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    Any input on this A/c Unit from these pics.

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    Put it out of its misery.

    If the pan is that rusted out, I assume that the evaporator coils is shot to hades.

    rick


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    Errr... yeah!!

    Aux drain pan is rusted-- recommend replacement
    Drain lines are not properly plumbed (that one is a layup)
    Air handler unit is Not adequately sealed up

    Last edited by Richard Rushing; 03-18-2008 at 08:13 PM. Reason: damn fingers

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    T-stat wiring is crappy


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    Looking at the ON/OFF switches going Right to Left instead of UP/DOWN I would have concerns the Unit was manufactured for side mount installation.

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    T-stat wire entering with with the high voltage.

    Pan is rusted.

    Drain trap? Pan switch appears to be out of place?

    Way too much flex.

    Wood supporting the unit appears to be soaked.

    Breaker cover missing.

    The transition (metal) between the furnace and the coil is not properly sized.

    Insulation? is it lined?


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    in addition to what Kevin said above ...
    Are those black extension cords supplying power?
    Cabinet doors shouldn't be taped shut
    Plywood supporting the unit inside the drain pan, who's smart idea was that?
    Does your area allow all that flex straight off the plenum?

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    Someone more code savvy need to chime in on the wood in the pan.

    I've seen that (wood) quite a bit in this area. Back when I was installing years ago, we would use bricks or hang the unit if framing permited.

    I'm not sure if bricks were correct either but it made a lot more sense than placing wood where water is likely to collect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin VanderWarf View Post
    Someone more code savvy need to chime in on the wood in the pan.
    Kevin,

    Code does not address common sense or stupidity items - if the code did ... we would all need a tractor trailer rig to drive just to carry the code book.

    To my knowledge 'wood rots when it gets wet and stays wet for long periods of time' (like happens in those pans, as evidenced by the rust), and placing wood where it will rot out is a 'stupid thing' not covered by code.

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    I have the same concern as Billy, it looks like this is a vertical unit and that is not designed for horizontal use.

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    but Jerry,

    Doesn't that also mean that stupid people can put wood in a pan of water with no code to say otherwise?

    However, I do agree, factor in all stupid common sense stuff and we would need 7 years, a bar exam and a library to become code certified.


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