Need help verifying a condensers age.

Hello all I'm new to this forum so please bear with me. I recently purchased a used Thermal zone Condenser and a-coil. Has anyone ever heard of them? I think It is a 3 ton unit. The Model # is CA36K-IT. The condensers Serial # is CA39906-27384. The A-coil Model # is CU36B-S. It's Serial # is CU39907-64047. I got this from a neighbor who is replacing his Natural gas equipment with a wood burner and a heat pump. He claims that this AC unit was installed only 5 years ago. It is in excellent condition and I have no reason not to believe him. I just want to be sure of it's age before I waste my time and money installing it. I have been reading thru a lot of posts trying to find info on a Thermal Zone. I have not found much. Is this because it is so old they do not make them any more? Is there a way that you can tell the age of the unit by it's serial #. Also I was wondering if the coil and condenser are matched correctly. From the posts that I have read it looks like you guys (and Girls) no your stuff! Could someone please help me out and give me some answers or at least an opinion. Do you think it's worth the time and money installing this equipment. I only paid $150.00 for everything. I'm a union Sheet Metal Worker and can install everything myself. The only thing I will need to pay for is the line set, electrical supplies such as 220 line, seal-tight, and disconnect box. I might buy a pad too if I feel lazy and it's cheap enough. LOL! What do you suggest I use for wire? I was going to use 10/2 but a "Sparky" friend of mine told me to use #8. I will also need to have someone evacuate the system and charge it for me, thanks to my neighbor who cut the lines and let all the CFC's out. Our ozone thanks him! :( He did not want to pay for someone to recover the gas. I have no gauges or vaccume pump or access to the R-22 needed to fill it. Does anyone know how much it will take to fill this system, and a round about figure for someone to pump it down and charge it? One last question: Is there a way to test these pieces to make sure that they work, BEFORE I install them? Thanks for the help I-Wonder
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My troll-o-meter pegged out on this one.

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I-Wonder how you plan to install everything YOURSELF, but then need help with the 'Electrical, Evacuation, Charging & Testing'?
Too me, that's all part of a completed installation!
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FYI I don't need help with the wiring. If you could read you will see that all I asked was an opinion on what type of wire YOU would use. I know 10/2 will handle the 30A circuit. If I had the tools,(gauges and a vacuum pump and some R-22) I can do it all myself. Us hacks are also trained in servicing the equipment we install. I wish I would have known ahead of time what kind of assholes were on this forum. If I did I would not have come here looking for answers from a bunch of UNEMPLOYED WANNABES who sit up all night wishing that they had a job to go to in the morning. As I can tell by the amount of posts you JACK OFFS leave, you definitely have a lot of free time on your hands. This tells me you don't get very much work which is normal for SCABS! The Leaders of this forum should be ashamed of yourselves for greeting a newcomer this way. You MUST REMEMBER: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND! Everyone needs help sometimes. Your day will come! All I asked for was a a few opinions and some help tracking some serial #'s and this is what I get. I should have known better asking for help from a DUMB ASS SCAB forum! Thanks! You proved my point once again! Grow up you FUCKING CRY BABIES! When any of you reach adulthood and get a job, please come back and give me some advice.
I-Wonder... How you SCABS earn a living!
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Then you must know the rest of the wiring requirements to figure out if 10/2 is adequite for your particular installation.
Guess NOT, or you wouldn't have asked such a question.
Here is your quote:
"What do you suggest I use for wire? I was going to use 10/2 but a "Sparky" friend of mine told me to use #8."
Is that not asking for help with the wiring?

You're still here ASSHOLE. LOL

It's that hard for you to make a post. Wow, life must be rough, Eh?

Yes, because you'll still be in need for it. LOL

You like the word SCABS... is this because you have crabs?
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snipped-for-privacy@zoominternet.net wrote:

When I did NO research in this group before jacking off on the keyboard. I won't go into my anti-union diatribe which I have gathered from EXPERIENCE!
from a DUMB ASS SCAB forum!

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I could not have said it any better myself!
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Instead of your biography.....all you have to ask was "how old is this unit" and most likely would have gotten the correct answer quickly. NO...YOU had to go into a long unimpressive piece of shit history of all the bullshit going on and you are worried about a shitting low level 8 year old piece of shit. Now was that so hard
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OK! Thanks for the advice. Now I know how I must talk to you people. Excuse me for starting a little ADULT conversation! Next time I will just DEMAND an answer and tell you nothing about the situation!
How do you know it is 8 years old? How do you know it is a piece of shit? Is that brief enough for you?
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wrote:

OK! Thanks for the advice. Now I know how I must talk to you people. Excuse me for starting a little ADULT conversation! Next time I will just DEMAND an answer and tell you nothing about the situation!
How do you know it is 8 years old?
serial numbers
How do you know it is a piece of shit?
low end, 10 SEER, builder grade, usually installed by the lowest bidder, cheapest POS the installer could get his hands on
Is that brief enough for you?
is the answer plain enough for you??
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YES. Thank you! Could you please tell me how to read the serial # for future reference?
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YES! For future reference could you please explain how you know the manufacture date from the serial #
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