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Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Tool List

HVAC and Refrigeration Air Conditioning Tool List

The following tools are required for students entering the HVAC or the Refrigeration Air Conditioning associate degree or certificate program.  The cost of the tools is approximately $1500.  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.

To secure your SUNY Delhi Refrigeration and Air conditioning tool kit:

Contact Scott Gauge at Meir’s Supply:607-724-2451. Inform him you are interested in buying the SUNY Delhi Refrigeration Tool Kit. (Be prepared to supply the phone operator with the students’ information and a form of payment.)

You must order by the second week in July for the tools to be delivered to campus on time!!

IMPORTANT: Meir’s supply does not carry all required tools. You will need to purchase the following separately:

  • Cordless drill and impact set
  • Drill bit set
  • 2 padlocks.

Meier Supply
3 Louisa St
Binghamton, NY 13904

Required General Tool List

  • Hammer (klein catalog number – H80332)
  • Screwdriver – 11 in 1 (klein catalog number – 32500MAG)
  • Precision screwdriver ( Kelin catalog number – 32328)
  • Allen wrenches Set (Klein catalog number – LLK12)
  • Adjustable wrenches, 8" slimjaw and 12" standard (Klein catalog numbers – D86936 and 507-12)
  • Pliers, lineman type 9" (Klein catalog numbers – D201-8NE)
  • Adjustable pliers, (groove joint or water pump) 10" (Klein catalog number – D504-10)
  • Pliers, needle nose 6" (Klein catalog number- D203-6C)
  • Steel measuring tape – (Klein catalog number 9225)
  • Two padlocks
  • One pair safety glasses
  • One pair leather palm gloves
  • One pocket thermometer – digital (klein catalog number - ET10)
  • One hand held Propane / map gas Torch (Turbo Torch brand)
  • Compressor service ratchet wrench ( klein catalog number – 68310 and 86939)
  • Tubing cutter, (Small Imp) (Klein catalog number – 88910)
  • Tubing cutter, full size (Klein catalog number – 88904)
  • Flaring tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" (Yellowjacket Brand)
  • Swaging tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" (JB 4 piece kit, NOT ALL IN ONE TOOL)
  • Copper fitting brushes 1/4" to 5/8".
  • Refrigeration dual gage manifold set with hoses.(Yellowjacket Brand)
  • access valve core remover (type that will physically remove core while system is under pressure)
  • Multi-meter with Amp Clamp, ohms, continuity, capacitance, Volts, Amps and temperature settings
  • MODBOX Tool Backpack
  • Cordless Drill and Impact set with bits
  • 1 Pack of Brazing rod similar to Harris Stay-Silv 6 Phos-Copper silver brazing alloy  .050” X 1/8” 
  • wire strippers (Klein catalog number -1019)
  • Metal magnetic dish
  • Alligator clip wire jumpers
  • Pen style reem tool (For copper tubing)
  • 95/5 solder
  • Flux
  • Torpedo level (Klein catalog number – 935)

Plumbing, Heating and Pipefitting Tool List

Following are the tools required for those students entering the Plumbing, Heating and Pipefitting program for an associate 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.

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
  • Precision screwdriver set
  • 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 in 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.

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