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  1. #1
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    I see ome people have a cap/cover on their heat pump over the fan (top). When the unit kicks on it opens up and then shuts to keep water debris out when the unit is not running, right? Anyone have any thoughts on this and where do you buy them. thanks

    Scott

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    Do not like anything covering unit. This type of device will cause the motor to work harder to open. Also, if it fails to open you can burn up your unit. The motor is not designed to overcome increased static pressure of this type of item.

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    I have never seen these and who would design something so stupid but I think you must have seen it on you might be a redneck
    Knowledge comes with experience

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    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    That is really different I've never seen any in my area
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    thank you dandyme

  7. #7
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    Waste of money in my opinion. Condensors are designed to be left open outside. Not hard to clean the leaves out of the bottom, especially when it has to be clean annually anyway. And rainwater definitely doesnt hurt anything.

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    There are heatpumps out there where that cover is factory installed, so while I never liked the idea, the covering of the fan opening on off cycle might be beneficial in certain areas where it's extremely dirty. JMO.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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