We were just talking about these, because some of the handouts we give customers are those reference books. But we've noticed that even the old-timers are now reaching for their smart-phones when they have a question.
I've got a number of little pocket handbooks and while they are full of useful information, I literally cannot remember the last time I looked at one.
I'm old school and keep ol' Ugly in my back pocket all day every day. Don't always need it, but it's there. I have literally worn several out over the years. Oh, and print still works when the cell phone runs out of battery.
If you have an amazon account they usually offer a bundle package thats what I have (2011). Then I download to my kindle which is linked to my phone....even when I didn't have a smart phone I had hard copy. Like someone said 90% of field questions right there, motors, sizing, even the pipe bending section is good if you don't bend a lot of pipe it is easy to forget multiplier/angle stuff...:thumbsup::thumbsup: 2 thumbs up.
What's funny, I was talking to a day laborer about electrical the other day. He said he could do anything in a home electrically. I asked him if he knew how to calculate wire size etc. He said he has that little yellow book.
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