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07-12-2008, 07:56 PM
I would never charge a system with a dirty coil but have seen an a/c tech charge an orfice type system with 10 seer inside coil, 13 seer outside condenser,and a dirty coil.I guess you could weigh in the additional r-22 but can you be certain the condenser has what it claims to have? Also would this be the same considering the unmatched system? He is doing a superheat but I don't see how that can be done with a dirty coil. I'm always trying to learn and this is an excellent place to do just that.Thanks
07-12-2008, 08:03 PM
he did it wrong.
Probably didn't need any refrigerant. Clean the coils and the system woulda worked.
Now its overcharged and the customer has been a victim of the "gas and go"
07-12-2008, 08:23 PM
Mis-matched units are tricky, but sometimes that's what you've got. If they're dirty, your chances of getting it right go way down. I make sure they're clean, good air flow, and charge them like a normal system, (SH/SC), but I don't always get perfect results.
Anyone else have more suggestions for getting a mis-match right? I'll take any ideas.
07-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Better measure that airflow before you touch that charge also....clean everything then verify airflow...other wise it will never be right.
07-13-2008, 03:38 PM
the dirty coil is probably the reason the other compressor failed
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