Yes, that is a pre-charged lineset. That's what it is supposed to look like. The install manual that came with that unit would have said to not cut the lineset, and to leave it coiled up near the condenser. It's not lazy to read and follow the install instructions, like that guy has done.
I agree it looks stupid, and I can see how it might be hard for a true professional who cares about what they are doing to leave it like that. I would not get mad at someone for cutting the lineset and making it shorter and making it look nice, but it is what it is.
It kind of reminds me of a gas piping job I did several years ago. We had to run gas piping from the basement of a 2 story commercial building, up to the roof. My boss had just found out about CSST (Gastite) and wanted to try it out. I was unrolling it across the roof and connecting it to rooftop units. After I unrolled it I strapped it to a bunch of pipe support blocks and spent a lot of time trying to straighten it out and make it look as nice as possible. Right after I got it as straight and nice looking as I could, a big gust of wind came and blew it all around into a big wavy mess again. Half of the pipe blocks weren't even touching the roof anymore. The stuff was so light weight, that there wasn't much I could do. I just threw my hands up in the air and gave up. My boss saw the job that I did, and thankfully, that was the last time we ever used that stuff on a roof.
I keep waiting for the day that someone will put a picture of it here in the WOS.
Looks like a hoshizaki remote condenser with a pre charged line set. I just did one similar to that and was told not to cut the lines. Plus it rush, to get ice machine up and running. Still when they close this winter for a day I will shorten the line sets making sure that the ice bin is full before I start.
Originally Posted by Gonzalez1
Thats on a burger king. does it look familiar. yea that is a pre charged line set.
They could've tried harder to coil it up. Maybe even a few wire ties. Did one like that in a residence many years ago. Pre Charged line set
and was told not to cut it. Customer called us back and when I told her that is what you are supposed to do she presented us with literature stating that there is nothing wrong with cutting it. Boy were we red faced she knew more about it than us. Never coiled one up again. I never even buy pre charged line sets any more.
You need to put the phone down and get back to work!