HVAC Contracting, by Robert and William Dries.
Carlsbad, Calif.: Craftsman Book Co., 1986. 251 pages
by Paul Hanke
There comes a time when many
people in the building trades ask
themselves: "Why am I working for
someone else? Should I go out on my
own?" If you're in HVAC, Robert
and William Dries have written a
book to help you answer those
HVAC Contracting covers tools,
installation, theory, design, and business
for the budding entrepreneur.
Some areas get better coverage than
others, but the overview is good.
After a short preface, the authors
begin with an introduction to tools,
equipment, and shop requirements.
They assume that the reader is
already familiar with the first two
subjects, but they