The inlet must be at the top and the outlet at the bottom. Tubes horizontal.
Discharge gas enters the top, condenses to a liquid and drains out the
Installing it vertically could be very bad. Your A/C wouldn't work well, but
that's the least of your worries
Liquid could back up into the compressor then when you turn the A/C on
you'll here a big BANG and possibly find pieces of your compressor on the
ground. With the tube vertical you'll have "traps" where the liquid will sit
creating a liquid seal. Start the compressor and you'll have a liquid slug
that may blow out something.
Excellent source for information:
Thats what I was suspecting but I needed a second opinion.
Also, I don't believe that the compressor oil that circulates thru the
system whould make thru a condenser set at 90 degrees and the compressor
would lock up.
Well, refrigerant oil is missable with halocarbons, so I wouldn't worry
about the oil separating. Then again, I'm an ammonia guy, not a halocarbon
On a side note, anyone know if the oil used in automotive A/C systems is
typically mineral oil or POE?
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