This is the first part of the guide to phase-change cooling that covers the refrigeration tools and how to use them.

PS: Please take note that refrigeration is dangerous business and you should not be trying it out if you’re unsure of what you’re doing.

I’m not really an expert in refrigeration, in fact I’ve picked up the
hands-on aspect of it only fairly recently. I do know however, that it is quite
tough to start out when you are DIYing a phase-change setup due to the tools
that you will need to work with and the skills you need to acquire to use them
properly. Below is just a guide to make the plunge into phase-change easier.

The common tools used:

These tools are very necessary for setting up a custom phase-change rig.