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Old 10-10-2011, 09:38 AM   #61
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I just got off the phone with a RUUD/Rheem representative. He believes that installing a TEV will improve the efficency of the heat pump and may also help or eliminate the accumulator frost up. His expertise with the RUUD line of equipment gives me the motivation to have a tech go ahead and swap out the fixed orifice with the TEV. He said that the EER rating will also increase as well. I will report back and let you know how it goes....

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:40 AM   #62
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Well I guess that means you don't have the answer to my question? The reason for my post is to determine if replacing parts will make a difference.
No I'm not, I'm not an engineer of this unit. You've got the manufacturer's information which accumulator used for each metering device (Orifice and TXV). I'm guessing you only want to discuss theories. You've got a lot opnion in this 3 years...get the tools and start changing parts like we do in lab.
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I just got off the phone with a RUUD/Rheem representative. He believes that installing a TEV will improve the efficency of the heat pump and may also help or eliminate the accumulator frost up. His expertise with the RUUD line of equipment gives me the motivation to have a tech go ahead and swap out the fixed orifice with the TEV. He said that the EER rating will also increase as well. I will report back and let you know how it goes....
don't forget to replace the accumalator.
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If you go with the txv then you wont need an accumulator. The txv should stop the frosting problem.
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If you go with the txv then you wont need an accumulator. The txv should stop the frosting problem.
Thanks Master of Cold, I will report back after the installation!
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Well the TEV has been installed and the frostup has ceased. The temperature does not dip at the upflow any longer and the compressor sounds the smoothest it has ever sounded! If anyone can explain why this is the case then go for it. I will relax and feel the warmth.

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