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    Had to hang one, on it's side.

    First on these new furnaces I have laid horizontal. Forgot to order the grommet for the drain trap..oops.

    Around 6" of room above the false ceiling. Don't really care for the line set.

    I did go back and glue some padding on the ends of the strut!




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    Float switch on the secondary drain would be nice also
    TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!

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    i like it ... nice, clean & neat

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    why on earth do guys install the drier inside.... it looks bad...... put it outside.. ..
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmon View Post
    why on earth do guys install the drier inside.... it looks bad...... put it outside.. ..
    typically from the installs i have seen with it inside it looks like sh!t but this, i.m.o. actually looks good

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    Look great!! Some install manuals I have read for the coils say to install the dryer on the liquid line, as close to the txv as reasonable to maximize the protection of the txv... Once again nice work..
    Living the dream !!

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    Nice clean install man. The sheet metal, line set and the rest looks great!

    For what it's worth, I was always taught to put the liquid drier near the coil as well. Maybe it makes no difference, who knows, I'm getting old and taught by old timers lol. for what it's worth, I don't think it hurts the look of the install.

    Nice job man!

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    We put the drier in front of the meter too. It does not look bad at all.

    Gotta say a very unique install but beautifully done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79 View Post
    typically from the installs i have seen with it inside it looks like sh!t but this, i.m.o. actually looks good
    Nice looking tin too.

    These shots before you slathered it with mastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by JKopp View Post
    Combining the coil and fau drain without a trap and vent for the coil puts a positive pressure in the fau drain line when the blower is running.
    Hmmm...
    Which makes more sense to you?
    CONSERVATION - turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10%
    ENERGY EFFICIENCY - leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%

    DO THE NUMBERS! Step on a HOMESCALE.
    What is comfort? Well, it AIN'T just TEMPERATURE!

    Energy Obese? An audit is the next step - go to BPI.org, or RESNET, and find an auditor near you.

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    No, I don't use mastic unless it is in a crawl or attic. Furnace and both supply and return duct are in the same conditioned space. Doesn't matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedkidd View Post
    Nice looking tin too.

    These shots before you slathered it with mastic?



    Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmon View Post
    why on earth do guys install the drier inside.... it looks bad...... put it outside.. ..
    so it doesnt rust out and leak!!!! and the closer to the txv the better any crud that could be in the lines from assembly will go into the drier not the txv

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    so it doesnt rust out and leak!!!! and the closer to the txv the better any crud that could be in the lines from assembly will go into the drier not the txv
    not only that, but alot of times it's easier to get to inside if you have to change it in the future. and driers are supposed to be installed vertically, so they don't trap oil in the canister.....makes that easier too.

    nice install!

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    dries do not have to be installed vertically..... where is this info from...... and yes great work well done...
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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