I have to change a compressor on a Carrier split system unit over in our other mill.
I ordered and recieve the replacement compressor and FD. The suction line is7/8.
Im coming from my other mill and would have to plan out and bring and couplings or pipe that i would need.
So i called the salesman to get the info for correct line size since I didnt order it myself, the director at the other plant did it. So i dont have the model # info.
So Carrier says it a 7/8 suction, but they changed the specs on it and it really needs a 1 1/8 line.
This throws a monkey wrench in my whole idea of a compressor change out. lol..Its the difference of an hour or 2, compared to a days work.
The lines go up 20' , through a concrete wall, straight about 10', and finally elbows about 3-4' into evap.
The old compressor ran for years with the 7/8 in there. The compressor failed mechanically. It runs, but just free spins inside. (If that helps what the possible failure could've been.)
What should I do?
a. Leave it as 7/8?
b. Do the 1 1/8 run?
c. Tell the plant manager what his options are, pros and cons (which im not even sure about besides the copper he has to buy) and ask what he opts for?
Its the same company I work for , just a different plant. So Im already on the clock so labor isnt needed to quote. Just a heck of alot of overtime.