dries do not have to be installed vertically..... where is this info from...... and yes great work well done...
I didn't say they "had" to be......they are supposed to be.
They actually (manufactures) prefer them to be horizontally installed.
oh man...here we go...... does it really matter...i do not think so....
Sportland Heat Pump filter drier:
The drier may be installed in any position – vertical or horizontal
– and with feed in either direction. Where possible, the horizontal
position is preferred.
Catch-All Filter-Driers are most effective in the liquid line. Place the
filter-drier immediately ahead of other liquid line controls, such as the
thermostatic expansion valve, solenoid valve, and See•All Moisture &
Liquid Indicator. When applied in this way, the Catch-All provides
maximum protection for the expansion valve and solenoid valve from
dirt that may be in the system. If the system contains appreciable
moisture, then this location gives the best results in protecting the
expansion valve from freeze-up. If possible, place the filter-drier in a
cold location. The acid removal ability of the Catch-All Filter-Drier is
the same whether it is installed in the liquid line or suction line. End:
Note they say to place the drier in a cold location, do you know why? This is a better environment for the drier to retain the moisture it has collected. By heating up the drier it can cause it to release the moisture it has collected. Having the drier outside in the sun is not a good location.
Place Heat Pump filter driers horizontal.
Place all liquid line filter driers indoors just before the TXV in a cool indoor environment. "If possible, place the filter-drier in a
nice install. real neat..I like it..
Real neat.. I have always put the drier near the evap as well.. nice job! :deadhorse:
30 years and you haven't had a drier rust out and leak? I had several of them this summer.
never had one rust out..... have had a couple of expansion valves rust out .... no salt in the air here it freezes....lol
If you pull good vacs and practice good workmanship it may not mater where the drier goes. I have been doing HVAC 35 years and I am still learning and doing what I learn. I have also had many outdoor filter driers rust out including suction accumulators.
no salt in Canada ....driers never rust out.....