hello everyone have visited this board a number of times and decided to sign up to ask some questions.
i've been involved in the mechanical/electrical/automotive fields since i could walk and have done my own HVAC work in the past but now would like to check into the EPA certs required. i DON'T do this for anyone else but the AC in my hobby shop (dragsters, machinery ect.) needs replacement and i was also "thinking" about upgrading the system (forced gas/AC) i installed in my home about 8 years ago. the system still functions fine but it's low end and was interested in the newer variable speed/firing stuff. of course there's the issue of being able to purchase the equipment. i do have the ability to get equipment through some friends as i have in the past but would rather not go that route. from my experiences i must say that the HVAC community seems to be one tight knit group and was hoping to get some answers here without being bashed or flamed. i don't consider myself an HVAC tech but am more than capable of doing a safe quality install. although i had been qualified for the 609 (i know that doesn't apply here) i never bothered doing the paperwork to obtain it. i was looking around trying to get some basic info on the 608 and i see there are different types. am i incorrect in stating that the 608 type I is sufficient to purchase equipment or does that require the more advanced certifications?
thanks for your input
Here is a link to an article I wrote and which is posted in the "For Your Interest" area. Check out the rest of the "For Your Interest" area after reading this article.
thanks for the link Norm. maybe i'm showing my ignorance here but as i read it the type I would only cover refrigerators, compressed air driers, window units ect. being they're sealed and (normally?) have no service valves.
as i read it to purchase/install a split system would require a type II or higher?
odd thing that the system i run at work has a 600 HP motor and when they changed it from 12 to 134a it was filled with a tractor trailer, we now have 1 ton cylinders...go figure.
It's not this or higher.
It is one of the three for HVAC/R:
1.) Type 1
2.) Type 2
3.) Type 3
4.) Universal (means you can do all 3)
Then you have the 609 cert for MVAC.
Their manual is about 80 pages, not the nine listed on the site.