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    Holy Smokes!!!

    This is a bank owned house. Not sure if the disconnect melted and caught the house on fire or what. Needless to say the unit was done.
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    Looks like the whole house is done along with the unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Looks like the whole house is done along with the unit
    Some new vinyl siding and a few windows she'll be good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24/7mechanical View Post
    Some new vinyl siding and a few windows she'll be good to go!
    Give it a good paint job and put that baby back on the market!

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    Just get you an ACME Smoke Replacement Kit, it'll be gtg. =D

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    I thought concrete was on it... melted fan cover...
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    "I need a breaker."

    What size breaker?

    "Any breaker will do."

    Here ya go, it's the biggest one we got.

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    At least we didn't have to recover the refrigerant before we removed it.....fire took care of that issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejax View Post
    "I need a breaker."

    What size breaker?

    "Any breaker will do."

    Here ya go, it's the biggest one we got.
    HA! I actually heard something like that at Home Depot a guy said he needed a Square D and the guy in the orange smock asked him what size and he said "the biggest you've got". I was there buying some wire to hook up my own air conditioner (because I'm too lame to steal from work) and that same orange smock grilled me about the project I was doing and how to be careful with 240v and how you have to identify the conductors. Gee thanks for that tip genius. I guess he hadn't gotten to the chapter on circuit breaker sizing in his Electricity for Morons book.

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    Yep, something strange here, seems like the breaker would have tripped before a fire occurred.

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    It was a " Slo-Blo " with the calculated Cu

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejax View Post
    Yep, something strange here, seems like the breaker would have tripped before a fire occurred.
    Should but I've seen some pretty bad wiring. Worst was 3 10 ton units, non fused discos, all wired out of one 250A breaker when max should have been 70 - 100 (cant remember exactly). I found it when I went to replace one disco that had burnt up and saw no 70-100A breakers, just a 250 Sharpie'd "AC Units". Ofc not all that wire would fit under its lugs, so someone shaved those down as well.

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