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Old 05-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #16
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Just an FYI. Most cities/local laws you must pull a permit for such work and most will require a licensed contractor to do the work. If you install without pulling permit, well, if you go to sell there may be an issue. If you plan on living in your home for a long time, and don't live near nosy neighbors, you can probably get away with it.

Also as far as the EPA goes, you need an EPA 608 cert to do the work. The EPA is your worst enemy. The fines are outrageous. I would not attempt any work on ac without an EPA 608 cert. It's fairly inexpensive to obtain and takes a little study time.

Also for the pros, and I can't find this information out for the life of me, but what equipment does the EPA require you to be on hand?

I thought I remember reading in order to legally work on HVAC equipment you need a recovery tank and recovery machine on site. Is this correct, and is there anything else?

I agree with the above, it will probably be cheaper to hire out the actual install. Also keep in mind, any equipment bought online does not have any sort of warranty.


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wheelsup, depends on what state you live in, how bad their epa is, along with what part of the state you live in.
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You should wait till it reads 0 psi and your good? Is this correct?
No. Not even close.
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Also as far as the EPA goes, you need an EPA 608 cert to do the work. The EPA is your worst enemy. The fines are outrageous. I would not attempt any work on ac without an EPA 608 cert. It's fairly inexpensive to obtain and takes a little study time.

There is no EPA certification required for R410A, the same way as there is none required for R134A.

Also for the pros, and I can't find this information out for the life of me, but what equipment does the EPA require you to be on hand?

Recovery machine at the shop, not required to be on site.

I thought I remember reading in order to legally work on HVAC equipment you need a recovery tank and recovery machine on site. Is this correct, and is there anything else?

I agree with the above, it will probably be cheaper to hire out the actual install. Also keep in mind, any equipment bought online does not have any sort of warranty.
Usually cost less to have a tech do the start up, then to go out and buy all the things you need to do the start up.
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wheelsup, depends on what state you live in, how bad their epa is, along with what part of the state you live in.
Its a fed fine. Same guide lines state to state.
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No. Not even close.
not even close? Thanks for making me feel dumb.
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not even close? Thanks for making me feel dumb.
Sorry about that. But, you now know that you really aren't ready to do a lot of this work on your own. Atleast not for other people.

Will you tell us where you got this info from.

I have to head out and get the hot water working at a commercial place, will be back later. And can explain more then.
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If I purchase a system online is it feasible that I could install it myself?
Changed my mind. In your case the answer is no

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