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South Carolina
Commercial Heating Contractor

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South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board
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Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: (803) 896-4300
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Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Code Compliance 8
HARV General 4
HARV Controls 4
HARV Load Calculation 7
Fuel Gas Systems 6
Piping 6
Ducts 3
Boilers - Low Pressure 7
Boilers - High Pressure 5

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (hours): 3.0
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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. South Carolina International Mechanical Code - OR - International Mechanical Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
2. South Carolina International Fuel Gas Code - OR - International Fuel Gas Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. Trane Ductulator, Current, Trane Buy at Amazon
4. ACCA Ductulator (Duct Slide Rule), ACCA Buy at Amazon
5. Low Pressure Boilers, 4th Edition, Frederick M. Steingress Buy at Amazon
6. High Pressure Boilers, 5th Edition, Frederick Steingress, Harold Frost Buy at Amazon
7. Manual N - Load Calculation for Commercial Summer & Winter Air Conditioning, 5th Edition, ACCA Buy at Amazon
8. Manual J -- Residential Load Calculation, 8th Edition, ACCA Buy at Amazon
9. System Design Manual - Part III: Piping Design, 1973, Carrier Buy at Amazon
10. Pipefitter’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Forrest R. Lindsey Buy at Amazon
11. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th or 20th Edition, Althous, Turnquist, Bowditch, Bracciano Buy at Amazon
12. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, W. C. Whitman and W. M. Johnson, Delmar ITP Buy at Amazon
13. Trane Air Conditioning Manual, Order form, page 5, Trane Company Web Page Link
14. ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, 1997, ASHRAE Buy at Amazon
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