Originally Posted by Offgr1d
Ohh!! That looks fun - what are you up to with those boxes of goodies?!? Is that a mini rooftop condensing unit?
Looks kinda like the inside of a walk in cooler evaporator.
Coach style A/C (since my bus will be driven mostly as opposed to parked)..
the condenser is slightly oversized 3 fan rooftop or under-body unit.. the coils are routed such that it is multi-positional.. so im going to put it underneath..
to handle the fact its a bit larger capacity im going to disconnect the 3 fans from each other and run them on a controller individually.. based on Head pressure.. the included unit controller simply turns them on anytime A/C is selected..
the silver box is the evaporator.. it goes directly behind the driver seat bulkhead.. (my bus is old enough it has the poles and the half walls instead of seatbacks in the front)...
my work area is going to be in that same area.. so plan is that the evaporator ends up inside of one of my work cabinets.. with a grill in the side for air intake.. then a shelf above it with a rubber gasket.. this way if i pop a blower motor or such I can remove the shelf and service the A/C unit..
i'll be using a version of 'Line-hide' plastic housings to route the round ducting inside.. the louvers will mount on the face of the run and this way I can route several vents to the driver seat.. and several to the seats on the left side of the bus..
the unit has a heater core in it too.. (came that way).. not that I need yet another heater in a bus that has 6 of them already but I'll hook it up.. then I can run the A/C and heat at the same time for window defogging in cool rainy weather...
other than the head pressure cintrol, I'll hook it up at first with its stock controls and then add my advanced controls piece by piece..
I ordered a compressor with a 125mm pulley insteasd of the standard 137mm.. this way I can spin it slightly faster esp at idle.. and at cruise im still way off the maxx RPM of the compressor..
should be cool (literally)