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  1. #1
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    At the beach anyway ... thought some of you landlocked guys would like to see what we deal with here at the big pond. keep in mind, all these are in the 3-6 year old range, what makes it worse is that they are installed underneath a building on stilts, so no rain just the daily salt bath from the seabreeze.

    Heil


    Carrier


    Bryant


    Goodman



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    Nice. I've also seen a few condensers show their "Skeleton" that way after a dog has been pissing on them for months.

    That looks like a nice place to work.

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    I just see $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Holy Cow! Sure don't see that in Minnesota!

    Please don't tell me you are recharging the Goodman unit!?

    The salt eats all brand's coil? Even Trane?

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    Well the Trane coils dont separate like the copper/aluminum fin coils do, the salt collects at the bottom and eats through, or they leak at the copper/aluminum connection.

    When we change these out we usually have to turn them over and carry upside down or the compressor will fall out


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    see that in kc. but the family pet is the culprit lol

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    i see this around were i work also down buy the beaches

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    Question If'n that were mine.....

    I'd try something automatic in operation that would flush out the coils....something that could be retrofitted, possibly a trap primer feeding a small drip irrigation tube laced to the top of the coils. Probably won't work, but thats my feeble little mind in action. But Hey!, If some of you Gents do take that idea and make a G-Zillion dollars, remember your old buddy whats his name.

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    Swampfox

    Does the Heil win ? Was told that Scotch Guard can prolong coil life, is that true?
    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

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    What beach is this. I've seen some in Penascola that look like this.
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    “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
    Albert Einstein

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    This is in SC

    The Heil is less than 2 years old, pics dont show how bad the coil is, wont be long until it looks like the others.

    Never heard the scotch gaurd trick

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    all branda suck

    looks like i'm moving to the beach!

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    Cheap Trick.

    Lightly clean and spray with Cold Galvanizing spray, (after thoroughly drying). Spray with fan running. Can over coat with black enamel. CRC HD corrosion inhibitors, (350 & 400), Never Sieze on bolts, shafts, service valves. Have used this technique for years. Haven't had equipment I serviced fall apart like yours shots. Funny to watch the old Goodmans outlast the ICP, Yorks and Carrier equipment. I worried that the louvered covered models that don't have the black coating won't last as well, (Goodmans).

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