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JJboy 07-03-2012 09:13 PM

Heavy Compressor
 
http://www.complift.com/residential.html


Does anybody know how much is this residential lift?

How you guys doing to replace a heavy compressor?

hvactech126 07-03-2012 09:48 PM

pick it up and put it in is what I do. Or i remove the coil (not a great option)

JJboy 07-03-2012 10:06 PM

5T unit????? I wanna see this....... It's hard even for 2 guys

Replaced 3 compressors this week......:thumbup:

hvactech126 07-03-2012 11:33 PM

You want hard... try 15 ton compressors by yourself. It can be done.

JJboy 07-03-2012 11:41 PM

Let me know your technique. Today I replaced a compressor in a 5T Trane . The compressor is very heavy in addition the condenser is tall.

hvactech126 07-03-2012 11:55 PM

Hard work... continuous lifting and working.

beenthere 07-04-2012 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJboy (Post 957388)
Let me know your technique. Today I replaced a compressor in a 5T Trane . The compressor is very heavy in addition the condenser is tall.

Heck, I can't even reach some of the compressors in higher efficiency Trane condensers without a ladder.

plummen 07-04-2012 11:50 AM

Ive never changed a compressoron a residential unit,thats what they new condensors for! :laughing:

Marty S. 07-04-2012 08:33 PM

We have a bar with a steel stub to hook the loop on top of the compressor. It comes in handy for the tall ones but I prefer to stick the handle of a channel locks through the loop. Either way you're lifting with one arm,even the 5 toners, so eat your spinach.

hvac instructor 07-04-2012 10:34 PM

plummen,
you have to change them out if there under warrenty.
I had a unit that had a leak in the condenser coil which was a micr channel type. freon leaked out and unit was still running and took out the compressor.
supply house gave me a new compressor and a new condenser instead of a new unit. unit was 2 years old. i would have loved to swich out the cond.

plummen 07-04-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hvac instructor (Post 958145)
plummen,
you have to change them out if there under warrenty.
I had a unit that had a leak in the condenser coil which was a micr channel type. freon leaked out and unit was still running and took out the compressor.
supply house gave me a new compressor and a new condenser instead of a new unit. unit was 2 years old. i would have loved to swich out the cond.

Only unit I ever had go out under warranty was one I bought from briggs back in 2004,they gave me a whole new condensor to replace it with.:)
other wise Ive had really good luck with equipment Ive installed over the years including ducane /goodman mostly in last 20 years,but I have started selling some 13 seer ruud and weather king condensors and coils in the last year that seem to be pretty decently built :)


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