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    Maybe they were supposed to look like giant snakes to scare off the pigeons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    If I'm looking at them right, those old units are 25 year plus Lennox with used the "liquid line" as a metering device so the lines were of fixed length. You couldn't shorten them cause the systems wouldn't work then. I have one building left of them and they pretty much look the same with coils of copper sticking up in the air.

    Here's a partial picture of one of them.
    Your pic doesnt look as bad ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    If I'm looking at them right, those old units are 25 year plus Lennox with used the "liquid line" as a metering device so the lines were of fixed length. You couldn't shorten them cause the systems wouldn't work then. I have one building left of them and they pretty much look the same with coils of copper sticking up in the air.

    Here's a partial picture of one of them.
    Also, that might be the case with theold Lennox...But what about the weather king and the rheem? Thats unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkdude View Post
    Also, that might be the case with theold Lennox...But what about the weather king and the rheem? Thats unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkdude View Post
    Also, that might be the case with theold Lennox...But what about the weather king and the rheem? Thats unacceptable.
    Irony is, as bad as it looks they probably have been working for 20 plus years that way. If these are the old Lennox a lot of them were installed that way as that era was the beginning of the "quick connect" or something refrigerant lines that came out in the 70's. It's where anyone could just attach the lines to the units, tighten and it broke a seal and let the refrigerant out as the lines were precharged - another reason why the lines could not be cut.

    The early Lennox also had hex head screw valves on the upper portion and lower portion of the condenser that you opened to see if liquid refrigerant would squirt out. If so, that meant you had a full charge.
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    Didn't the liquid line more or less resemble a capillary tube on those horizontal discharge units?

    Looks like they still have that newer Ruud hooked up like that. Wow!

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    What all the noise about

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    The heck with it, It's Friday just braze them in.
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