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    Somedays you really have to wonder.........

    I just recently moved into this apartment complex, I never really looked at the HVAC equipment. That is until mine quit working, Found my unit and this mess. And yes those are my gages on my unit.








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    WOW! Those old Fedderses date back to the early 70s!!!!! Wonder how many are on the 3rd or 4th compressor!

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    Ahhh, the old Fedders grass killers!

    Those are fun, when working "properly", they run a condensing temperature that is like 40-50 above ambient temp. Gota love that little bitty 4 row condenser coil, lol.

    I wonder if the system with that newer outdoor unit still has the old Fedders cap tube indoor coil? I bet the SH and SC on that system are interesting...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Holy crap! I just cleaned a condensing coil on one of those same units today right here in old Bowie, MD.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    Ah, memories...

    My first (and should've been last, but a man's gotta eat) apt. maint. gig was full of those Fedders "lawn burners". Except these were on the roof. The fan coils inside were First Company jobs...by the time I arrived on the scene many of the coils were developing pinhole leaks. Short of changing out the evap, I had to haul out an extension ladder every time a unit needed a little gas. PITA. Some I could get away with gas n' go, others I had to flat out tell the owners replace it or lose the tenant.

    At least the one for my apartment didn't leak, and it cooled like a walk-in freezer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    I wonder if the system with that newer outdoor unit still has the old Fedders cap tube indoor coil? I bet the SH and SC on that system are interesting...
    Of course!

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    Do my eyes deceive me or is that unit your gauges are connected to have a kinked suction line?
    Everybody has the right to be stupid. Some people abuse the privilege.

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    Fedders Workhorse.

    Hey, Hey, don't knock those old Fedders, I worked a whole sub-division of those in back 1976. CL tecumseh compressors and big fans to kill grass. Those unit would run 325 head pressure right out of the box.Pop lid off and you had access to everything even coil and motor.

    There next line with spine-fin coils and rotory compressor , were a nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dillon2 View Post
    Do my eyes deceive me or is that unit your gauges are connected to have a kinked suction line?
    Nah its an optical illusion because of the falling insulation on the suction line.

    But the bad news is, after putting a new run cap the compressor died about 24 hours later, it appears to be the original one.
    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    Cool

    when was the 500 and 12 days, sounds like these are 22?

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    Crooked pipes.

    [QUOTE=MichaelPaladin;1906914]I just recently moved into this apartment complex, I never really looked at the HVAC equipment. That is until mine quit working, Found my unit and this mess. And yes those are my gages on my unit.

    That is an insult to all HVAC Mechs & Techs
    Whoever installed those units should be banned from working in this field.
    He would be better off designing Wonderland Rides.

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    Well here is the replacement, at least they cut the lineset down some and installed a disconnect.




    Its time for this I guess
    When you do a job, Always make it easier for the next guy, because you may be the next guy working on it.

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    Do them A favor and accidently let your car slip out of park , and finishe those things off. Come on put them out of their misery.

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