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Title: refrigerant certification
Post by: ggschomburg on July 29, 2013, 08:56:00 AM
Hi guys I was just wondering where you guys go for refrigerant certification
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: theoldstoveguy on July 29, 2013, 10:21:26 AM
E.P.A. is where I got mine, sorry so long ago forgot how I got involved. I think because I was doing Maytag Factory work they contacted me.
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: Spannerwrench on July 29, 2013, 12:12:44 PM
Mainstream Engineering
http://www.epatest.com/
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: LowSL2 on July 29, 2013, 12:44:18 PM
Mainstream Engineering
http://www.epatest.com/

Same here.

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Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: ggschomburg on July 29, 2013, 09:06:39 PM
Is that something that has to be renewed every year
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: theoldstoveguy on July 29, 2013, 09:46:34 PM
Had mine for years( since they required them) never had to renew. Or they missed me.
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: LowSL2 on July 29, 2013, 11:16:57 PM
No need to renew. Once you're certified, you're good for life.

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Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: JWWebster on July 30, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
I got mine online years ago. They send you an open book test, you send it back they give you a card. The test is not about repairing air conditioning, it is more about environmental impact of freon gases and how to keep them contained.
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: theoldstoveguy on July 30, 2013, 04:29:47 PM
I remember the teacher said one of the questions was "what is the chemical equation of R12?" We were terrified! And it was a joke.
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: schleven on July 30, 2013, 05:42:07 PM
Sounds like another way to get $ from us....
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: JWWebster on July 30, 2013, 06:18:19 PM
Yep
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: ggschomburg on July 30, 2013, 07:57:43 PM
Funny thing I came across the other day in the pet store while I was in line to check out I noticed a can labeled "train your dog with this product" or something to that effect.  I picked it up and started to read the can and the idea of the product was when your dog does something you would like to discourage pull the trigger on this can and it will send out a horrible sound that the dog will not like.  Kind of like a dog whistle in a can.  As I kept reading I noticed the propellant was R134a.  Makes me think about all the money spent on tools, equipment, and recycling not to mention government agencies to make sure to minimize the release of this harmful gas and here is a product that basically is just venting the same gas that I have to take great care not to vent.  Nice job EPA.
Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: afterblast on July 30, 2013, 08:39:15 PM
technically speaking 134A shouldn't kill the ozone since theirs no chlorine in it.. unlike r-22 and r-12...   which is why you can find the 134A at wallmart....

still I'd rather recover it than vent it... just feels wrong to me...

Title: Re: refrigerant certification
Post by: JWWebster on July 31, 2013, 11:23:58 AM
When I was in Marines we used to clean hydraulics with liquid freon in a plastic squirt bottle. We used to squirt it on each other at the discust of Sarge. LOL.