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    NEBB Tab Technician

    My company has recently signed me up for the NEBB TAB Technician test but I need a refreshment course. I learn better when I interact with people so learning out of the book is hard for me to teach myself.

    Also, if any is in San Diego area and wants to study I'm definetly interested.

    All support helps... Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDervishian View Post
    My company has recently signed me up for the NEBB TAB Technician test but I need a refreshment course. I learn better when I interact with people so learning out of the book is hard for me to teach myself.

    Also, if any is in San Diego area and wants to study I'm definetly interested.

    All support helps... Thanks
    The soothing sound of crickets....NEBB's exclusionary practices will make you a lonesome lonely guy.

    Good luck on the exam.

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    Hi btuhack,
    Why do you feel that NEBB is exclusionary?

    "NEBB's exclusionary practices will make you a lonesome lonely guy."

    All they want is for a candidate to pass some tests, that are not easy.
    They want their membership to deliver a quality product to their customer's.

    I am trying to understand, and yes I am NEBB certified in TAB and Building System Commissioning.

    Allen
    UA Local 602
    A man who says that he can't learn anything in a class is exactly right.

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    Allen,

    Did they provide you with the exact formulas you needed to pass. I'm kind of skittish knowing I have to wait 6 months if I fail. Any tips

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Hi btuhack,
    Why do you feel that NEBB is exclusionary?
    A union guy asking a non/ex union guy that is like a rich kid asking his parents why poor kids elect to go to bed hungry.

    The testing process and ability to pass are moot points without union affiliation. Apps get lost and phone calls aren't returned. I chose my path with very few regrets... Enjoy your protection, your paying for it.

    The meager offering of associate status came along a few years back, politically brilliant if you ask me...no working credentials for the member to benefit from but something to parade in front of elected officials and tax collectors to rubberstamp as " fair and open practices".

    No ill will towards you, enjoy your success.

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    Hi btuhack,
    In our chapter we have NEBB certified firms that are not union, and those firms have members that are represented on our different chapter committees, ie technical and educational. One of the members of a non-union firms sits on the board of directors of the national organization, and will be the president of the national organization in a couple of years.

    It has nothing to do with union affiliation.

    "The testing process and ability to pass are moot points without union affiliation."

    We have a union guy and a non-union that teach our TAB technicians seminar together. The subject of union and non-union does not come up during our chapter meetings.

    Good luck to you.
    Allen
    UA Local 602
    A man who says that he can't learn anything in a class is exactly right.

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    Hi BDervishian,
    I had learned the different formulas through the years doing my job. Knowing those formulas helped me to do my job as a serviceman.

    There is a good book available from the Association of Energy Engineers, "Testing and Balancing HVAC Air and Water Systems." The book has all of the formulas that are needed, but more importantly the processes of balancing the systems. http://www.aeeprograms.com/store/det...&category_id=6

    To take a NEBB test or purchase NEBB publications you must work for a NEBB certified firm. I guess that is why btuhack feels that NEBB has exclusionary practices. If you want to get into TAB, you will want to find a NEBB firm in your area to go to work for. You can go to NEBB's website, www.nebb.org, there is a directory there that you can locate firms in your area.

    Good Luck,
    Allen
    UA Local 602
    A man who says that he can't learn anything in a class is exactly right.

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    I plan on taking the NEBB exam for water and air balancing and I wanted to know if anyone knows about a practice exam that I can take or if there is study guide out there I can view. thank you

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    Just to clarify, I am certified TABB and Union but I bought NEBB's manual from a store that specializes in books like codes etc. No problem.
    On of the best chapters deals with estimating all sorts of systems.
    Written by John Gladstone and W. David Bevirt
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    The NEBB TAB test isn't really that difficult if you have enough reference data to find information like friction losses. When I took it the first segment was closed book. They gave you a paper with all formulas needed for that segment. The test was multiple choice but had six questions that didn't have a correct choice included. Show your calculations and that will not be a problem. The NEBB book is Environmental Systems Technology by Bevirt. It is a good book but the unions also have good books on the subject as well as ASHRAE. NEBB has a yearly seminar at NEBB University that is a course intended to help those that want to take the test. The biggest problem with getting NEBB certified is the years of experience required unless you have an engineering degree.

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    Do your company do fluid balancing too or just air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    The NEBB TAB test isn't really that difficult if you have enough reference data to find information like friction losses. When I took it the first segment was closed book. They gave you a paper with all formulas needed for that segment. The test was multiple choice but had six questions that didn't have a correct choice included. Show your calculations and that will not be a problem. The NEBB book is Environmental Systems Technology by Bevirt. It is a good book but the unions also have good books on the subject as well as ASHRAE. NEBB has a yearly seminar at NEBB University that is a course intended to help those that want to take the test. The biggest problem with getting NEBB certified is the years of experience required unless you have an engineering degree.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechTech2013 View Post
    Do your company do fluid balancing too or just air?

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    Both

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