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    New Lennox 15.5 SEER 3 ton HVAC install and new Bradford White water heater

    The before pictures show a heat only (prepped for a/c) 70's era install with several code violations:




    The new install set on new ACX plywood:















    I know my guy's set the outdoor a/c close to the wall. Closer than I would have. Already had the talk.
    John

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    How do you access the evap coil?

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    We talked about it, one would have to pull fau. One of the reasons we install external TXV valves. The Pure Air pushed the evap coil up into the plenum above the ceiling. I don't anticipate anyone having to do anything with the evap coil being the air is being cleaned with a MERV 16 air filter.

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    Tape between filter and furnace and coil and furnace! We use foam tape, keep it in several widths and thicknesses.

    What is the point of the trap?

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    You may consider have your guys insulate the external valve. I know its not near as humid over there but it might sweat.

    Also do a little better on bulb insulation as it looks like it may also sweat a little.

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    looks pretty good.

    could you not put the outdoor unit so close to the wall?

    what if you had to take the side grate off to clean it or something....it would be PITA

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    yep not bad..... i agree condensing unit a foot to close to wall....
    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 JKopp View Post
    We talked about it, one would have to pull fau. One of the reasons we install external TXV valves. The Pure Air pushed the evap coil up into the plenum above the ceiling. I don't anticipate anyone having to do anything with the evap coil being the air is being cleaned with a MERV 16 air filter.
    except for those lennox coil leaks, we are a lennox dealer also
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    Does the gas line get bonded?

    Why is the cu bolted down? Hurricane thing?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tedkidd View Post
    Does the gas line get bonded?

    Why is the cu bolted down? Hurricane thing?
    No

    It is actually in the IMC codes that mechanical equipment connected to electrical be secured in place.

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    International Residential Code section M1307.2. Outdoor installations require a stable and secure installation...

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    the last time i saw that much metal tape on equipment,i took all of it out of the installers truck and gave him a caulk gun with some high temp CLEAR silicone. drives me crazy seeing all that tape. it should be caulked together as it is put together.

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    That is bubble wrap over sheet metal if your talking next to the ceiling.

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