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Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design

Based on the most recent standards from ASHRAE, the sixth edition provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. You'll find the latest load calculation procedures, indoor air quality procedures, and issues related to ozone depletion. Also integrated throughout the text are numerous worked examples that clearly show you how to apply the concepts in realistic scenarios.

The revision of this text continues to offer comprehensive treatment of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning concepts:
• All material is based on the updated ASHRAE Handbook and product criteria and uses both SI and English units.
• Practical, realistic problems are presented and the latest procedures and issues are covered.
• Suitable for advanced study in HVAC mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, and mechanical engineering technology departments.

Customer Review

This book is a good source for determining all the design needs for HVAC systems from calculating the heating /cooling load to duct design and fan selection which is essential to assure an economical, energy-efficient, maintainable and flex design that will only not be technically adequate but also meet the user within the allocated budget. I consider this book a key to get in the HVAC industry and a reference for HVAC study courses.

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design

Based on the most recent standards from ASHRAE, the sixth edition provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. You'll find the latest load calculation procedures, indoor air quality procedures, and issues related to ozone depletion. Also integrated throughout the text are numerous worked examples that clearly show you how to apply the concepts in realistic scenarios.

The revision of this text continues to offer comprehensive treatment of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning concepts:
• All material is based on the updated ASHRAE Handbook and product criteria and uses both SI and English units.
• Practical, realistic problems are presented and the latest procedures and issues are covered.
• Suitable for advanced study in HVAC mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, and mechanical engineering technology departments.

Customer Review

This book is a good source for determining all the design needs for HVAC systems from calculating the heating /cooling load to duct design and fan selection which is essential to assure an economical, energy-efficient, maintainable and flex design that will only not be technically adequate but also meet the user within the allocated budget. I consider this book a key to get in the HVAC industry and a reference for HVAC study courses.

RESIDENTIAL GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS: Heating And Cooling Using The Ground Below

NEW EXPANDED EDITION with color illustrations and spacious 8.5 x 8.5 format adds detailed descriptions of the components of the heat pump, open loops systems and important decisions that the homeowner must make.
Interest in residential geothermal systems has grown as more people realize they can replace their fossil-fuel heating system with one that is three to five times more efficient and doesn't require a chimney to exhaust noxious fumes. Currently in the USA there is a federal 30% tax credit that applies to the total installation cost. These newer, safer systems provide heating as well as cooling simply by transferring heat between the home and the ground or a nearby body of water. Since this is a relatively new technology, the number of experienced installers is limited, but growing. Therefore, there is a burden on homeowners interested in installing one of these systems to absorb as much information about residential geothermal systems as possible. This book was written specifically to meet that need as well as to help HVAC professionals who are new to residential geothermal systems.

Customer Review

As a Licensed Professional Engineer, the book "RESIDENTIAL GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS: Heating And Cooling Using The Ground" is well illustrated and answers most any question a person could ask in regard to Geothermal installations. Of course the nature of the area available for instillation will have the most influence on installation costs and system efficiency.

This was one of two books on Geothermal Heating & Cooling ordered through Amazon with expedited shipping because my current system was out of order. Very fortunately, they arrived 24 hours before the contractor arrived to start making measurements . The two books saved me a fortune, because the contractor had low balled his verbal estimate to two-thirds of the real cost. When challenged by the two books in front of him, the price estimate tripled. Needless to say, other arrangements have been made.

RESIDENTIAL GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS: Heating And Cooling Using The Ground Below

NEW EXPANDED EDITION with color illustrations and spacious 8.5 x 8.5 format adds detailed descriptions of the components of the heat pump, open loops systems and important decisions that the homeowner must make.
Interest in residential geothermal systems has grown as more people realize they can replace their fossil-fuel heating system with one that is three to five times more efficient and doesn't require a chimney to exhaust noxious fumes. Currently in the USA there is a federal 30% tax credit that applies to the total installation cost. These newer, safer systems provide heating as well as cooling simply by transferring heat between the home and the ground or a nearby body of water. Since this is a relatively new technology, the number of experienced installers is limited, but growing. Therefore, there is a burden on homeowners interested in installing one of these systems to absorb as much information about residential geothermal systems as possible. This book was written specifically to meet that need as well as to help HVAC professionals who are new to residential geothermal systems.

Customer Review

As a Licensed Professional Engineer, the book "RESIDENTIAL GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS: Heating And Cooling Using The Ground" is well illustrated and answers most any question a person could ask in regard to Geothermal installations. Of course the nature of the area available for instillation will have the most influence on installation costs and system efficiency.

This was one of two books on Geothermal Heating & Cooling ordered through Amazon with expedited shipping because my current system was out of order. Very fortunately, they arrived 24 hours before the contractor arrived to start making measurements . The two books saved me a fortune, because the contractor had low balled his verbal estimate to two-thirds of the real cost. When challenged by the two books in front of him, the price estimate tripled. Needless to say, other arrangements have been made.

Testing and Balancing HVAC Air and Water Systems, Fourth Edition

This fully revised and updated edition of this classic bestselling reference provides all the information needed to evaluate and balance the air and water sides of any HVAC system. The third edition adds new chapters on testing and balancing clean rooms and HVAC system commissioning. The book addresses every aspect of testing, adjusting and balancing, including all types of instruments required and specific methods to adjust constant volume, single zone, dual duct, induction, and variable air volume systems. The author provides complete details for the full scope of system components, including fans, pumps, motors, drives, and electricity, as well as for balancing devices and instrument usage. The book also includes all necessary equations and a variety of useful conversion tables.

Customer Review
 

We have found your book to be a very helpful and convenient tool in our balancing business. The information is very good and easy to follow. We also appreciate the size of the book for inclusion in a field kit.

Testing and Balancing HVAC Air and Water Systems, Fourth Edition

This fully revised and updated edition of this classic bestselling reference provides all the information needed to evaluate and balance the air and water sides of any HVAC system. The third edition adds new chapters on testing and balancing clean rooms and HVAC system commissioning. The book addresses every aspect of testing, adjusting and balancing, including all types of instruments required and specific methods to adjust constant volume, single zone, dual duct, induction, and variable air volume systems. The author provides complete details for the full scope of system components, including fans, pumps, motors, drives, and electricity, as well as for balancing devices and instrument usage. The book also includes all necessary equations and a variety of useful conversion tables.

Customer Review
 

We have found your book to be a very helpful and convenient tool in our balancing business. The information is very good and easy to follow. We also appreciate the size of the book for inclusion in a field kit.

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.

Customer Review

It's a great book for those who are starting their career in this profession. Presentation is great and to the point. I will recommend it for beginners.

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.

Customer Review

It's a great book for those who are starting their career in this profession. Presentation is great and to the point. I will recommend it for beginners.

2012 International Fuel Gas Code

The 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE SOFTBOUND VERSION 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 a user's code products. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Customer Review

shipped fast - just what i needed to up date our records from the 2010 gas code. i will order more from here in the future - great price also

2012 International Fuel Gas Code

The 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE SOFTBOUND VERSION 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 a user's code products. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Customer Review

shipped fast - just what i needed to up date our records from the 2010 gas code. i will order more from here in the future - great price also

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the information needed to prepare the technician for success in today s world. Includes information about EPA rules and regulations covering refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming. Both students and practicing technicians will benefit from the comprehensive approach of this text, which provides a solid and thorough knowledge of all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Customer Review

I was shocked to find a book so easy to understand on a sometime complicated field such as heating ventilation and air conditioning. This book is a Diamond in the rough for the beginner or seasoned veteran of the Hvac community.

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the information needed to prepare the technician for success in today s world. Includes information about EPA rules and regulations covering refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming. Both students and practicing technicians will benefit from the comprehensive approach of this text, which provides a solid and thorough knowledge of all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Customer Review

I was shocked to find a book so easy to understand on a sometime complicated field such as heating ventilation and air conditioning. This book is a Diamond in the rough for the beginner or seasoned veteran of the Hvac community.

HVAC Books 2013 - 2014


Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Control Applications

Book Description

Best practices for the design and engineering of geothermal HVAC systems

With a focus on market needs and customer goals, this practical guide explains how to realize the full potential of geothermal HVAC by integrating hydronic systems and controls at maximum capacity. Modern Geothermal HVAC: Engineering and Control Applications explains how to engineer and specify geothermal HVAC for building projects in varying geographic regions. Typical details on control parameters are provided. By using the proven methods in this innovative resource, you will be able to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing geothermal HVAC systems.

Customer Review

By jnpotter

First and Foremost I'm sold on Geothermal Ground-Water source cooling that Mr. Egg covers in both of his books. As a Civil Engineer and Builder I've seen many systems come and go. The systems described in this book are simple, logical and long lasting. Geothermal water-source cooling is a logical and green alternative to air cooled split-systems and cooling towers. In our Florida environment, cooling towers expel $100k in water a year and split systems don't last. We have 75 degree ground water in Tampa year round, which is better performance than a cooling tower on a hot summer day. Glad to see the "HOW TO", Enjoy the book.


HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide (4th Edition)

Book Description

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.


HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition

Book Description

This new edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics provides in-depth, up-to-date design recommendations based on best practices from consulting and hospital engineers with decades of experience in the design, construction, and operation of health care facilities. It presents solutions that are proven, cost effective, and reliable--solutions that provide low maintenance cost and high reliability, with a focus on presenting what's different about health care HVAC


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Book Description

The 2014 National Plumbing and HVAC Estimator provides 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. This edition includes costs for ASME "H" or "U" stamped, LFUE certified 90 percent or better green certified boilers, costs for emission sensing and recording equipment for boilers, costs for self-contained roof-top DX air-conditioning units, costs for heat recovery ventilators, roof exhaust fans, makeup air units, ventilation exhausters, energy-efficient exhauster arrays, air balance software, LEED-certified boilers, residential heat pumps, LEED-certified geothermal heat pumps, LEED-certified residential HVAC, LEED-certified air-to-air heat pumps, and much more.


Michigan HVAC Contractor License Exam Review Questions and Answers 2014: A Self-Practice Exercise Book focusing on HVAC code compliance

Book Description

The 2009 IMC has been adopted with amendments in Michigan. We create these self-practice test questions module (with 120+ questions) referencing both the requirements set forth in the adopted IMC as well as some Michigan specific information currently valid in the HVAC trade (plus a bit of knowledge on electrical works as many appliances are electric powered). Each question comes with an answer and a short explanation which aids you in seeking further study information. For purpose of exam readiness drilling, this product includes questions that have varying numbers of choices. Some have 2 while some have 6 or 7. We want to make sure these questions are tough enough to really test your readiness and draw your focus to the weak areas. You should use this product together with other study resources for the best possible exam prep coverage.


HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e

Book Description

The indispensable resource for all HVAC professionals—fully updated for the latest advances in the field
Featuring approximately 30% new or revised material, HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition offers the most comprehensive collection of mechanical design information available. This new edition reflects changes to ASHRAE standards and codes, and includes updated information on and photos of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe materials. It also lists the most common manufacturers for the types of equipment featured and covers LEED, USGBC, Energy Star, and other sustainability organizations.

HVAC Books 2013 - 2014


Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Control Applications

Book Description

Best practices for the design and engineering of geothermal HVAC systems

With a focus on market needs and customer goals, this practical guide explains how to realize the full potential of geothermal HVAC by integrating hydronic systems and controls at maximum capacity. Modern Geothermal HVAC: Engineering and Control Applications explains how to engineer and specify geothermal HVAC for building projects in varying geographic regions. Typical details on control parameters are provided. By using the proven methods in this innovative resource, you will be able to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing geothermal HVAC systems.

Customer Review

By jnpotter

First and Foremost I'm sold on Geothermal Ground-Water source cooling that Mr. Egg covers in both of his books. As a Civil Engineer and Builder I've seen many systems come and go. The systems described in this book are simple, logical and long lasting. Geothermal water-source cooling is a logical and green alternative to air cooled split-systems and cooling towers. In our Florida environment, cooling towers expel $100k in water a year and split systems don't last. We have 75 degree ground water in Tampa year round, which is better performance than a cooling tower on a hot summer day. Glad to see the "HOW TO", Enjoy the book.


HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide (4th Edition)

Book Description

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.


HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition

Book Description

This new edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics provides in-depth, up-to-date design recommendations based on best practices from consulting and hospital engineers with decades of experience in the design, construction, and operation of health care facilities. It presents solutions that are proven, cost effective, and reliable--solutions that provide low maintenance cost and high reliability, with a focus on presenting what's different about health care HVAC


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Book Description

The 2014 National Plumbing and HVAC Estimator provides 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. This edition includes costs for ASME "H" or "U" stamped, LFUE certified 90 percent or better green certified boilers, costs for emission sensing and recording equipment for boilers, costs for self-contained roof-top DX air-conditioning units, costs for heat recovery ventilators, roof exhaust fans, makeup air units, ventilation exhausters, energy-efficient exhauster arrays, air balance software, LEED-certified boilers, residential heat pumps, LEED-certified geothermal heat pumps, LEED-certified residential HVAC, LEED-certified air-to-air heat pumps, and much more.


Michigan HVAC Contractor License Exam Review Questions and Answers 2014: A Self-Practice Exercise Book focusing on HVAC code compliance

Book Description

The 2009 IMC has been adopted with amendments in Michigan. We create these self-practice test questions module (with 120+ questions) referencing both the requirements set forth in the adopted IMC as well as some Michigan specific information currently valid in the HVAC trade (plus a bit of knowledge on electrical works as many appliances are electric powered). Each question comes with an answer and a short explanation which aids you in seeking further study information. For purpose of exam readiness drilling, this product includes questions that have varying numbers of choices. Some have 2 while some have 6 or 7. We want to make sure these questions are tough enough to really test your readiness and draw your focus to the weak areas. You should use this product together with other study resources for the best possible exam prep coverage.


HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e

Book Description

The indispensable resource for all HVAC professionals—fully updated for the latest advances in the field
Featuring approximately 30% new or revised material, HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition offers the most comprehensive collection of mechanical design information available. This new edition reflects changes to ASHRAE standards and codes, and includes updated information on and photos of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe materials. It also lists the most common manufacturers for the types of equipment featured and covers LEED, USGBC, Energy Star, and other sustainability organizations.

HVAC Books


HVAC Duct Construction Standards: Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: 2005 | Edition: 3rd
The new construction standards contain re-rated rectangular, round, oval and flexible duct constructions for positive or negative pressures up to 10 inches water gage (2500 Pa). Widths go to 120" in gages 26 to 16. Diameters go to 84" in gages 28 to 16. New performance requirements facilitate equivalent ratings for non-illustrated construction. The data have been reorganized for easy use and reference; includes metrics. Other revisions occur in duct liner, hangers, fittings, vanes, dampers, tie rods and tests. Lead shielding has been added. Seal classes, casings, louvers, rooftop vents, sheet gage tolerances and accessories are retained.

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International Fuel Gas Code 2006

Book Description

Publication Date: March 6, 2006
Addresses the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances through requirements that emphasize performance.

Customer Reviews

By Ross
I've been in the plumbing construction business for over 15 years. The plumbing code book and gas-fitters code book read like a set of instructions rather than a user friendly guide. It's like reading a play by Shakespeare; you have to actually see the play or look at cliff notes to thoroughly understand its real meaning. There are so many references to other code books and vague inferences in the chapters that make it frustrating to the plumber who really wants to grasp the engineering principles and not just pass the test and get a card. Experience is just as important as book knowledge. That is hard to come by in the construction business. There may be some good plumbers but there are very few good leaders. Usually one learns from their mistakes. The lack of understanding and substandard installation in plumbing can only lead to property damage and embarrassment. However, when installing gas piping and fixtures a poor installation could cause death.

By James Hays
This is exactly what is required by several states to assist with the master’s exams and continuing education classes, for master gas fitters licenses.

Buy this book below


2006 International Mechanical Code

Book Description

Publication Date: March 6, 2006
The 2006 International Mechanical Codes designed to provide up-to-date mechanical code addressing the design and installation of mechanical systems that emphasize performance. It comprehensively regulates mechanical systems and equipment including HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. The 2006 edition establishes minimum regulations for mechanical systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions.

Customer Reviews

By Paul D. Seward
This is a fascinating account of the use and installation of mechanical systems integrated within buildings. Although the chapters seemed to be disoriented with one and another, the level of detail is comparable to a James Michener novel. I never really understood the plot line, and the tempo was slow at best, but this is bound to be a classic, read and re-read by thousands of building officials across the USA. Enjoy!

By I. Rachal
Product arrived quickly and in perfect condition. This is the original IMC adopted by many cities across the USA. I wish Amazon would link the International Energy Code book so both could be purchased at the same time at a discount.

Buy this book below


Manual J Residential Load Calculation (8th Edition -Abridged)

Customer Review

By jschoneberg
Product got here quickly and was what I needed at the time; when I needed a more in-depth version the company gladly sent me a newer version with just the difference in cost of the two charged to me.

Buy this book below


Modern Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 18th Edition

Product Features

• Basic Refrigeration Systems
• Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/ Reclaiming
• Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications
• Cooling and Dehumidifying Systems
• Automotive Air Conditioning

Product Description

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the information needed to prepare the technician for success in today's world. Includes information about EPA rules and regulations covering refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming. Both students and practicing technicians will benefit from the comprehensive approach of this text, which provides a solid and thorough knowledge of all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Buy this book below


29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations January 2012

Book Description

Publication Date: 2012
OSHA Standard for the Construction Industry

Buy this book below

HVAC Books


HVAC Duct Construction Standards: Metal and Flexible, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: 2005 | Edition: 3rd
The new construction standards contain re-rated rectangular, round, oval and flexible duct constructions for positive or negative pressures up to 10 inches water gage (2500 Pa). Widths go to 120" in gages 26 to 16. Diameters go to 84" in gages 28 to 16. New performance requirements facilitate equivalent ratings for non-illustrated construction. The data have been reorganized for easy use and reference; includes metrics. Other revisions occur in duct liner, hangers, fittings, vanes, dampers, tie rods and tests. Lead shielding has been added. Seal classes, casings, louvers, rooftop vents, sheet gage tolerances and accessories are retained.

Buy this book below


International Fuel Gas Code 2006

Book Description

Publication Date: March 6, 2006
Addresses the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances through requirements that emphasize performance.

Customer Reviews

By Ross
I've been in the plumbing construction business for over 15 years. The plumbing code book and gas-fitters code book read like a set of instructions rather than a user friendly guide. It's like reading a play by Shakespeare; you have to actually see the play or look at cliff notes to thoroughly understand its real meaning. There are so many references to other code books and vague inferences in the chapters that make it frustrating to the plumber who really wants to grasp the engineering principles and not just pass the test and get a card. Experience is just as important as book knowledge. That is hard to come by in the construction business. There may be some good plumbers but there are very few good leaders. Usually one learns from their mistakes. The lack of understanding and substandard installation in plumbing can only lead to property damage and embarrassment. However, when installing gas piping and fixtures a poor installation could cause death.

By James Hays
This is exactly what is required by several states to assist with the master’s exams and continuing education classes, for master gas fitters licenses.

Buy this book below


2006 International Mechanical Code

Book Description

Publication Date: March 6, 2006
The 2006 International Mechanical Codes designed to provide up-to-date mechanical code addressing the design and installation of mechanical systems that emphasize performance. It comprehensively regulates mechanical systems and equipment including HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. The 2006 edition establishes minimum regulations for mechanical systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions.

Customer Reviews

By Paul D. Seward
This is a fascinating account of the use and installation of mechanical systems integrated within buildings. Although the chapters seemed to be disoriented with one and another, the level of detail is comparable to a James Michener novel. I never really understood the plot line, and the tempo was slow at best, but this is bound to be a classic, read and re-read by thousands of building officials across the USA. Enjoy!

By I. Rachal
Product arrived quickly and in perfect condition. This is the original IMC adopted by many cities across the USA. I wish Amazon would link the International Energy Code book so both could be purchased at the same time at a discount.

Buy this book below


Manual J Residential Load Calculation (8th Edition -Abridged)

Customer Review

By jschoneberg
Product got here quickly and was what I needed at the time; when I needed a more in-depth version the company gladly sent me a newer version with just the difference in cost of the two charged to me.

Buy this book below


Modern Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 18th Edition

Product Features

• Basic Refrigeration Systems
• Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/ Reclaiming
• Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications
• Cooling and Dehumidifying Systems
• Automotive Air Conditioning

Product Description

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skills, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field! This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning contains the information needed to prepare the technician for success in today's world. Includes information about EPA rules and regulations covering refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclaiming. Both students and practicing technicians will benefit from the comprehensive approach of this text, which provides a solid and thorough knowledge of all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Buy this book below


29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations January 2012

Book Description

Publication Date: 2012
OSHA Standard for the Construction Industry

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Tips for Residential HVAC Installation

Book Description

Publication Date: October 1, 2006
If your field is sheet metal or HVAC, you can now learn the tips of a master installer.

Customer Review

For the price I had hoped for more installation details. This book is a good beginning but it needs more installation detail, maybe in the second edition.

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No Ducks in the Attic: & Other Basics of HVAC Installation

Book Description

Publication Date: April 14, 2009
No Ducks in the Attic is a fun and easy look at residential HVAC installations. Professionals in the industry are often taught theory in the classroom, and the "just do it this way" method in the field without knowing how or why. From the owner of the company, right down to the newest apprentice, all can learn how to properly install a system, create a happy customer, and be profitable without the pitfalls of trial and error mechanics. No Ducks in the Attic discusses the dos and don’ts of load calculations, duct design, equipment specs, condensate problems, electrical basics, and other subjects to fill in the gaps that others assume you know. Especially good for those who aren't "big readers".

Customer Review

This book covers some good basics and some good business practices. A little on duct selection and hardware. It does not cover any duct/room load data or how to calculate CFMs per room a must for any new or update install. It does have many good points and facts and would make a great addition to a collection on this topic.

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HVAC Installation Procedures Handbook

Book Description

Publication Date: 2007
Every HVAC Installer should have this rugged, 200-page, on-the-job reference book. Printed on specially coated paper, it includes sections on hand and power tools, piping practices, electrical hook-ups and duct installation.

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HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: October 9, 2009
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.

Customer Review

The book is just okay in my opinion. For it to be a systems design book, there are no basic illustrations of systems. For example, there are no pictures of an all air system, all water system, air water system... They do however, cover the components that are in these systems, but I feel that they should show illustrations of the full systems. I also like the way that they have all of the formulas in the beginning chapter of the book in one easy to find location.

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Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical Codes, Mechanical Codes, Plumbing Codes, Building Codes

Book Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Codes are a fact of life for do-it-yourselfers, but getting good information on codes can be a nightmare. Anyone who has ever opened a code book (or even a code interpretation book) looking for the answer to a building, wiring or plumbing question has found the same thing: a lot of arcane, technical words and cross-referencing, pages of meaningless charts, but no information that make sense. Codes for Homeowners combines decades of experience by author and IRC-certified home inspector Bruce Barker with Creative Publishing’s famous studio photography, and the result is the first truly clear and easy to use codes reference book for homeowners and tradesmen alike. Current with 2009 International Residential Code (IRC).

Customer Review

I have a very old house and find myself crossing over all areas of maintenance. I am not a professional electrician, plumber or contractor; but I am confident in my skills and comfortable with taking on most tasks. Having a multi-subject guidebook to check the codes and proper configurations is indispensable. Swapping out a 40-60 year old 3-way light outlet, and all the switches, to a 4-way configuration is not something I do every day. This book provides great guidance and excellent drawings of every configuration I needed in my home.

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Tips for Residential HVAC Installation

Book Description

Publication Date: October 1, 2006
If your field is sheet metal or HVAC, you can now learn the tips of a master installer.

Customer Review

For the price I had hoped for more installation details. This book is a good beginning but it needs more installation detail, maybe in the second edition.

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No Ducks in the Attic: & Other Basics of HVAC Installation

Book Description

Publication Date: April 14, 2009
No Ducks in the Attic is a fun and easy look at residential HVAC installations. Professionals in the industry are often taught theory in the classroom, and the "just do it this way" method in the field without knowing how or why. From the owner of the company, right down to the newest apprentice, all can learn how to properly install a system, create a happy customer, and be profitable without the pitfalls of trial and error mechanics. No Ducks in the Attic discusses the dos and don’ts of load calculations, duct design, equipment specs, condensate problems, electrical basics, and other subjects to fill in the gaps that others assume you know. Especially good for those who aren't "big readers".

Customer Review

This book covers some good basics and some good business practices. A little on duct selection and hardware. It does not cover any duct/room load data or how to calculate CFMs per room a must for any new or update install. It does have many good points and facts and would make a great addition to a collection on this topic.

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HVAC Installation Procedures Handbook

Book Description

Publication Date: 2007
Every HVAC Installer should have this rugged, 200-page, on-the-job reference book. Printed on specially coated paper, it includes sections on hand and power tools, piping practices, electrical hook-ups and duct installation.

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HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: October 9, 2009
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.

Customer Review

The book is just okay in my opinion. For it to be a systems design book, there are no basic illustrations of systems. For example, there are no pictures of an all air system, all water system, air water system... They do however, cover the components that are in these systems, but I feel that they should show illustrations of the full systems. I also like the way that they have all of the formulas in the beginning chapter of the book in one easy to find location.

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Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners: Electrical Codes, Mechanical Codes, Plumbing Codes, Building Codes

Book Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Codes are a fact of life for do-it-yourselfers, but getting good information on codes can be a nightmare. Anyone who has ever opened a code book (or even a code interpretation book) looking for the answer to a building, wiring or plumbing question has found the same thing: a lot of arcane, technical words and cross-referencing, pages of meaningless charts, but no information that make sense. Codes for Homeowners combines decades of experience by author and IRC-certified home inspector Bruce Barker with Creative Publishing’s famous studio photography, and the result is the first truly clear and easy to use codes reference book for homeowners and tradesmen alike. Current with 2009 International Residential Code (IRC).

Customer Review

I have a very old house and find myself crossing over all areas of maintenance. I am not a professional electrician, plumber or contractor; but I am confident in my skills and comfortable with taking on most tasks. Having a multi-subject guidebook to check the codes and proper configurations is indispensable. Swapping out a 40-60 year old 3-way light outlet, and all the switches, to a 4-way configuration is not something I do every day. This book provides great guidance and excellent drawings of every configuration I needed in my home.

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Means Mechanical Estimating Methods: Takeoff & Pricing for HVAC & Plumbing, Updated 4th Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: August 23, 2007
An easy-to-use tool for estimating heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, with up-to-date cost data and estimating examples. This all-in-one reference gives you the accepted standards and procedures for takeoff and pricing HVAC systems, as well as piping, plumbing, and fire protection. Includes all of the major mechanical systems in new building construction.
The book will show you how to:
Evaluate mechanical plans and specs so you can estimate all cost components
Measure, quantify, and perform takeoffs for materials, labor, and equipment
Identify and correctly apply direct and indirect costs, including overhead and profit
Use forms to improve accuracy and efficiency – with electronic forms now available on the book’s own website
Compare materials and methods and select the most cost-effective way to get the job done
Train new estimators with clear instructions for estimating the mechanical trades
Make the best use of RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data and RSMeans Plumbing Cost Data
Organized for easy reference, the book gives you quick access to whatever aspect of mechanical estimating you need. It includes a glossary of mechanical terms and definitions – plus symbols used on mechanical plans, useful formulas, checklists, and conversion tables.

Customer Review

An older book but filled with invaluable information. Tried and true methods explained in language anyone can understand.

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Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners and Automatic Controls

Book Description

Publication Date: July 2, 2004 | Series: Audel Technical Trades Series (Book 18)
Your guide to keeping the heat on

Whether you're an apprentice or a veteran HVAC technician, you know that technology changes and you need to keep up. This fully revised guidebook covers everything you need to know to install, maintain, and repair the components that run, regulate, and fuel both old and new systems. From oil burners and steam line controls to the newest chip-based technology and environmental regulations, Volume 2 helps you keep the heat on.
* Install and repair thermostats, humidistats, automatic controls, and oil or gas burner controls
* Review pipes, pipe fittings, piping details, valve installation, and duct systems
* Find new calculations and environmental guidelines
* Learn the best ways to handle hydronics and steam line controls
* Deal with solid fuels and understand coal firing methods
* Refer to data tables with conversions, formula cross-references, and manufacturers' lists

Customer Review

I am a journeyman plumber. I'm 24 years old and have not read the entire book yet. I probably haven't even read half of it. But I love this book! I probably would have paid a hundred dollars for it. It’s not a book for the home owner to reference to without any knowledge of what he is doing! If your a homeowner and don't mind getting your hands dirty and will read the book, you will probably know more than the service man if you would have called one. It’s very detailed and covers a range of things and makes and models. So it's very hard to just open the book and learn just about your own model. You have to learn them all and the principles of it all. Which makes it great for someone in the field of repair/service.

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HVAC Systems Design Handbook

Book Description

Publication Date: February 28, 2003
This title is update to a classic reference providing a treasury of applications, on-the-job insights, data and direction needed to design effective and efficient HVAC systems for residential, commercial and industrial systems.

Customer Review

It does contain some helpful ASHRAE tables, but it is not very practical. It is a theoretical explanation of HVAC engineering principles rather than a practical HVAC design guide. If you want a theoretical book, then this is a good one.

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Significant Changes to the International Plumbing, International Mechanical, and International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: December 27, 2006
This "one-stop" resource identifies the significant changes that occurred between the 2003 and 2006 Editions of the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code so that users can comply with the requirements and implement the changes in a cost effective manner. A must- have for professionals who need to quickly understand Code updates in their particular profession, this outstanding resource provides the same level of knowledge as the International Code Council (ICC) commentaries that readers have come to rely on, in one convenient location for plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas applications. Not only does this format assist users in identifying the specific Code changes that have occurred in their professions, it also aids designers, Code officials, and installers in comparing the previous Code language to the new text, and most importantly, fosters an understanding of why the Code changed.

Customer Review

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to be kept up to date
on code changes. The drawings and other illustrations make this
a helpful resource to those working in the HVAC, Gas, and, or plumbing
trades. It would be nice if the individual code books were put together like this. I wouldn't care if the code books had to be larger to do that.

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Today's 40 Most Frequently-Used Fittings: Including Supplemental Sections of Other Fittings and Items

Customer Review

I have been buying how to books for the last 40 years. Richard S. Budzik book, "Today's 40 Most Frequently-Used Fittings" is the best book on fabricating sheet metal fittings that I have found. May I suggest that this is the best how to book on any subject ever. This is great book in the Industrial Arts tradition. I am now using this book for sheet metal class instruction at the TechShop in Menlo Park, Ca.

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Layout for Duct Fittings

Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Layout for Duct Fittings teaches practical, easy-to-follow shop methods for laying out duct fittings. Illustrated step by step methods show you how to lay out:
Rectangular transitions, S offsets, Rectangular duct elbows, Square-to-round, Round tapers, Round tees, Round elbows
Use this book as a handy reference or as a textbook to learn all the methods you may need.

Buy this book below

Means Mechanical Estimating Methods: Takeoff & Pricing for HVAC & Plumbing, Updated 4th Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: August 23, 2007
An easy-to-use tool for estimating heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, with up-to-date cost data and estimating examples. This all-in-one reference gives you the accepted standards and procedures for takeoff and pricing HVAC systems, as well as piping, plumbing, and fire protection. Includes all of the major mechanical systems in new building construction.
The book will show you how to:
Evaluate mechanical plans and specs so you can estimate all cost components
Measure, quantify, and perform takeoffs for materials, labor, and equipment
Identify and correctly apply direct and indirect costs, including overhead and profit
Use forms to improve accuracy and efficiency – with electronic forms now available on the book’s own website
Compare materials and methods and select the most cost-effective way to get the job done
Train new estimators with clear instructions for estimating the mechanical trades
Make the best use of RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data and RSMeans Plumbing Cost Data
Organized for easy reference, the book gives you quick access to whatever aspect of mechanical estimating you need. It includes a glossary of mechanical terms and definitions – plus symbols used on mechanical plans, useful formulas, checklists, and conversion tables.

Customer Review

An older book but filled with invaluable information. Tried and true methods explained in language anyone can understand.

Buy this book below


Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners and Automatic Controls

Book Description

Publication Date: July 2, 2004 | Series: Audel Technical Trades Series (Book 18)
Your guide to keeping the heat on

Whether you're an apprentice or a veteran HVAC technician, you know that technology changes and you need to keep up. This fully revised guidebook covers everything you need to know to install, maintain, and repair the components that run, regulate, and fuel both old and new systems. From oil burners and steam line controls to the newest chip-based technology and environmental regulations, Volume 2 helps you keep the heat on.
* Install and repair thermostats, humidistats, automatic controls, and oil or gas burner controls
* Review pipes, pipe fittings, piping details, valve installation, and duct systems
* Find new calculations and environmental guidelines
* Learn the best ways to handle hydronics and steam line controls
* Deal with solid fuels and understand coal firing methods
* Refer to data tables with conversions, formula cross-references, and manufacturers' lists

Customer Review

I am a journeyman plumber. I'm 24 years old and have not read the entire book yet. I probably haven't even read half of it. But I love this book! I probably would have paid a hundred dollars for it. It’s not a book for the home owner to reference to without any knowledge of what he is doing! If your a homeowner and don't mind getting your hands dirty and will read the book, you will probably know more than the service man if you would have called one. It’s very detailed and covers a range of things and makes and models. So it's very hard to just open the book and learn just about your own model. You have to learn them all and the principles of it all. Which makes it great for someone in the field of repair/service.

Buy this book below


HVAC Systems Design Handbook

Book Description

Publication Date: February 28, 2003
This title is update to a classic reference providing a treasury of applications, on-the-job insights, data and direction needed to design effective and efficient HVAC systems for residential, commercial and industrial systems.

Customer Review

It does contain some helpful ASHRAE tables, but it is not very practical. It is a theoretical explanation of HVAC engineering principles rather than a practical HVAC design guide. If you want a theoretical book, then this is a good one.

Buy this book below


Significant Changes to the International Plumbing, International Mechanical, and International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 Edition

Book Description

Publication Date: December 27, 2006
This "one-stop" resource identifies the significant changes that occurred between the 2003 and 2006 Editions of the International Plumbing Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code so that users can comply with the requirements and implement the changes in a cost effective manner. A must- have for professionals who need to quickly understand Code updates in their particular profession, this outstanding resource provides the same level of knowledge as the International Code Council (ICC) commentaries that readers have come to rely on, in one convenient location for plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas applications. Not only does this format assist users in identifying the specific Code changes that have occurred in their professions, it also aids designers, Code officials, and installers in comparing the previous Code language to the new text, and most importantly, fosters an understanding of why the Code changed.

Customer Review

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to be kept up to date
on code changes. The drawings and other illustrations make this
a helpful resource to those working in the HVAC, Gas, and, or plumbing
trades. It would be nice if the individual code books were put together like this. I wouldn't care if the code books had to be larger to do that.

Buy this book below


Today's 40 Most Frequently-Used Fittings: Including Supplemental Sections of Other Fittings and Items

Customer Review

I have been buying how to books for the last 40 years. Richard S. Budzik book, "Today's 40 Most Frequently-Used Fittings" is the best book on fabricating sheet metal fittings that I have found. May I suggest that this is the best how to book on any subject ever. This is great book in the Industrial Arts tradition. I am now using this book for sheet metal class instruction at the TechShop in Menlo Park, Ca.

Buy this book below


Layout for Duct Fittings

Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Layout for Duct Fittings teaches practical, easy-to-follow shop methods for laying out duct fittings. Illustrated step by step methods show you how to lay out:
Rectangular transitions, S offsets, Rectangular duct elbows, Square-to-round, Round tapers, Round tees, Round elbows
Use this book as a handy reference or as a textbook to learn all the methods you may need.

Buy this book below

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