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York rooftop Evap replacement

Dave0176
Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171
Only two years old, they can't make copper anymore I guess........ and my old reclaimer crapped the bed



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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,590
    edited June 2017
    Just piped a 20 ton Trane split. Trane is doing the start-up. Tested my piping with the piping isolated from the condensing unit..ok.

    Couldn't get the vacuum below 1300 microns. Retested piping and condensing unit with the valves shut. Piping ok, leak is a factory leak. I here there having problems with the microchannel coils.

    the coils are cheap and thin

    Looks like your almost down to the roof curb!!!!
  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813
    Gas shutoff after the union . Slick !
    bob
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,191
    That gas valve/union is among other clusters that is typical when the install crew never have to return to service anything. If they had to change that gas valve and that was the only union, they would never pipe that way in the future.......how about a drip leg or is it not required because of the vertical riser pipe?
  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813
    No drip legs where they can freeze. National Fuel Gas Code.
    bob
    JUGHNE
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,319
    Unless of course you consider it a sediment trap :wink:
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,191
    edited June 2017
    Fine, then...... as my wife might say. :(

    Is it a drip or dirt trap?
    In 35+ years of redoing gas piping, (not my main trade BTW) I have only dumped water out of one NG trap. It was in an old dairy barn that had most of the piping in a cold attic.
    Another job with badly piped copper/galv LP drip had copper & iron flakes/scale in it.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,590
    Natural gas now is pretty dry. From what I understand this was not always the case but drips outdoors are a no no. Guess if you had to change the electric gas valve break out the saw and add another union...or shut the building down.

    The conduit rising out of the 4" switch box, where is that piped to?? The moon??
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171

    Natural gas now is pretty dry. From what I understand this was not always the case but drips outdoors are a no no. Guess if you had to change the electric gas valve break out the saw and add another union...or shut the building down.

    The conduit rising out of the 4" switch box, where is that piped to?? The moon??

    The conduit is piped up about three feet to a service light.

    I was always under the assumption that natural gas drips were to collect residual oil in the gas piping, the oil coming from lube that was added to the gas to lube the pumps in the piping stream, which isn't the case anymore.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 587
    Chinese crap copper, get used to it, but that doesnt help the customer problem, probably mad that in 2 yrs it has a leak, please God bring back good ole American copper
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
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