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!
So what did you take in School?
Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...
I did a 9 month program at a school in las vegas called ati
Start ups of residential a/c?
yes for residental and all new conrtuction, I beleive
the school was for a/c and refrigeration
I'm assuming they gave you some tools from school?
Just to get you started....
And the most important thing....a positive attitude and be ready to learn.
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 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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For the first day on the first job after finishing school?
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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
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.
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He stated that he would be 'starting up' new systems.
Originally Posted by Cooked
This requires checking static pressure to verify airflow.
First day or not, do it right or not at all.
Good Luck,but I wouldn't put a new tech on his own for awhile.
Bob O. 84,Pa.