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    Education help

    I have been installing and servicing since 88. I learned from the school of hard knocks,I'm looking for a good place to get book knowledge. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy4god View Post
    I have been installing and servicing since 88. I learned from the school of hard knocks,I'm looking for a good place to get book knowledge. Suggestions?
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    Hands down you learn a lot on the job. At least i did. Unless your not familiar of the theory behind everything. I suppose you could check out a local community college most of them have classes available. Or Join an apprentice program and "Learn as you Earn" as they like to say.

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    I like the book “Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” I have read it over and over. The public library is a good place to.

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    Welcome.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
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    www.rses.org Also www.powells.com/technicalbooks for used books cheaper. Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems by John Tomczyk is the Best book for system problems. ACCA also has a book store. And www.training.carrier.com and www.nttinc.com If you join rses their magazine subscription comes with the membership. For books I also like Doolin's Trouble Shooters Bible and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology by William Whitman.
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    I'm studying AHRI's Fundamentals of HVAC/R and it seems very good.

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    hi Zippy.....

    one of the best places going is the RSES you can join as a student at a very reasonable price and they are an educational org....they have online courses that can't be beat for the cost , a Sam Manual (service application manual) that is updated monthly , monthly meetings featuring guest speakers on all the latest products , and a whole book store with almost anything you wish to learn , r410 course , and cm certification.......you just can't go wrong with this org...i was on the board of directors for a while in our local chapter..all this way cheaper than a local trade school plus you'll make a load of friends & contacts there.......Good luck....Jack.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.0522 View Post
    I like the book “Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” I have read it over and over. The public library is a good place to.
    i've seen that book too, it's very good.
    i think that's the same one they give students at LA Trade Tech.

    i have "heating ventilating air conditioning and refrigeration" by Langly, it's also very good.

    i find that the books show nearly as much as the trade schools

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