HVAC 101

Basic Refrigeration Tools

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Ridgid 31000 6" Pipe Wrench, Red


HVAC 101 is about some of the basics of the heating and air industries. The basic knowledge of  Heating & Air Condition being able to trouble shoot, keep the units running, repaired, and serviced properly.

Having right pliers to the job is important, many types of pliers are used in HVACR and installation like the slip joint plier.


 Stanley 84-097 6-Inch Slip Joint Plier

Mandatory HVAC hand tools

  • 6 inch or 8 inch slip joint pliers
  • Flashlight
  • 6 inch diagonal cutting pliers
  • Magnetic nut drivers: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8
  • Thermostat screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Razor knife
  • 8 inch or 10 inch adjustable open wrench
  • Refrigeration service wrench
  • Refrigeration gauge set with hoses
  • Medium tubing cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Digital stick thermostat

    TOTAL: Approximately $170

Optional tools - If your budget allows, the following tools are also useful, but not required.

  • 10 inch curved joint pliers or small pipe wrench
  • Lineman pliers
  • Compact tubing cutter (IMP)
  • Nut drivers: 3/16, 11/32, 7/16, 1/2

    TOTAL: Approximately $47

Source Johnson Community College

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