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    Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem



    Evening/Morning all,

    Just thought i would share this one with you, may help out a less expreienced engineer who hasnt come across it before. I was asked by another angineer to go and have a look at a Foster 1/3 case where the opposite end to the evap, the cabinet temp was 6/7 degrees c higher than the return air at the coil.
    Turned out the centre set of drawers had the incorrect size drawer in it so was blocking the air off and short cycling inside the unit. Hopefully you can see from the picture the drawer size difference. Not one i would expect to see often, obviously someones changed the drawers at some point and only put a low sided drawer on the top on of the first set.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Regards

    Fatboy
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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rdocwra View Post
    Evening/Morning all,

    Just thought i would share this one with you, may help out a less expreienced engineer who hasnt come across it before. I was asked by another angineer to go and have a look at a Foster 1/3 case where the opposite end to the evap, the cabinet temp was 6/7 degrees c higher than the return air at the coil.
    Turned out the centre set of drawers had the incorrect size drawer in it so was blocking the air off and short cycling inside the unit. Hopefully you can see from the picture the drawer size difference. Not one i would expect to see often, obviously someones changed the drawers at some point and only put a low sided drawer on the top on of the first set.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Regards

    Fatboy

    Good call mate.

    taz

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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    top spot,you really do have to be abit of everything for this trade,i will add detective
    Paul


    "KEEP IT COOL"

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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rdocwra View Post
    Evening/Morning all,

    Just thought i would share this one with you, may help out a less expreienced engineer who hasnt come across it before. Hope this makes sense.

    Regards

    Fatboy

    Now stop being a cleaver sod and sort the door seals out

    Cheers taz,

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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    Hi Ray, I dont suppose this site was in Northants was it???

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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    Hi James,

    Afraid not, It was out Aylesbury way in the middle of nowhere. Makes a change though, i seem to be spending most of my life in the NN/MK postcode area's at the moment. OH the joys of roundabout city

    Regards

    Fatboy

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    Re: Foster 1/3 Lack of airflow problem

    Phew! I had replaced the drawers on the same type of unit last month at a site in Northants, for one horrible moment i thought it was my doing! If there is a next time i will look out for that one. Cheers. ;0)

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