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Eschnepf
Heat Pump under Deck

My heat pump blew a condenser last night and the entire unit needs to be replaced. The tech told me that its placement under a deck was a contributing factor. The heat pump has about 2 feet of head room and open on all sides. can this be true, the tech wants to relocate it. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated

Strdnord
Re: Heat Pump under Deck

Try contacting a company called Econar they are based in Minnesota. They are a heat pump manufacture.

Bob Gabrilson
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Heat pumps and A/C need approx. 3 feet of clearance (above) so that they don't overheat.

Sten
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We always keep at least 2 feet all around and 8 feet above, if you don't have that space it will overheat.Good Luck!!!:)

Bob Gabrilson
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More clearance is always better, Sten. The installation manuel says 3-4 feet above is minimum. You're bustin' my balls.:)

Sten
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LOLOL, no I'm not, I just try to tell it the way I was taught and the way I do it. Most owners manuals will tell the min. overhead clearance but to be honest your the first one that ever said 3 feet is sufficient. If it works for you go for it, you sound like you know what your talking about, some things I just don't agree on, nothing personal. I was wondering why your on so much of a post roll though, it almost looks like your trying to show the other guys what you know. :rolleyes::)

A. Spruce
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Sten wrote:

I was wondering why your on so much of a post roll though, it almost looks like your trying to show the other guys what you know

Nah, he's just new and hasn't figured out the "new posts" button yet. ;):p

Now THAT is bustin' some balls ... ;););):p

Sten
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LOLOLOL you kill me Sprucey LOLOLOL :D:p

Bob Gabrilson
Re: Heat Pump under Deck

This is fun. Better than playing chess online. I'm just frustrated with the way things are in our business. I guess this is a release. Almost no one (around here) looks at the duct systems when selling UNTIL it doesn't work. The consumer is getting the short end when they think they are buying hi-eff. equipment. We have car salesmen designing and selling equipment, for goodness sake.:(

Bob Gabrilson
Re: Heat Pump under Deck
Sten wrote:

LOLOL, no I'm not, I just try to tell it the way I was taught and the way I do it. Most owners manuals will tell the min. overhead clearance but to be honest your the first one that ever said 3 feet is sufficient. If it works for you go for it, you sound like you know what your talking about, some things I just don't agree on, nothing personal. I was wondering why your on so much of a post roll though, it almost looks like your trying to show the other guys what you know. :rolleyes::)

I'm just stating what the manuel says. I totally agree (always) more air is better. The problem with this site is we don't get all the info. the first time.

Sten
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Bob, I'm sure that we all agree that there are far to many hackers out there that have a "Get the Money and Run" attitude and are nowhere to be found when a problem pops up. Venting is Good!!! :)

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