A/C filter-drier flow direction

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by roger61611@yahoo.com, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I thought the same thing. I'd check mine and tell you what it says but
    it's raining.
    , Apr 15, 2006
    #1
  2. DJA Guest

    I just had a new a/c system installed so forgive this if it's a stupid
    question...

    I thought the uninsulated line running to the compressor was the freon
    return line and the flow was *toward* the compressor. On my system, the
    flow arrow on the filter-drier is pointing out. See picture....

    http://home.comcast.net/~iflyfish/ac.jpg

    Is this the correct mounting of this part?

    Thanks,
    David
    DJA, Apr 15, 2006
    #2
  3. lp13-30 Guest

    The drier is installed correctly. The uninsulated line(usually 3/8"
    copper) is carrying liquid refrigerant to the inside evaporator coil,
    and the insulated larger line is returning refrigerant vapor to the
    compressor. Larry
    lp13-30, Apr 15, 2006
    #3
  4. This is correctly installed. The small line travels towards the house.
    The large line, the freon travels towards the outdoors.

    --

    Christopher A. Young
    You can't shout down a troll.
    You have to starve them.
    ..

    "DJA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I just had a new a/c system installed so forgive this if it's a stupid
    question...

    I thought the uninsulated line running to the compressor was the freon
    return line and the flow was *toward* the compressor. On my system,
    the
    flow arrow on the filter-drier is pointing out. See picture....

    http://home.comcast.net/~iflyfish/ac.jpg

    Is this the correct mounting of this part?

    Thanks,
    David
    Stormin Mormon, Apr 15, 2006
    #4
  5. HeatMan Guest

    "DJA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I just had a new a/c system installed so forgive this if it's a stupid
    > question...
    >
    > I thought the uninsulated line running to the compressor was the freon
    > return line and the flow was *toward* the compressor. On my system, the
    > flow arrow on the filter-drier is pointing out. See picture....
    >
    > http://home.comcast.net/~iflyfish/ac.jpg
    >
    > Is this the correct mounting of this part?


    The drier is correct.

    The Romex power supply is NOT correct! You may not have codes to follow in
    your area, but common sense should tell you and the installer that the way
    the high voltage wiring is installed IS NOT right! I'm almost willing to
    bet there isn't a disconnect there either.

    Zip tying the 220volt power supply to the suction line..... Geeesh.

    Is this on a Carrier condenser?
    HeatMan, Apr 15, 2006
    #5
  6. hvactech2 Guest

    On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:07:21 -0400, DJA <> wrote:

    >I just had a new a/c system installed so forgive this if it's a stupid
    >question...
    >
    >I thought the uninsulated line running to the compressor was the freon
    >return line and the flow was *toward* the compressor. On my system, the
    >flow arrow on the filter-drier is pointing out. See picture....
    >
    >http://home.comcast.net/~iflyfish/ac.jpg
    >
    >Is this the correct mounting of this part?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >David


    yes, That is the correct flow direction.
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    hvactech2, Apr 15, 2006
    #6
  7. Sugob Guest

    HeatMan wrote:

    > The drier is correct.
    >
    > The Romex power supply is NOT correct! You may not have codes to follow in
    > your area, but common sense should tell you and the installer that the way
    > the high voltage wiring is installed IS NOT right! I'm almost willing to
    > bet there isn't a disconnect there either.
    >
    > Zip tying the 220volt power supply to the suction line..... Geeesh.
    >
    > Is this on a Carrier condenser?


    Yes it is.
    Sugob, Apr 15, 2006
    #7
  8. HeatMan Guest

    "Sugob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > HeatMan wrote:
    >
    > > The drier is correct.
    > >
    > > The Romex power supply is NOT correct! You may not have codes to follow

    in
    > > your area, but common sense should tell you and the installer that the

    way
    > > the high voltage wiring is installed IS NOT right! I'm almost willing

    to
    > > bet there isn't a disconnect there either.
    > >
    > > Zip tying the 220volt power supply to the suction line..... Geeesh.
    > >
    > > Is this on a Carrier condenser?

    >
    > Yes it is.


    Just because the condenser is a Carrier is NO excuse for the electrical to
    be done like that.

    Are you the OP?
    >
    HeatMan, Apr 15, 2006
    #8

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