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  1. #1
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    Just pics of my new Carrier AC/Furnace

    I've posted a lot of posts about getting this done, HOA hassles, questions.

    Just got it installed today. I had no previous AC, just a 20 yr. old Carrier furnace. I figured why install an AC and keep the old furnace when it could
    go bad at any time. So, I had both put in at the same time.

    The only place I could place the condenser was on my entry deck.

    Carrier 38HDR 2 ton. Line sets go in thru that hot water closet up to attic.
    Carrier Performance 80 furnace with Honeywell electronic air cleaner.
    Ventor Slimline residential thermostat.
    They threw in the closet insultation for free. 5 new registers and return.
    887 sq. foot condo.

    3 guys did the job. One was the master, the other 2 apprentices. 6.5 hours
    to complete. Pretty good job...so far (fingers crossed).
    It's really not noisy. The most noise you here is coming from the return duct.

    Thanks for all the replies here helping out on this project.






    I plan to put some potted mini palms across the balcony railing.
    The HOA gave me too much hassle about cutting line sets up thru the deck in
    order to place the condenser in that utility area.

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    Please edit out your price.

    Looks ok.
    I know youo don't have much room. But cleaning that condenser coil will be tough down the road.
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    It Does Look Like It's Close To The Wall On Two Sides.

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    That's the beauty of the Carrier 38HDR. It only needs 6" on the condenser side and the coil side. 3 ft. in front (which it has).

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    It's beautiful to see.....will be incredibly hard to clean as posted above.

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    If It's Within Carriers Specs Then Thats Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Please edit out your price.

    Looks ok.
    I know youo don't have much room. But cleaning that condenser coil will be tough down the road.
    Not really, they wouldn't have designed this unit to fit 6" away from the wall
    if that was a huge concern. I know what ya mean tho...a bit hard on the back
    leaning over to clean it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon3475 View Post
    It's beautiful to see.....will be incredibly hard to clean as posted above.
    I know, but I really needed to keep it as far in that corner as I could so it wouldn't look too much butt uglier than it already does.

    I'll find a way to clean it without too much hassle, maybe a sore back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caslon View Post
    Not really, they wouldn't have designed this unit to fit 6" away from the wall
    if that was a huge concern. I know what ya mean tho...a bit hard on the back
    leaning over to clean it.
    They were not too concerned about it being hard to clean when they designed it like that.
    They just wanted a unit for the niche of the close clearance market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    They were not too concerned about it being hard to clean when they designed it like that.
    They just wanted a unit for the niche of the close clearance market.

    Absolutely right. If design engineers had to service what they designed, you could bet your butt everything would be easier to repair and service

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    They were not too concerned about it being hard to clean when they designed it like that.
    They just wanted a unit for the niche of the close clearance market.
    That "niche" is pretty damn neat tho. Carrier designed the slimline condenser when they realized a lot of ppl had city coding or HOA problems using existing
    non-slim line units. Something about the property line and clearance.

    Also, I was at the installers office when a guy was ordering an install of a 3 ton 38HDR because...along his house side walkway, a square condenser would have
    had to stick out onto his walkway (with all the clearence and all).

    I, like many others will take the extra hassle to clean the 38HDR.

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    Does Carrier make that out door unit in a HP or is it strickly a AC unit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW13 View Post
    Does Carrier make that out door unit in a HP or is it strickly a AC unit ?
    I think it's a split system only.

    http://www.residential.carrier.com/p..._compact.shtml

    "A/C Carrier 38HDR
    This Side Discharge design is available for:
    Puron Heat Pump split systems also (38QRR)"

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