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    Low-budget equipment

    So I'm not sure where this gets posted, but we removed this from an old system and we figured it was a low-budget fixed orifice device.


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    Wouldnt do alot of good on the suction line...

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    That's not a low budget orifice, that's a "oil management" system.

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    Oh yes it would - I bet the evaporator never froze! <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    Wouldnt do alot of good on the suction line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeagermeister View Post
    Low-budget equipment
    Doesnt look like Goodman copper...
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    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

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    I actually serviced a unit with the piston never installed. The customer was happy with its cooling performance for atleast a year. I condemned the compressor for high suction and low head. That it would not pump down much at all (that doesn't mean much with these units):-).

    So after i pulled the compressor i opened it up and sure enough no piston. It was under warranty anyways and who wants to take a chance on an compressor running for 2 seasons with no piston?

    I always wandered though if that compressor was actually bad or not.

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    Back Pressure Regulator

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    We replaced a walk in freezer a few years ago that they had trouble with for years. The suction line looked like that where it went through the roof. No telling how many people fought that system through the years.

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    Should have added the piston and fired her back up and found out.
    Might have sent a good compressor to the scrap yard

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    Not the equipment's fault the idiot installed it like this
    It is actually called low budget installer

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    Yeah. Really helps that SEER rating!


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    Copper?

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    We had a customer's daughter call us for insufficient cool on a late model install. HACKED BIG TIME!!!!! Like Core-d we had some funky numbers. I noticed after we opened up the plenum that there was a Coleman cased oil in there. A Flex coil which is UPG term for no metering device from the factory and Mr. Hack installer didn't add one. Cooled good with a piston. Didn't last long, don't recall if the rotary compressor croaked or the microchannel condenser leaked.

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