AC unit distance to out side compressor
Its all about risk management. Your builder is doing the right thing. He is probably taking the advice of his mechanical contractor, both of whom dont want to take an unnecessary risk if it can be avoided. Long runs of piping should be avoided if posible.
Refrigerant and oil are sent to the evaporator, then returned to the condensor. Getting that oil back is critical to the longevity and performance of the equipment.
If you can live with this new location, its the right thing to do. If your worried about the noise, ask the builder if you can see an operating system similar to your own, and judge for yourself.
DID SOMEBODY SAY BAKED GOODS!!!??? IM ALL IN!!
The maximum distance is charted in the IOM (Instalation Operating Manual), that comes with the equipment.
Last edited by 8 Ball; 06-28-2008 at 10:34 AM.