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Taco FloPro Factory Training: All New for 2013
Please Note:
You must be a registered FloProTeam member to take these classes. Registration is fast and easy: Click here to join the FloPro Team.

Grow your hydronic expertise and boost your profits with Taco FloPro Factory Training.

Learn it right with John Barba, nationally recognized hydronics trainer
  • Real-world, practical, hands-on learning
  • NATE-Recognized and NORA Approved
  • Exclusively available to FloPro Team members

Taco FloPro Factory Training is advanced training for hydronic installers and designers who want to become better educated professionals, compete more effectively, and grow their business with greater knowledge and expertise.

Led by John Barba, one of the most respected names in the industry, this training is authoritative, intensive hands-on learning designed to grow your hydronic expertise as a contractor or installer.

With Taco FloPro Factory Training, you will compete on a whole new level, armed with detailed knowledge of the latest energy saving technologies, installation techniques and profit opportunities.

Tuition for any Taco FloPro Factory Training course is just $289 and includes:
  • Two days training
  • Two nights hotel accommodations
  • Ground transport
  • Meals and extras
  • Airfare to the host city is not included.
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Course Description

Residential Hydronics:
Advanced Soup to Variable Speed Nuts

In this new and comprehensive, two-day course, John Barba will guide you through every vital step of designing and installing an efficient, modern residential hydronic system. You will cover every important aspect of hydronic systems including:

How to determine the heat loss of any structure and understanding the essential building block for all hydronic systems--The Universal Hydronics Formula.

Circulator sizing, how to choose the best circulator for every job, pipe sizing, air control and near-boiler piping, including truck and branch systems, one-pipe primary-secondary layouts, "moose antler" piping and hydraulic separators.

You'll get a working knowledge of low voltage wiring and learn the pros and cons of zoning with zone valves versus zoning with circulators. Then you'll move on to how to handle domestic hot water systems, from ratings, output and spec sheets to making the most of indirect systems.

Finally, you'll finish up with a close look at operating costs, the real dollars and cents of any system, how to decide whether to replace or improve a systems, and five ways to make any system more efficient.

Like all FloPro Factory Training courses, "Residential Hydronics" focuses on real-world solution to the problems you encounter daily in the field and offers ample opportunities for hands-on learning, plus plenty of interaction with the instructor and classmates.

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Schedule of Courses

Location: CRANSTON, RI
Taco Innovation & Development Center

June 27 -28  (Sold Out)

Sept. 26 -27  (Sold Out)

Oct. 24 - 25  (Sold Out)

Registration and Tuition
  • Tuition only, hotel accommodations not included: $119.00
  • Tuition plus one night's hotel accommodation: $209.00
  • Tuition plus two nights' hotel accommodation: $289.00
  • Tuition plus three nights' hotel accommodation: $379.00
For training in Cranston, RI-
Hotel arrangements will be made by Taco. The price includes ground transportation between Providence Airport, Taco and the hotel, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, as well as dinner and entertainment Thursday evening. Airfare is not included.

Any contractors wishing to make their own hotel arrangements may do so, and will pay only $119.00 tuition. They will, however, need to provide their own airport transportation as well as their own transportation to and from Taco.

You do not need to contact the hotel. Please contact Rae Aldrich at Taco (401-942-8000) with any special requests, etc. Taco will be paying for your hotel room, tax, etc. but you should be prepared to present a credit card at check-in for any incidentals.

Field training dates and locations to be announced.
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Can't Make it To Live Training? We Bring Training to You

We created the FloPro University to give you the education, training and tools to be a stronger professional and make your business more profitable.

The content of our growing curriculum of online learning courses was designed by HVAC pros and elearning specialists to offer you practical solutions to the problems you find in the field every day.

At the FloPro University, you study at your own pace, review materials as often as you want, then test when you are ready.

As you complete FloPro University courses you are recognized for your advanced training accomplishments with a certificate, visible evidence that you're an installer who's committed to broadening your professional knowledge.

Get full details about the FloPro University here and see all our available courses here.

Taco Videos
Too busy to take a FloPro University course? You still have plenty of training opportunities on the Taco website. We now have more than 150 videos in our new Video Library. Topics include:
  • Taco President and CEO John Hazen White's views on the great value of the American workforce, worldwide sourcing, new HVAC, why we're committed to contractor training, and more
  • John Barba's presentations on a variety of subjects, including: "The Evolution of Radiant Mixing," "Circulator Selection for Radiant," "Multi-Temperature, Multi-Load Systems," and, "The Universal Hydronics Formula."
  • Tutorials, tips and shortcuts for using FloPro Designer hydronic system design software.
  • Reports on the design and contruction of the new Taco Innovation & Development Center.
And a whole lot more.

Taco Podcasts
Still pressed for time? Why not listen to our series of more than 30 HVAC industry podcasts. Hear the contractor members of the FloPro Round Table debate the industry issues of the day, get marketing advice for your contracting business from well known industry speaker Ellen Rohr, find out how you can use social networking to build your plumbing and heating business.

We place new podcasts on line regularly, so check them out, then check back often. Podcasts Index