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Installed a 5-2-1 hard start on my ac

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Tired of living with no ac in storm season, Im buying a bigger generator and I installed a hard start on my compressor, on one leg the amp draw fell from 32 to 20 amps ,the other from 30 to 18 amps. That should let me get by with smaller generator and less fuel now.
 

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When I bought the house 2.5 years ago I'm in there was a tiny ac unit in he front window with big red X's spray painted on it and the word Destroy. I cleaned it out. plugged it in and it worked fine. I just did a deep cleaning on it two days ago when this Ar heat & humidity wave kicked in.
I vacuumed it, , blew it out with compressed air, scrubbed it w/ 91% iso with q tips and rags and straightened out some fins. Had to fight like hell to get it in the window with the flange the way it is but now it's blowing cold and l feel like a pampered playboy. :summer: