Any a/c techs here? Can you do this? : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

My old a/c quit. My neighbor gave us one to replace it. IF I could put the replacement a/c on its side it would fit nicely. Can You Do That, and the A/C/ still work? When did the a/c makers stop making vertical a/c units? Oh well my age is showing. :o)

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, May 02, 2002


they still make them,, just have to find them. You "MAY" be able to turn it on its side,, may not,, depends on how its built,,Ive done it before,, some worked some didnt. DOnt run it for 2 days or so,, then fit it in place and try,, it may work,, may not,, or may freeze up,, for the later 2,, take it out,, set it up,, but dont run it for 2 days again.

-- Stan (, May 02, 2002.

I'll ask my husband when he comes home, he's a hvac tech manager. I think I said that right. Otherwise, you might ask Hoot

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 02, 2002.

Are we talking about an outdoor unit, if so, no you cannot put it on its' side. The oil would run out of the compressor.

About 15-20 years ago.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 02, 2002.

Cindy, No were talking about a window unit.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, May 03, 2002.

OK, I'll have to ask again. He was watching the Pacer's last night, so I couldn't get his attention very often. Anyway, they lost, but it was one great game-according to Him and his brother:)

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 03, 2002.

No, same reason.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 04, 2002.

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