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    Looking to stock refrigeration parts

    I run a HVAC/R supply house and want to increase my inventory with the right refrigeration parts. I have access to all of the major brands, i.e. Ranco, Johnson Controls, etc. I want to make sure that I have the right parts in stock for most service calls for my customers. Can anyone supply me with a list of the most common parts that are used for refrigeration? Maybe your truck stock list? Manufacturer brand and model numbers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    defrost timers/ grasslin and paragon
    dual pressure controls/ johnson controls
    thermostat/ johnson controls (i prefer the one with the coil built ontop of the unit)
    fan delay, defrost termination switchs
    3in one (supco, 1/2hp)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marter View Post
    defrost timers/ grasslin and paragon
    dual pressure controls/ johnson controls
    thermostat/ johnson controls (i prefer the one with the coil built ontop of the unit)
    fan delay, defrost termination switchs
    3in one (supco, 1/2hp)
    I have:
    Paragon models - 8045-20, 8245-20, 9145-00
    JC DPC model P70LB-1
    JC Temp Control A19ABC-24 & W/R 1609-101
    and a few ICM fan delays.
    Looks like I'm off to a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thankgoodness View Post
    I run a HVAC/R supply house and want to increase my inventory with the right refrigeration parts. I have access to all of the major brands, i.e. Ranco, Johnson Controls, etc. I want to make sure that I have the right parts in stock for most service calls for my customers. Can anyone supply me with a list of the most common parts that are used for refrigeration? Maybe your truck stock list? Manufacturer brand and model numbers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    I would suggest asking this question to your customers. It would seem to me that the key is to stock what YOUR CUSTOMER needs, not random refer parts.
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    That Paragon 8245-20 must be a typo. Did you mean 8145-20?

    I also stock:

    Paragon 4001-00 Timeclock
    Ranco A12-700, A12-701 Constant Cut-in Temp Control
    Ranco 010-1483 Low Pressure Control
    Full Line of 330V Start Capacitors
    Mars/Steveco Potential Relays
    Evaporator Fan Motors - 1/15th HP 1550 RPM (115 & 230V) (CW & CCW)
    Various Copeland & Tecumseh Condenser Fan Motors
    Unit Bearing Fan Motors - 5W 115V CW, 9W 115V CW and 16W, 35W and 50W in 115 & 230V, CW & CCW
    Sporlan Filter-Driers - 3 cu in through 30 cu in (Flare & Sweat)
    Sporlan C032-CAP-T
    Sporlan SA Sightglasses - 1/4" through 5/8" (Flare FM & Sweat)
    Supco BC-1, BC-2 & BC-3 Capillary Tubes

    There's more, but I can't recall them off the top of my head.

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    Copeland / Tecumseh current relays and motor protectors for the smaller compressors..


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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    That Paragon 8245-20 must be a typo. Did you mean 8145-20?

    I also stock:

    Paragon 4001-00 Timeclock
    Ranco A12-700, A12-701 Constant Cut-in Temp Control
    Ranco 010-1483 Low Pressure Control
    Full Line of 330V Start Capacitors
    Mars/Steveco Potential Relays
    Evaporator Fan Motors - 1/15th HP 1550 RPM (115 & 230V) (CW & CCW)
    Various Copeland & Tecumseh Condenser Fan Motors
    Unit Bearing Fan Motors - 5W 115V CW, 9W 115V CW and 16W, 35W and 50W in 115 & 230V, CW & CCW
    Sporlan Filter-Driers - 3 cu in through 30 cu in (Flare & Sweat)
    Sporlan C032-CAP-T
    Sporlan SA Sightglasses - 1/4" through 5/8" (Flare FM & Sweat)
    Supco BC-1, BC-2 & BC-3 Capillary Tubes

    There's more, but I can't recall them off the top of my head.
    Thanks. Your list helps me a lot. I can't necessarily ask my customers because I'll lose the illusion of knowing what I'm talking about. I just want to have the items that they ask for on my shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thankgoodness View Post
    Thanks. Your list helps me a lot. I can't necessarily ask my customers because I'll lose the illusion of knowing what I'm talking about. I just want to have the items that they ask for on my shelves.
    Keep a list of what you have to order in or what a customer calls and requests.

    I'll make a few other suggestions.

    Buy a Sporlan Q and BQ case. This will allow you to build a wide variety of TXVs at a moment's notice.

    Stock a variety of refrigerants. Refrigeration work takes more than green and pink cans.

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    I usually keep at least 2 of those Acme 100 motor kits in my truck. Little things like acid tests and acid scavenger for POE. Refrigeration stems (i call 'em pigtails, i dont know what you guys call em).

    Do you stock any parts for ice machines? If so, which brands? I think we can definitely give you a good list for those.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Refrigeration work takes more than green and pink cans.
    Let's see....Orange, light blue, dark blue, green, light pink, tan, purple, white (good luck)

    Just make your stock room look like a rainbow and you'll be set for the refer guys!
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    You don't need to ask your customers what they think you should stock...

    If you think about this...they are already telling you.

    Just look at what parts you order vs the parts that you don't order.

    and THIS will tell you exactly whats going on in your market area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLZ Dan View Post
    Let's see....Orange, light blue, dark blue, green, light pink, tan, purple, white (good luck)

    Just make your stock room look like a rainbow and you'll be set for the refer guys!
    I'm currently stocking R134a, R404A, R22, R410A & Hot Shot. If I were two bring in one or two more refrigerants, what would the next most common ones be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phase Loss View Post
    You don't need to ask your customers what they think you should stock...

    If you think about this...they are already telling you.

    Just look at what parts you order vs the parts that you don't order.

    and THIS will tell you exactly whats going on in your market area.
    The problem is that none of my predecessors have ever ventured outside of selling equipment from the single brand that we sell. This has made us non-existent for 90% of our market. I've been able to grow most other areas of the business in the last year and now I want to become established for the reefer guys. There's less competition in this area than the HVAC side of the business.

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