Chilled water is nice where you can do it definitely. A lot of areas are too far away from the outside, water, restricted by overhead cranes, etc... Overhead cranes use linterns because of the environment(filthy and 130-160 air temp) Linterns are too pricy for most inplant break room, bathroom, mcc, or control rooms. Some plants are just too spread out for chilled water. Water cooled condensers are awesome but I guess water can't be piped there sometimes or who knows what other excuse. So they shuck in a package unit because it's cheapest. Not really designed for the environment which in my opinion is one of the worst for these. Maximum filth, never split, often washed by dingbats sporting straight chemical pump up sprayers, high air temps, garbage filled squashed improperly sized ductwork... list goes on and on. They continue to amaze me though. Tougher machines than most would believe.
Originally Posted by roofas
Proper tools can get that coil cleaned on site,, If they have a crane on site I understand. If not cost of crane U can get Proper equipment,, and not the washers at home depot.
Seen worst locations.
Can't use water on it in it's location. What is the proper equipment for cleaning a oil soaked dirt filled split? I think pulling the condenser coil taking it to a wash bay and washing it correctly is the best way.
Originally Posted by zartangreen
Not the worst unit out there by far. Just bored that day and they are amusing to work on. Thought I'd share
Crane it,, but make sure customer sees the inside when there split. easier sale down the road.
Pictures after would be a great share
New compressor is happy after we gave it a pep talk.
fan motor is a real fighter
Condenser fan grill is almost choked off
I may have to take another shower this week.
we have a resi type condenser unit inside a recycling plant feeding engineering office. we just put one inch poly filters around it and change it whenever needed. it works pretty decent.
They have filters, but it's just too much of a petroleum fog.
Originally Posted by blitz