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#1 Patricio

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Not sure where to Post this topic. Have read other topics on sealed system.  My Questions: 

 

1) My appliance parts local supply tells me I ought to do Freon charging.  Tells me that she obtains the study & test package & sells it here in South Texas.  I pay $125 & get the study books & an application to take the Test which is 4 parts.  I am allowed to take as much time as needed to study, then schedule the test date at a site that administers it  not farm from me.  I have to pass the first part & some of the other sections to obtain a license to purchase Freon here.   She has a sellers permit & the same license.    She sells all of the different freon to the refrigeration & AC techs in this area.

 

2) I ask about gauges & recovery equipment & costs associated with them.   Tells me I can find them at one of the many pawn shops in our area very reasonable (lot of crack heads around if you know what I mean)   Also tells me that most techs recover in 'a bag' which is inexpensive. 

 

3)  She also tells me that she sells a Freon with leak stopper in it that most techs use for AC.

 

4)  There is business for charging sealed units cause my parts dealer sells a lot of it.  Also I had to refer a nice refer over to a tech that does sealed system work because it lost it Freon charge.  Money he collected with the guarantee that the charge may last 3 years or 3 days.

 

Am I grasping at straws or does this sound reasonable.  I am under standing that the $125 is a one time charge for the license.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

some reading:

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Thank you RegUS,  And I already researched this topic, asking for more opinions.  I do need to research the actual costs of the equipment.    This testing is not about the actual hands on repairs but the technical jargon of the different pressures & attributed of the gases.


Edited by Patricio, 16 May 2013 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

Check out mainstream engineering. All you need to do refrigerators up to 5lbs refrigerant is Type 1 hvac certification. 25 bucks online.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

yeah, no need for all four parts and you can find lots of type 1 testing materials and sample tests online for free. Type one testing can be done at home with an open book. Your state can mail (sometimes email) testing materials.

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