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    looking for age of unit

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    Dennis, based upon the first 4 digits of the serial number, I'd say the 25th week of 2004.


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    I thought the numbers indicated a younger unit, but it seemed like it was weathered for at least 10 years.


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    I AM WONDERING DO ANY OF YOU CALL OUT ON YOUR REPORTS IF THE MANUFACTURE LABELING IS MISSING ON THE CONDENSOR. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE FLIPPING HOMES I BELIEVE IS STEALING OTHER UNITS AND USING THEM. MANY I HAVE SEEN ARE MISSING THE LABEL COMPLETELY.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    I AM WONDERING DO ANY OF YOU CALL OUT ON YOUR REPORTS IF THE MANUFACTURE LABELING IS MISSING ON THE CONDENSOR. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE FLIPPING HOMES I BELIEVE IS STEALING OTHER UNITS AND USING THEM. MANY I HAVE SEEN ARE MISSING THE LABEL COMPLETELY.
    Yes.

    I've been told by several manufacturer's representatives over the years that if they replace a unit under warranty, all they want is the nameplate, meaning the unit "no longer exists" in their eyes - the unit went to the salvage yard, so to speak.

    No label could easily mean that unit "technically does not exit"., much less all the other connotations not having a nameplate brings.

    I had one seller, an a/c technician who worked for a large a/c contractor in South Florida, own up to having taken (with his boss' permission) a "scrapped unit" and installing it at his house, replacing the compressor with another salvaged compressor, making the unit "work". That was a case of "the whole being less than the sum of its parts".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    I AM WONDERING DO ANY OF YOU CALL OUT ON YOUR REPORTS IF THE MANUFACTURE LABELING IS MISSING ON THE CONDENSOR. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE FLIPPING HOMES I BELIEVE IS STEALING OTHER UNITS AND USING THEM. MANY I HAVE SEEN ARE MISSING THE LABEL COMPLETELY.
    Yes. You have to call it out because with out it you can not tell them anything about the unit besides the fact it comes on and maybe cold air blows out. There is a lot of info to tell the folks about that unit. You also have to recomend an HVAC company so they can tell them the information you cannot including the size of the unit and if in fact it matches up with the inside unit, amongst many other things.


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    Try this..... got it a while back from some helpful folk on this site.

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    Thats a Carrier/Bryant Brand unit, 2004 Right? You'd better note age and/or absence of a spec plate. I failed to do it one time. A 3 year old townhouse that the HVAC mechanic had set a 10 year old unit on. I had some splainin to do.

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    That's why I took a photo of each name plate on a/c condenser units, air handler units, water heaters, and the like - then included the photo with my reports.

    This is what was there are the time of inspection, if it is not there now, someone swapped it out. And, if a 10 year old unit is on a 4 year old structure, someone else (other than me) has "some splainin to do".

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