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    Pride after shame

    Ice-dams are a huge problem here in Central Oregon. Big block of ice destroyed this AC last winter and, for some reason, we are replacing it now.

    Hmm, what shall we do with this?


    Isnt she a beauty!!


    Off the ledge she goes.


    My apprentice is getting ready to braze the new one in.


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    Looks like he's putting back in the same exact spot. Anything to protect if from the next block o' ice?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Ice-dams are a huge problem here in Central Oregon. Big block of ice destroyed this AC last winter and, for some reason, we are replacing it now.

    Hmm, what shall we do with this?


    Isnt she a beauty!!


    Off the ledge she goes.


    My apprentice is getting ready to braze the new one in.


    Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
    What

    No hard Hat
    Gloves
    Safety Glasses
    Fire extinguisher
    fire guard


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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEusaPA View Post
    Looks like he's putting back in the same exact spot. Anything to protect if from the next block o' ice?
    Nope. We have to replace a few of these every spring. These people are as dumb as they are rich.

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    I had a customer that had a mini split outdoor unit in the driveway and backed into it. It still ran but wanted all the damaged sheet metal replaced. It would have been quicker and cheaper to replace the whole thing after all the leg work of dealing with the supplier on locating these things.

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    And you will love this. Look at the cages they put around these things.

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    Is this a HP, gas,or straight electric?

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    I noticed on you installs you put your drier closer to your condensor? Any reason specific for that? On none HP condensors I put mine as close to the metering device possible.Also recommended by Trane as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikel7829 View Post
    I noticed on you installs you put your drier closer to your condensor? Any reason specific for that? On none HP condensors I put mine as close to the metering device possible.Also recommended by Trane as well.
    Ya, would prefer that too but we do it for serviceability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Ya, would prefer that too but we do it for serviceability.
    Are you not able to reach the indoor unit? Or its just in one of those horrible spots? Over the years I've made it more of a point to put it as close to the metering device as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennybaker2014 View Post
    Are you not able to reach the indoor unit? Or its just in one of those horrible spots? Over the years I've made it more of a point to put it as close to the metering device as possible
    I am sure I probably could where I am at now but habits are hard to break .

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    During my short time serving on a condo board I learned that if you have ice dams that big you have a problem with insulation and/or attic vents which are a combination of soffit and ridge vents. Should not get huge icicles off of roofs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBurn View Post
    During my short time serving on a condo board I learned that if you have ice dams that big you have a problem with insulation and/or attic vents which are a combination of soffit and ridge vents. Should not get huge icicles off of roofs.
    Ha ha. Not my problem nor do I care. They slap these suckers up the way they want. We get paid to swap them out. Paid well.

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