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#110265 - 03/13/06 08:28 PM What's wrong with this A/C install?
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I have a couple of reasons for posting this pic....but first, I thought I'd give everyone a crack at it!

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#110266 - 03/14/06 01:47 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Is that just regular PVC conduit that's been bent to shape?

#110267 - 03/14/06 02:37 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
The 90 degree fitting at the unit suggests to me that is liquidtight flexible conduit not PVC.

I don't see any issues unless there is no outlet within 25'.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#110268 - 03/14/06 05:36 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
Ralpha494 Offline

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 71
Loc: Pewaukee,WI,USA
Is the thermostat wire in the sealtight? I can't see it.

#110269 - 03/14/06 06:35 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
renosteinke Offline
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That is liquidtight, and not PVC.

#110270 - 03/14/06 07:21 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Do you know what's the story on all those drain lines (?) on the wall?

Mike (mamills)

#110271 - 03/14/06 08:25 AM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
There's no guard rail to that drop behind the far unit, [yet?]. I take it power and control circuit cables enter within the insulated refrigerant lines? Is it usual to put them both in the same insulating sleeve in the US? Freezing condense? Clearance side and rear looks ok, but I would have mounted the units higher for possible snow entry problems - I see some frost now. Bit exposed there to wind too.

And, is that a gremlin peering out from just below the 'liquidtight' in the foreground?



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Wood work but can't!

#110272 - 03/14/06 04:46 PM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
The liquidtight appears to encroach into the workspace for the disconnects.

(BTW), where's the control wire?

#110273 - 03/14/06 05:16 PM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 805
Hopefully, 24V control wiring is not in disco too.

Adding that the sealtite could use better support and routed as not to be as likely to be stepped on.

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#110274 - 03/14/06 05:44 PM Re: What's wrong with this A/C install?
wa2ise Offline

Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 769
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
Isn't there a workspace violation for the disconnect on the unit further away in the picture? Like the unit is right in the way?

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