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oil schools in new hampshire or maine

Roy
Roy Member Posts: 5
Hi everyone I hope this is the right part for this post. I went to a tech school in

brockton ma in the late 90'and haven't been in the field for many years does anyone know  tech school in new hampshire or maine that has refresher oil or hvac courses

thanks

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,858
    edited September 2012
    The best oil courses I know of

    are taught by George "Firedragon" Lanthier. He's doing many courses at the Beckett facility at Sturbridge, MA if you can make it that far. Also he does classes in Vermont thru the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, but the link isn't working. Probably best to contact him directly. Go here:



    http://www.firedragonent.com/FDSchedule.htm



    George teaches gas and other courses too. For gas, I would also strongly recommend Tim McElwain's courses, which he teaches at his Gas Appliance Training Center in Warren, RI (near Providence). Tim doesn't have a site, but you can e-mail him here:



    [email protected]



    Both George and Tim have been around for decades, and between them you should be well covered. Be sure to tell them I sent you.



    If you don't already have a digital combustion analyzer, get one. And don't cheap out, some of the bargain-basement models aren't very good. You NEED an analyzer if you're going to work on combustion equipment, otherwise you are naked in that mechanical room and lawyers just love that. Bacharach, Testo and Wöhler are three good brands. You'll learn to use them in your classes with George and Tim.
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  • Roy
    Roy Member Posts: 5
    RE:The best oil courses I know of

    Steamhead , thanks for the reply,when I started thinking about taking a refresher course  so I could get back into the trade I thought of Firedragon unfortunately it would about a 3.5 to 4 hour trip each way. a little too far but thanks again
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,858
    Take several classes in a row

    and get a motel room for the duration. Worked for me when I went to Tim's training center. 
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
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    Maine Oil Dealers Association has a great training center in Brunswick, ME. Classes are reasonably priced. Tuition assistance is available I believe.



    Their website:



    http://www.maineenergymarketers.com/education-foundation/
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