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Old 08-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #16
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410 A freon.......come on guys this is not done
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Hot wire anemometer,combustion analyzer,manometer, electronic refrigerant leak detector,ultrasonic leak detector,combustible gas detector,micron gauge and inspection scope are a few personal tools not listed so far. I used every one of them last week.

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:56 AM   #19
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Stock on board, Rescue motor, capacitors, belts, relays, pieces of different size copper, glue, pvc various, wire nuts, tape, refrigerant various, sil fos, stay brite, torch, Sam's Manuals, books reference material, low pressure control, high pressure control, fuses and I am tired and sure there are a thousand other things under the bins I didn't mention.
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Credit accounts at R.E.Micheals, Johnstone Supply,Grainger,ect, When you you have to go get parts.
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how about employees.....
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I thought this was a DIY forum?

obviously some repairs are outside the scope of a DIY (like myself)

but some things, such as duct repair, thermostat replacement, drain line repair and the like are well within a diy scope and ability.
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I thought this was a DIY forum?

obviously some repairs are outside the scope of a DIY (like myself)

but some things, such as duct repair, thermostat replacement, drain line repair and the like are well within a diy scope and ability.
It is. And many tradesmen contribute to it. This thread may seem strange. But it seems to be giving a list of tools that are required, or used to work on HVAC systems, that some DIYers may find handy to know.

I don't see where its trying to tell DIYers that they can't install or repair their own systems.
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I thought this was a DIY forum?

obviously some repairs are outside the scope of a DIY (like myself)

but some things, such as duct repair, thermostat replacement, drain line repair and the like are well within a diy scope and ability.
well bbo it is ....but as you said somethings are not diy....but try telling people that that don't get the point....just making people see what it takes to be in business today and what it cost.... all the pros here offer help and knowledge at there own time and cost sometimes for people to think they know better...why ask.... just go but your own equiptment and go to school start your own business then argue with us....ben sr nothing personal just helping people progress...
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this post was started because we had a person really bent on doing something that was wrong, unsafe,and against the law...thougth he may consider why all the pros here were offering such strong counsel against what he was or about to do.. because we earned it . again ben sr.
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sorry but it should be.....

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ok now would anyone like to take a guess at the ball park cost of this post for the average tech to perform hvac work......consider all the information contained ......

Not really relevant to DIYers.
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well bbo it is ....but as you said somethings are not diy....but try telling people that that don't get the point....just making people see what it takes to be in business today and what it cost.... all the pros here offer help and knowledge at there own time and cost sometimes for people to think they know better...why ask.... just go but your own equiptment and go to school start your own business then argue with us....ben sr nothing personal just helping people progress...
You're alluding to my point; that being proper training. I don't say that as a dig, but very timely as I just received a brochure from the local community college.

Their course in HVAC/R cost $3470, broken down as $2620 tuition, $300 lab, and $550 books and 'supplies' (don't know what that includes). It runs from September through June, 12 hours per week.

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good understanding and training in electrical systems and controls

how to use instruments like volt/ohm meters, gauges, (sure it reads 220 V and 100 lbs on the gauge ..that's if and when you actually buy them and hook them up) OH yeah..but, what does it mean? why did the chicken cross the road...answ. So, the farmer could run over him with the tractor! It could be worse for the average DIYer..even above average..Unless you have the knowledge and the tools don't even think about it..it's gonna hurt//either you OR your wallet OR likely both...but DO ask questions in order to try and understand what you may prefer in the way of equipment or service..get at least 3 estimates for mew installations..ask around for a good tech/company..AND this is only the tip of the iceberg..pun intended
Techpappy 40 yrs. in the boiler business..have fixed old fridges but not any more! too complicated and tools too expensive I'm retired and don't have the time to retrain HaHa Seriously..leave it to a Pro Safer and Cheaper!

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