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Craftsman National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2019
CR-9781572183476
$88.25

New!National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2019 -

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

BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2020
CR-9781557019837
$129.95

New!BNI Mechanical Electrical Costbook 2020 -

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

2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) -

The 2012 International Fuel Gas Code® sets forth requirements that address the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances, based on the most current information and technology available.

The requirements are performance-driven, making this an effective tool and valuable addition to any Code library.

  • Updated content based on the expert insight of code enforcing officials, industry representatives, design professionals, and more
  • 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
2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) 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
2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC) -

Now Includes the 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®

With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2012 International Plumbing Code® sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.

This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.

Includes the 2012 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems. - more

Softcover
IC-1580017339
$39.00
2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) -
Now Includes the
2009 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®

2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC)With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2009 International Plumbing Code® sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems.

This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage.

New to the 2009 edition of the code is the inclusion of the 2009 International Private Sewage Disposal Code®, a companion guide that offers additional provisions for the design, installation, and inspection of private sewage disposal systems. - more

Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2012 Edition
DE-1111542473

$44.95
Significant Changes to the International Plumbing Code/International Mechanical Code/International Fuel Gas Code: 2012 Edition -

Sorting through a key code – whether it is the INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING, MECHANICAL OR FUEL GAS CODES® - can be a daunting task. So when a code update occurs, you may feel even more overwhelmed.

Fortunately, there is a resource that will break down all three of these codes so that students can easily identify key changes and their real-world applications.

Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the type of change: newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and practical examples, which clarify some of the technical jargon and make the content more relevant. - more

Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised
CR-0934041997
$44.75

Basic Plumbing with Illustrations, Revised -

This revised edition offers up-to-date instructions for installing code-approved plumbing in residential and light commercial buildings. Twenty-three chapters cover all the fundamentals of the trade: planning and sizing, installation, maintenance, common layout, materials, and code requirements for each job.

It is the journeyman's and apprentice's guide to installing plumbing, piping, and fixtures in residential and light commercial buildings: how to select the right materials, lay out the job and do professional-quality plumbing work, use essential tools and materials, make repairs, maintain plumbing systems, install fixtures, and add to existing systems.

You'll find invaluable information on inspections, floor plans and plot plans, drawing and reading isometrics, code definitions, and materials. - more

PVC PipePounder Tool NEW!PVC PipePounder Conduit Installation Tool -

The Must-Have Tool for Large PVC Installs!

  • Easily ensure tight, positive connections while gluing Large PVC Conduits.
  • Fits 3 & 4 inch Conduits
  • Applies pressure evenly across conduit end to drive easier, and more completely into couplings.
  • Durable, hard plastic, won't split or break.
  • Reduces that annoying (and harmful) vibration up the arm! - more
Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers -

With a one-of-a-kind approach that offers more comprehensive coverage than any other plumbing apprentice book on the market, this valuable resource will thoroughly prepare readers for the transition from the residential plumbing industry to commercial or industrial projects.

Blueprint Reading and Drafting for Plumbers, 2E goes beyond basic lessons on reading and drafting various piping arrangements to provide highly detailed, practical, and relevant information that addresses the real-life demands of commercial and industrial job sites.

This updated edition features all-new chapters devoted to coordinating plumbing installations using structural steel and civil blueprints, further enhancing the book’s unique and jobsite-focused classroom lessons. - more

Boiler Operation Video Series Boiler Operation DVD Series -

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 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 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

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

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction
CR-1889892505
$49.95

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction -

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report.

You’ll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

Covers underground piping, including drain, supply, and gas; and electrical work, including grounding and supply to breaker, pump, underwater lighting, and heater. - 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 Controls
Book w/ DVD

New!Building Controls -

Building Controls was developed in conjunction with the United Association of Journeyworkers and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry for use in building automation system training.

The textbook covers topics such as control concepts/theory, network communication in building automation, control devices/equipment in building automation, building automation and operation, and system integration in the HVAC industry. - more

Text, Workbook & Answer Key Available

Carbon Monoxide a Clear and Present Danger
LE
-ES-COPM
$44.95

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
$44.95

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

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Code Check Complete, 2E
CR-9781600854934
$44.95
Code Check Complete, 2E -

Want all of the latest Building, Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical code information at your fingertips?

They're all included in Code Check Complete. Finding code facts is a cinch with the easy-to-access, crystal-clear, illustrated format that makes Taunton's Code Check series the choice of reference for thousands of builders, inspectors, and do-it-yourself homeowners across the country.

From the Introduction Code Check Complete is a compilation of the four individual Code Check field guides to the building codes: Building, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.

Based on the 2009 International and Uniform Codes, and the 2008 and 2011 National Electrical Code, it is endorsed by the International Code Council. - more

DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference
LE-DE-0977000354

$24.95

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 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 Plumbing Code Reference - updated to 2009 IPC, IRC
LE-DE-1111135940
$24.95 $19.95

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference, 2E -

The Ultimate Code Reference for Plumbing Installations

Based on the 2009 International Plumbing Code® and authored by an industry leader in contractor education, the DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference is a must-have for novice and experienced plumbers alike.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials, water heaters, and bathrooms, to backflow, isometrics, and trenching.

Ideal for anyone required to work with plumbing systems or at home do-it-yourselfers, this resource will provide the critical information needed to get the job done right - the first time.  - more

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference - updated to 2006 IPC, IRC
LE-DE-0977718379
$24.95 $11.95

DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference -

The Ultimate Code Reference for Plumbing Installations

Based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code® and authored by an industry leader in contractor education, the DEWALT Plumbing Code Reference is a must-have for novice and experienced plumbers alike.

With 80 pages of illustrated code requirements, violations, and installation concerns, the book covers everything from materials, water heaters, and bathrooms, to backflow, isometrics, and trenching.

Ideal for anyone required to work with plumbing systems or at home do-it-yourselfers, this resource will provide the critical information needed to get the job done right - the first time.  - more

DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, 2E
LE-DE-0979740355

$39.95

DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide -

The most comprehensive plumbing licensing book available now offers an interactive CD-ROM for more effective exam preparation than ever before.

The DEWALT Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide, 2E is based on the 2006 International Plumbing Code® and the common construction management philosophy to prepare candidates for both state and county exams in every state.

From test-taking strategies and exam rules, to sample exams and answer keys, the guide takes an A-Z approach to plumbing licensing concepts.

The practice exam CD also gives readers the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess areas that need improvement.  - more info         >> more DEWALT

Duct and Envelope Tightness Verification Manual
ES-DETPM
$34.95
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

Energy Auditing for Industrial Facilities 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 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

Fluid Power Systems Fluid Power Systems, 2E -

Fluid Power Systems is a text/workbook that covers topics specifically relating to the design, application, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

This new edition has been redesigned and includes expanded content on hydraulic pumps, fluid conductors, connectors, and means of transmission.

The text/workbook addresses fluid power systems, components, and devices specific to industrial, commercial, and mobile power equipment applications such as pumps, valves, actuators, electrical controls, and troubleshooting techniques. Each component, device, or system is introduced with descriptions, operation, common applications, system examples, and operating characteristics.

The included FluidSIM® 4.2 Student Version simulation software provides the learner with an added tool to create, build, and troubleshoot hydraulic circuits in the form of specific activities in the text/workbook. Instructors can also create their own activities. more

Fluid Power Systems Book w/ Answer Key
Fluid Power Systems
w/
Answer Key
CO-AT-3628-3629
$65.00
Fluid Power Systems, 1E -

Fluid Power Systems is a text/workbook that presents an introduction to the design, application, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

It features large, full-color illustrations detailing systems, components, and devices specific to industrial and commercial applications. Content includes pumps, valves, actuators, electrical controls, and troubleshooting techniques and focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems.

The first CD-ROM included contains Quick Quizzes®, an illustrated glossary, flash cards, interactive schematics, review questions, media clips, and online resources

A second CD-ROM contains FluidSIM® 4.2 Student Version simulation software that gives the learner an added tool to create, build, and troubleshoot hydraulic circuits.

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

High Pressure Boilers New!High Pressure Boilers, 6E -

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. - more

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

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

Journeyman General Mechanical Examination - 3rd edition

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

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

Heat Pumps - Operation, Installation & Service
LE-ESHPOIS
$49.95

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

New!
Low Pressure Boilers

LE-AT-4
372
Low Pressure Boilers, 5E -

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
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.)

Math for the Building Trades New!Math for the Building Trades, 2E -

Math for the Building Trades, 2E is a text-workbook designed to help individuals learn and apply the basic math skills commonly required in the construction industry.

To maximize learning, all chapters are organized into sections that contain a thorough explanation of math principles and operations as well as step-by-step procedures for solving trade-specific math problems.

The checkpoints, reviews, and tests included in each chapter provide a variety of opportunities to practice and apply the concepts covered. - more

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction Managers 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

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

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings 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

Craftsman National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2019
CR-9781572183476
$88.25

New!National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator 2019 -

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 13 - Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems New!NFPA 13 - Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2019 Edition -

The 2019 edition of NFPA 13: a clearer, more concise, and more effective tool for the installation of sprinkler systems

Develop sprinkler defense for any occupancy using the most up-to-date standard -- now completely reorganized based on user needs in the modern built environment.

NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, has undergone more than 60 revision cycles, reflecting more than 120 years of fire experience and new water-based fire protection technologies. Organizationally, the standard was ready for a change! A task group of water-based fire protection experts tackled the challenge and the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 is the result.

In a major update, NFPA 13 has been fully reorganized by structuring the technical content in the order you need to do your job. - more

NFPA 13 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, 2019 Ed. New!NFPA 13 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, 2019 Ed. -

Access the complete NFPA 13 text -- plus commentary from the foremost experts in fire sprinkler engineering, fire testing, and applications today.

Completely revised to support the reorganized Standard, the essential Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook helps you implement the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13 smoothly and efficiently.

In a major update, NFPA 13 has been fully reorganized by structuring the technical content in the order you need to do your job. Improve your ability to navigate and apply the milestone 2019 edition of NFPA 13 using the Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook.

Unique in the field, the Handbook provides essential know-how and support for all aspects of your work. It's loaded with guidance, expertise, color visuals, and information -- to help ensure you're better prepared to conduct accurate and efficient system design, installation, and testing. - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2018 Edition -

NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code provides industry-accepted guidance for the safe installation and operation of fuel gas piping systems, appliances, equipment, and accessories.

Ensure a safe fuel gas installation using the 2018 edition of NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, National Fuel Gas Code.

The 2018 edition includes updates based on recognized risks, recent research, and the techniques, materials, developments, and construction practices in use today. From design to installation, maintenance, and inspection -- no matter what aspect of fuel gas safety your job involves, the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code is essential.

Update to the 2018 edition of the NFPA 54 for greater confidence in CSST bonding. - more

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook New!NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook 2018 Edition -

The 2018 Edition NFPA 54 Handbook explains the "hows" and "whys" behind fuel gas safety compliance, so you are prepared to implement the latest Code.

Fully updated and featuring a wealth of color visuals, NFPA's 2018 edition National Fuel Gas Code Handbook explains technical NFPA 54 requirements and fuel gas safety concepts -- so you can confidently answer questions from employees and owners, and verify that fuel gas piping, appliance, and venting jobs are in compliance.

It's an essential tool for engineers, contractors, and consultants who need to ensure fuel gas jobs are done right the first time.

Expert commentary from recognized authorities in the field gives you the background, rationale, and practical tips you need for error-free design, installation, and inspection. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2017 Edition -

Featuring an expanded scope, all-new chapter, and major changes, the 2017 Edition of NFPA 58 reflects the changing face of LP-Gas technology and the latest safety protocols.

Enforced in most states and referenced by DOT, NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code provides minimum safety requirements for all liquefied petroleum gas (propane) installations -- from small cylinders installed at residences to large bulk storage facilities that can exceed 100,000 gallons.

It includes minimum requirements for safe handling during LP-Gas transfer, including operator qualifications, maximum filling quantity in containers, and pre-transfer inspections to ensure containers are fit for continued service.

NFPA 58 also covers a number of safety requirements related to container construction; piping design; separation of containers from homes, stores, schools and other important buildings; and safe handling of liquefied petroleum gas during transfer between containers. - more

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code - 2011 Edition
LE-NFPA58-11
$35.00

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.

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook New!NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2017 Ed. -

The 2017 edition of the LP-Gas Code Handbook is your go-to source for correct NFPA 58 application. Mitigate fuel gas hazards with answers and expert support.

Compliance with NFPA 58 is the most powerful way to help protect people and installations from a host of LP-Gas hazards. Stay on top of industry changes using the 2017 edition of the LP-Gas Code Handbook as a guide. This exclusive Handbook is loaded with information, advice, and new visuals that support your work, so you can help prevent system failures, leaks, tampering, fires, and explosions.

The Handbook helps you solidify your grasp of Code requirements to maximize safety and job performance.  - more

NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems New!NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2018 Edition -

The 2018 edition of NFPA 90A: Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems is essential for providing adequate fire protection or HVAC systems and protecting lives and property in the built environment.

NFPA 90A is the ANSI approved standard of care for HVAC to safeguard people and property against fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or similar conditions.

Updated for greater clarity and the latest references to applicable NFPA® codes and standards and other documents, it addresses every aspects of the construction, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilating systems -- including filters, ducts, and related equipment.

Designers, contractors, and owners gain greater assurance in fire protection by using the latest provisions. - more

NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2012 Edition
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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. - See 2018 Version

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems New!NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2018 Edition -

Save people and property from fire, smoke, and gases spreading through homes. Apply the latest edition of NFPA 90B.

Depend on NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems for vital fire protection assurance. Be sure you're up-to-code with the most up-to-date requirements to keep fire, smoke and gases from originating in and spreading through indoor HVAC systems in 1- and 2-family dwellings, and buildings that are under 25,000 cubic feet.

Compliance helps protect lives and property from hazards resulting from fire or conditions similar to fire.

NFPA 90B requirements cover construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of systems for warm air heating and air conditioning -- including filters, ducts, and related equipment. - more

NFPA 90B: Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2012 Edition
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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. - See 2018 Version

NTC Black Book (Design, Inspection & Testing of Water Based Systems) Certification Guide
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$129.95 $145.00

New!NTC Black Book Design and Inspection & Testing of Water Based Systems Certification Guide -

New for 2019! Covers BOTH NICET Sprinkler Certifications in one book - Design (Water-Based System Layout) and Inspection & Testing!

This single books covers the Design certification (Water-Based System Layout) and Inspection and Testing certification (Inspection & Testing of Water Based Systems).

  • Covers NICET CBT (computer based testing format)
  • The most valuable & complete reference for study
  • Covers NICET Level 1, 2, and 3 in Design (Layout) and Inspection & Testing
  • Includes helpful testing tips which will pay off on the test
  • Provides easy to follow instructions for reaching certification
  • Over 1,000 Sample test questions are included - more

NTC Sprinkler Field Notes Pocket Guide
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New!NTC Sprinkler Inspection & Testing Field Notes -

NTC's Sprinkler Field Notes - A Pocket Guide to Sprinkler System Inspection and Testing Requirements

Sprinkler Field Notes contains critical information about inspection and testing requirements for common sprinkler system components.

Sprinkler Field Notes puts information at your fingertips, in a pocket sized (4" x 6") form. Sprinkler Field Notes is spiral bound and printed on heavy paper to make it usable and durable.

Sprinkler Field Notes is updated to the requirements from the current edition of NFPA 25 (Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems)

 It's a great companion to the NTC Black Book Design, Inspection & Testing of Water Based Systems Certification Guide - more

 
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Planning Drain Waste & Vent Systems
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Planning Drain Waste & Vent Systems -

This practical guide to planning and designing drainage, waste and vent systems will help you prepare plumbing plans for just about any project you're likely to handle: residential, commercial., private sewage disposal systems, mobile home parks - even public toilet room layouts for the physically handicapped.

It covers the entire subject, from basic plumbing principles to the final drawings. Emphasis is on designing systems that meet requirements for any of the popular plumbing codes.

Everyone who plans or installs plumbing systems in communities where plumbing codes are enforced should have this practical manual.

Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams, sketches and schematics, this is your best guide to the intricacies of drainage, waste and vent systems. - more

Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual
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Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Calculations Manual -

Ready-to-Run Solutions for Plumbing and Pipefitting

Full coverage of estimating takeoffs
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Instant results: Packed with charts and tables that allow readers to quickly look up time-saving answers, this handy tool is a ready source of commonly used calculations, formulas, and, best of all, solutions. Look-It-Up Calculations for:

* Pipe fitting
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Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide
CR-0934041040
$34.00

Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide -

This book is your guide to passing the plumber's exam. Whether this is your first try or your third, and no matter what state or county exam you're taking, the information between the covers of this manual will help you pass.

This book has hundreds of the type of questions that appear most often on plumber's exams. Each question is answered under both the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Standard Plumbing Code. Clarifications and explanations are included when the answer involves an important point you might miss. And there's no need to flip back and forth to answers in another part of the book. The answer is printed right under each question.

If getting certified and receiving top pay for your work as a journeyman or master plumber is your goal, this is the book for you. It can be your first step to a more rewarding career. - more

Plumber's Handbook Revised
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$44.50

Plumber's Handbook Revised -

The Approved Reference for the Plumbing Contractor's Exam in many states.

Explains in simple terms how to install plumbing systems that will pass inspection - the first time. Every chapter is clearly illustrated with diagrams, charts and tables that make it easy to select the right material and install it correctly.

It covers all of the plumber's trade: vents, waste piping, drainage, septic tanks, hot and cold water supply systems, wells, fire protection piping, fixtures, solar energy systems, gas piping and more. There are even chapters on mobile home and travel trailer parks and graywater recycling.

You'll also find help in preparing for the journeyman or master plumber's exam. The book concludes with a sample exam - 200 multiple-choice questions of the type you can expect to find on most plumber's exams. - more

Plumbing 101 - for 1st Year Apprentice Plumbing 101, 6E - (1st Year Apprentice)

Written by contractors for contractors, their employees, and first-year plumbing students, Plumbing 101, 6E delivers the practical, on-the-job information needed to meet the workforce training needs of the industry.

PLUMBING 101, 6th Edition, was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation. Part of a series, it introduces topics that are revisited in more detail in subsequent titles.

This valuable resource addresses residential and commercial plumbing, with core content centering on basic plumbing principles and codes. - more

Plumbing 201 Plumbing 201, 6E - (2nd year Apprentice)

With practical, hands-on knowledge of the real-world issues that face plumbing professionals, Plumbing 201, 6E presents the second installment in our four-part plumbing training series.

This proven resource was developed in partnership with the PHCC Educational Foundation. Building on PLUMBING 101, it covers piping materials, sources, and distribution for potable water; water pipe sizing; cross-connection protection; water heaters; sewage disposal; drainage fixture units; building drains; and stacks.

This edition features chapters on communication skills and professionalism and fixture supports. A straightforward writing style, realistic examples, and emphasis on hands-on applications make it invaluable for anyone entering or working in the plumbing industry. - more

Plumbing 301 New!Plumbing 301, 2E - (3rd year Apprentice)

Designed for the third-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 301 uses a straightforward, clear writing style and the most current plumbing and gas code references to deliver the "need-to-know" information for both commercial and residential plumbers.

Coverage begins with basic installation practices; progresses to blueprint reading, the National Fuel Gas Code, and surveying instruments; and includes special chapters devoted to the math and science of plumbing.

Building on this thorough foundation, the Second Edition includes new discussions of hydronic systems, LP gas systems, ejector systems, water treatment, and much more. - more

Plumbing 401 - (4th year Apprentice) Plumbing 401 - (4th year Apprentice)

Designed for the fourth-year plumbing apprentice, Plumbing 401 uses a clear, easy-to-read writing style to provide a thorough understanding of practical plumbing installations and national plumbing codes.

Coverage spans residential, commercial, industrial and institutional arenas, and includes important topics such as service and repair, blueprint reading, installation practices, heating systems, and related science and plumbing codes.

Practical in its approach, with an emphasis on both safety and the latest plumbing technology, this guidebook will prove to be a valuable resource for apprentice and licensed plumbers alike. - more

PlumbingCalc Pro - FLOW & DIMENSIONAL MATH CALCULATOR
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$41.97
$69.95

PlumbingCalc Pro -

For skilled plumbers who design, install and maintain plumbing systems in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential projects.

The PlumbingCalc Pro is powerful, rugged and easy to use. Whether you’re working on a commercial or residential project, building or remodeling, it gives you instant answers for your layout and design problems. Just enter the known variables and let the PlumbingCalc Pro crunch the numbers for you.

With the PlumbingCalc Pro you always have the most-needed Pipe data at your fingertips – from 1/8" to 42" diameters in all the common materials and schedules. Spend less time calculating, converting, and looking at charts. - more

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Plumbing Design and Installation New!Plumbing Design and Installation -

This is a comprehensive text used by apprentices and plumbing students to develop basic competencies.

Plumbing Design and Installation provides comprehensive coverage of the plumbing trade including the design, installation, testing, and repair of plumbing systems in residential and commercial structures.

This edition features a new chapter on sustainable plumbing that highlights the plumbing practices and equipment that contribute to water and energy efficiency.

Textbook, Workbook and Instructor's Resource Guide are available - more

Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation -

Prepare for a career in the commercial or residential plumbing fields with this popular book, which has been updated to reflect the very latest advancements in the plumbing industry.

Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation, 4E has also been restructured to begin with instruction on the major, introductory concepts, and then progressing to more specific, advanced lessons, allowing readers a complete and thorough understanding of the material.

This edition includes coverage of the very latest products, tools, codes, and drain cleaning equipment that have had a remarkable impact on the plumbing industry and how plumbers work successfully. - more

Practical Heating Technology, 2E 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 New!Practical Math, 4E -

Practical Math is a text-workbook that covers essential math concepts and how they are applied on the job in agriculture, alternative energy, culinary arts, boiler operation, construction, electrical, HVAC, manufacturing, maintenance, mechanics, pipefitting, plumbing, and welding.

The 10 chapters have been divided into 35 sections to maximize instructional flexibility.

Each chapter presents math concepts in visual steps and includes both math exercises and practical applications that reinforce learning.

Review problems and a chapter test assess learning. Online learner resources provide tools to reinforce math concepts and encourage practice in a variety of formats. - more

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians, 6E -

Practical Problems for Heating And Cooling Technicians, 6th Edition, provides readers with the essential quantitative skills they need for success in the HVAC field.

This text presents mathematical theories in concise, easy to understand segments, and reinforces each concept with multiple examples and practice problems from real-world HVAC tasks, including the latest in geothermal systems, and zone heating and cooling.

Loaded with helpful visual features and study aids, Practical Problems for Heating And Cooling Technicians, 6th Edition puts key information at the students' fingertips with critical formula conversion charts, a glossary of updated HVAC-specific terms, and hands-on exercises designed to build confidence and comfort with basic mathematical skills. - more

Residential Construction Academy Facilities Maintenance
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$29.95

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 Residential Construction Academy HVAC, 2E -

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC, 2ND EDITION covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems with a hands-on approach.

Based on NAHB/ Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC, this edition present material as a theory, then offers how-to instructions with step-by-step procedures and illustrations.

Students explore matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration for a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred.

A start-up and service section illustrates steps to ensure proper airflow and refrigerant in a system. Coverage also addresses oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating. - more

Residential Oil Burners Residential Oil Burners, 3E -

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

Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices
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Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices -

Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling Practices is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes. Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices Quick Reference Guide

This textbook is relevant for all personnel involved in lifting operations and can be used as part of a training program for certification preparation.

Topics include industry standards and certifications, crane types and dynamics, signaling procedures, lift planning, weight and balance, sling loads, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, and lifting procedures.

Readers learn how to calculate a load’s weight and center of gravity (CG) and how these determine the sling loads on the rigging. Content also includes the effect of rigging arrangements and mechanical advantage on sling and line loads. - more

Rigging and Lifting Principles
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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
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  • Rigging Component Handling
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  • Cranes
Safe Boiler Operation Fundamentals - Special Engineer's Guide for the State of Minnesota Safe Boiler Operation Fundamentals:
Special Engineer's Guide for the State of Minnesota -

Safe Boiler Operation Fundamentals: Special Engineer's Guide for the State of Minnesota is an introductory textbook on safe boiler operation. It is an Excellant Resource for preparing for the Minnesota Special Engineer License.

This textbook is specifically targeted at the Special Operator's license in Minnesota, but can also be used for licensing exam preparation for introductory boiler operator's licenses in other locations.

This Introductory Textbook provides Information on the safe and efficient operation of Low Pressure Steam and Hot Water Boilers and related equipment. - more

Solar Hot Water Fundamentals, - Siting, Design and Installation
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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
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  • 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

System Performance: Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Heating and Cooling
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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

Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs - Installation, Troubleshooting, and Tricks of the Trade
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$24.95

Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs - Installation, Troubleshooting, and Tricks of the Trade

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GETTING A HOT TUB OR SPA -- OR ALREADY OWN ONE -- THIS GUIDE IS THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE

There's no greater luxury than relaxing in your own hot tub or spa. If you'd like to take the plunge with confidence—and not get soaked—let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to do it yourself and save thousands.

Terry helps you select, purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade all types of spas and hot tubs. You get parts and tools lists, tricks of the trade for each procedure, and a difficulty rating to help you decide if it's time to call a professional. - more

Welding Practices & Procedures for the Pipe Trades NEW!Welding Practices & Procedures for the Pipe Trades -

Welding Practices and Procedures for the Pipe Trades focuses on welding equipment, welding practices and procedures, and testing used in the pipe trades.

Based on selected content from the industryleading Welding Skills textbook, this helpful resource presents targeted topics including welding safety, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and other welding and pipe joining processes.

Weld evaluation, welding metallurgy, and related welding qualifi cations are also included.

Detailed illustrations and step-by-step procedures throughout the book reinforce fundamental concepts and common applications. - more

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