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