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Does the orifice, which needs to be installed in the inside unit of an a/c for a house, come with the outside condenser? I had an a/c system installed and an orifice was never installed. the original company says that they only installed the inside unit, and dropped off the outside unit, and we had a different company install that. The original company says that the orifice comes with the outside unit and then needs to be installed inside. Is this true? ( not sure if i picked the correct product number, don't think it matters)

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The orifice is the metering device inside the evaporator coil and comes installed from the factory in the coil itself. Some condensers do come with orifices taped to the side of the unit, but they only do that to ensure you have the right size orifice. Sometimes you will have a 3 ton evaporator and a 2.5 ton condenser. In this case you want to change the orifice so that it meters the refrigerant correctly. But if you have a 3 ton condenser and a 3 ton coil, which is normal, you don't have to do anything. So to answer your question, your coil already came with a orifice inside and nothing needs to be done unless there are two different sized units as described above. Hope I didn't bore you too much and helped you with your question!

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