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    Snow in carrier 48tj electrical compartment

    Has anyone else run into issues with these units getting snow in them. I have run into about 3 already this winter and have repaired many in the past years.

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    Snow and wind and Carriers don't mix.
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    The new ones have a seal at the top of the door to prevent this.

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    Once last winter for me.
    Local 449?

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    Don't know about carrier, but some manufacturers offer an optional snow kit to prevent it from blowing in

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    First time running into this problem was last month. Didn't know they sell an "optional" snow kit. These units are ontop of a roof and should be somewhat weatherproof, ya think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 501miller View Post
    First time running into this problem was last month. Didn't know they sell an "optional" snow kit. These units are ontop of a roof and should be somewhat weatherproof, ya think.
    The HX on those units shouldn't crack after 5 years either.... But they do!

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    Congrats,, I am looking forward to that.

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    Have had numerous Trane rtu's this winter with this issue, enough to cause tripped main breakers, have had to get heat gun out and dry electical.

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    I am so confused??
    I have never seen snow get inside a RTU That has the door on right.
    Where is it getting in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    I am so confused??
    I have never seen snow get inside a RTU That has the door on right.
    Where is it getting in?
    Wherever it can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    I am so confused??
    I have never seen snow get inside a RTU That has the door on right.
    Where is it getting in?
    Hahaha. I'm right there with you. I've seen rain get in through panels that were on but that's another story

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    Had a building with 18 green carrier weather makers with that awful giant panel that warps and fits rough and you need to zap self tapers into the panel so "snow" doesn't get in.

    It is designed to be outside. We have ALOT of war time homes in my area. A lot of people have RTU beside their house on the ground and I have never seen snow inside panel. That's with snow drifts blocking the venter motor .

    Maybe I'm lucky or you guys are just unlucky LoL

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