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    Talking The Goodman Silencer System: Still in use today!

    It's been a few years since I did my tour of duty working on these things.
    Today my bro in law emailed me this picture. The company he works for does mixed commercial and residential so he still finds these gems.















    Oh THIS brings back memories...

    This was a common sight in Goodman Country.
    Heavy bricks used by the home owners to quiet down these rattling TURDS so that they could sleep at night!





    I can't count how many of them fan blades I had to bend and balance by hand so the home owner could sleep. I was really good at it.
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    Nice Picture

    The drill is worth more than the condensor.

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    Silencer system--now that's funny. Were you refering to Carrier's classic Tech2000SS units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21degrees View Post
    The drill is worth more than the condensor.
    Indeed!





    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHughes View Post
    Silencer system--now that's funny. Were you refering to Carrier's classic Tech2000SS units?
    LOL! I have seen some of those too!
    Those were marketed as really QUIET!
    But for some reason, the harmonics between the compressor and ODM made some weird noises.
    I would cut think pieces of iso pad into home made "rybber washers" and put them under the feet to the ODM fan grill and run the screws through it to stop that noise.






    This was one of the first Goodman Silencer Systems that I witnessed.

    If you removed the heavy rock, it rattled like a mo fo!

    The fan blades were so thin, a bird dropping would bend the blade and make it vibrate the entire unit!

    I got quit good at balancing the blades by hand to make them as quiet as possible. And there was NO USE in buying a new blade fomr Goodman. The distributors didn't keep the blades in a box, they were either hanging on the wall or in a pile on the warehoue floor. Many new blades were as bad or WORSE than the one you are replacing. So from then on I just fixed the old one.
    Last edited by PaysonHVAC; 08-02-2008 at 04:10 AM.
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    I thought that was a crown on the first picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyorr View Post
    I thought that was a crown on the first picture.
    LOL! While there are a few Goodman lovers that may grace a TURD with a crown... this was actually a High Tech Goodman Vibration Dampner.
    A common accessory to Goodman Desert Series units in Phoneix, AZ.
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    I saw one of those last week on a Goodman package unit!

    As soon as I saw it, I knew what it was there for!
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    Those issues are behind Goodman,in the distant past,today "they are near perfect in every way".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash View Post
    Those issues are behind Goodman,in the distant past,today "they are near perfect in every way".

    Distant past? Not hardly! The last picture was like a 2002 to 2003 unit.

    Goodman just recently switched their sh*tty panel design like 2 to 3 yrs ago MAX. You can't erase producing a bad design for 15 years straight that easily! AND... the new design hasn't been around long enough to be hailing it as the best thing out there either!

    Goodman facked up when they stopped building the "Lennox" clone that they used from the mid 80's to mid 90's. The fan still shook, but not as bad and the noisy compressor was silenced behind the large access panel.








    Yup. This was Goodman's peak in design. They should have improved on this design instead. THEN they may have a good piece of equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaysonHVAC View Post
    Distant past? Not hardly! The last picture was like a 2002 to 2003 unit.

    Goodman just recently switched their sh*tty panel design like 2 to 3 yrs ago MAX. You can't erase producing a bad design for 15 years straight that easily! AND... the new design hasn't been around long enough to be hailing it as the best thing out there either!
    I think you mistook sarcasm for honest opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash View Post
    Those issues are behind Goodman,in the distant past,today "they are near perfect in every way".
    Can you tell me why, four out the last five Goodman installs I have done recently, there was some kind of major problem with the equipment it self?

    I mean, really, three fan coils in a row with bad boards right out of the box? (err, shrinkwrap that is, Goodman doesn't even supply a good "trash box" with their units. Trane makes the best "trash boxes" though...)

    And the Boss tells me that Goodman is good stuff....

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    You really need to come around here more often.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oloenneker View Post
    Can you tell me why, four out the last five Goodman installs I have done recently, there was some kind of major problem with the equipment it self?

    I mean, really, three fan coils in a row with bad boards right out of the box? (err, shrinkwrap that is, Goodman doesn't even supply a good "trash box" with their units. Trane makes the best "trash boxes" though...)

    And the Boss tells me that Goodman is good stuff....

    What? They don't even ship and stock those things in CARDBOARD or anything?







    I know why that is.
    Goodman knows that when a DIY walks into a Goodman distributor that they need see-through wrapping so they can pick one out!
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