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  1. #92
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    We would have installed a sail swith on the dryer vent to shut the system down when the dryer is running!!! LOL!!!

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    This has been a very entertaining thread and educational.

    Question, how far should a disconnect be from the condenser? (in most cases) Mine is about 30".
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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    In what way???? Ok, fine, a change order then.
    A change order it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack2007 View Post
    This has been a very entertaining thread and educational.

    Question, how far should a disconnect be from the condenser? (in most cases) Mine is about 30".
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    Its not that it has to be far away from the OD unit.
    It should be reachable without having to touch teh OD unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    That's a mighty bold statment.
    A reputable company would check the alignment to the moon also. And include moving one or the other to make it perfect.
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    My two cents - Was a installer/service tech - now a home comfort consultant!!


    1. AC and furnace drains should run into the condensate pump seperately.
    Condensate pump should be piped to a sump or sewer line inside the home to prevent freezing

    2. Wiring could be cleaned up

    3. Move electrical disconnect outside to the side of unit (on the wall)

    4. clean up wiring inside at furnace

    5. Pipe intake vent to outside - possibly in concentric kit. If left as is, cut exhaust off straight (no 90 elbow down outside) . this will cause exhaust to move away from the home faster

    All in all a good install - just some minor "issues"!! I have seen much much worst!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack2007 View Post
    This has been a very entertaining thread and educational.

    Question, how far should a disconnect be from the condenser? (in most cases) Mine is about 30".
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    Somewhere in the NEC is stated that a A/C unit and other equipement, I'm sure, cannot be infront of a disconnect box. Someone with intelligence can look it up for the exact wording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    Somewhere in the NEC is stated that a A/C unit and other equipement, I'm sure, cannot be infront of a disconnect box. Someone with intelligence can look it up for the exact wording.
    NEC 110.26 Space about electrical equipment. Minimum clear distance, condition #1,#2,#3 is 36 inches

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    I like the bricks under the furnace, vibration isolators???
    Can only imagine what it looks like under the foil insualtion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    A reputable company would check the alignment to the moon also. And include moving one or the other to make it perfect.
    a reputable company wont just move the disconnect, they will bid the job to move the whole house 8" over so the disconnect isnt so close.

  11. #102
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    The combustion air intake need to be piped in outdoors, I've seen way too many contractors pull this crap, you need to get that fixed you just droped your efficency way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by second opinion View Post
    NEC 110.26 Space about electrical equipment. Minimum clear distance, condition #1,#2,#3 is 36 inches
    OK, so all they, (the reputable company) need to do now is move the cond 36" straight out away from the wall.

    Problem solved.

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    Well that, and dont forget about the moon alignment.

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