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    Very new - need advice



    Hi to all, my company (involved in refrigerated transport) is about to retrain me as a fridge engineer. Up to now I've just been involved in the building and fibreglassing side. I'm looking forward to the challenge, but I have two questions...
    #1 - As a pure newbie, what sort of things to I need to research or become familiar with, before my training starts?
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    #2 - What sort of tools are particular to the refrigeration trade as a whole?

    Thank you and hope to learn a great deal from the masters lol



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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Pickools View Post
    Hi to all, my company (involved in refrigerated transport) is about to retrain me as a fridge engineer. Up to now I've just been involved in the building and fibreglassing side. I'm looking forward to the challenge, but I have two questions...
    #1 - As a pure newbie, what sort of things to I need to research or become familiar with, before my training starts?
    &
    #2 - What sort of tools are particular to the refrigeration trade as a whole?

    Thank you and hope to learn a great deal from the masters lol
    If you have been chosen to do this, well done and they must
    see some potential there. You will need to know about electrical,
    fridge mechanics and science and then engine mechanics.

    As for tools, don't rush yet, but get some good, proper tools that
    you need for general mechanical work, good selection of spanners,
    screwdrivers (electrical and normal), pliers, grips, side cutters and
    hammers. Specialist stuff like flywheel pullers, drifts, Stillsons, socket
    sets and bigger hammers will come with time.

    Then you need electrical testers, selection of fuses, relays, stats and
    all other electrical paraphernalia.

    To much for now.

    Watch the fridgies and see what they have and ask questions.

    Ask questions and then ask more questions, then a few more.
    If they get annoyed ask them why and would they like to explain their feelings
    Only kidding but seriously keep asking why.

    Then and only then start to look for fridge tools and equipment. Hammers (did I mention Hammers)
    and pipe tool like cutters, benders and swage blocks. Gauges and a great big hammer.

    Keep asking on here there is a hugh amount of experience and one or two bits are good

    Regards

    Rob.
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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Rob,
    You forgot about the ear defenders....

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    if you have spare bits after you put something back together as long as it works keep the other bits as spares

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    Re: Very new - need advice

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    I always thought they put too much in any way,
    I always have loads left over.

    Rob

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    What u working on the lighter gah Hubbard stuff or right into the t k carrier heavy stuff

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by charlie patt View Post
    What u working on the lighter gah Hubbard stuff or right into the t k carrier heavy stuff
    The lighter stuff, to start with at least!

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Thank you very much for the comprehensive reply, it's helped to steady my confidence a bit. I look forward to getting started!

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    this may help

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Well at some point u will need your f gas but if your working with a fellow engineer he will have the kit when u start light gloves for cold burns goggles before u learn what to touch and what not to and if your working on gah or Hubbard good ears and a torr gauge for all those leaks and moisture it's simply kit keep of the st by for a bit learn the basics and plough on tools are endless depending what age of kit u work on if it's just install on new kit please get a torr gauge ta Charlie

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by jonjon View Post
    this may help
    Haha I'll file this as reference material #1

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    Re: Very new - need advice

    Thank you, I'll be looking for torr gauge momentarily!

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