View Full Version : Left side vs Right side install????????
04-30-2012, 09:01 PM
I'm having a new American Standard dual fule system installed horizontal in the crawl space in my house. The old system was installed faceing away from the wall, and they put the new system about half way in with it facing out then said it would have to face the other way (something about the coil) the return is still on the left and the output is still on the right just like the old system.
It's now about two foot from the wall with no way to get around it, but to craw under it.
Is there some reson it can't be mounted on it's right side so you can get to the doors to repair it?
Gold ZM Furnace Model- AUH2C100A9V4VA
Coil 4TXCC060BC3HCBA (American standard web site says 4TXCC060BC3HCA)
04-30-2012, 10:30 PM
Are you serious??!! The front of the furnace is 2 ft from a wall??!! Hows a guy supposed to service that??!! Code in my neck of the woods is at least 3 ft of clearance to the front and even that is pretty tight
04-30-2012, 10:37 PM
I'd want to know if there is sufficient clearance for ANY system to be installed in that crawlspace. Equipment must be readily accessible.
Just because the old unit was installed there doesn't make it right.
04-30-2012, 10:40 PM
The crawl space is about 4-5 foot tall, and it could be 3 ft from the wall.
04-30-2012, 10:43 PM
That's a relief!
Will be easier if you post some pictures of the installation.
We like pictures. :)
05-01-2012, 06:47 AM
Here's the deal. Some furnaces are restricted to a limited number of positions. Some furnaces can be configured for any position. Same goes for AC/HP coils being added to a furnace. Some are universal and some are not. It's all in the design, primarily due to water needing to flow down hill. So the company doing the installation should have a furnace that can be installed with the proper airflow (for horizontal that's either left to right, or right to left) and a coil that can be installed horizontally. Normally the coil is mounted on the furnace with the refrigerant lines facing the access panels for service, so all access panels for the furnace and the coil align. If the furnace has been repositioned for whatever reason, the only reason to NOT have every component facing the same direction is either the wrong coil was selected for the refrigerant lines are too short and need to be replaced or extended. I can think of no other reason to not install the system appropriately. Unless substandard work is being done. :gah:
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