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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguy128 View Post
    +1 on hte dryer vent. I really hope that's a fresh air intake of some sort. A codnenser coil will make a fine lint catcher and the warm moist air will make nice ice, droppping effciency by putting you into defrost a little quicker.
    Here's a pic of the vent from inside the mechanical room. Based on it's location, could have been an old vent for the water heater?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanical'al View Post
    the unit is to close to the house Im sure in the install instructions it will state a min. clearence of prob. 18" or even 2'
    also the fact that it faces the wrong way with the lines crossing the access pannel will be hard to service
    though it is a fairly nice looking install clean looks and good workmanship
    its allways eiseir to stand back and pick apart someonelses work to say would-a should-a could-a
    Quote Originally Posted by motoguy128 View Post
    I think the service panel size was intentionally rotated so you could palce it 6" away form the wall. I know Carrier allows 6" if there's 12" on two sides and and 24" on the service panel side. Personally I'd want at least 12" to a wall.
    I checked the installation manual and it needs at least 30" clearance to the access panel side, 36" inches to one of the other three sides, 12" to one of the remaining two sides and 6" to the final side. There's 7" of clearance from the house.

  3. #16
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    as others have said i would not have run the lines in front of the door the way they did.
    however the way the door comes off and the location of the controls in that unit it is not as bad as it looks for servicing.

    neat looking rack that it's sitting on, just hope it holds up to the weather.

  4. #17
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    Is that the dryer vent coming out behind the outside unit.? Thats not good. The unit will have to serviced some time ????????/
    Blue Fox

  5. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by vstech View Post
    there is no trap on the condensate line. so the vent is ALWAYS blowing air. I bet if you check the installation instructions, a trap is required.

    Is this the condensate trap? It didn't show up in the first pic.



  6. #19
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    money says inspector won't make them change it, but might comment on the hassle to service if needed.

    might check the furnace install manual for the condensate line and verify it is correct. some Lennox units can NOT be connected to the A/C drain. also, as was stated, check for proper trap placement.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    please read the post before commenting or asking the same thing over and over.

    He said, and posted photo, that vent is NOT connected!
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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