I'm a home inspector with some HVAC experience. Inspected a new house with
what appears to have mis-matched condensor and evaporator coils. Concensor
is Model # 13ACD-036-230-01 Evaporator is Model # C33-43C-2F-2. Looks
like I might have a 3 ton mixed with a 3.5 ton? Can you tell me if this is
Thanks Inspector Vern
I did not look it up, however it is common to match a condenser with a
half ton larger evaporator.
There ought to be a code that the refrigerant control type (I.E., TXV or
fixed orifice & number of the orifice, etc.) be listed where it is in
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Ha! In some parts of the country, liability insurance has gone
thru the roof for the home inspection industry. I hear some states
require licensing, liability insurance, workers comp etc
udarrell may indeed be correct, but you said it's a new house, which
could mean 13 seer, which means ARI matched systems.
A smart home inspector who knew he was out of his element would
probably defer to a local hvac professional for his opinion.
How leaky is the duct system? You did do a pressure test on it didnt
you? If not, you better advise your client of a potential 25-35% duct
loss, resulting in higher operational costs.
I wonder, do your customers get what they pay for?
It's common to mismatch a coil for better humdity removal. I've heard
it both ways, some folks say to use a larger coil for greater surface
area. Ohters say to use a smaller coil cause it will get colder.
Both "great taste" and "less filling" camps are trying to reduce
humidity. In any case, it should run great, if the suction line is
beer can cold.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Beer can cold is one of the jokes that's been on this usenet list for
many years. Seemed like a good time to include it in one of my emails.
As you say, there are other charging methods which are much more
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Soooooooooooo, you're an inspector who doesnt know your job and you
came in here to get a final answer so you can harass some poor
homeowner/builder? Do your freakin job and call the manufacturer or
look it up online. Preferably get it in writing. You have no idea who
you are getting an answer from in here. Especially me. I might tell
you its wrong and you need a 10 ton evap coil to get the proper match.
Then on the other hand, you might get Stormy who tells you you need to
add a water heater and a lock to get the proper match.
Now go do your homework the right way.
My experience is limited, hence the request for opinions from the gallery.
I obtained a universal CFC certificate and a journeyman license in 1996.
Worked as a service tech for a local Train contractor for a little over
18months. Discovered the HVAC industry had shot itself in the foot by under
bidding each other, forcing the use of unskilled labor and shoddy work. Net
result was HVAC labor/knowledge was less valuable than other fields
intelligent enough to control there market. " Electricians, Plumbers,
I left the field in pursuit of a more gratifying carrier. As a licensed
home inspector I am hired by the customer as a "Generalist" and by a visual
inspection, report on any systems or components that do not function as
intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants
further investigation by a specialist or requires subsequent observation.
Note visual, not technically exhaustive, inspection. It would not be
responsible of me to require a specialist without justification. "None of
you work for free".
When there is any question, I feel responsible to research all available
resources and render a decision on the action my client should take. While
this forum was not the only source I used for my decision, it did have
thoughtful moments, and I would like to thank those of you who were willing
to help. I discarded information I felt came from the unfounded arrogance
of a hill ape named "Bubba" who's referral business has provided ample time
to monitor and respond to any and all post.
Nothing is FREE. Matching indoor and outdoor coils will provide the system
with the most efficient balance. Any deviation will starve or flood the
evaporator and reduce efficiency. The fact that a lot of contractors are
doing this "right or wrong" has restrained me from recommending further
investigation by a specialist at an additional expense to my client.
Too bad this "hill ape" knows the answer and you and your more
gratifying career are completely and "udderly" clueless.
Two VERY quick ways to find out if you have matching coil/system.
Too bad you aren't a "hill ape". Maybe then you would have a fucking
clue how to do it and not have to come in here to ask.
By the way, a home inspector is about one step below a "yard ape".
You can go to www.ari.org and, with the model #'s in hand, and the
manufactuer of the product, see if it's "approved" and has a "ari rating".
If it's not listed, you may have a SEERious problem in finding out the
"REAL" SEER> And yes, there are many "mis-match" listings that are approved
[larger evaporator's provide better SEER].
"Vern Heiler" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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