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comment The reliability of inverter air conditioners in humid climates with salty sea air
Hi Bulrush, as I wrote in my answer, "One dealer I talked to said the PCBs in MHI machines were silicone-coated, so it wasn't an issue. I'm sceptical." He then showed me a sample circuit board coated with said silicone coating. It was visibly shiny. Would this in itself suffice to protect the machine's electronics, assuming the machine's electronics are not waterproof, which I am reasonably sure is the case? In any case, wouldn't this coating eventually wear out? It must be very thin.
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revised The reliability of inverter air conditioners in humid climates with salty sea air
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revised Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
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revised Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
To be clear, I'm talking about pre-fitting the (factory manufactured) UPVC window frame with (factory manufactured) uPVC shutters. Both of these were manufactured at the factory. I don't understand what you mean by "Since most of the world's windows are not prefitted with uPVC shutters...".
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt I've already addressed it to both of them, but have not received a reply, and may not get one. I was asking about standard practices in the industry.
Nov
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt: Ok, thank you for commenting. Consider posting an answer if you want. I'm unclear where my logic about pre-fitting the shutters into the panes is missing, though. Why can't the fitting be done in advance, and would it not then make things easier at the site?
Nov
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@iLikeDirt Yes, to the former, but they claim they will fix the outstanding problem. No to the latter. What good would "gathering evidence" do? Only a lunatic would waste time in consumer court in India. My main purpose is to try to determine for future reference whether incorrect methodology has been used. Or, to put it another way, did they screw up, or was the way they were doing necessary given the prevailing conditions? I hope that serves to clarify; if not, feel free to comment.
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@FiascoLabs To answer your question, the building in question is over 100 years old, so building codes don't really apply. Though in any case, this is India, land of chaos and confusion, where things like building codes are only honored on paper. Also, the pre-existing window space was adjusted in vertical height from around 8 feet to around 5 feet. Also, a granite frame was added for the window to mount on. So, the window opening was probably slightly irregular, but that should not have caused problems with shutter fittings, at least.
Nov
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@FiascoLabs: My main question was really about the shutter pre-fitting, since that had the most problems. I cannot imagine how the window opening would be an issue there, since, as I said in the question, the shutter fitting would be relative to the frame. The fabricators did take measurements of the window aperture and custom made the window frames to size. Given that, I don't understand why major adjustment was necessary. Granted, the window opening was probably not perfectly level, particularly in the vertical direction, but with suitable spacing, that should not have been a problem.
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comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
@Steven Rant? Please give examples of ranting. I disagree. It is quite a specific question, as summarized by the title. If people prefer that I shorten the details of installation problems, I can do so, but I thought it might be useful to give more details/context than less.
Nov
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asked Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?