Over a period of about four weeks, I revamped the AC bay on the coach and radically changed it. Most of the ac lines were old, had holes in them and some were actually hanging so badly they were close to the point of falling down. None of them were insulated and I am sure that they were leaking and losing cool air. One of the first things I had to do was make some more space, this meant, bending all of the delivery lines out of the way. Luckily for me, my neighbor who is in AC/Heat had the proper tool to bend the lines without breaking them. I enlisted his services for this chore.
Early on it was necessary to move these lines and disconnect the old heater lines which are laying in the floor next to the 1 ton unit.
Moving all of the lines in, gave me considerable more room for the box that was later to come.
Decided to make good use of the space, and built a mini-closet here.
It was also necessary to build a new delivery box for one AC line as the old one was too large and bulky, it also got in the way of the other stuff that was still to come. I fabricated a new box out of wood, much smaller, more compact and reduced the size considerably. In the old setup, the AC line ran out of the backside of the box, swinging way out and making a 90* turn to the box. The new box goes straight in, no bends, no turns, direct feed.
The next step in the process was the refurbishing and relocating of the AC lines. In the new setup, the air comes straight from the condensor and the second line, traverses thru the entertainment center (above the television) and into the wall for the register below the co-pilot seat in the coach. This was boxed off, insulated, and then covered.
Finally, wood piece or cover is now put over the bottom and system is locked up and now in place.
I then wrapped the other delivery lines in a plastic 3″ insulation material they call “Hot Water Heater Blankets.” You wrap it around the piping and use 24″ tie downs to lock it in place.
The box below the AC line is a spare headlight and led light storage case. We carry a spare set of just about everything “just in case” and this wasn’t all that tough to come up with. Needs a latch on the door and it will be finished.
Ran it outside, turned it around and shot it back in … All ready for Monday.
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