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01grander 06-25-2012 10:51 AM

Compatible A/C Unit
 
I am buying a home and unfortunately the condenser was stolen and some copper lines. Luckily the inspector took pictures and I was able to get the model number.

GSC130481

I was wondering if it is as simple as ordering a new version of this? Mine was actually called an Everrest but it was just the rebranded Goodman. It was produced in 2007....I was just wondering if there would be incompatibilities or if newer units use different coolant.

I found these 3 units:

http://www.theacoutlet.com/GSC130481.htm

http://www.theacoutlet.com/GSC130483.htm

Both seem to be the same except for the 2 phase....any way to tell which would be best or work?


Thanks,
Steven Penny

JJboy 06-25-2012 11:38 AM

Get the model and serial number of furnace for better cross reference. :thumbsup:

beenthere 06-25-2012 05:19 PM

A compatible Goodman dry R22 unit is still made today.

01grander 06-26-2012 11:12 AM

Good to know. How do you tell the differnce between a gas furnace and a air handler? The serial number isn't visible and I cant tell which one it is. I don't think I have a furnace anywhere else but I am not sure.

Sorry for sounding incredibly stupid but I've never had to deal with a HVAC system before so I don't know by looking at it.

Doc Holliday 06-26-2012 11:32 AM

A gas furnace would have a metal exhaust pipe running from it and out through the roof, like a long vehicle muffler pipe.

Air handlers utilze electric heat strips, no exhaust.

beenthere 06-26-2012 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc Holliday (Post 951968)
A gas furnace would have a metal exhaust pipe running from it and out through the roof, like a long vehicle muffler pipe.

Air handlers utilze electric heat strips, no exhaust.

or a gas furnace could have a PVC vent pipe going out the roof, or the wall.

bubbler 06-26-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 01grander (Post 951178)
I found these 3 units:

http://www.theacoutlet.com/GSC130481.htm

http://www.theacoutlet.com/GSC130483.htm

Both seem to be the same except for the 2 phase....any way to tell which would be best or work?

Nobody mentioned it yet, but obviously you'd only get the 3-phase if you had 3-phase power available. Since this is residence, you almost certainly don't have it.

...another thing is to consider what your end goal here is. Are you planning to DIY this install, or just trying to figure out what is possible and figure some materials costs? DIY seems like a stretch. This seems like a case where getting multiple bids from local contractors would make the most sense.


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