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  1. #27
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    Condenser filled with liquid refrigerant, either overcharged or restriction and condenser too small to hold all refrigerant, and hydrauliced the condenser.

    Had a water chiller evap split and the compressor (copeland semi) pumped enough water to then burst the condenser, mostly blew out the u bends.

  2. #28
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    Clogged filter drier.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

  3. #29
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    Lightning exit wound.
    Quoted by "bmathews"

    "Just call somebody out. Nobody on here can fix it from over the computer."

  4. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticmonkey777 View Post
    Lightning exit wound.
    Electricity travels the perimeter of a conductor.

  5. #31
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    Is this i question, or a test? do we get to hear the answer if its already known? (I still going with water freezing in bottom of coil, (not sure how that much got there, but i am dying to know, if the answer is known)

  6. #32
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    Trying to pump 500 ft of lineset into the condensor?

  7. #33
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    AC had quit working late in the summer, super tech came out and added 15#'s of 410A and "kind of" got it working. First time the furnace fired up in the fall and heated up the coil over the furnace the weakest point in the system was the condenser coil and it couldn't take the pressures.

    My really wild guess is the homeowner's best buddy was called when the AC quit working and read on the internet that you could charge them up with propane and they work really good!
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

  8. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by garychance View Post
    Is this i question, or a test? do we get to hear the answer if its already known? (I still going with water freezing in bottom of coil, (not sure how that much got there, but i am dying to know, if the answer is known)
    I already posted my assumption. The only way for the condenser coil to rupture in 3 places, would be from water. Gas couldn't do that....

    I still don't know the answer. Just an educated guess. Condemned the system...

  9. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post

    I still don't know the answer. Just an educated guess. Condemned the system...
    Figured on you "hacking" in and cobbling something together! We've seen you around before

  10. #36
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    theres no way it was water

    Have you ever seen water and oil mix ?

    It looks like a vanilla shake

    Compressor would have been long gone before it had a chance to accumulate more than a few drops of water , much less the cup full it would have needed to bust pipes

  11. #37
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    My official anwser all of the above.
    My name is TooCoolforschool and I am a chronic over charger.

  12. #38
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    POP!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    I have a theory, lets hear yours.
    I had 3 spots in the lower 2 tubes of this condenser coil blown out like this. I was perplexed by this. I fixed them, just deleted the bottom 2 passes. Turns out I had an indoor coil leak as well.
    25 year old Heil split system, nothing fancy.

    Anyone care to take a guess as to what happened?
    Since it's not a water coil it didn't freeze, my guess is high pressure blew it out



  13. #39
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    Since it's not a water coil it didn't freeze, my guess is high pressure blew it out

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