2016
Class Dates:

April 14 - 15 (sold out)
May 19 - 20
June 23 - 24
July 21 - 22 (sold out)
September 15 - 16
October 20 - 21




Please Note:

You must be a registered FloPro
Team member to take these classes. Registration is fast and easy!


2016 Taco FloPro Factory Training
Residential Hydronics: Advanced Soup to Variable Speed Nuts.
In this fast-paced and fact-filled two-day course, John Barba gives you a real world look at modern residential hydronic systems, with common sense solutions to every day challenges. Lots of training programs will provide you with theory and will teach you what's in the box, but this program will share with you what the theory actually means once you're in a mechanical room, and what happens when you actually install what's in the box.

We'll 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 trunk and branch systems, one-pipe primary-secondary layouts, "moose antler" piping and hydraulic separators.
  • We'll separate the myth from the reality when it comes to variable speed circulators - what do they really do? How much electricity do they really save? And how, when, and where to best apply Delta-T and Delta-P variable speed circulators for maximum system efficiency.
  • 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 solutions 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.




Location for classes:
Taco Innovation & Development Center
1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI
2016 Class Dates

April 14 - 15 (sold out)
May 19 - 20
June 23 - 24
July 21 - 22 (sold out)
September 15 - 16
October 20 - 21
Click here to register

Hotel arrangements:
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. 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.

Any contractors wishing to make their own hotel arrangements may do so, and will pay only $140.00 tuition. They will, however, need to provide their own airport transportation as well as their own transportation to and from Taco.

Please contact Jackie Stevenson at Taco (jacste@tacocomfort.com), 401-942-8000, with any special requests, etc. You do not need to contact the hotel.

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