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Hello,

Im in Florida and run across outside condensors that are sun bleached and look like hell. However a good bit of time the only markings on them that are readable with my digital camera zoomed in is the serial number. What is the best way to reference the number to make/model and year of manufacture?

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The year of manufacture is typically the 1st 3-4 digets of the serial number. Check the TIJ libary and you will find a chart for all the different manufactures. I don't know how you would be able to determine the manufacturer without the model #. A good reference guide if you have the model number and manufacturer is "Preston's Guide" Lastly the tonage is usualy part of the model number once you learn how to read it it is pretty easy.

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Just so you have the correct terminology the correct term for the outdoor unit is "condensing unit". A condensing unit has both the condenser and refrigeration compressor. A condenser is just the air cooled condenser minus the compressor.

Have a look here:

https://www.inspectorsjournal.com/forum ... oto&id=118

There is also the Preston reference book.

Actually the best way to determine a manufacture, if most everything else is bleached out, is by the "looks" of the unit however that only comes with a lot of years of looking at 'em. You can always post a picture of the unit here and someone should be able to help tag it.

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