Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 60
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


As a follow up, I just found a supplier that has the exact condenser unit that I have installed. It is available for about $350 shipped to my house. This seems like very cheap insurance against a possible future failure due to the improper installation described this thread.

Would anyone recommend this purchase to keep on the shelf (unfortunately, it would need to be a really big shelf!) in the event of a failure due to the deficiency described above? Is there a problem with storing a new, unused condenser for 5- or 10-year before use?

civiltoatee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #17
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,411
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


$350 ?? Sounds WAY to cheap to me and suspicious. May be used or freight damaged and repackaged. Is he talking about the literal condensor coil only? I am pretty sure a tradesman cannot buy that complete condensor for at least $500 to $750 and shipping would be extra. Doubt anyone is selling anything at wholesale trade prices.
__________________
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".
yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 07:45 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 60
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


This is a brand new unit with "full warranty". It is, as you suspected, somewhat freight damaged, but the damage is a dent in the access panel, which strikes me as insignificant. A picture of the unit with the dent is attached. And, yes, it includes shipping. This is the same supplier where I purchased my original unit. It came sealed in the manufacturer's packaging shipped to my door for $750, so this ever-so-slightly freight damaged unit does not surprise me at $360. They have a record of delivering on their promises.
Attached Thumbnails
Condenser/Coil Install Questions-bryant.jpg  
civiltoatee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 08:22 AM   #19
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,411
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


That price is wholesaler cost and they must want to get rid of it. They may have a bunch of them from a semi trailer that jackknifed or rolled. Depending on how hard it was whacked and possibly dropped the compressor inside may have broken springs etc. The condensor coil itself may be damaged and leaking. Usually those units get bought up by tradesmen and sold to them cheap by the suppliers. That way they can deal with any problems and know what they are getting. For $350 it has a lot of useful parts but I would doubt it will be noise free or not have compressor problems. 10 yrs from now they won't honour the warranty. Good for 1 yr.
__________________
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".

Last edited by yuri; 02-04-2011 at 08:33 AM.
yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:50 PM   #20
An old Tradesmen
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 25,056
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


Forget about it having a warranty. You'll find that its warranty will have started/start when you buy it. So if you install it 5 years from now. The 5 year part warranty will be expired. Or if its a 10 year warranty, it will expire 10 years after you buy it.


It might be a good deal, or a white elephant.
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 04:00 PM   #21
Hvac Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 9,411
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Condenser/Coil Install Questions


I suspect his supplier had/has more than one or quite a few of them. Insurance co. of the carrier would have written them off and he got them dirt cheap. No supplier will off load it that cheap if he only had one. Any tradesman he deals with would have paid more for it and bought a generic coil and sold it as a sidejob for cash. If he has more than one then I suspect a truck crash and major impact and internal damage.

__________________
"Cut it twice and it is still too short".
yuri is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CPVC Installation Questions Pittsville Plumbing 24 01-30-2011 08:38 PM
Generator/Transfer Switch Install Questions Highball Electrical 20 12-05-2010 04:11 PM
new system install.....questions firedogut HVAC 4 10-04-2009 07:10 PM
Several basic questions re: outdoor floodlight install zinla Electrical 8 09-17-2009 10:39 PM
When to install tile flooring? MT Stringer Remodeling 4 10-28-2008 08:49 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.