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    Hail!

    Wonder what the head is on this one?
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    You could probably count the number of impact points and come up fairly accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Wonder what the head is on this one?

    Plus compounded by a dirty coil cause techs don't want to take the time to split them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MechAcc View Post
    Plus compounded by a dirty coil cause techs don't want to take the time to split them.
    those coils dont split, they are solid.


    unless when changing the sticker from carrier to bryant they changed the coil too.

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    I guess that would be why they make hail guards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -459FZPE View Post
    I guess that would be why they make hail guards...
    Usually the hail guard is laying on the roof next to the unit from the last time the coil was washed.
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    Sh*t, that's a Carrier. All it takes is a hard RAIN to do that damage!

    Seriously, I hate those coils. You can't spray a hose on it that has ANY reasonable water pressure at all without folding the fins right over. They are the thinnest I've ever seen!
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    I've lost count on how many roof top units damaged by hail!

    I don't understand by some units don't have them..

    When we were in Chicago in June, riding the El, i've seen a few Rheem/Ruud roof top units with the hail guard cut off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Culpepper View Post
    Usually the hail guard is laying on the roof next to the unit from the last time the coil was washed.
    I wonder how you tell your customer there coil is ****ed cause the lazy tech before you didn't put the hail guard back on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -459FZPE View Post
    I guess that would be why they make hail guards...
    you wouldn't want to go throw away good money for hail guards would you? After spending thousands on a new unit why would you want to spend anymore to protect it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaysonHVAC View Post
    Sh*t, that's a Carrier. All it takes is a hard RAIN to do that damage!

    Seriously, I hate those coils. You can't spray a hose on it that has ANY reasonable water pressure at all without folding the fins right over. They are the thinnest I've ever seen!
    Tell me about it. IMO there 50SX condensers are the worst, not only do they bend but if there a few years old they just fall apart.

    If your not going to be careful when cleaning some of them you might as well leave the dirt packed in them.The unit would probably be better off......

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    Think of all the money the customer will save not having to clean the coils.

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    Regular pressure from a garden hose will push fins in, let alone hail. They are the worst to clean.
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