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  1. #14


    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.

  2. #15
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Rapid City, SD
    More tubing down there than on the top?
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

  3. #16
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Colorado flatland native
    so their not ugly.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    I am unsure myself
    Good question but my best guess is so you don't get sprayed by refrigerant in the face if your schraeder sticks a bit.

  5. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bangor ME
    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.

  6. #19
    Join Date
    May 2000
    In the classroom...
    Service valves and tubing at bottom of unit
    allows dogs to step over the line sets...
    ...harder for them to crawl under top mounted
    line sets

    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.
    Prof. Koldenhott
    HVAC Instructor

    "Those that CAN...teach...

  7. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Tech JJ View Post
    I love that avatar Trey!@!!!!!!!!!!*&^%&*^%*&^%&^%$%

    Yea, what were we talking about? What a woman!!

    I've seen some Dayton's that had the ports about mid ways up on the front! I wuz impressed too (for a Dayton, AKA Grainger).

  8. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by trey r View Post
    So you have to bend over and add more wear and tear to your back. Give it 15 years and you'll understand.
    lol.. i understand after 10 years!
    Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every now and then.

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