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  1. #1
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    Spine Fin Coils on Trane Condensers

    A friend said that Trane Spine Fin Coils look like Snowflakes.

    That this "snowflake" grabs dirt, dust, hair, anything like a brush, which is very hard to clean.

    He said other coil types grab dirt like a comb, and they are easier to clean because of the coil type.

    One guy said to NEVER point a hose of water at Trane coils, because you will bend them accidentally.

    Are Trane spine fin coils this fragile?

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    Trane's spine fin coil are much harder and more time consuming to clean...

    however, they are no more fragile than your typical coil. If anything, they last a lot longer than a typical copper coil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    Trane's spine fin coil are much harder and more time consuming to clean...

    however, they are no more fragile than your typical coil. If anything, they last a lot longer than a typical copper coil.
    Amen Brother!

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    If regularly maintained (like any system should be), spine fins provide a better efficiency than a fine finned coil. Found some that had been neglected by ignorance and they were harder to clean, but kerosene and hand grenades will fix anything.

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    You can use a hose on them, just be reasonable with the setting and pressure

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    I do it with a pressure washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDP View Post
    I do it with a pressure washer.
    correction....


    he does it with a BROKEN pressure washer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clorox View Post
    A friend said that Trane Spine Fin Coils look like Snowflakes.

    That this "snowflake" grabs dirt, dust, hair, anything like a brush, which is very hard to clean.

    He said other coil types grab dirt like a comb, and they are easier to clean because of the coil type.

    One guy said to NEVER point a hose of water at Trane coils, because you will bend them accidentally.

    Are Trane spine fin coils this fragile?



    Spine fin coils are awesome!!!

    I've seen some stop up pretty bad and the unit still perform well.

    THey are not as fragile as you might think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by iraqveteran View Post
    correction....


    he does it with a BROKEN pressure washer
    Thanks for the correction.Got to love them coils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDP View Post
    Thanks for the correction.Got to love them coils.
    anytime.....dude
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    If you do know, then do. But do it right. Otherwise, you may not be doing it long.

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