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    Hand tools for the job?

    Today was my last day of school, and the new job starts monday I will be doing new start ups, and the boss said to just bring hand tools the first day. Now the big question is what hand tools should I bring, oh yea, he also said gauges. I know I will need two sets r22 and r410a. Any other input would be great!

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    Utt-O...

    So what did you take in School?
    Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...

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    I did a 9 month program at a school in las vegas called ati

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    Start ups of residential a/c?

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    yes for residental and all new conrtuction, I beleive

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    the school was for a/c and refrigeration

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    I'm assuming they gave you some tools from school?

    Just to get you started....
    gauges
    thermometers
    screwdrivers
    amp probe
    meter
    allen wrenches
    scale
    vacuum pump

    And the most important thing....a positive attitude and be ready to learn.

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    For a residential system startup I'd expect to need:

    My manifold. (I use digital, but they aren't required)
    A quality thermometer for takin line temperatures
    A psychrometer
    A differential manometer with static probes
    A vacuum pump
    A micron gauge
    A good electrical meter

    This, of course, doesn't include the basic handtools that everyone needs, too. Wrenches, screwdrivers and the like.

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    hey dylan

    Quote Originally Posted by dylan702 View Post
    Today was my last day of school, and the new job starts monday I will be doing new start ups, and the boss said to just bring hand tools the first day. Now the big question is what hand tools should I bring, oh yea, he also said gauges. I know I will need two sets r22 and r410a. Any other input would be great!
    refrigeration wrench with adapter stems for cond unit valves , valve core remover , channels , adjustable wrenches . box & open end wrenches to at least 5/8 , & good screwdrivers...that should do it to start.....then after a while , like the rest of us , you'll have a garage full , not to mention meters....best of luck..Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    For a residential system startup I'd expect to need:

    .......A differential manometer with static probes.........
    For the first day on the first job after finishing school?
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    Don't forget
    lineman's plires
    Wire strippers
    jewlers style screwdrivers philips and flat ( mainly flat head)
    small flashlight/penlight. You would be surprised how much you use them even in lighted areas.
    Nut driver set 1/4 & 5/16 most popular
    inspection mirror
    SAE allen wrenches. Choose your style
    tubing cutters, small thumb screw to the standard 1/2" - 2" dia
    PVC pipe cutter
    Crescent wrench 6", 8", & 10" preferably.
    good assortment of screwdrivers and pliars
    cussing rags to stick in your mouth for mumbling obscenities at whatever your working on around the customer
    Last but not least a tap it wrench/deadblow
    a cordless drill is nice but can get you in big trouble if you aren't careful on these unit panels. ALWAYS know what is behind that screw and not to strip the fragile clips. ALWAYS use the shortest screw possible for the job.
    "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    For the first day on the first job after finishing school?
    He stated that he would be 'starting up' new systems.

    This requires checking static pressure to verify airflow.

    First day or not, do it right or not at all.

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    Good Luck,but I wouldn't put a new tech on his own for awhile.
    Bob O. 84,Pa.

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