The company will focus its efforts on its most popular “Compleat” Boiler Room course. And Taco’s popular webinar series will be held once a month, free of charge.

Taco’s FloPro factory training offers a broad range of professional development opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors in 2012. The company will focus its efforts on its most popular, John Barba-driven course, the “Compleat” Boiler Room. The two-day factory classes are NATE-recognized and NORA-approved. And Taco’s popular webinar series will be held once a month, free of charge.

Compleat Boiler Room training shows installers how to install outstanding boiler rooms and covers proper sizing and application of circulators and zone valves, and zoning strategies. Class information and online registration is available at www.floproteam.com.

“We’ll discuss sizing and near-boiler piping for both cast-iron and modulating-condensing boilers,” Barba says.

Course schedules

  • “Field Factory” training (various locations):
      - April 12-13, Compleat Boiler Room: BJ Terroni, Bensalem, Pa.
      - May 10-11, Hydronic Control Strategies: Wales-Darby, Warren, N.J.
      - June 28-29, Hydronic Control Strategies: Wales-Darby, Islandia, N.Y.
      - July 23-27, Compleat Boiler Room:  JTG Muir, Berkley, Calif.
      - Aug. 2-3, Compleat Boiler Room: McCoy Sales, Denver


  • Factory Training at Taco (Cranston, R.I.):
      - July 19-20, Compleat Boiler Room
      - Aug. 23-24, Compleat Boiler Room
      - Sept. 27-28, Compleat Boiler Room
      - Oct. 11-12, Compleat Boiler Room


  • Registration and tuition

  • Locations except N.Y./N.J.:
      Tuition only (hotel not included): $119
      Tuition plus one night’s hotel accommodation: $209
      Tuition plus two nights’ hotel accommodation: $289
      Tuition plus three nights’ hotel accommodation: $379


  • In N.Y./N.J.:
      Tuition only (hotel not included): $119
      Tuition plus one night’s hotel accommodation: $309
      Tuition plus two nights’ hotel accommodation: $389
      Tuition plus three nights hotel accommodation: $479


  • Webinars, FloPro University

    In addition to its classroom offerings, Taco also offers free FloPro webinars.  These programs are held twice monthly, typically in the late afternoon, Eastern Daylight Time.  The one-hour sessions cover a wide range of topics, including: the fine art of combustion analysis; domestic hot water recirculation; the evolution of radiant mixing; easy ways to make hydronic systems more efficient; and CV pressure drop. 

    • March 19 or 20:  Wiring & Troubleshooting Relays and Contactors with Carol Fey

    • April 18 or 19:  Pump Curves, Systems Curves and You

    • May 14 or May 29:  The Fine Art of Combustion Analysis with Bruce Marshall, Emerson Swan

    • June 18 or 19 - TBD

    • July 16 or 17 - TBD


    Also available online is Taco’s FloPro University. This e-learning program features detailed, interactive training programs broken down into small, easily digestible chunks.  Contractors can view these programs on their computer at their convenience as many times as they like. 

    There’s a quiz after each section and a final exam at the end of each program. After passing the final exam, each participant will receive a certificate of completion as well as a class pin.

    Taco’s training programs are available only to members of Taco’s FloPro Team, the company’s free contractor training and development program. To learn more about the program and register, visit www.floproteam.com. Contact Rae Aldrich at Taco (401/942-8000) with special requests.