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  1. #1
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    Home Made Distributor

    Even though the TXV is sized properly, You cannot control the superheat in this coil. Someone removed the factory distrbutor and installed this. It killed the compressor. We just got done replacing the condensing unit and it was flooding back bad.
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    That's too funny...I didn't know Rube Goldberg himself was moonlighting as a refer tech!

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    Why go through all that time and trouble to make a distributor?
    It's got to be cheaper and easier to put in a factory made one.

    Looks like good quality work though.
    Edited by powerhead on more than one occasion

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    What about it killed the compressor? Looks like it should work just fine...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Orignially posted by mark beiser
    What about it killed the compressor? Looks like it should work just fine...
    Kinda what I was thinking also...
    This space for rent.

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    an adjustable TXV or a AEV maybe?? if your gonna try to band aid it instead of installing a new distributer
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    an adjustable TXV or a AEV maybe?? if your gonna try to band aid it instead of installing a new distributer
    That txv is ajustable. We spent some time trying to adjust the txv. No amout of adjusting the txv will make up for the absence of a distributor.

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    I rebuilt this one a couple of years ago. It was still working as of the other day.




    This is the system's OD fan/coil unit.


    This thing was installed new in the mid-60's and is still cooling the building. Every now and then you have to get the rust out of the drain, but other than that, it works OK.

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    I've actually done this myself on a few a/c units. While one was changed out a while back ago, the others are still working.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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