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No do-it-yourself must be without this finish guide to home heating and air conditioning systems. Drawing on James Kittle’s expertise, even novices will be equipped to install, troubleshoot, repair, replace, and maintain their systems safely. Kittle covers each aspect of home wiring, piping for gas and oil furnaces, and connecting air conditioning lines. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions are provided for all instrumentation the homeowner is likely to encounter in the installation and operation of oil and gas furnaces, electric space heaters, and central or window A/C units. The book includes a summary of applicable codes and regulatings and a finish glossary of technical terms.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #835991 in Books
- Published on: 1990-04-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.25″ h x .59″ w x 7.40″ l, .90 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 242 pages
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
Disorganized, don’t bother
By Andrew J. Mastronunzio
Too many things get glossed over, nothing is very detailed. There are all of ten pages covering how to install a boiler, and half of those are useless photos. Most of the photos and diagrams have nothing to do with what is being talked about in the surrounding pages, and when they are somewhat relevant, there is virtually nothing said about them. The book feels like someone was throwing stuff together to meet a page quota. I bought a bunch of Taunton’s “For Pros By Pros” books which were great, very detailed, but written so that the average person new to the material could understand. Unfortunately, they don’t have a book on HVAC that I could find, so I bought this one. I was very disappointed and am I currently seeking a new book to get me started on the basics of HVAC.
38 of 49 people found the following review helpful.
Covers to many systems with not enough depth.
By Greg Linton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was excited too see my very own Weil-McClain heating system pictured through-out the book. What I didn’t find out is how it really worked or how to troubleshoot it. Safety is the author’s first concern and first chapter in the book. I could find nothing explaining how to correct the excess pressure causing my safety valve to drip at times.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
This book was very outdated and not worth the money, a real waste of time.
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