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Air Source Heat Pumps/Air Con - Full Info & Guide

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  • albyotaalbyota Forumite
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    pd001 wrote: »
    Just bought a dehumidifier to perform this very task..drying clothes.
    Didnt realise that the water it produced would be ok for the iron and I have just instructed Mrs pd001 accordingly.
    As you may imagine, she wasn't convinced.

    2 hours, dry clothes? Got to be a result if it works :)


    Thanks pd001, let us all know how you get on with it.
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  • pd001pd001 Forumite
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    albyota wrote: »
    Thanks pd001, let us all know how you get on with it.

    Will do, as soon as I can make a valued judgement
  • richardc1983richardc1983 Forumite
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    When I was referring to removing the mesh I know some units have a mesh fitted over the back of the coil... Not sure why. Wasn't sure why the user said mesh as I has described the coil as looking like a car radiator. Lol
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  • Ally74Ally74 Forumite
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    My apologies :D

    When i was inspecting it last week i thought the radiator looking thing behind the fan was silver in colour so automatically thought this was a protective aqua blue-ish (or is it green-ish? :D) mesh.

    So i will be able to inspect for frost build up no problem now.
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    Ally74 wrote: »
    My apologies :D

    When i was inspecting it last week i thought the radiator looking thing behind the fan was silver in colour so automatically thought this was a protective aqua blue-ish (or is it green-ish? :D) mesh.

    So i will be able to inspect for frost build up no problem now.

    One side of the coil has a blue anti corrosion coating on. Always the side which the air flows through first.
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  • edited 25 November 2011 at 6:37PM
    Ally74Ally74 Forumite
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    edited 25 November 2011 at 6:37PM
    Just switched heating on 5mins ago and it went into defrost mode. had a good look as its daylight and there is no frost on the back.

    Edit: First defrost at 3.35PM

    Second: 4.25PM

    5.00PM
  • richardc1983richardc1983 Forumite
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    Ally74 wrote: »
    Just switched heating on 5mins ago and it went into defrost mode. had a good look as its daylight and there is no frost on the back.

    Shouldn't go into defrost 5mins after turning on. Get them back out.
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  • Ally74Ally74 Forumite
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    Just a quick update.

    Someone came out late yesterday afternoon.

    They think there is maybe a problem with the sensor in the outdoor unit in which case the whole unit would need to be replaced as it's a manufacture problem. One other thing they think it might be is how the heat pump is bolted to the ground. The unit sits directly on the concrete slabs and the engineer thinks the sensors for the defrost cycles is at the bottom of the unit and it could be a moisture problem. Looking on google images though all other units seem to be bolted directly onto concrete slabs etc without anything in between.

    Engineer seen it kick into a defrost cycle for himself whilst it was roughly 8/9C outside (which was a good thing imo) and will get back in touch today after phoning a few colleagues.
  • richardc1983richardc1983 Forumite
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    Has he checked refrigerant charges this is usually one of first things they check.

    Sensor for air temp will be on the back of the coil... However there are other sensors tucked away in side the unit but mounting on slabs will not affect these.

    The other sensors whch all contribute to the frequency of defrost cycles etc are mounted on pipes inside the unit so unless one as come unmourned not sure what to suggest really. Perhaps get then to replace the unit that's ur best bet.
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  • Ally74 wrote: »
    Just switched heating on 5mins ago and it went into defrost mode. had a good look as its daylight and there is no frost on the back.

    Edit: First defrost at 3.35PM

    Second: 4.25PM

    5.00PM

    Does it not sit on big rubber feet then the slabs?
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