About the Event

On March 26th, 2022, Robidoux Heating & Air Conditioning hosted the first Annual National Capital Skills Competition at our shop facilities in Ottawa, Ontario. Participants competed against the clock building a gas piping assembly consisting of black iron fittings and copper pipe with flares. The finished product was pressure-tested at 100psi for one minute. If the pressure test passed, participant’s time was in the running for one of three valuable tool packages provided by our generous sponsors. Being the first-ever National Capital HVAC Skills Competition, the event had only one division, which pitted seasoned professionals against students who had only recently obtained their G3 licenses. The pros had a leg up on speed, but every one of the student assemblies passed its pressure test!

WINNER OF THE FIRST PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Matt Tanner 3:47:15

  • Yellow Jacket 93760 SuperEvac PLUS II 1/2 hp 6 CFM Two-Stage Vacuum Pump (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 60295 Flaring Tool with Eccentric Cone 45 DEG 3/16 to 3/4 in (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 42006 Series 41 Manifold with 3-1/8″ Gauge, psi, R-22/134A/404A (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 29983 Plus II 1/4″ Hose with Compact Ball Valve, 36″ (Pack of 3) (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Klein Tools 55597 Tool Bag Backpack, Tradesman Pro Tool Organizer with 39 Pockets, Reflective Hi Viz, Padded Shoulder Straps, Molded Base (DigelAir HVAC Supply)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier- TPI)

WINNER OF THE SECOND PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Corey Gillan 4:29:23

  • Klein 55485 Tool Bag Backpack, Durable Electrician Backpack with 48 Pockets for Hand Tools, Waterproof Bottom, Removable Tool Carrier (HTS)
  • Klein 646M 2-Piece Magnetic Tip Nut Driver Set  Red and Yellow 1/4” & 5/16” (HTS)
  • Klein 68309 Ratcheting Refrigeration Wrench  6-13/16” (HTS)
  • Klein 68310 Ratcheting Refrigeration Wrench  5–1/2” (HTS)
  • Klein 44001 BLK Pocket Knife, Lockback, Black Aluminum, 2-1/2 Inch SS Drop Point Blade (HTS)
  • Klein 32759  Power Nut Driver Set; Pk 3 (HTS)
  • Klein 32581 Screwdriver, 4-in-1 Precision Electronics Screwdriver (HTS)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (HTS)
  • Klein 12054 Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper 8-18 AWG (HTS)
  • Klein Cooling helmet liner, neck & Face cooling band, cooling towels (HTS)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (HTS)
  • Crescent 70 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive 6 & 12 Point Standard SAE/Metric Mechanics Tool Set (Len Murray)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier-TPI)
  • Klein ET510 Borescope (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein Tool Case (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein drill pouch (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein cooling towel (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 56028 Flashlight with Worklight (Carrier-Klein)

WINNER OF THE THIRD PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Nathan Hussin 4:30:76

  • Hilmor – 4V22404410H – 4V R22/404A/410A Manifold with hoses (Convex)
  • Hilmor 1839079 – TCB Tool Center Bag (Convex)
  • Hilmor – 1839054 – QCND Quick Change Magnetic Nut Driver 1/4″ and 5/16″ (Convex)
  • Hilmor gloves (Convex)
  • Klein Dual-Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Laser Pointer (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 12054 Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper 8-18 AWG (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein touque (Carrier-Klein)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier-TPI)
  • First Aid Kit (Advanced Prefabs)

Top Student Time – Dawson Helleman 5:28:01

  • $100 Cash Prize
  • Robidoux Heating & AC touque

HVAC SKILLS TOP 10 LEADERBOARD

PlaceNameTime
1. Matt Tanner3:47:15
2.Corey Gillan4:29:23
3.Nathan H.4:30:76
4.Adam Riera5:20:86
5. Dawson Helleman5:28:01
6.Ryan J.5:54:24
7.Oladimeji D.8:27:48
8.E.C8:46:13
9.Ashwin9:19:15
10.Z.K.9:22:38

A Special Thank-You to our Sponsors:

Carrier Enterprise

www.carrierenterprise.ca

Convex

https://convexenergy.ca/

DigelAir HVAC Supply Inc.

https://digelair-hvac-supply.myshopify.com/

HTS

www.hts.com

Len Murray Supply Inc.

https://www.lenmurraysupply.com/

Klein

https://www.kleintools.com/

Ritchie

https://yellowjacket.com

TPI

https://www.tpicanada.com/pocket-digital-thermometers/