Originally posted by airconman Anyone know what size this condensor is?
Model # HS94113P
This is Turtle.
With all due respect to Looney here, this condenser can be a 3 or a 3.5 ton as what you attach a evaperator coil and blower on it.
Lennox states that this is a 3 ton Lennox and then also can be used as a 3.5 ton because they state in the paperwork that the condenser has a maxium output of 41,000 btu which is a 3.5 ton. Now have i muddied up the water good here by saying this ? if i was picking another brand to match up to , it would be a 3.5 ton evaperator coil and blower to get the full effect of the btu that it can put out. Now i feel that if you put a 3 ton indoor unit on this outdoor unit, you would be throwing the SEER rating out the window.
add on : i was in the business when the HS-9 early 1970's series was being sold and we had a rule [ from Lennox ] that this unit could be called either a 3 or a 3.5 ton and the difference between the 2 was the indoor coil you choose. A CC-44 made it a 3.5 ton and a CC-38 made it a 3 ton. Oh , lennox did not make a 3.5 ton back then, but just used the HS-9411-3p to cover the 3.5 ton. now SEER was not known then and they use 1 condenser unit to cover 2 different size condenser units.
According to a 1977 ARI book (the HS9 lived from 1976 to 1981), the HS9-411 ran from 34,000 to 36,000 depending upon evap. The 461 ran from 38,000 to 41,000. If you wanted 44,000, use an HS12 which is a dual compressor unit and put it on a dual circuited coil
The HS8 was the available unit in the early 70s, it may have run high but I couldn't find that for the 9.