A directory of hydronic seminars and training programs from around the industry.

Dates, costs and locations for the following hydronic training seminars vary. Please contact the company for more detailed information, or visit the listed Web sites.

American Water Heater Group
P.O. Box 1597
Johnson City, TN 37602-1597
Phone: 800/456-9805
Fax: 800/999-5210
Web: www.americanwaterheater.com
Contact: Bob Jones
Topics Covered: All subjects concerning the manufacture of the company's product, operation, servicing, troubleshooting, application, sizing and installation.

Amtrol Inc.
1400 Division Rd.
Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401/884-6300
Fax: 401/885-6668
Web: www.amtrol.com
Contact: Call for more information
Topics Covered: One- or two-day seminars on product selection, sizing, application and marketing.

Barnes & Jones
91 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: 781/963-8000
Fax: 781/963-3322
Web: www.barnesandjones.com
Contact: Bill Nesbitt
Topics Covered: Various. Call for more information.

Bock Water Heaters
110 South Dickinson Street
P.O. Box 8632
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: 800/794-2491
Fax: 608/257-5304
Web: www.bockwaterheaters.com
Contact: George M. Kusterer
Topics Covered: Sizing, installing and servicing oil- and gas-fired water heaters, indirect water heaters, and the company's combined units for hydronic and radiant floor heating.

Bradford White Corp.
725 Talamore Drive
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone: 800/538-2020
Fax: 215/641-1670
Web: www.bradfordwhite.com
Contact: Jim McGoldrick
Topics Covered: Technical and Troubleshooting Seminars: Residential Gas & Electric Water Heaters; Residential Gas Power-Vented Water Heaters; Commercial Gas & Electric Water Heaters; and Multiflue Models.

Buderus Hydronic Systems
50B Northwestern Drive
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: 603/898-0505
Fax: 603/898-1055
Web: www.buderus.com
Contact: Lou Vorstevld
Topics Covered: General Products Class -- Introduction of Ecomatic controls, familiarization with Buderus product line. Advanced Ecomatic Class -- Outdoor reset controlling.

Burnham Corp.
P.O. Box 3079
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 800/722-0720
Fax: 717/293-5827
Web: www.burnham.com
Contact: Glen Stanton
Topics Covered: Steam and hot water systems, including detailed discussions of specific hydronic applications such as radiant heating, indirect hot water heating, multiple boiler applications (steam and water), electric to hydronic conversion, and flue gas venting.

Carlin Combustion
Technology Inc.
70 Maple St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Phone: 800/989-2275
Fax: 413/525-8306
Web: www. carlincombustion.com
Contact: Dick Charland
Topics Covered: Carlin University "Masters Degree" program includes technical seminars and classroom presentations from Carlin, Bacharach, Suntec and Ultra-Guard. Oil Combustion Theory; Elimination of Soot Generation; Advanced control and Ignition Technology; Fuel Unit Operation and Troubleshooting; Combustion Efficiency Testing; Carbon Monoxide with Oil Heat; Stretching Service Periods; Hands-On Control Troubleshooting and Wiring; New Equipment Set-Up and Efficiency Testing.

85 Middle Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: 716/366-550
Fax: 716/366-1209
Web: www.dunkirk.com
Contact: Dan Goede
Topics Covered: Boilers, burners, venting products.

Energy Kinetics Inc.
(103) 51 Molasses Hill Rd.
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 800/323-2066
Fax: 908/735-2068
Web: www.energykinetics.com
Contact: Steve Radicchi
Topics Covered: Hydronic systems and components, venting, system design, applications, piping and wiring, annual tune-up, inspection and diagnostics, low-mass boiler controls and concepts.

Environmental Technology
1302 High Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 800/234-4239
Fax: 888/234-4238
Web: www.hi-velocity.com
Contact: Douglas Kocsis
Topics Covered: Snow-icemelting controls and their energy consumption, classroom training.

HeatLink USA
89 54th Street S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Phone: 800/968-8905
Fax: 616/532-9322
Web: www.heatlink.com
Contact: Mary Van Putten
Topics Covered: Learn step by step techniques for project layout and material calculations, control selection, project estimating, and installation guidelines with practical and easy-to-use time-saving components. Basic principals to radiant floor heating.

Honeywell-Sparco Braukmann
1985 Douglas Dr,
Golden Valley, MN 55422-3992
Phone: 763/954-6484
Fax: 800/367-4375
Web: www.sparco-inc.com
Contact: Valerie Wiig
Topics Covered: Understanding the basic control functions of oil primary controls, troubleshooting, selection of replacement components.

Hydrolevel Co.
83 Water St.
P.O. Box 1847
New Haven, CT 06508
Phone: 203/776-0473
Fax: 203/773-1019
Web: www.hydrolevel.com
Contact: Bill Montgomery
Topics Covered: Low water cutoffs for hot water and steam boilers. Automatic water feeds for steam boilers.

Laars Heating Systems
6000 Condor Drive
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: 805/529-2000
Fax: 805/529-5934
Web: www.laars.com
Contact: Paula Dolan
Topics Covered: Various. Call for more information.

Lattner Boiler Mfg. Co.
1411 9th St., SW
P.O. Box 1527
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Phone: 319/366-0778
Fax: 319/366-0770
Web: www.lattner.com
Contact: Dean Jackson
Topics Covered: Steam applications for heating, process and hot water use. Also sizing, installation and troubleshooting.

Lochinvar Corp.
300 Maddox Simpson Pkwy.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: 615/889-8900
Fax: 615/547-1004
Web: www.lochinvar.com
Contact: Mike Juhnke
Topics Covered: Three general courses on installation basics and commercial products; commercial products sizing and application; and fan-assisted commercial products; and three product specific courses.

Monitor Products Inc.
P.O. Box 3408
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 732/329-0900
Fax: 732/329-0904
Contact: Bogdan "Bugs" Blicharz
Web: www.monitorproducts.com
Topics Covered: Factory-authorized, dealer service training for maintenance, service & installation of Monitor vented heating systems, and the KWH 124 Instantaneous Water Heater.

P.O. Box 67
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Phone: 888/552-0900
Fax: 717/625-3077
Web: www.naoshm.org
Contact: Judy Garber
Topics Covered: Training varies by chapter. Call for more information.

P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: 617/924-1000
Fax: 617/924-5962
Web: www.nefi.com
Contact: Michael Markarian
Topics Covered: Basic oil burner installation and burner technician courses, commercial-industrial oilheat technician course, designing residential HVAC systems, heat loss courses, gas heat training, and more.

Peerless Heater Co.
231 N. Walnut St.
Boyertown, PA 19512
Phone: 717/569-2783
Contact: Jeffery K. Alexander
Web: www.peerles-heater.com
Topics Covered: System piping, boiler sizing, troubleshooting. "Colors of Heat" training manual to take home.

2151 Eastman Ave.
Oxnard. CA 93030
Phone: 805/278-5300
Fax: 800/872-9725
Web: www.raypak.com
Contact: Donna Stewart
Topics Covered: Service, installation, sales of Raypak products

Reed Institute
(Mestek Industries)
260 N. Elm St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: 413/564-5879
Fax: 413/568-9613
Web: www.reedinst.com
Contact: Sally Belden
Topics Covered: Classroom instruction and hands-on lab for large boiler assembly, Mills boilers, modular boilers and hydronic heating systems.

Rheem Mfg. Co.
(The Learning Center)
5600 Old Greenwood Road
P.O. Box 17010
Ft. Smith, AR 72917-7010
Phone: 501/648-4901
Fax: 501/648-6169
Web: www.toptechnician.com
Contact: Local Distributor
Topics Covered: Cooling, Heating, Heat Pump Equipment Service; Load Calculation & Air Distribution; Commercial Equipment Service. Also multimedia training available. See Web site for details.

Roth Industries
1800 S. Des Plaines Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130-2511
Phone: 708/488-1511
Fax: 708/488-1519
Web: www.roth-usa.com
Contact: Jan Andersson
Topics Covered: Radiant floor heat applications and installation, design and software, and PEX for water distribution.

RTI PEX Piping Systems
11 Farber Drive
Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: 800/784-0234
Fax: 631/286-0947
Web: www.radiant-tech.com
Contact: Andrea Pearson
Topics Covered: PEX piping systems, plumbing, radiant products and applications, radiant basics, radiant installation, piping and controls, radiant design (manual and software training), and PEX plumbing certification.

Runtal North America
187 Neck Rd.
P.O. Box 8278
Ward Hill, MA 01835
Phone: 800/526-2621
Fax: 978/372-7140
Web: www.runtalnorthamerica.com
Contact: Jon Wiberg
Topics Covered: Design and installation of radiant panels.

Slant-Fin Corp.
100 Forest Drive
Greenvale, NY 11548
Phone: 516/484-2600
Fax: 516/484-5921
Contact: Jim Erhardt
Topics Covered: "College of Hydronic Heating Knowledge," heating system design, boilers, baseboard, commercial radiation, oil burner setup and service.

A.O. Smith
600 E. John Carpenter Fwy.
Suite 200
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 800/527-1953
Fa: 972/719-5992
Web: www.hotwater.com
Contact: Terry Miller
Topics Covered: Installation, application and operation of AOS products. Discussions of all AOS heaters and boilers.

3 Alfred Circle
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 800-370-3122
Fax: 781-275-3122
Web: www.stadlerviega.com
Contact: David Garlow
Topics Covered: Radiant Heating and Snowmelting: Application; Installation; Products; Control Strategies; Layout; Design; Sizing; Sales. Pexcel Pureflow Plumbing System: Application; Installation; Products; Layout; Design; Sizing; Sales.

State Industries Inc.
500 By Pass Rd.
Ashland City, TN 37015
Phone: 800/365-8170
Fax: 800/365-3292
Web: www.stateind.com
Contact: Local distributors or rep.
Topics Covered: The Plumber Knows Best seminars focus primarily on marketing and effective sales techniques. Upon completion of the course, contractors receive a detailed manual on how to develop their own marketing plan.

Taco Inc.
1160 Cranston St.
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401/942-8000
Fax: 401/942-2360
Web: www.taco-hvac.com
Contact: Rae Aldrich
Topics Covered: Seminars on hydronic heating systems and zoning.

Utica Boilers Inc.
P.O. Box 4729
Utica, NY 13504
Phone: 315/797-1310
Fax: 315/797-3762
Web: www.uticaboilers.com
Contact: Debbie Bray
Topics Covered: Entry-level and advanced seminars on basic and advanced hydronics, radiant floor basics, floor circuits, troubleshooting, hot water, steam and combustion.

Viessmann Mfg. Co.
83 Vermont Ave., Bldg. 3
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401/732-0667
Fax: 401/732-0590
Web: www.viessmann.com
Contact: James McCarthy
Topics Covered: Product features and benefits; heating system design principles, installation and service; control strategies; and sales and marketing.

Weil McLain
500 Blaine St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219/879-6561
Fax: 219/879-0556
Web: www.weil-mclain.com
Contact: Joe Ross
Topics Covered: Hydronics Education And Training (H.E.A.T.) subjects range from boiler systems to basic electricity, with 11 different video-based training programs that include videotapes and workbooks. Also, local seminars available.

Wirsbo Co.
5925 148th St. West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 800/321-4739
Fax: 612/891-2008
Web: www.wirsbo.com
Contact: Katie Hanft
Topics Covered: Radiant floor heating components, design, control, zoning, piping, installation