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Old 08-06-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

Time to get the hip boots out.. it's getting deep!
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

It is clear one poster completely misunderstood or wasn't able to understand my questions and a sarcastic response is not needed.
If they talked to their daughter and "boyfriend" who knows everything like they did in their post; well I get what happened in that discussion...
Then rambled on about blunt objects and shallow grave in the desert..

The question was one poster modified a windows AC unit to use in a roof AC enclosure; yet I didn't see any intake for the EVAPORATOR NOT THE CONDENSER?
No air or slow air room intake and the EVAPORATOR turns into a block of ice..
The question was where and how was the room intake placed?

The other question was about another poster placing a window AC unit on top of their refer inside of a cabinet and just have the CONDENSER GRILL blow outside. My question was if done that way would not the intake vents for the CONDENSER pull cool air from the ROOM and blow it OUTSIDE?
Would you not have to make Pentiums for the CONDENSER VENTS and hook duck tubing to it to PULL AIR FROM the OUTSIDE..

I actually tried it the way first post and the AC was sucking cool air out of the bus from the CONDENSER intake vents on the side; yet I had sealed the CONDENSER around the window to blow hot air outside. I figured I was wasting power that way and needed an AC unit almost twice the size needed using it this way. The AC had to run at full blast to cool the bus..

So I then bent up some sheet metal plenums and pop riveted them to the CONDENSER vents on both sides of the AC case and ran duck tubing to a port to suck outside air in and then blow the hot air out through the CONDENSER to the outside...

What happened after that was amazing; the bedroom turned into a meat locker and I didn't have to run the AC at full blast...

I am in no way trying or being sarcastic; mean or nasty. I am a new bus converter and asked a simple question(s).. Many of you have been there and done that already and I am as well as others trying to learn from you all. BUT to state I am not going to explain it again chills out these questions from people interested and curious.. Why even respond if you feel that way about questions being asked?

P.S. I know how an AC works. My questions were due to the modifications being made or used...
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

The link I posted to how an AC works explains why and which parts get air for where. So if you know how an A/C unit works then you already knew that the rear fins need an air source. Why should I repeat something that was already online and written much clearer than I could put it. But I can try to pull all this info off this post if that will make you happy. If I can't do that myself, I can ask a moderator to do so for me.
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

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Originally Posted by Bullwhacker007
It is clear one poster completely misunderstood or wasn't able to understand my questions and a sarcastic response is not needed.
If they talked to their daughter and "boyfriend" who knows everything like they did in their post; well I get what happened in that discussion...
Then rambled on about blunt objects and shallow grave in the desert..

The question was one poster modified a windows AC unit to use in a roof AC enclosure; yet I didn't see any intake for the EVAPORATOR NOT THE CONDENSER?
No air or slow air room intake and the EVAPORATOR turns into a block of ice..
The question was where and how was the room intake placed?

The other question was about another poster placing a window AC unit on top of their refer inside of a cabinet and just have the CONDENSER GRILL blow outside. My question was if done that way would not the intake vents for the CONDENSER pull cool air from the ROOM and blow it OUTSIDE?
Would you not have to make Pentiums for the CONDENSER VENTS and hook duck tubing to it to PULL AIR FROM the OUTSIDE..

I actually tried it the way first post and the AC was sucking cool air out of the bus from the CONDENSER intake vents on the side; yet I had sealed the CONDENSER around the window to blow hot air outside. I figured I was wasting power that way and needed an AC unit almost twice the size needed using it this way. The AC had to run at full blast to cool the bus..

So I then bent up some sheet metal plenums and pop riveted them to the CONDENSER vents on both sides of the AC case and ran duck tubing to a port to suck outside air in and then blow the hot air out through the CONDENSER to the outside...

What happened after that was amazing; the bedroom turned into a meat locker and I didn't have to run the AC at full blast...

I am in no way trying or being sarcastic; mean or nasty. I am a new bus converter and asked a simple question(s).. Many of you have been there and done that already and I am as well as others trying to learn from you all. BUT to state I am not going to explain it again chills out these questions from people interested and curious.. Why even respond if you feel that way about questions being asked?

P.S. I know how an AC works. My questions were due to the modifications being made or used...

Do you have pictures of what you did?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #15
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

yeah. pics would be great..

im a moron cause i didnt think of that...
well, and for a zillion other reasons...
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Re: Window A/C Units: Other install methods

I installed a 10,000 BTU portable in my bus. Air circulation is defiantly a must to keep the hole bus cool. I vented it out the floor so the hot air it generates wasn't blowing on us outside the bus where we sit and have drinks so through the floor was ideal. Both my wife and i are 6'1 so saving the headroom was the reasoning behind not using a roof mount units. Not to mention it was a few hundred cheaper so i can use that money i saved to put into a new fridge . Its not as cold as my house A/C but it is more than acceptable.

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