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  1. #1
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    Keg Cooler with Resi Straight AC condenser

    friend of mine just bought a restaurant ( real friggin dump ) kind of in a "shady" part of town if you know what i mean ....

    Cooler not getting below 45

    5x5 box

    Check evap coil , clean , and plenty of air , and I've never seen this before , but the sight glass and drier beside it , but the good news its clear

    Look outdoors , Oh great , theres the bad news , its got a residential OD unit , maybe a goodman 2 ton , tags are gone

    it appears to have been this way for a while , year maybe , but i dont see how it made it through winters , im sure the head press sunk big time.

    I think its got a piston rigged up as well , just glanced at it , but remember seeing 4 cap tube pipes coming out of drier

    I didnt have any tools with me , so no numbers yet

    What stinks is ..... hes already in debt pretty good trying to make the place hospitable , and now i find this.

    How could this have ever worked ?? Or did they just serve 45 deg beer

    What cond am i going to use without killin his wallet

  2. #2
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    Need some figures. If you get that 2 ton running & feeding that 5x5 box, Moe could be serving beer popsicles.
    Don't assume that it doesn't work.
    Wonder if they have a fan-cycling head control ? Don't know your winter ambients.

    Those "gut feelings" of a business drawing its' last breath & looking for another tech to shaft... are usually true.

  3. #3
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    winters , oh it gets 20 degrees in january at night , 35 during day

    Hell maybe they turned the cooler off and set the kegs outside ....

    Anyhow , I think the line sets about 10 feet long , compressor above unit , but outdoors

    Maybe thats how its getting away with such low suction , and getting oil return

  4. #4
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    Well if its a panel box, 8' tall and normal usage, 4000 Btu's but I would go 6000.

  5. #5
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    6 foot tall ceiling , kegs and few boxes of food on the shelves

    made out of 3/8 plywood and 1 inch blue board

    so ... yes , it has condensation problems , theres water on the floor around it ..... but he said dont worry about it now

    alrighty , you're the boss

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