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    "Your furnace is garbage"

    Hi all, lurked here for a long time and I finally have a pic/story worth sharing. I installed a furnace for a "friend" in the winter of 2017, a/c was about 10 years old....they didnt want to replace. Fast forward to last week, I get a service call stating "A/C tech was just here, says this piece of shit furnace you sold me isnt working!" I head over expecting a blower issue to be the reason they have no a/c and this is what i find....

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    That is a new R-410A unit slapped in with the old R-22 lineset, filter drier and coil! Apparently my price was too high. Unit was totally empty, and the blower was working fine. Needless to say I walked away from that nonsense.

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    Nice 'friend', right?
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    Nice work! ;-)

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    Looks as though the service valves are closed (front seated). If that's the case the lines are probably empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Looks as though the service valves are closed (front seated). If that's the case the lines are probably empty.
    They were closed at the time of the pic, I was prepping to pressure test the lineset when i came to my senses and walked away.

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    Good ol' Nordyne. The choice of handymen.

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    That unit will run fine after the refrigerant stops getting dizzy.
    "Right" is not the same as "Wise".

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    I think we all need to up our install criteria and add a filter loop in the liquid line. That is such a nice feature even though I have no idea what it does or how it improves the system.

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    I would have fixed it for a nicely padded price for his mouth about the furance

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I think we all need to up our install criteria and add a filter loop in the liquid line. That is such a nice feature even though I have no idea what it does or how it improves the system.
    It creates a vortex which makes the refrigerant flow better thru the coils.
    Officially, Down for the count

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    It creates a vortex which makes the refrigerant flow better thru the coils.
    AAhhhh, the ol turbulence makes for better heat transfer thing. I think we have our new marching orders. I may start working on a tool to make the loop uniform, patent it and make my millions.

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    Oh! I know this one!

    That loop is how you avoiding changing the LL drier when you quick-pipe in a new condensing unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    I think we all need to up our install criteria and add a filter loop in the liquid line.

    That is such a nice feature even though I have no idea what it does or how it improves the system.
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Ya know...

    Used to be... whenever we saw a hacked in install...
    It was a Goodman.

    Now Nortek brands have that honor...

    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

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