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    Bristol compressors closing up shop

    Was informed today they will cease all operations in the next 60 days
    Officially, Down for the count

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    Sad to hear. https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/f...7006256a6.html

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    That should make getting compressors for York Predators and some Sunline units really interesting......
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    I might have thought the company would be sold. All the infrastructure and skilled people. I wonder what really happened.
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    Thank the hvac God for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    That should make getting compressors for York Predators and some Sunline units really interesting......
    Or just about every York air conditioner. Every YCE I've seen has a Bristol in it. I wonder if you can just re-pipe it for a scroll if need be.

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    Seems like all the good manufacturing/industrial jobs are drying up :c

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircusEnvy View Post
    Or just about every York air conditioner. Every YCE I've seen has a Bristol in it. I wonder if you can just re-pipe it for a scroll if need be.
    If it's close piped to the condenser, you will have to make the Discharge line bigger, and may have to pipe into multiple places on the condenser, to take up the discharge shock on start-up. Been there, done that at the old DOT on a York Split system that ate piston compressors. Someone came up with the brilliant idea to put Scrolls in, what a Nightmare!
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    I think what happened is that reciprocating compressors are basically being pushed out of the marketplace.

    York has access to sufficient number of Bristol compressors for the foreseeable future, and they are currently finishing design work for using scrolls in the formerly Bristol equipped units on a replacement basis, and of course new units will be designed to use the scroll compressors.

    I feel very bad for the people that lost their jobs, but many of the best people there are already being picked up by other employers due to the efforts of an employee at Bristol who is also the town's mayor.
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