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good idea for someone to invent

jim f
jim f Member Posts: 182
lets see who's the first manufactuer to put high and low side pressure gauges on the condensing units. this will stop the need to put on gauges to evaluate system performance there fore reducing emisions. what do you think. i'm writing this after a encounter with one of those units where it is just about impossible to get your gauges on the ports.

some one throw me a bone if this ever gets produced.

jim f


  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593
    Big stuff

    I used to work on some 100 ton 2-stage equipment (2-50 ton semi-hermetics) and they had guages on them, built into the contro panel. They leaked and we disabled them.

    Good thought, though.

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  • Constantin
    Constantin Member Posts: 3,796
    Better yet,

    Don't use gauges, use simple pressure sensors instead. It's easier to make them seal properly, and they can be built into the control logic for the condensing unit to protect itself.

    If some intelligence is built into the condenser, abnormal conditions can be recorded the same way that it is on cars today. May make toubleshooting a bit easier.
  • DaveGateway
    DaveGateway Member Posts: 568
    Another place to leak??

    I'll pass.......... on residential it makes no sense. Don't forget the ozone layer! No reason why residential can't be like a fridge. Start up and see ya in 10-20 yrs.

    Residential cooling is no mystery: split system...properly installed shouldn't have refrigerant side problems for years

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