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loconnor 6/4/06 11:46 PM

Condenser unit not level
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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.

mboyett 6/5/06 12:10 AM

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.

JLilly 6/5/06 12:27 AM

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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.

dandersen 6/5/06 12:30 AM

Re: Condenser unit not level
So how does your car A/C work?


This condition can affect compressor operation
Would you please elaborate this issue in detail?

rray 6/5/06 12:43 PM

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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.

loconnor 6/5/06 2:36 PM

Re: Condenser unit not level
Thank you very much. This will help

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