrared
(IR) Thermometer
Dual Display Clamp-on Multimeters Non-Contact AC Voltage Testers Multimeter w/ Temperature & Capacitance Breaker Finders, Wire & Circuit Tracers
Pinpoint Leaks in any pressurized Gas System & locate Arcs in Electrical Systems Point and click for easy Temperature measurement. Check Amps and Volts at the same time. Safely test for Voltage & find breaks in wiring. Great for field service technicians Find that Breaker to turn off power or Trace Wiring in walls or underground
Amprobe TMA10A Remote Vane Anemometer Amprobe TH-3 Relative Humidity Temperature Meter Amprobe THWD-3 Digital Sling Psychrometer Amprobe AC71B Automatic AC Clamp Multimeter Amprobe AC75B Digital Clamp Multimeter Amprobe TMD90A - Dual Input Digital Thermometer w/ Triple Display  
Amprobe TMA10A Remote Vane Anemometer Amprobe TH-3 Relative Humidity Temp. Meter Amprobe THWD-3 Digital Sling Psychrometer Amprobe AC71B Automatic AC Clamp Multimeter Amprobe AC75B Digital Clamp Multimeter Amprobe TMD90A - Dual Input Digital Thermometer w/ Triple Display  
check air velocity FPM (Feet per minute), air volume (flow) CFM (Cubic feet per minute) Dual displays -  Hold, Min, Max, and Relative. Dual displays -  Hold, Min, Max, Dew Point (DP) and Wet Bulb (WB). 600A Automatic AC Digital Clamp Meter 3 Tools in 1: Clamp Meter, Multimeter & Thermometer Displays T1, T2, and T1-T2 simultaneously, Accepts six different thermocouple types  
             

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Humidity Meters
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Manometers
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Medium & High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
LE
-ES-RZGH
$29.95

Medium & High Efficiency Gas Furnaces -

This unique field guide discusses each important aspect of the medium to high efficiency gas furnaces used in central heating applications, from the combustion process to the venting of the furnace itself.

In addition to providing a basic understanding of furnace design and operation, this in depth manual also details the significant advances made in the furnace industry. "Medium and High Efficiency Gas Furnaces" is an essential tool for those who are interested in becoming successful service technicians.

The author Richard Jazwin also provides detailed information on other related topics including: furnace construction, controls and components, ignition systems, sequences of operation, basic service procedures, and electric / electronic troubleshooting and repair.  - more

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Zircon Electronic Hand Tools

Zircon Electronic Hand Tools

Metal Detectors / Locators, Stud Finders and more
 

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings
DE-1428335153
$253.95 $228.55

New!Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings -

From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency.

Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike.

This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods.  - more

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning EPA Section 609 Training Manual & Exam Packet
LE
-ES609PPM
$19.95

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning EPA Section 609 Training Manual & (Pre-Paid) Exam Packet -

Any person that services motor vehicle air conditioning must be certified. Servicing motor vehicle air conditioning includes repairs, leak testing, and topping off of air conditioning systems low on refrigerant as well as any other repair to the vehicle which requires dismantling any part of the air conditioner.

All the information necessary to get a passing score on the EPA Section 609 certification test is contained within this manual. Review the material, complete the pre-paid Exam (50 multiple choice questions) and mail it in for grading. (envelope provided)

Wallet ID card and wall certificate issued upon successful completion. - more

Spanish Version EPA Section 609 Training Manual & (Pre-Paid) Exam Packet
LE
-ES609SPPD
(Spanish Version)

$19.95

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning EPA Section 609 Training Manual & (Pre-Paid) Exam Packet - Spanish Version

Any person that services motor vehicle air conditioning must be certified. Servicing motor vehicle air conditioning includes repairs, leak testing, and topping off of air conditioning systems low on refrigerant as well as any other repair to the vehicle which requires dismantling any part of the air conditioner.

All the information necessary to get a passing score on the EPA Section 609 certification test is contained within this manual. Review the material, complete the pre-paid Exam (50 multiple choice questions) and mail it in for grading. (envelope provided)

Wallet ID card and wall certificate issued upon successful completion. - more

Moving Air Through Fans & Ducts
LE-WM-210-4174-92
$12.95
Moving Air through Fans and Ducts -

An extensive coverage including multi-rating fan tables, nonstandard air calculations, pressure equivalents and conversion data, fan and duct calculations as well as a study guide for contractor and journeyman license exams. 

  • Moving Air through Fans and Ducts
  • Basic Ventilation Design
  • Simplified Duct Sizing
  • Appendix / Answers to Quizzes and Problems
  • Mathematical Data -  more

Moving Water Through Pumps and Pipes for HPAC
LE-WM-265-4182-92
$12.95

Moving Water Through Pumps and Pipes for HPAC - 
by John Gladstone
-

Bringing together the essential doctrines of good practice, design data, code principles and problem solving, this book serves as a concise reference for everyday use by designers, contractors, engineers and even students.

Subjects include general hydraulics, pump and cooling tower selection, sizing pipe and fittings, bending pipe and calculating offsets. A basic guide to effectively move fluids. - more

Craftsman National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2014
CR-9781572182967
$73.25

New!National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2014 -

Manhours, labor and material costs for all common plumbing and HVAC work in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You can quickly work up a reliable estimate based on the pipe, fittings and equipment required.

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual. Sample estimating and bidding forms and contracts also included. Explains how to handle change orders, letters of intent, and warranties. Describes the right way to process submittals, deal with suppliers and subcontract specialty work.

The Book Includes a FREE Download Certificate for an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program. An interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the software to compile construction cost estimates is also available online. Revised annually. - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
LE-NFPA54-12
$54.50

New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition -

From design to installation, maintenance, and inspection, no matter what aspect of fuel gas safety your job involves, the latest edition of NFPA 54 is essential.

Improve protection against fire and explosion hazards using the 2012 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code.

Updated for newly recognized risks and for the latest techniques, materials, developments, and construction practices in use today, the 2012 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code provides revised, industry accepted guidance for the safe installation and operation of gas piping systems, appliances, equipment, and accessories.

New indoor gas piping purging rules address recommendations by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)  - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook 2012 Edition
LE-NFPA54-12-Hbk
$138.00

New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook 2012 Edition -

Interpret, apply, and enforce NFPA 54 with expert answers and support in the 2012 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook.

Fully updated and featuring new full-color photos, NFPA®'s 2012 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook explains technical NFPA 54 rules and fuel gas safety concepts -- so you’re prepared to answer questions from employees and owners; and verify fuel gas piping, appliance, and venting jobs are in compliance.

The only complete guide to the 2012 NFPA 54 Code, the Handbook is written by industry authorities including Franklin Switzer, Jr., President of S-afe, Inc., NFPA Senior Engineer Denise Beach, Paul Cabot of the American Gas Association, and John Roberts from Rimkus Consulting Group. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2011 Edition
LE-NFPA58-11
$50.50

New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2011 Edition -

NFPA 58 is a must for anyone whose work involves LP-Gas--including installers, equipment manufacturers, engineers, inspectors, AHJs, facility owners, and insurers

Added protections in the 2011 NFPA 58 will prevent failures, leaks, tampering, fires, and explosions.

Updated to reflect the latest safety practices, field experience, and industry advances, the 2011 NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code provides today's criteria for all aspects of the safe design, construction, installation and operation of the full range of LP-Gas piping, equipment, and venting, along with highway transportation of LP-Gas.

New rule for cathodic protection for underground tanks guards against corrosion to preserve structural integrity. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2011 Edition
LE-NFPA58-11-Hbk
$127.50

New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2011 Ed. -

NFPA 58 has changed -- and the 2011 LP-Gas Code Handbook is your key to compliance.

When a new Code edition comes out, you need to get up-to-speed fast or risk costly -- and possibly deadly -- mistakes. That's why so many of your peers trust this essential companion resource to back up their work on every project.

The NFPA 58: LP-Gas Code Handbook's extra information, advice, and visuals solidify your grasp of requirements so you can apply rules correctly and avoid accidents, delays, and fines.

Don't wait for questions or problems to come up on the job. Whether you're a propane installer, user, AHJ, inspector, or enforcer, the NFPA 58 Handbook's on-demand answers and solutions maximize safety and job performance. - more

NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2012 Edition
LE-NFPA90A-12
$42.00

New!NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2012 Edition -

AHJs, architects, contractors, and mechanical and fire protection engineers all need the latest edition of NFPA 90A to ensure adequate fire protection in today's buildings.

Follow the new, industry-approved HVAC standard of care, the 2012 NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems.

Vital to fire and life safety, the 2012 edition of NFPA 90A addresses every aspect of the construction, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilating systems, including filters, ducts, and related equipment.

Staying up-to-code is essential to protect life and property from fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or conditions having manifestations similar to fire. - more

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2012 Edition
LE-NFPA90B-12
$36.50

New!NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2012 Edition -

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems provides the most up-to-date requirements to keep fire, smoke and gases from originating in and spreading through indoor HVAC systems in small buildings and 1- and 2-family dwellings.

The requirements cover construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of systems for warm air heating and air conditioning, including filters, ducts, and related equipment to protect lives and property from fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or conditions having manifestations similar to fire.

Don't fall behind. AHJs, architects, contractors, and mechanical and fire protection engineers depend on the latest NFPA 90B for vital fire protection information. - more

Practical Heating Technology, 2E
DE-141808039X
$182.95 $164.65

Practical Heating Technology, 2E -

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service.

This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems.

Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit. - more

Practical Math, 3E Practical Math -

This new edition of a classic textbook presents basic mathematic concepts typically applied in areas such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, printreading, welding, boilers, and alternative energy.

Practical Math introduces and reviews basic math principles and operations by providing practical examples and industry-based applications. The textbook helps learners see why math skills are  needed on the job.

Explanations of mathematical operations are followed by step-by-step examples and selected math problems relating to the operation. Book w/CD-ROM - more

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians
DE-1428324283
$54.95 $51.95

New!Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians

Develop solid practical math skills needed to succeed in the heating and cooling technology field with this updated resource that presents critical information in a way that is straightforward, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, meaningful to the reader.

From basic arithmetic to using formulas, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians, 5th Edition covers all of the mathematical concepts that technicians are likely to encounter in their everyday, on-the-job tasks.

Packed with hands-on exercises and the HVAC-R-specific terminology that previous editions are known for, this updated edition includes references to the latest technology, geothermal systems, as well as zone heating and cooling. - more

Residential Ventilation Handbook - Ventilation to Improve Indoor Air Quality
LE-MG0071621288

$69.95
New!Residential Ventilation Handbook -

A comprehensive guide to residential ventilation systems

Ventilation is a critical component for building durability and occupant health. Residential Ventilation Handbook gives you the information you need to select and install the appropriate ventilation system for any home.

This practical resource covers the latest codes and standards, including the International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and ASHRAE-62-2 ("Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings") requirements, as well as green building guidelines.

Ideal as an on-the-job reference and troubleshooting manual, this is an essential guide for novices and experienced contractors alike. - more

Rigging and Lifting Principles
AT-3648
$36.00

New!Rigging and Lifting Principles -

Rigging and Lifting Principles is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes.

Topics include weight and balance, lift points, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, cranes, and lifting procedures.

Safety practices are discussed throughout this textbook.

  • Rigging
  • Rope
  • Slings
  • Rigging Component Handling
  • Lifting Devices
  • Cranes

New!

Scale Master Pro XE
w/
PC Interface Kit

 

LE-CI6335
$149.95 $99.95

Scale Master Pro XE/PC Interface Combo PackScale Master Pro XE w/ PC Interface -

The included PC Interface cable lets you transfer rolled values from the Scale Master® Pro XE directly into commonly used spreadsheets or estimating programs, saving countless keystrokes, saving time and reducing the potential for costly transcribing errors.

For: Contractors, Estimators, Engineers, Landscapers, Pipeline Builders, Excavators, Concrete Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Plumbers, HVAC, Fencing Specialists, Telecommunications, Cable System Contractors, Pavers or anyone needing fast, accurate takeoffs from plans or blueprints.  - more

   

New!

Scale Master Pro XE
 

LE-CI6135
$99.95  $74.95

Scale Master Pro XEScale Master Pro XE -

Portable, Digital Take-Off Tool With 91 Built-in Scales & PC Interface - For Construction Estimators, Contractors or Anyone Who Works with Blueprints.

The recently updated Scale Master® Pro XE makes it easy to do Linear, Area and Volume takeoffs with speed, accuracy and confidence when estimating, bidding or planning.  - more

   

R-410A Universal Safety & Training Manual
LE
-ES-410APM
$34.95

R-410A Universal Safety & Training Manual -

This book was developed to provide field service personnel with the necessary training and practical knowledge to safely perform service on systems containing R-410A and R-407C.

In addition, this manual includes information on: the R-22 phase-out, appropriate refrigerant and oil applications, service techniques, as well as safe handling of R-410A.

This manual contains all of the information technician will need to prepare for their R-410A Safety Certification.

Buy Manual and CD-ROM (below) together and Save $$ - more

R-410A Interactive Training CD
LE-ES-CD410A
$29.95

R-410A Interactive Training CD -

Contains Randomized Practice Test for Certification Exam!

This interactive CD-Rom provides field service personnel with the necessary training and practical knowledge to safely perform service on systems containing R-410A and R-407C.

In addition, this CD includes information on: the R-22 phase-out, appropriate refrigerant and oil applications, service techniques, as well as safe handling of R-410A.

This CD breaks down R-410A training into categories each with specific sub topics. Each category contains practice questions. - more

Refrigerant Transition & Recovery Certification Program Manual for Technicians
DE-0766845192
$108.95 $97.95

Refrigerant Transition & Recovery Certification Program Manual for Technicians -

This manual prepares HVAC-R technicians with the knowledge needed to respond professionally to current and future environmental challenges. It begins with discussion of HVAC fundamentals and core topics, such as: refrigerant chemistry, oils, ozone depletion, global warming, and the Montreal protocol.

It prepares technicians for the Type I (small appliance), Type II (recovery, recycling and reclaim) and Type III (chillers) certification tests mandated by the EPA under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act

This manual serves as both an effective test preparation guide and an indispensable professional field reference. - more

Refrigeration: A Residential and Light Commercial Text & Lab Book
DE-1418005606
$92.95 $83.65

Refrigeration: A Residential and Light Commercial Text & Lab Book -

Ideal for use as a stand-alone manual or alongside any HVAC publication, this versatile guide offers brief theory lessons of what is to be learned followed by practical competencies that take readers step-by-step through specific procedures.

These opportunities for “hands-on” application of key concepts help readers better understand common service, repair, and maintenance procedures.

This "how-to" lab book creatively combines both theory and practical application into an organized system for learning about domestic and commercial refrigeration equipment. - more

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology
DE-1428319360
$147.95 $132.95

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology -

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment.

Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book.

It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.  - more

Refrigeration & AC Technology DVD Set
DE-1401899161
$3295.00

Refrigeration & AC Technology DVD Set -

This set of five DVDs effectively presents the superior hands-on information contained in the all-new 5th Edition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology for successful maintenance and troubleshooting of today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

All aspects of HVAC-R industry are covered, from basic heat theory and the pressure enthalpy chart to the laws of physics that govern the behavior of solids, liquids, and gases.

A favorable blend of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures makes this DVD set a fitting complement to basic HVAC-R education, as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field. - more

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology - A Spanish Reference Manual
DE-1418055719
$87.95

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology: A Spanish Reference Manual -

This edition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology: A Spanish Reference Manual consists of selected key topics and text elements, such as service calls, that are chosen for reference by students and technicians.

The topics were chosen for their suitability to customer relations, safety and service of equipment. - more

Refrigeration Principles, Practices, and Performance
DE-1418060976
$134.95 $121.55

Refrigeration Principles, Practices, and Performance -

Designed to provide a basic, straightforward overview of the concepts and principles of HVAC and refrigeration, this book is ideal for readers with a limited amount of experience in the field.

Refrigeration Principles, Practices and Performance begins with an introduction to the basics of refrigeration and HVAC, and then quickly progresses into specific equipment components, eliminating overly technical and lengthy information that is found in many traditional industry books.

The focus on presenting the essentials with a simple, easy-to-understand approach makes this book valuable for any reader seeking to master and apply basic refrigeration and HVAC principles. - more

Residential Construction Academy Facilities Maintenance
DE-140186483X
$83.95 $59.95

Residential Construction Academy: Facilities Maintenance -

Using step-by-step photos as often as possible to convey important tasks, this book will train the residential facilities handyman in all the responsibilities of the job!

A refreshingly easy-to-read writing style and a straightforward approach to maintenance, repair, and replacement within residential facilities combine to communicate common maintenance tasks in the areas of carpentry, wiring, groundskeeping, appliance repair, plumbing, and HVAC.

Safety for each task is addressed, as well as important employability skills for success on the job.

No-nonsense Information on tasks for which maintenance personnel should seek assistance and refer the problem to a professional, are also highlighted. - more

Residential Construction Academy Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
DE-1401849016
$80.95 $71.95

Residential Construction Academy HVAC -

Based on national skill standards, this full-color, comprehensive HVAC book is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup, and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems.

The first section explores matter, energy, heat, and the basic refrigeration processes, with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Detailed information on safety issues and the system installation process follows, with step-by-step procedures that clearly illustrate the key skills needed to properly install a system.

The startup and service section shows readers the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and that the amount of refrigerant in the system is within an acceptable range. Coverage concludes with the installation and service of oil, gas, electric, and geothermal heating systems, as well as boilers, hydronic heating, and radiant heating. - more

Residential Oil Burners
DE-1418073970
$167.95 $151.55

Residential Oil Burners -

Packed with more need-to-know information than any other book on the market, Residential Oil Burners, 3E provides the knowledge and skills that residential oil burner technicians will need to succeed in the industry.

Now in its third edition, the book has been fully updated to incorporate the latest technological advancements, with an all-new chapter on boilers, and updated chapters on electrical equipment and oil burner controls.

With coverage of the combustion process, oil burners, heating systems, as well as electrical systems and equipment, users will build a solid foundation of information that is easily transferable to work situations they may encounter in the field.

Straightforward and easy-to-use, this book is a valuable addition to every service technician's vehicle or learning library. - more

Leak Alert
LE
-ZR-57108

$9.99

Leak Alert 4 Pack
LE
-ZR-57108-4pk

$37.95

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector -

Leak Alert sounds a very loud alarm when it gets wet, and keeps sounding the alarm for up to 72 hours.

Place Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaksPlace Leak Alert anywhere there is a danger of flood or leaks,
  • Under sinks
  • Near water heater
  • In basements
  • Near dishwashers and refrigerators
  • Under fish tanks
  • Near plumbing and toilets
Features:
  • Loud (95dB) alarm sounds with direct water contact.
  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation—no wiring required.
  • Low battery warning for optimum safety and performance - more
Sheet Metal Sheet Metal -

This updated edition of a classic American Tech textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of layout, cutting, forming, and fabrication of sheet metal. It can serve as a useful training tool and reference for students, apprentices, and technicians in the trade.

While the tools and technology in the sheet metal trade continue to evolve, basic principles that are fundamental to working with sheet metal remain. Sheet Metal presents basic metalworking principles and builds on this knowledge throughout the book.

Hands-on activities reinforce concepts introduced in the chapters. - more

Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition
DE-1435401247

$44.95
New!Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code & International Fuel Gas Code: 2009 Edition -

Tackle the latest version of codes that the entire plumbing and HVACR industry’s code officials, designers, and installers use every day with this valuable new resource.

Designed to provide detailed insight into the updates that have been made to the 2009 editions of the International Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Codes®, this book goes one step further by delving into the rationale of why such changes were needed. - more

Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, - Siting, Design and Installation
ES-
SHWF
$69.95
New!Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, Siting, Design and Installation -

One of the most comprehensive solar hot water manuals available, this book covers everything you need to know to become a professional solar designer and installer!

From system components to design, to site assessment, this book is a must have for anyone learning about or working in the Solar Industry!

Over 200 pages -Hundreds of detailed full color pictures and diagrams -Real-life installation anecdotes

  • Drainback System
  • Closed Loop Glycol Systems
  • Thermosiphon Systems
  • Solar Pool Heating - more
Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation New!Solar Water Heating Systems: Fundamentals and Installation -

Developed in conjunction with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry.

The textbook covers residential solar water heating systems for domestic hot water and swimming pool applications.

The textbook also covers topics such as solar fundamentals, site assessment, the installation and service of system components, startup and maintenance, and worker safety.

Book, Study Guide and Instructor's Resource Guide Available - more

Stationary Engineering New!Stationary Engineering -

Stationary Engineering covers all aspects of boiler operation and auxiliary equipment. The text can be used for licensing examination preparation, industrial classes, or as a reference book for studying boiler principles and upgrading skills.

This new edition includes a new chapter on Computerized Control, that covers common computerized control system architecture, programming, and applications in commercial and industrial settings.

Includes 1,150 questions to help prepare for a licensing exam. Other topics include expanded coverage of the latest EPA regulations and their implications, ASME boiler classifications, steam trap operation and efficiency, and emission control equipment operation. - more

Steam and Hot Water Primer
DE-1428360727
$93.95 $84.55

Steam and Hot Water Primer -

For the first time, novice and seasoned boiler personnel alike have a resource designed just for them.

Steam and Hot Water Primer is a comprehensive guide to boiler operation and stationary engineering. Its purpose is to provide a fundamental understanding of boiler operation and maintenance for beginners, to prepare prospective licensing candidates for the boiler license exam, and to serve as a “go-to” reference guide for operations and maintenance personnel.

With coverage of topics that other, similar books avoid – like maintenance and troubleshooting – the authors have created an “all-in-one” resource that can be used throughout the stages of a boiler operator’s career and that will also develop highly knowledgeable, highly skilled operators, prepared and ready for the 21st century. - more

Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems, Design, Construction, and Operations
LE-MG0071603174
$89.95 $79.95
New!Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems - Design, Construction, and Operations

PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING ENERGY USE WITH CHP SYSTEMS

Plan, design, construct, and operate a sustainable on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facility using the detailed information in this practical guide.

Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems reveals how to substantially increase the energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings using waste heat and thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control.

In-depth case studies illustrate real-world applications of CHP systems. - more

System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Procedures
LE
-ESSDTP
$29.95

System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Procedures - John Tomczyk

This module provides the reader with the necessary information to successfully diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration system problems.

Systematic troubleshooting and diagnostics of; airflow problems, refrigerant cycle malfunctions, suction and liquid line restrictions, oil logged evaporator, undercharge, overcharge, compressor inefficiencies, dirty condenser, air in the system, restricted metering device, and low and high condenser entering air temperatures are detailed. 

Systematic diagnosis of the above listed problems using service checklists to assist the service technician to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot a system is explained. - more

System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling
ES-SPVPM

$44.95
NEW!System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling -

Developed to aide technicians in many proper techniques and procedures used to both verify and optimize performance of HVAC systems

Specific emphasis placed on:

  • Proper refrigerant charging procedures and net capacity verification
  • Psychrometric fundamentals
  • Combustion efficiency
  • System airflow testing processes - more
New!
Technician Certification for Refrigerants
Technician Certification for Refrigerants -

Technician Certification for Refrigerants is a text/workbook that provides an overview of the latest information on safe and efficient storage, transportation, and usage of refrigerants.

This comprehensive reference addresses the latest EPA regulations and their implications, and HFC and PFC refrigerant usage. Also included is information on recovery, recycling, and reclaiming of refrigerants for all types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Up-to-date sample refrigerant certification test questions and test administration information are included to prepare technicians to pass the EPA Section 608 Certification Test. - more

Troubleshooting Electronic Equipment
LE-MG0071477314
$49.95

Troubleshooting Electronic Equipment -

Everything you need to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all types of electronic equipment

Quickly and Easily Identify and Repair Defects and Failures in all Types of Electronic Equipment.

Turn to Troubleshooting Electronic Equipment for step-by-step procedures for identifying the causes of problems in electronic equipment and hands-on methods for repairing them. From cell phones and digital circuits...to test and medical instruments...to digital and microprocessor-based equipment, this practical guide covers the full range of troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and maintenance management techniques.

The author covers all the essentials such as necessary tools, soldering techniques, testing, fundamental procedures, and mechanical and electrical components. - more

Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment
LE-MG0071810307
$59.95

New!Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment -

A PRACTICAL GUIDE that shows maintenance and construction electricians how to successfully repair commercial and industrial electrical equipment

Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment is the first work that offers a practical approach to diagnosing and repairing commercial/industrial electrical equipment – covering everything from motors, computers, elevators, and fire alarm systems to heavy-duty ovens and audio equipment.

Inside you'll find ways to become faster, more efficient, and able to achieve a much higher success rate in restoring large electrical equipment without damaging it, introducing an additional defect, or creating a hazard.

This invaluable resource also includes information for those seeking licensing and certification, as well as different measures that should be taken to ensure that a UL or other agency listing is not voided. - more

Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 2nd Ed
LE-MG0071481486
$59.95 $39.95

Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances -

Use the Latest Tools and Techniques to Troubleshoot and Repair Major Appliances, Microwaves, and Room Air Conditioners!

Now covering both gas and electric appliances, the updated second edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances offers you a complete guide to the latest tools, techniques, and parts for troubleshooting and repairing any appliance.

Packed with over 200 illustrations, the book includes step-by-step procedures for testing and replacing parts… instructions for reading wiring diagrams… charts with troubleshooting solutions… advice on using tools and test meters... safety techniques… and more...

Troubleshooting and Servicing HVAC & Refrigeration Electrical Systems
LE
-ESTSES
$29.95

Troubleshooting & Servicing HVAC & Refrigeration (HVACR) Electrical Systems -

This book details HVAC & Refrigeration electrical system operation, systematic troubleshooting and service. It was written with the non electrician in mind. It provides service technicians with all the information necessary to accurately diagnose and solve electrical system faults.

Sections on safety, schematic interpretation, system components, motors, electric heat and troubleshooting are included. 

"Troubleshooting and Servicing HVACR Electrical Systems" is written in easy to understand language and has a large number of illustrations. This book will provide service technicians with the practical hands on information needed to successfully troubleshoot and service today's increasingly complex HVACR electrical systems.  - more

Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems
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Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems - John Tomczyk

In today's ever changing technical world, service technicians must be highly skilled and have a solid understanding of refrigeration and air conditioning concepts. In addition, technicians must stay abreast of current industry development and improved techniques.

Written in easy to understand language and utilizes a large number of illustrations, tables, and photos. This book will provide service technicians with the practical, hands on information needed to successfully troubleshoot and service today's increasingly complex air conditioning and refrigeration systems. - more

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