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    Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning Book



    Hi guys
    im after a book called Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning one of the engineers at work reccommended it to me. He said that it had over 1000 pages and he paid 40 pounds for it. Iv been looking for it everywhere but there seems to be a few of the books around, some of them have 250 pages some have 700 pages and some have 1200 pages but they all seem to be at least 60 pounds and the author is american? So id imagine the units and measurements are in American. Has anyone got this book for sale or know where i can get it a little cheaper ( although if its as good as the engineer says then il pay 60 pounds) i just dont want to spend 60pounds on abook and find its the wrong one. Any help would be appreciated
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    hi marc the book i think your freind is referring to is a hefty tome indeed and has been recommended to all our apprentices attending college on an nvq2 course. it is written by three gentlemen called andrew d. althouse, carl h. turnquist and alfred f. bracciano. it is published by GW and its catelogue number is ISBN 1-56637-724-2. you can go into any good bookshop and they will be able to order it if you give them that number. it has been reissued every few years. the book is ok, but not one i would carry around as a reference book in the field due to it's size around 2 1/2" thick. i would recommend roy dossats book due to its compact but comprehensive coverage of refrigeration. i have referred to this book so often that i am on my 2nd copy and nearly ready for a third due to it's tired and dogeared pages. i can't remember how much it is but i would definately recommend it as a library starter.

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    I would highly recommend both books. I received them during some formal training sessions and schooling many years ago.

    They must be good... The books keep getting updated and reprinted.

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    I dont know how useful this book would, but for the U.S. members I have found this book helpful.

    "Industrial Refrigeration Handbook" by Wilbert F. Stoecker

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    They must be good... The books keep getting updated and reprinted.[/quote]

    i do think people should read old ones sometimes so they can see what happened in the old days

    i find this most interesting what we WERE allowed to do and cant now

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    Try a search on ebay under air conditioning I bought one last year think I paid 30 for it well worth the money

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    This book is available in the UK from a refrigeration wholesaler. If it's allowed you can contact me by e-mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermokool
    i do think people should read old ones sometimes so they can see what happened in the old days
    Quite right. It also provides a historical viewpoint of how some things also remain constant.

    It is interesting to see how some "new ideas" are re-invented, when actually they are essentially "old ideas" that are re-discovered also.

    Sometimes the old books are much better too.

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    Old books are writen with patience.The writer think how to explain some procedure or calculation method.Now all is copy paste method.

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    old books are good iceman but dont use r11 to flush the system through
    what are the rules in the usa ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh3wizard View Post
    I dont know how useful this book would, but for the U.S. members I have found this book helpful.

    "Industrial Refrigeration Handbook" by Wilbert F. Stoecker
    I did not like that book, highly un-practical, maybe a good book for designers or engineers, it offers very little to a wrench monkey like me
    by the way I'm selling my copy, like new for $40
    paid $80.

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    Hi, Johny*****

    Quote Originally Posted by johny***** View Post
    I did not like that book, highly un-practical, maybe a good book for designers or engineers, it offers very little to a wrench monkey like me
    by the way I'm selling my copy, like new for $40
    paid $80.
    I wan to buy that book, send me PM

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    Re: Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning Book

    you got mail!!

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    look on,i'm a new visitor

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    Hi, Quqq

    Quote Originally Posted by qsqq View Post
    look on,i'm a new visitor
    Welcome to RE,

    Best regards, Josip

    It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious...

    Don't ever underestimate the power of stupid people when they are in large groups.

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    Re: Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning Book

    Josip, one of the best books about Industrial Refrigeration, just something for you.
    It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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    Hi, Peter_1

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_1 View Post
    Josip, one of the best books about Industrial Refrigeration, just something for you.
    Just bought Stoecker's book from Johny***** it is in my hands now. Now need time for reading of almost 800 pages

    Best regards, Josip

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    Hi Josip,

    That should keep you busy for at least... 1 day. I doubt it is has much new for you.

    It is a good book that I use it for reference.

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    Hi, US Iceman

    Quote Originally Posted by US Iceman View Post
    Hi Josip,

    That should keep you busy for at least... 1 day. I doubt it is has much new for you.

    It is a good book that I use it for reference.
    Nice said with your english maybe, but with mine

    Best regards, Josip

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    Josip, I'm glad you got the book!!
    I think my all time favorite book is principles of refrigeration by Roy Dossat and Thomas J Horan, one of the first book I bought and still the best one.

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    Dossat is the book I use but it must be about time somebody produced a new one, I used Dossat 30 years ago when I was a student and am still using it as a tutor. I have the second edition which was in SI units which for me is great but the latest version has both and gets a bit confusing.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooh View Post
    Dossat is the book I use but it must be about time somebody produced a new one, I used Dossat 30 years ago when I was a student and am still using it as a tutor. I have the second edition which was in SI units which for me is great but the latest version has both and gets a bit confusing.

    Ian
    I can only hope one day the USA give up on the imperial system and switches ove SI, I dont understand why we are still working with such a primitive system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johny***** View Post
    I can only hope one day the USA give up on the imperial system and switches ove SI, I dont understand why we are still working with such a primitive system.
    At least the US is consistant.

    Consider the UK.

    It is illegal to sell food products in anything but metric, but:

    We drink pints
    We buy Gallons of fuel
    We drive to MPH
    Baby's are born and declared - 8lbs 3oz etc not kg
    we measure in metric but tape measures still show inches
    Coinage is Metric
    I am 12stone 3 lbs (just short for my body mass index)
    Fridge pipe is imperial (who has asked for a roll of 6.4mm pipe?) but plumbing pipes are metric
    We buy eggs in Dozens
    Recipes call for 250g of this and that?
    Etc Etc.

    Tony Blair - sort it out
    I'm back on the Pale

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    Re: Modern Refrigeration and Air conditioning Book

    are you aware in the not to distant future it will be illegal in the UK to sell anything in imperial measurements you wont even be allowed to buy an imperial spanner it will have to be stamped with a metric size.

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    please help !

    i am a student in vn like some students in there we are very poor and we haven't enough money to by some refrigeration books so that we very thak when you send for us about this book thanks !!!!!!!!!!!

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    can i download free ?????

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