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    But how?

    Had a call at an aprtment building, went around back to the c/u and found this jem!
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    I bet it wont last long!!

    The compressor must love that.

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    I had a call like that.10 or 15 ton carrier package w/remote Cond.Compressor was a no pump,they mounted the vertical Cond. Horizontal!

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    THATS GREAT

    40 years, believe me I have seen some CRAZY THINGS!!!

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    Gotta love those Apt. calls...
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    I don't understand

    I've seen these before, it's a window shaker, right. Basically a heat pump appliance, plugs into 115v outlet. Did they expect you to repair it? Was it hooked into another piece of equipment? I've seen them used as supplemental cooling for an addition or some other home owner DIY solution, as far as I know they are an appliance and don't adhere to the same rules as "normal" systems they still sell 8 seer or something ridiculous like that. What is the problem with this one or maybe what were they fixing with it.

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    If all else fails, try reading the manual.

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    Confused

    Quote Originally Posted by shavedneon View Post
    I've seen these before, it's a window shaker, right. Basically a heat pump appliance, plugs into 115v outlet. Did they expect you to repair it? Was it hooked into another piece of equipment? I've seen them used as supplemental cooling for an addition or some other home owner DIY solution, as far as I know they are an appliance and don't adhere to the same rules as "normal" systems they still sell 8 seer or something ridiculous like that. What is the problem with this one or maybe what were they fixing with it.
    this is a small a/c window unit, It has one acceptable mounting position and that is FLAT! I was there to check the a/c for the upstairs tenant and this was hanging out of the wall running. It looked like it was a few months old? It still baffles me as to how it lasted a week with the comp sitting 90 degrees off and the oil migration that HAS to be occuring in tidal waves. How is this catching condensate? usually there is slinger on the cond fan to splah this condensate on the condensor. I really want to go back just to ask the tenant if i can examine the dang thing..

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    Compressor can not enjoy that....the refrigerant pressures would go nuts...a lot of window units have a hard enough time draining condensate when they are installed correctly...so where is the condensate draining here if it's draining at all.

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    .....they're just using it for a fan...
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    [QUOTE=GAacTech;12494561 I really want to go back just to ask the tenant if i can examine the dang thing..[/QUOTE]

    Please Please DO ! I want the whole story.

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    The casement window AC units cost 3x as much...

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    when it craps out they will return it for warranty

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