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    im looking for any books on HVAC. im currently going to school but i just started my 1st year. ive been in the trade for about two years and have a basic idea of alot of the stuff, but i want to learn it all.So if anyone could drop some names of some books on or about the trade it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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    I would think you should just do a search on that in this site. enough post have already bee done on that question. I sure you will see a lot of posts to answer your question or enough to tell you not to buy MODERN REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING .lol

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    yeah but whatsthe 1 book everytech should have?

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    id say Dossats principles of refrigeration
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    Seems like the standard textbook is Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology. Perhaps you're using it in school now.

    Although many don't like Modern Ref & A/C, I think it still has a place as a reference book. But buy it used and don't pay a lot for it.

    Here's 2 books that don't get much notice, but I have them and think they're very good. They both focus on the hands-on practical, and don't go into heavy theory:

    Heating and Cooling Essentials, by Jerry Killinger. Has lots of color diagrams showing how to hook-up gauges, recovery machines, etc.

    Residential Construction Academy HVAC, by Eugene Silberstein. Another good practical book.

    For the spark-chasers: Electricity, Electronics, and Wiring Diagrams for HVAC/R, by Edward Mahoney, from ARI. The new 2nd edition just came out.

    Dossat's book is good if you want to get knee-deep in refrigeration theory. And you better have good algebra skills.

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    There is NO such book.

    http://www.lamabooks.com


    most every book you will ever buy has some useful information.

    being able to find/remember where that book/information is loacted is a challenge unto itself.
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    Originally posted by dandyme


    being able to find/remember where that book/information is loacted is a challenge unto itself.
    My books have a few sticky-notes on the pages. On the inside cover I start my own index listing of important/hard to find info.

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    yeah mine are starting to get some tabs. goodidea about writing things on thefront cover. Thanks

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