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What's wrong with this A/C install? #110265
03/14/06 12:28 AM
03/14/06 12:28 AM
Admin  Offline
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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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Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110266
03/14/06 05:47 AM
03/14/06 05:47 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Is that just regular PVC conduit that's been bent to shape?

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110267
03/14/06 06:37 AM
03/14/06 06:37 AM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
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
Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110268
03/14/06 09:36 AM
03/14/06 09:36 AM
Ralpha494  Offline
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 73
Is the thermostat wire in the sealtight? I can't see it.

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110269
03/14/06 10:35 AM
03/14/06 10:35 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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Blue Collar Country
That is liquidtight, and not PVC.

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110270
03/14/06 11:21 AM
03/14/06 11:21 AM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
Do you know what's the story on all those drain lines (?) on the wall?

Mike (mamills)

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110271
03/14/06 12:25 PM
03/14/06 12:25 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Posts: 1,803
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? [Linked Image]



[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-24-2006).]

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Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110272
03/14/06 08:46 PM
03/14/06 08:46 PM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
The liquidtight appears to encroach into the workspace for the disconnects.

(BTW), where's the control wire?

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110273
03/14/06 09:16 PM
03/14/06 09:16 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 878
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.

[This message has been edited by NORCAL (edited 03-14-2006).]

Re: What's wrong with this A/C install? #110274
03/14/06 09:44 PM
03/14/06 09:44 PM
wa2ise  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 786
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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