Came across this website while searching the net for hvac information. First would like to thank you all for having a website like this which i think is a great tool for learning and getting information on this trade. I signed up because i had some questions regarding HVAC. My name is Markus im 22 years old i live in Toronto, Ontario Canada. I currently completed the Gas Technician III Theory Course which was distant education course online (CD-ROM) which was self quided and directed no teacher. I did this with George Brown College in Toronto. I'm just confused because I have wrote the gas fitter 3 exam twice now, first time i got 72% which i was upset because i know you need atleast 75. And now the second i got 51% that i just did again December 14 2010. I'm completely shocked at the result and how i could go from 72 to 51. I stuided the code book so much i know all the clauses and definitions and also the most important in Pipe Sizing and also venting. The basis of the course pretty much covers properties of natural gas & propane which ive studied along with the basic eletrical work and pipe sizing and venting ( understanding BTU and sizing from the meter to gas valve, and so forth from the supply line along with the branch lines of too multiple gas appliances. So basically i was just wondering if there was anyway that i can get information on where i went wrong on the tests. Theres so much to know that i feel alot of isnt relevant to a fitter III that has no experience, but i know that's TSSA and they want that. I was wondering pretty much if i could find out where i went wrong so i can correct my mistakes as i feel the only way you can learn from a mistake is if you know what you did wrong. I've completed 2 tests now from TSSA and i know theres 4 versions of the test i was even wondering if they're going to let me write again. I feel i struggled the most because i didnt have any guidence or instructions from a teacher and was all self guided by a CD. I feel that this is a great trade an opportunity to have a stable career because everyone needs heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.
Thank you for taking the time to read over this long thread i know it's alot and i apoligize but if you have any tips for me or could give me any information it would be much appreciated. I'm considering going to the college and signing up to do the course i did at home at the college with a teacher and instructions, but if there was some way of finding out what i did wrong on the tests so i can correct myself i would rather write the test again if TSSA will let me and save myself 1000$.