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  1. #1
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    Had a call for poor performance (wouldn't get the house below 80F) on a 100F day.

    Here sits this 1967 Luxaire CAC252 condensing unit. Not sure how many of you have had the pleasure to work on one of these, but it's wedge shaped like a doorstop. The whole slanted top with the cond. fan in it is hinged and opens up.

    It's running non-stop and the pressures are 94 & 477. It's got the original Tecumseh compressor and it ain't takin a break for nuthin. The condenser was clean on the outside, but was totally plugged up inside it. I spent an hour slowly going down every pass several times with a jet nozzle before stuff quit coming out.

    The pressures came down to 295 & 74 and the compressor sounded like it was brand new.


  2. #2
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    replaced one of them last month with a package unit. we have whole sections of a town around here built with them, badged with westinghouse nameplates. still quite a few around. people are so proud its still runnin till you tell them if it died 10 yrs ago the new one would have paid for itself already.

  3. #3
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    1965 Friedrich unit that finally bit the dust this year with a bad compressor.

    Absolutely everything looked to be original.



    Check out this High Efficiency label. LOL



  4. #4
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    "High efficiency"? In 1965?. You mean there were units less efficient than THAT one.
    Saddle Up!

  5. #5
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    The old stuff was the best, new units are junky compared to them.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

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    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  6. #6
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    Apr 2001
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    Those Luxaire fan motors weren't cheap. Made by electric motor specialists I think. 1 bolt mount and put the blades on the new motor.
    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

  7. #7
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    Got my knuckle split open on one of those wedge units trying to lift up the fan deck and remove my gauges while the fan was running. I did then and still do use a core depressor on the high side to dump liquid into the low side, so the gauges must be removed while the unit is running. Shop made me take 3 days off with no pay for that stunt. Pissed me off, buy taught me a lesson....kinda.
    R2B4BTU

  8. #8
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    Originally posted by selfemployed
    Those Luxaire fan motors weren't cheap. Made by electric motor specialists I think. 1 bolt mount and put the blades on the new motor.
    I trashed one of those motors about a year ago (got it off a unit w/ a bad comp some time ago)while doing inventory.
    Luke 6:31

  9. #9
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    Originally posted by selfemployed
    Those Luxaire fan motors weren't cheap. Made by electric motor specialists I think. 1 bolt mount and put the blades on the new motor.
    Sounds like the old Bryant unit heater motors.
    R2B4BTU

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