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  1. #1
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    Seems like more work than it was worth!!

    Went out on an estimate the other day to replace a customer's unit. When I spoke to him on the phone he told me, "I have two units but not really, or at least that's what I've been told so far."

    It's an older home in Phoenix (built in 1947 ish) so what I was expecting to find was a furnace and a straight cool packaged unit on the roof. Lo and behold, I found something far more interesting! The compressor in the packaged unit had died so they tied in a 5 ton condenser into the packaged unit!!! I love the tape job on the side panel of the packaged unit. Class act. Only in Phoenix! LOL

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  2. #2
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    What kind of rig are you driving?

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    Isuzu NPR. Awesome truck!

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    I'm surprised they didn't put the condensing unit on top of the other unit.

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    that's just sad

    didn't realize Phoenix had a hood
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    I wonder how much cheaper that was then just replacing the compressor or the whole unit.

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    Hmmm, think the coil matches?

    Definitely thinking...


    ....outside the BOX.
    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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    Most interesting tid bit is that the home owner bought the house under a year ago and the units were like that when he bought the home. How the heck did that pass inspection?? LOL

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    Those things are built tough. Over seas, they run them non-stop full tilt and they still keep going.

  10. #10
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    Were is the condenser section of the old package unit? You sure that's just not an old outdoor ahu? Sure looks like it's been that way for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascj View Post
    Were is the condenser section of the old package unit?
    I was wondering the same thing ....

    Id almost be willing to bet thats one of Poodleheads rigs

    PHM was that you ????

    Thats pretty good stuff right there.

    Whatcha wanna bet a tech owned that house , had a old ODU laying around and made it work

    Friggin ingenious idea , and did a neat n tidy job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Thats pretty good stuff right there.

    Whatcha wanna bet a tech owned that house , had a old ODU laying around and made it work

    Friggin ingenious idea , and did a neat n tidy job

    That's what I was thinking. If I have parts laying around to keep my own stuff running, I'll squeeze another month out of it. I replaced the split system on my house last year. I knew it was getting ready to go for some time. I got at least the last year out of it with a series of mismatched fan motors, and a really original cowl sorta thig to compensate for the different sized fan. I would never do that on anyone else's property, but with a bunch of half-burnt motors lying around, and no one else's money involved, why not?
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    Looks like that setup has been there a long time, gonna take a guess and say 10-15 years? Bet it worked fine all this time.

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