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Old 6/4/06, 10:46 PM
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Default Condenser unit not level

Is it a problem if the A/C condenser unit is not level on its pad. Actually the pad is not level. This is a first for me.
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Old 6/4/06, 11:10 PM
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Default Re: Condenser unit not level

Yes, units 8-10 or more out of level should be reported as such. This condition can affect compressor operation, lubrication and places excessive stress on the freon lines and connections. I would definitely recommend an HVAC tech further inspect and repair the one in the photo.
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Old 6/4/06, 11:27 PM
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Yes that is too much. For heatpumps I always liked to leave the pad slightly off level to allow for good drainage during the heating season. Otherwise you get a big ice build-up around the bottom when they would defrost.
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Old 6/4/06, 11:30 PM
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So how does your car A/C work?


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This condition can affect compressor operation
Would you please elaborate this issue in detail?
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Old 6/5/06, 11:43 AM
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It's all in how things are engineered and designed. Car systems are designed for cars, taking into account speed, stops and starts, turns, G-forces, etc. Home systems are designed for homes where such conditions are not expected.



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Old 6/5/06, 1:36 PM
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Thank you very much. This will help



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