Excess parts - Who needs em?

The cylindrical gray device sitting on top of this geothermal heat pump is a liquid line refrigerant dryer shipped inside the unit. The instructions provide it is to be installed in the liquid refrigerant line to remove moisture and contaminants. I found it inside the unit still wrapped in plastic. Apparently the installer thought, he didn't need no stinking filter dryer. Now the homeowner has no warranty because the unit was not properly installed. It was also short some 6,000 BTUH, most likely a refrigerant issue. Notice the white horizontal tubing headed to the top of the water heater. This is a desuperheater line where PEX is not allowed. Of course there were no worries, because the desuperheater was NEVER TURNED ON. There were over 20 code violations in this 2 year old Energy Star home where the homeowner consistently complained about high bills. At least he got a 54 HERS Index.

Views: 129

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Comment by Eric Kjelshus on January 21, 2014 at 7:43am

I like to see 2 hot water heating tanks the 1st is for the desuper heater and 2nd is hooked up to power  with out 2 tanks there is not energy saving.

I like to see more support on all pipes just to much wiggle room to pinch pipe.

If you flush 3 times and super deep vack under 400 Microns but over 100 ( so not suck out oil)  some feel its not needed to put in a filter dryer,  The filter dryer lower the total EER a little bit.  I feel its worth the 2% just to keep the TXV clean and no call backs.

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Matt Thornberry replied to Kim Tanner's discussion Game of Homes
"Thanks Kim! Game of Homes is an exciting new way to earn professional development credits for BPI…"
1 hour ago
Tom White posted a video

Enhabit: the non-profit that helps homes work better

Hear from homeowners Sonia, Amy, Roberta and Ty of Portland, Oregon, and Andy of Beaverton, Oregon, about their experiences with Enhabit. Enhabit is a non-pr...
1 hour ago
Daniel Beauchemin replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Net Zero Energy Hot Water
"Dan Antonioli, You can use a ThermoDrain, drain water heat recovery to preheat your water and…"
2 hours ago
Steve Leombruno replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I have been told t"
2 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: Where do you go for information on home performance?
"My favorite is Building Science Corp. Its not only comprehensive, its free!"
2 hours ago
Tom Barrett replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"Any type of shading will help greatly. One of the biggest, if not the biggest, factor for high…"
2 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Net Zero Energy Hot Water
"80% seems a little  high to me for the solar system. Typically one would size the system to…"
2 hours ago
Rich Manning replied to Gabrielle Rossetti's discussion Call for Proposals - Green Building Online Training
"I don't have any proposals Gabrielle, but if you get some let me know. I really enjoy your…"
2 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service