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Firedragon Academy Textbooks & Tools


We are pleased to present some of the finest textbooks and tools available today for the HVAC and oilheating industries. Most of our textbooks have been written or developed by George Lanthier, an award winning author and teacher whose current articles can be found in Fuel Oil News magazine. George has also written for Fuel Oil & Oilheat, Oilheating, Yankee Oilman, Contracting Canada, HVAC Insider, Progress, Sweeping, Oil & Energy and CMMTQ. All of our selections are noted for their easy to read and understand style and include many drawings, illustrations, and examples that lead the reader through the material for an easy understanding of the subject discussed.

Please note that all of the books sold here are used in our seminars and form the working texts and notes for most of our seminars. In addition, they are a constant 'work-in-progress', so they change with the technology and techniques in the field as they are updated.

Advanced Residential Oilburners by George Lanthier - $125.00 with FREE S&H
This manual is the most comprehensive and newest text on oil burners for residential and light commercial use. It reviews the basics of oil burner service and then looks at more of the chemistry and advanced troubleshooting knowledge required by senior technicians to service some of today's more complicated problems in plain, simple language. Provides an in-depth and thorough examination of the home oil burner, combustion, venting and the troubleshooting and testing of all of these complex and sophisticated technologies and sciences. This book is the 'must-have' book if you service oil burners and still can't figure out why they don't always work the way you thought they would.

Basic Air Conditioning Systems by George Lanthier and Jim Todd - $30.00 with FREE S&H  
The book is aimed at heating technicians who wish to increase their knowledge and earning base by discussing the basic fundamentals of residential air conditioning systems. The book covers components, systems, the 'refrigeration cycle', controls, troubleshooting, refrigerant recovery, charging methods and tools. It also includes many service and troubleshooting techniques and service checklists. The book features the simple and easy to read and understand style of our other publications. Includes a Firedragon Duct Design Calculator.


The RIELLO GAS Handbook - by George Lanthier - $40.00 with FREE S&H

This new text covers RIELLO Forty Series gas burners. Covers the G120, G200 and G400. Included are illustrations and photographs for the proper setup and servicing of residential gas burners used for conversions and new installs where a power (blown) gas burner is preferred. Includes tips, hints and procedures only found in our unique texts.

The RIELLO OIL Handbook - by George Lanthier - $50.00 with FREE S&H
This new text covers RIELLO Forty Series oil burners. Covers the F-40, BF and two-stage G51 Series in one manual and in great detail. Included in the text are illustrations, diagrams and tables for the proper setup and servicing of RIELLO residential and light commercial burners firing up to 6.4 gallons per hour. The book features tips, hints and troubleshooting techniques and procedures and the author's 37 years of experience on the product. The authoritative, definitive and ultimate RIELLO 40 Series oil burner service manual.

Fuel Systems Handbook, from tanks to pumps. - $35.00 with FREE S&H
The first totally new book on fuel units (pumps) in 30 years it discusses in depth both one-stage and two-stage pumps on one-pipe and two-pipe systems. Covers oil filter useage and sizing along with proper line sizing and use of correct valves for Code compliance. Looks at proper design of fuel systems using booster pumps and oil deaearators to achieve proper operation of high vacuum systems.     


WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment

This is an all new comprehensive five volume set on wiring and controls for coal stokers, gasburners, oilburners and heating systems. These are the first manuals specifically written for technicians involved in the installation and servicing of heating equipment. Covers the wiring and control systems that operate older and modern systems and proven troubleshooting techniques that can actually be used in the field. All texts now include more information on controls and wiring for gas and oil fired units.

WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment - Volume 1- Fundamentals by George Lanthier - $60.00 with Free S&H   
Focuses on the basic wiring and equipment, controls, interlocks, relays, and switches that make up today's complex heating systems. The manual also covers how to read and interpret wiring diagrams and schematics. The text is complimented with many diagrams, illustrations, drawings and tables for the proper wiring and servicing of most fuelburners. The manual features tips, hints, troubleshooting techniques and service procedures that cannot be found anywhere else. The cornerstone of our WIRING series it is considered the best "Basic Electricity" book for HVAC technicians published today.

WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment - Volume 2 - Meters by George Lanthier - $30.00 with FREE S&H
Continues troubleshooting procedures found in Volume One and shows you even more advanced procedures for the testing of circuits, components and controls found on coal, gas and oil fired heating equipment. Takes you step-by-step how to troubleshoot the controls, relays, loads and switches that are found in today's complex heating systems. The text has many diagrams, illustrations and drawings for the proper use and care of meters used in the servicing of heating equipment. Features actual step-by-step lessons featuring the meters available from us in our Meter Store.  

WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment - Volume 3 - Warm Air & Steam Systems & Motors by George Lanthier - $30.00 with FREE S&H    
This text looks at the warm air and steam heating systems in use today. The manual also covers the basic and accessory items for the zoning of steam and warm air systems in plain language. Includes troubleshooting of warm air/AC electronic control boards. The text is complimented with many diagrams, illustrations, drawings and tables for the proper wiring and servicing of most heating systems. The manual features tips, hints, troubleshooting techniques and service procedures that are unique to our manuals. Includes advanced sections on Motors.  

WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment - Volume 4 - Oilburner Primary Controls by George Lanthier - $50.00 with FREE S&H
This book focuses on oilheating systems and the primary control systems that operate them. This manual is chock full of oilburner primary controls from 'stack switches' to state-of-the art microprocessor based designs. A must have for the oilburner technician or anyone involved in oilburner service. Text reviews controls by Beckett, Carlin, Honeywell, Riello, Sid Harvey's and Wayne and a major discussion on the subject of rebuilt controls.

WIRING Fuel Burning Equipment - Volume 5 - Hot Water Systems by George Lanthier - $40.00 with FREE S&H      
This textbook is about the basic and advanced wiring and control of hydronic heating boilers and water heaters. The manual covers everything from basic and accessory items to the more complex controls required for the zoning of hot water systems in plain language. The text is complimented with many diagrams, illustrations, drawings and tables for the proper wiring and servicing of most hot water heating systems. Features information and troubleshooting of domestic hot water systems including gas, oil and electric water heaters.


Special quantity pricing on books is available to qualified HVAC wholesalers, trade associations, vocational and technical schools and equipment manufacturers. Contact us for more information.


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