How Is A-Coil Supported?
I have a traditional system where the A/C A-coil resides above a vertical upflow gas furnace.
How is the weight of the A-coil supported? From below, by the furnace, or from above, by the supply duct?
I'm getting the furnace replaced and the new furnace will be significantly shorter than the existing one. I'm also wondering what is the best install method to adjust for this height difference.
a no-brainer for a good install crew. They should be able to answer all your questions.
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As Greg said, a good experienced install crew can easily take care of this. Make sure you get one!!
Very carefully, lol.
Originally Posted by PowerPlay
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In general, the coil is supported by (attached to) the furnace. Some installations even have a flexible coupling between the coil and the supply ductwork, which wouldn't support any weight. The ductwork should not be supporting the weight of the coil.
If your new heater is shorter then the old one the installers will usually make some sort of transition to make up the difference, now if it's a real small difference and you have flex ducts instead of hard pipe for duct work and there is enough extra they may just lower it down to sit atop the new heater. without seeing our setup i can't tell you for sure, but your installers should be able to handle it with very little problems.
have the installers inspect and clean the coil while the furnace is removed
[QUOTE=sktn77a;11297272]In general, the coil is supported by (attached to) the furnace. Some installations even have a flexible coupling between the coil and the supply ductwork, which wouldn't support any weight. The ductwork should not be supporting the weight of the coil.[/QUOTE]
Thats not entirely true.
There's plenty of times where you can build a support system in the plenum, and have to.
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