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02-12-2005, 10:17 PM
Can anybody tell me what this mystery connection is on this ICP Heat Pump?
02-12-2005, 10:39 PM
I think that it's purpose is to equlize pressures in the off cycle so the compressor doesn't have to hard start.
I'm just guessing.
02-13-2005, 12:26 PM
anybody know definitively what this is? It's killing me.
02-13-2005, 01:04 PM
I've never seen anything like that, maybe it is supposed to be a bypass and they screwed up at the factory and connected it to the wrong place
02-13-2005, 02:41 PM
It looks like it has a check valve in the fitting going into the vapor line.
I have no idea what that could be for...
02-13-2005, 08:18 PM
OK, I hope I am saying this right (but I probably am not)
Remember this is a heat pump, which means in the heating mode, this is our TXV, then feeding the distributor. So it kind of acts like a desuperheating TXV and just redistributes the flow to keep pressures equalized.
Yes, you are correct. All of the ICP TXV's are bi-flow with a built in check.
It does appear that it may have been replaced. What model and serial is this thing ?
Hope this helps..........
02-14-2005, 01:28 PM
02-14-2005, 05:14 PM
02-14-2005, 07:06 PM
Now I'm going to have to go buy one of these, just to cut it open.
What model is it?
02-14-2005, 07:14 PM
Yeah, it's bugging the crap out of me too. Nothing from the group yet but guesses.
Fox Molder: "The truth is out there"
BTW, I found the same, same on a Hiel <spelling?>
[Edited by mdman on 02-14-2005 at 07:25 PM]
02-14-2005, 11:06 PM
read # 10
[Edited by Boss on 02-15-2005 at 06:40 AM]
02-15-2005, 01:56 PM
I don't supose you know the answer.
02-16-2005, 05:17 AM
Could not see your pics on the post.
I would need a M# S#.
ICP had a 14 seer unit with an equalization tube for the heating cycle.
It did not work well. You need to contact ICP if you are a contractor for more info. The unit was produced for one year only.
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