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    And again....HP system

    Yet again, forgot the freakin before pics. It looked bad. Took out a 1996 comfort maker.

    New metal, new disconnect, reused lineset




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    What is the purpose of the secondary drain with that vertical piece of pvc? Looks nice. Good job on the bends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelbaron View Post
    What is the purpose of the secondary drain with that vertical piece of pvc? Looks nice. Good job on the bends.
    So the homeowner can pour vinegar in it to clean pan and line


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    Also used honeywell thermostat. Utilized the u1 relay for an extra stage of heat.

    Hp
    Elec 1 / w1
    Elec 2 / w2

    Hp defrost ties to w1


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    Unless there is a particular reason the OD unit has to be placed in that configuration ( code? ) I would have turned the unit 90 degree CCW, would eliminate one 90 degree turn in the vapor line and LL, less use of sealtite, power wires, and tubing and armaflex, I would have installed drier by AH, le$$ labor time, just my opinion,...and an even cleaner look. Do like the use of soft drawn tubing on the LL outside and inside. Still would have the same amount room to access unit electrical.

    Looks like a nice clean install thou....

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    Thats how the old one was installed. You had to kneel down though because you’d hit the deck. I did spin it but, didn’t like it.


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    Your units you post looks nice, I tend to look at jobs as a Contractor ( which I am, not much more than a one man show and paying the bills ) and to a degree a Tech. To me anyway having it turned ( condensing unit ) would have saved me time, as they say time is money, plus the reduction in materials and even refrigerant used ( as was mentioned ) granted it's not a lot of reduction in material but it adds up, along with the extra time involved.

    Also some Contractors/ Techs. like to use hard drawn tubing in some areas of a install, which require more torch use, more braze, exchanging acetylene/oxygen $ooner than later, more nitrogen use, more elbow$ needing braze, potential for more leaks. Soft drawn tube using a bender whenever possible for me for sure on Residential units anyway.

    To me anyway that's one difference between how a Contractor thinks and a Tech. working for a Contractor thinks. I'm not comparing myself to you, just talking in general terms.

    I also take pride in my installs, but more to keep call backs to a absolute minimum during the labor warranty period, ( as being not much more than a one man band ) I'm the one going out as during call backs my profit margin decreases, whereas a Tech. Working for a Contractor gets paid.
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    pipe and cable right up there to my standard! the duct sealant ruins it , Id recommend cover with very nice foil tape job
    Keep it simple to keep it cool!

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    Ive used foil tape and a squigge before.




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    Nice to see the Appion kit and micron gauge in use!

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    I'd have moved the HP out further from the wall, for more Air flow, & Ease of Service.

    Trane didn't call for a Condensate trap?

    And what's up with the DHW, with it's covers off, & the PVC Relief Valve piping? Other than that, ... Graivity it looks Outstanding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDeBord View Post
    I'd have moved the HP out further from the wall, for more Air flow, & Ease of Service.

    Trane didn't call for a Condensate trap?

    And what's up with the DHW, with it's covers off, & the PVC Relief Valve piping? Other than that, ... Graivity it looks Outstanding!
    8” from wall to pad. I can use a drill to get screws off the cover .

    No for the trap as it is positive pressure.

    No clue about the WH. Not my doing


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Nice to see the Appion kit and micron gauge in use!
    Ive been using 1 hose lately on small tonnage units and micron gauge furthest away. She pulled down to 78 microns


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