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some constructive advice

hot_rod Member Posts: 21,841
maybe Google them.

hot rod
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream


  • jc_11
    jc_11 Member Posts: 8
    need some advice

    ive basically have done commercial rough in work.....never really did heat...i know enough to get myself into trouble....lol...my question is does anyone know where i might learn heating......have any recommendations ...if its any help i live in northern nj......thx for any advice i might get....jc
  • jc

    In my opinion, if you want to get into hydronics, listen to the old guys,,and if you`re not too sure what they say,,,ASK!
    Most will oblige as secrets do no good on the other side.(at least I think)

  • kevin coppinger_15
    kevin coppinger_15 Member Posts: 35
    hang out here...

    read. there are many resources...that's a start. kpc
  • ed m
    ed m Member Posts: 65

    dan has a lot of good books out there,have been very helpful to me. good luck and ask questions
  • Kevin O. Pulver_2
    Kevin O. Pulver_2 Member Posts: 87

    I would second what is stated above.
    I have the IBR coursebook and most of Dan's books.
    Dan will have you shouting with glee as you actually UNDERSTAND the hows and whys as you read.
    You can learn fast that way. John Siegenthalers Modern Hydronic Heating is highly recommended, but I don't own it, but I do own his design software. You can learn a lot just playing around with that. Figure what a trade school costs, and $500 worth of books is a real reasonable investment. Kevin
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    As they say in Maine

    Dontcha move a dog gone inch.

    This is the place to learn with out a doubt.

    Log on and jump in. Read it all, even stuff thats hard to follow. You'll soon smarter than 95% of the heating installers in your area.


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  • robert griggs
    robert griggs Member Posts: 65
    Heating Classes

    We are located in central jersey. I have taken many of the classes offered by Wales-Darby in Warren (Somerset County right off of RT. 78). They are 3-4 hours each, under $50, and a great way to learn the basics.

    They even have more advanced courses they offer which are well worth it. The company is very helpful after the class too, as I have called them several times with issues on jobs and they have always been helpful.
  • burnerman_2
    burnerman_2 Member Posts: 297

    books are great but never take the place of hands on what do u want ??trade fields a lot of good company's will train a person with the want to if you are willing to learn they will pay for the schools and let you ride with an older or maybe just an experienced co-worker there is always a job somewhere in this field you will never have to look far royboy
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,230

    You've got a bunch of really good mentors right here. There is no bad question unless it is "asked" just to show off an attitude. So, get specific. I'm positive the folks here can help get you up to speed. They certainly have helped me.

    Yours, Larry
  • Rich L.
    Rich L. Member Posts: 414

    Check with your local UA union. They have great apprecticeship programs with full fledged schooling as well as on the job training. Just make sure when you apply you make clear your interests ie: hydronics and steam, refrigeration, AC, etc. That's what I did some years back and it was the best career move I ever made.

    I know there's union and non-union on this site and as far as I'm concerened we're all still one big family here to help one another.

    Good luck, Rich L
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