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    Can anybody tell me what this mystery connection is on this ICP Heat Pump?

    TIA,

    md




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    I think that it's purpose is to equlize pressures in the off cycle so the compressor doesn't have to hard start.


    I'm just guessing.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Question ??

    anybody know definitively what this is? It's killing me.

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    I've never seen anything like that, maybe it is supposed to be a bypass and they screwed up at the factory and connected it to the wrong place

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    It looks like it has a check valve in the fitting going into the vapor line.

    I have no idea what that could be for...
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    OK, I hope I am saying this right (but I probably am not)
    Remember this is a heat pump, which means in the heating mode, this is our TXV, then feeding the distributor. So it kind of acts like a desuperheating TXV and just redistributes the flow to keep pressures equalized.

    Yes, you are correct. All of the ICP TXV's are bi-flow with a built in check.

    It does appear that it may have been replaced. What model and serial is this thing ?

    Hope this helps..........

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    Talking anybody else?




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    Now I'm going to have to go buy one of these, just to cut it open.

    What model is it?

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    Talking "The truth is out there"

    Yeah, it's bugging the crap out of me too. Nothing from the group yet but guesses.

    Fox Molder: "The truth is out there"

    md

    BTW, I found the same, same on a Hiel <spelling?>

    [Edited by mdman on 02-14-2005 at 07:25 PM]

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    from Boss:

    read # 10
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=1241


    [Edited by Boss on 02-15-2005 at 06:40 AM]

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    Red face

    thanks BOSS.

    I don't supose you know the answer.

    md

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    Could not see your pics on the post.
    I would need a M# S#.
    ICP had a 14 seer unit with an equalization tube for the heating cycle.
    It did not work well. You need to contact ICP if you are a contractor for more info. The unit was produced for one year only.

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