Proper Use Of HVAC Tools

Proper Use Of HVAC Tools

Using HVAC tools properly will keep you safe and will also protect the equipment you're working on and the home.

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Proper Use Of HVAC Tools
  • 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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  • Checking and Setting Incoming and Manifold Gas Pressure

    Checking incoming gas pressure along with checking the manifold gas pressure on a gas-burning appliance is a task all HVAC technicians need to know. We will be discussing this in detail in this video.

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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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  • Relays, Sequencers and Solenoids

    In this video, we will be discussing the different troubleshooting methods for diagnosing problems with relays, sequencers, and solenoid valves.

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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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting a Heat Exchanger

    Heat exchanger inspection is a task that should be done on every gas-burning appliance to ensure the safety of not only the heat exchanger but the customer. In this video, we will show you the steps needed to perform an inspection on one.

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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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  • Troubleshooting ECM Motors

    Testing ECM motors are quite different than testing a standard PSC motor. In this video, we will show you how to correctly test these motors along with tools that will aid in this diagnostic procedure.

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  • Replacing a Gas Valve

    In this video, we will demonstrate how to safely and properly replace a gas valve on a gas heating system in the field, and which tools you will need to perform this task correctly.

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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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  • How to Clean Coils

    In this important video, we will show you the steps necessary to clean coils on an air conditioning system to keep it running in tip-top shape. It is extremely important that coils have the sufficient airflow they need for the system to operate properly.

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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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  • Measuring Resistance

    In this video, we will show you how to use a multimeter to check resistance on an electrical circuit in the field, which is a vital task for diagnosing equipment problems.

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  • Measuring Current

    Knowing how to check the current on system components is vital to an HVAC service technician. In this video, we will demonstrate how this is done.

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  • Type and Proper Use of Pliers

    In this video, we demonstrate different types of pliers and how to properly use them.

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  • How to Join Black Pipe and Perform a Gas Leak Search

    Here, we will demonstrate how to join black iron gas pipe, and how to perform a gas leak search on a gas heating system in the field.

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  • Measuring Voltage

    It is imperative that you know how to safely and properly measure voltage on a system in the field. In this video, we will show you how to properly measure voltage on a piece of equipment.

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  • How to Use Pro Press Tools and Fittings

    In this instructional video, we will show you the proper way to use press tools and fittings.