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  1. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    It was really foolish of you to buy that condenser. J/K

    Nice find, that condenser has a good chance of out living many of us. They don't make units as reliable as that anymore.
    Neither people or units can make a contract with God!

  2. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolperfect View Post
    Neither people or units can make a contract with God!

    This isn't ARP.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  3. #42
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    Did Carrier have to pay Trane to use it in their round units?

    I guess they got tired of paying. Those were pretty good units too.

  4. #43
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    Thats really neat! I wonder if there are more left like that.

  5. #44
    I really don't know if there still are any NOS units around. I suspect there maybe one or two others still hidden away out there.

    I'm sure glad I found this one and I can almost guarantee the next owner of this house will as well. my only regret is not installing a TXV along with it. next year maybe.

    I tip my hat to this forum and thanks for the knowledge. I learned a lot.

    Dale

  6. #45
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    Built like a tank and about as efficient as one too!
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

  7. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery Sergeant Hartman View Post
    Built like a tank and about as efficient as one too!
    But the money saved on not having to repair it every other year, more then makes up for that.
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  8. #47
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    Had a 1974 GE Weathertron heat pump in my last house in Upstate NY. Only ever replaced the condenser fan (after 12 years). Reconfigured it to work as AC only in 1990 and the current owner says its still going strong!

  9. #48
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    my parents Rheem split system was installed in 1972 if i remember correctly.
    NEVER been touched. Capacitors still good.
    still full on refrigerant. Contactor could probably be changed but is still operating.
    I will be installing a new Rheem split system and ducting next month cuz I'd imagine
    those units are like -5 SEER
    Tell Obama he can keep the change

  10. #49
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    Seen them with the plastic line set no service valves
    They are the grandparent of Trane!

  11. #50
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    GE air conditioning might just be the very best ever manufactured in its class!!

    They made EVERYTHING in the equipment.

    Ive seen plenty of them all original 25 - 30 years old.

    The metals that they used were so good , even on the beach in FL , they held up.

    No refrigerant leaks.

    And good performance with the 250 head pressure they ran.

    Those compressors were pretty amazing , they could go for days with no cond motor , in the summer , cycling on the internal , over and over.

    Big fan here , just had to post.

  12. #51
    One more picture if I might be so bold.

    look at labels on the back of the condenser, they're still intact. you could even read the inspectors initials on the green label when I bought it July(?) 2010.
    http://imageshack.us/f/526/img2158x.jpg/

  13. #52
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    Put a coat of wax on that puppy so it will keep looking shiny new for some time to come, yet!
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

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