yeah they are the gauge ports where the hoses
are attached. Sorry I wasn't near my homework and I was trying to remember it off the top of my head.
More tubing down there than on the top?
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Good question but my best guess is so you don't get sprayed by refrigerant in the face if your schraeder sticks a bit.
We put ours at the bottom because the base pan is the most secure place to mount the service valves. Tech getting in there with a wrench will tend to overtightened. So having the service valves mounted to the base gives a stronger mounting platform. Some of the down falls to this is oil in the system will get trapped in the pipes and will get all over the place if you don't know what you are doing. Also the tubing cost of running pressure ports up to the top will get to expensive when you are building 1,000 units at a time.
Service valves and tubing at bottom of unit
allows dogs to step over the line sets...
...harder for them to crawl under top mounted
Actually, the discharge line enters the top of the condenser
(lets gravity work) so the subcooled liquid exits at the bottom...
...therefore, it is natural to exit the condenser cabinet at the
And about those dogs, they love to lick the condensate off
the suction line, but while doing so, they chew the control
wire in two which will short out the transformer or blow the
control fuse. That is why it is a good idea to run the control
wire through flex conduit.
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