Until this morning, I always thought that the following work required the service technician to have a type I, II, or UNIVERSAL EPA 608 card:
Replace and braze a compressor in a system, repair refrigeration leaks by brazing, replace a refrigerant safety or operational component, connect and braze split system refrigeration line sets, installed or replaced filter driers, replace or install a condensing or evaporative coil, and even evacuated the refrigeration circuit.
I’m beginning to see that if an existing refrigeration system, of any size and type, has been properly recovered of all refrigerant, then anyone, even a child, could do whatever they wanted to the system, as long as a service technician, who had an EPA card, leak checked, and charged the system.
Is this correct?
I know that it seems lately that every building engineer, maintenance man, handyman, and even janitor seems to be able to obtain a card today, but have we slipped so far down the path that the above is correct?
Your comments are very much appreciated at this time my friends.
John J. Dalton