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Old 05-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Attic unit installed wrong.


My son is buying a house that was renovated 5 years ago. The Attic unit is a vertical (closet type) unit that is installed in the attic horizontally, not vertically. It appears to be working correctly. Is this a problem or something to worry about? Or is this normal?

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Attic unit installed wrong.


WTF is an "attic unit?"

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WTF is an "attic unit?"

The "attic unit" is the part of the airconditioner that is installed in the attic. It contains the blower, blower motor, heating coil and the condenser. The other part goes outside. It contains the compressor. If the inside unit is designed to be installed in the wall or closet, it is positioned vertically. Units designed for an attic are designed to install horizontally.
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Some companies made units that could be installed either way. The most important thing is that the pan is configured so that the condensate drains properly and does not pool inside the unit or does not carry over in the airstream and end up in the discharge duct work.
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Some companies made units that could be installed either way. The most important thing is that the pan is configured so that the condensate drains properly and does not pool inside the unit or does not carry over in the airstream and end up in the discharge duct work.
Thanks, I will have to get the part number and manufacturers name next time that I am over at the house so I can contact the manufacturer to find out if this is a type that can be installed either way. I saw the fittings that are usually used to hook up drains, they were near the top but I did not look at the lower drain to see how it was hooked up.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:37 PM   #6
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It's pretty common to see the condition you've described. I've seen literally hundreds of them.Your first reaction, on seeing the labels or badge running the wrong direction is that the unit was installed in the wrong orientation. As the earlier poster stated, it's very likely a model that can be installed in either manner., like these Carrier units.





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Thanks, I'll check the next time I'm at the house.

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