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    Insulated line from condenser

    Is it normal for the insulated line from the condenser to have sweat/condensation on it? It is happening on both the end outside as well as the end by the indoor coil (dripping a little as well).

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    Yes, it normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Yes, it normal.
    Thanks. There is about 3 inches of suction line that is not insulated outside before it goes into the compressor compartment. Should that line be insulated all the way to the compressor or is the length of it not always insulated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david8370 View Post
    Thanks. There is about 3 inches of suction line that is not insulated outside before it goes into the compressor compartment. Should that line be insulated all the way to the compressor or is the length of it not always insulated?
    Not important outside if it is just a short section of the line.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    Not important outside if it is just a short section of the line.
    It would be important enough, to not pass inspection around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    It would be important enough, to not pass inspection around here.
    do you normally insulate the suction line all the way to the compressor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david8370 View Post
    do you normally insulate the suction line all the way to the compressor?
    To the access fittings/service valves. With the energy code, the inspectors "have" to be a bit on the picky side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    To the access fittings/service valves. With the energy code, the inspectors "have" to be a bit on the picky side.
    Would it be detrimental to insulate all the way to the compressor itself inside the casing?

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    It's not detrimental, but it would not provide enough benefit to be worth it.

    on the other hand if you have exposed line at the indoor coil, you should insulate it to prevent it from dripping on the furnace and rusting it or damaging an electrical component

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    Quote Originally Posted by david8370 View Post
    Would it be detrimental to insulate all the way to the compressor itself inside the casing?
    Have to agree with craig.

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    Thanks again for your input, guys.

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    You forgot to ask where to send the check.

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    Insulate all ofthe suction line

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