Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Tool List

HVAC & Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Tool List

The following tools are required for students entering the HVAC or the Refrigeration Air-Conditioning associate's degree or certificate programs.  The cost of the tools is approximately $675.  The annual cost of textbooks is approximately $300.

The list includes some manufacturers' names and numbers only as a source of reference. With tools the old adage applies "you get what you pay for." Past students have purchased tools at Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores. Permanently identify each of your tools with your name or a symbol because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

There are three area vendors that sell discounted tools to students.  Tools purchased from these vendors can be delivered to the student's home during the summer, or delivered to the HVAC/Refrigeration Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes. Ace Hardware is next to the campus and purchased tools can be picked up there. 

Craftsman/Fastenal Tools            
607-431-9050                            
www.tinkinc.net 

Haggerty Ace Hardware
Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY 13753
607-746-8810 

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-8391
tballard@pickettbuildingmaterials.com

*Tools can be delivered to campus, or picked up in person at the store. Please order early to allow reorder time for out of stock items.
                
Some of the specialized HVAC trade tools may only be available from an HVAC distributor that supplies HVAC contractors.  One of these dealers who works closely with the college is:

Meier Supply
3 Louisa St
Binghamton, NY 13904
607-724-2451

Meier Supply will also deliver student ordered tools to the college during the first week of classes.

Look in your Yellow Pages for other specialized HVAC or Refrigeration distributors.

Required General Tool List

  • Hammer (8 oz.) ball peen similar to Klein #803-8
  • Screwdriver, 4-way or equivalent, similar to Klein #19505
  • Wrench set, boxed and open, 1/4" through 1"
  • Allen wrenches(long version)) (hex key) 7 sizes, 5/64" through 1/4", 12" long
  • Socket set, 1/4" drive set
  • Hacksaw, 12" minimum, 32 teeth per inch
  • Adjustable wrenches, 6" and 12"
  • Pliers, lineman type 9"
  • Adjustable pliers, (groove joint or water pump) 10"
  • Pliers, needle nose 6"
  • Steel measuring tape - 8'
  • Two padlocks
  • One pair safety glasses
  • One pair leather palm gloves
  • One pocket thermometer - 30-120 degrees Fahrenheit
  • One hand held Propane Torch (or Torch Kit) with Propane Tank(for soldering up to 5/8 copper tubing)
  • Compressor service ratchet wrench (4" one) similar to Ritchie #60613
  • Tubing cutter, (Small Imp) for cutting copper tubing 1/4" to 7/8" diameter, similar to Ritchie #60121
  • Tubing cutter, full size, for cutting copper tubing  3/8" to 1 - 5/8" diameter, similar to Ritchie #60102
  • Flaring tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" similar to Imperial Eastman #697780
  • Swaging tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" similar to Imperial Eastman #193s
  • Ammeter similar to Amprobe Model #RS3
  • Copper fitting brushes 1/4" to 5/8".
  • Refrigeration dual gage manifold set with hoses.
  • Two access valve core removers (type that will physically remove core while system is under pressure similar  to Ritchie #18990.)
  • Volt ohm multi-meter with ohms times one scale.
  • Tool box of adequate size to hold tools on this list.

Total approximate cost of tools - $675

Plumbing, Heating & Pipefitting Tool List

Following are the tools required for those students entering the Plumbing, Heating, Pipefitting program for an associate's degree or a certificate.  The cost of the tools will be about $750.  In addition there will be the cost of textbooks of approximately $700.

Purchase only professional quality tools. 

This list uses Rigid and other manufacturers' names and numbers only as a source of reference for students’ use in selecting tools for type, size, and quality. With tools the old adage applies "you get what you pay for." Past students have purchased tools at places such as Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores. You must permanently identify each of your tools in some fashion because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

Preferred Vendor:

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-8391
tballard@pickettbuildingmaterials.com

*Tools can be delivered to campus, or picked up in person at the store. Please order early to allow reorder time for out of stock items.

Tools Include: 

  • Roll of electrical tape
  • PEX tubing cutter
  • 12” straight pipe wrench
  • 14” straight pipe wrench
  • Cordless drill
  • 1 each for cordless drill;
    • ¼” hex drive bit
    • Flat head screw bit
    • #2 Phillips screw bit
  • Set of combination wrenches ⅜” through ¾”
  • Basin wrench
  • 6” adjustable wrench
  • 12” adjustable wrench
  • Rigid #15 tubing cutter 3/16” to 1 ⅛” capacity
  • Rigid #20 tubing cutter ⅝” to 2 ⅛” capacity
  • Stubby flat blade screwdriver
  • Stubby phillips screwdriver
  • Flat blade regular screwdriver
  • Phillips regular screwdriver
  • 5/16” nut driver
  • ¼” nut driver
  • Hacksaw
  • 16’ tape measure with ¾” or 1” wide blade
  • Torpedo level
  • Claw hammer
  • Wood chisel
  • 12” adjustable pliers
  • Cold chisel
  • Combination square
  • Metal or plastic tool box that can be locked with a padlock
  • Pocket knife
  • side cut pliers
  • needle nose pliers
  • left cut tin snips
  • right cut tin snips
  • multi-meter electrical tester
  • roll of plumbers emery cloth
  • one pound roll of lead-free solder
  • 6 oz. or larger soldering paste (flux)
  • Wire strippers
  • Set of allen wrenches
  • 2 carpenter’s pencils
  • sharpie type marker
  • hard hat
  • pair of clear lens safety glasses
  • roll of Teflon tape
  • 4 oz. or larger pipe dope
  • Awl
  • Turbo tip soldering torch
  • 14 oz. Propane or MAPP gas cylinder
  • Package of shop rags
  • Box of adhesive bandages

The approximate cost of these tools is $750. 

Please note: Students will not be allowed to participate on lab without hard hat, safety glasses, leather work shoes, and work clothes. Students are expected to have tools and safety equipment with them the first day of classes.