I've seen pictures of A/C condensers used for refrigeration systems? Does it work? Do they hold up?
I ask because I have a supermarket customer that took me over to their warehouse today to look at a 15x15 walk in freezer thats been down for a few years. It had a leaking vibration isolator and a busted rod in the compressor. Also its r-502.
They want it converted into a cooler, but don't want to spend a bunch of money because they just spent a ton on fixing up the refrigeration at the supermarket, and theres still alot of work to do there. I will have a whole bunch of gently used residential condensers from upcoming changeouts. If I hooked one of them up to this thing, change the TXV to R-22, and hook up the controls, eliminate defrost heaters etc, would this be a reliable system?
The condenser is inside the warehouse where the temp is 60 in the winter and 80 max in the summer, so head pressure control should not be an issue.