HVAC Materials

HVAC Materials

This playlist covers best practices in the use of common HVAC materials: ductwork, copper piping, etc.

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HVAC Materials
  • How to Flare Copper

    This is a task you will do often with a mini-split or ductless system. In this video, we will show you the correct way to make flared copper joints.

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  • Replacing a Heat Exchanger

    In this instructional video, we are going to demonstrate how to replace a heat exchanger on a condensing furnace.

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  • Troubleshooting An Induced Draft Motor

    Here, we will show you how to correctly diagnose and replace an induced draft motor on a standard furnace. These same principles are used on induced draft boiler systems as well.

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  • Troubleshooting and Replacing a PSC Blower Motor

    We will show you a step-by-step procedure of properly troubleshooting and replacing a PSC blower motor in a standard gas furnace. Troubleshooting ECM motors are in a separate video.

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  • Contactor Types, Testing and Replacement

    Here, we will discuss the different contactor types you will run across in the field, along with how to test and replace these on air conditioners and heat pumps.

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  • Testing and Replacing a Run Capacitor

    Run capacitors and PSC blower motors are still a very common motor to run across as an HVAC service technician. In this video, you'll see a step-by-step process of how to accurately test and replace run capacitors on PSC blower motors.

  • Replacing a Reversing Valve

    We will show you how to replace a reversing valve on a heat pump system and share tips on how to easily perform this difficult task.

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  • Installing and Repairing Flexible Duct

    Here, we will show you how to install and repair flexible ductwork on a system in the field.

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  • Recovery Pressure Testing and Evacuation

    In this video, we will show you the basics of how to recover refrigerant from a system, pressure test it when a repair or installation is performed, and evacuate it to a proper vacuum.

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  • Repairing a Liquid Line Restriction and Restricted Filter Drier

    In this video, we will show you industry best practices of how to properly diagnose liquid line restrictions, along with being able to identify restricted filter-driers.

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  • Feed Valve Types and Replacement

    In this video, we will cover the different types of feed valves (Often called fill valves) installed on a boiler system in the field, and show you how to replace them.

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  • How to Clean a Blower Assembly

    Cleaning blower assemblies is a task that many service and maintenance technicians will do often throughout their careers. In this video, best practices are shown of how to do this.

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  • Running a New Thermostat Wire

    There are a couple of different methods of running or replacing a thermostat wire in a customer's home. In this video, we will show you more than one way to get this job done.

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  • Attaching Gauges and Measuring Superheat and Subcooling

    In this important video, we are going to show you the necessary steps of how to properly attach gauges and measure superheat and subcooling on a system in the field. This will allow you to know if a system in the field is undercharged, overcharged, or charged correctly.

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  • How to Cut, Strip, and Crimp Wire

    There are correct and incorrect methods of cutting, stripping, and crimping electrical wiring. In this video, we will demonstrate how to do this properly and safely.

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  • The Blower Assembly

    In this video, we will show you all of the major components that make up the blower assembly in a typical gas furnace.

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  • Applying Acid Neutralizer and Flush

    This video will show you how to properly neutralize the acid in a refrigeration system and flush the system with an r-11 flush kit. This procedure should be done any time a system has acid in it, or when a compressor has been replaced due to a burnout.

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  • How to Prepare and Braze Copper

    In this video, we will demonstrate how to properly braze copper pipe and fittings which is much different than soldering. We will discuss purging with Nitrogen in detail in a separate video.

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  • How to Fabricate Fiberglass Ductboard

    Fabricating fiberglass ductboard is an important task - Especially if you live in a southern climate where it is used often. This video will show you what tools you will need to build a plenum and how to use these specialty tools.

  • How to Fabricate a Transition out of Sheet Metal

    This video will demonstrate how to correctly make a 4-piece transition for a supply plenum out of sheet metal.