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  1. #1
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    These old carrier air conditioners. Im not sure I remember how to "decode" them. Can someone refresh my memory? Where can I get a book to look up old model numbers for all major makes?
    38VE004300
    38VE005300

  2. #2
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    Big, tall round. If I recall right, round down. The 005 is a 4 ton, the 004 is a 3 ton.

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    20 year old units don't appear in the ARI directory online

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    Couldnt find that number in my Carrier Blue book either. Found 38UE but not VE. But the sizes mentioned above are good.

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    I remember the VE. One of the old rounds, all aluminum plate fin coil. Their highest SEER way back when. Some stood nearly 5' tall!!!

  7. #7
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    Thanks for the help guys. They are the old, tall, round ones. We always called them silos because they are so tall.
    Im going to run a load on the house before I give them an estimate. I wanted to see what the difference from my load calc. to what is in there.

    [Edited by roesslerhw on 03-13-2006 at 04:04 PM]

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    38UE

    Quote Originally Posted by bartdude View Post
    Couldnt find that number in my Carrier Blue book either. Found 38UE but not VE. But the sizes mentioned above are good.
    I have a 38UE003300, can you tell me about the capacity / tonnage of this unit. Its at my mother's house, and will give out soon. Just trying to judge replacing versus a new system (blower, lineset, etc.) Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbm0918 View Post
    I have a 38UE003300, can you tell me about the capacity / tonnage of this unit.
    003 = 2.5 tons.

    Depending on the indoor airhandler/coil, this unit ranged from 28,000 -30,000 btuh.
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