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    I have been reading refrigeration and conditioning fourth editon ARI.I like this book it gives you a lot of tech tips.

    I have also been reading the trane air conditioning manual book 473 pages not written very well.

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    ARI produces some good books. I like ARI's Understanding Electricity and Wiring Diagrams for HVAC/R. A straight & to the point electrical book.

    I also like Heating and Cooling Essentials by Killinger.
    Lots of large color diagrams to illustrate concepts. Very clear on how to connect gauges, recovery equip, etc to the system. Very helpful for new guys like me.

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    I can do the installing part put still learning service work.

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    NormChris I just bought six books but after I read them I will get the trouble shooting books kit.Are they wearth it?I bought the three answeman trooble shootin books a year ago they where ok but not the best.That is where I need help at trouble shooting & yes spelling "too" to.

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    The worst of the worst, to the point of being irresponsible and downright dangerous is, by far, without even a shadow of a doubt, DOOLINS.

    "How to kill yourself at work before you have a chance to get experience."

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    Now available in Espanol.

    Killing an entire different culture now.

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    my most recent buy was norms book, no shipping!!

    got reaks last year, gave several of those out, still refer to it

    next i will get the tech method, sounds very good

    all time favorite is russel smith's elec for hvac book. he was my instructor in the 80's, so i am kind of biased

    just my dos centavos
    In the land of the blind the one eyed man is King! semper fi

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    The worst of the worst, to the point of being irresponsible and downright dangerous is, by far, without even a shadow of a doubt, DOOLINS.

    "How to kill yourself at work before you have a chance to get experience."


    Dave, not knowing any better I bought that book from someone leaving the class that I am in .

    you said the info is downright dangerous may I ask what info do you feel is dangerous? This is not the textbook that I am using in school and I do have other reference books,

    I know he didnt put much thought in his drawings...but is any of his info correct?

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    I find Doolin's Troubleshooters Bible to be unique and amusing. You have to admit anyone who could stand in front of a class and draw those diagrams and sketches had a special talent.

    The drawings in the book are the sort of thing he actually did in class. Later he developed the book and included them.

    His level of instruction was not highly technical and he skipped over a great deal of detail. However, for someone starting out it is not a bad book. Just make sure you get beyond that level pretty fast.

    In addition, his misuse of terminology or using his own technical slang is cute but you want to learn the correct terms.

    So I keep my copy around because it is an amusing publication. Nothing like it.


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    Norm, prior to starting my classwork at the school we talked about, when I realised all that i was missing, I pulled a book off of my shelve that I have had for years
    and began studying it as well as your material .

    Modern Refrigeration and Air Cond by Turnquist Althouse and Bracciano

    Tom Kalher is the instructor and dept head of the MET program

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    Originally posted by NormChris


    I find Doolin's Troubleshooters Bible to be unique and amusing. You have to admit anyone who could stand in front of a class and draw those diagrams and sketches had a special talent.




    With a set like that, he shoulda been in porn.

    Really, you're right, it's hilarious, it's not 60 bucks wirth of hilarious, but it is hilarious nonetheless...

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    Maybe my copy is real old, but I seem to recall him suggesting to test a hermetic motor, a procedure tha involved holding an energized lead, and touching it to a terminal pin.

    I'll look for it sometime. That part, at least. I know where the book is, it's keeping my workbench from wobbling.

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