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Old 06-30-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Do these brackets look like they will hold up my Air-Con?

Anyone else do their mini-split in this location?

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Old 06-30-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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Anyone else do their mini-split in this location?

OK, lets say you weigh 160 pounds. The hammock is supported at either end so the end that is tied to the unit weighs 80 lbs. Now that 80 lbs is tied to either bracket so the static load is only 40 pounds on each bracket. Now imagine that you hit a big bump and now the accelerated mass of that hundred pound condenser is headin down hard. I do not know... but the mount is built for static load. gussets would help immensely IMHO
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:23 PM   #3
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Ehh, thats 40 lb of downward component on each bracket, but there is also a fair bit of sideways component from the hanging mass, but you are right though.
More pictures for detail.





These are absolutely not the brackets that were included with the aircon.
Bolted into the C channel and welded in reinforcement too.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:29 PM   #4
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More pictures for detail.
These are absolutely not the brackets that were included with the aircon.


The condenser has 4 small mounting feet that are bolted to those after market brackets. Someone else here has done the same. You have to remember the weight of that condenser is suspended by the shock absorbers, so it's not adding the load you think when the bus hits bumps. I'd like to see how the condenser was plumbed?
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:54 PM   #5
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Here is how it's plumbed



the plumbing not pretty but she blows beer can cold!



thinking of blowing some foam into this space



Mounted on back wall


This is my first time installing an HVAC.

It runs exclusively off solar and battery power
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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The condenser has 4 small mounting feet that are bolted to those after market brackets. Someone else here has done the same. You have to remember the weight of that condenser is suspended by the shock absorbers, so it's not adding the load you think when the bus hits bumps. I'd like to see how the condenser was plumbed?
Ahh, yes did I think that those 4 feet are the weakest link in this whole thing. Im going to add a bolt and chain to the under side of the entire unit, such that if the feet fail it wont be able to slide off of the two rails that it sits on. Even if they break off entirely the chain wont let if fall off, maybe jut tip over sideways.
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Ah hah, the sleeper bracket.I guessed it was the $45 home depot one like I installed a couple of weeks ago. That bracket, heck yes!
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Ahh, yes did I think that those 4 feet are the weakest link in this whole thing. Im going to add a bolt and chain to the under side of the entire unit, such that if the feet fail it wont be able to slide off of the two rails that it sits on. Even if they break off entirely the chain wont let if fall off, maybe jut tip over sideways.
Where are you at? If I knew I'd offer you a free back window to replace your broken one. Go to the UserCP and fill out your location in your profile. Makes it easier on us to help you.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:20 PM   #9
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I filled it out. Can you see the details now?
I'm rather far from georgia.

Thank you for the offer! So far it hasn't leaked and i just accepted it as part of Hoodoo's character.
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I filled it out. Can you see the details now?
I'm rather far from georgia.

Thank you for the offer! So far it hasn't leaked and i just accepted it as part of Hoodoo's character.
I deleted mine when I added the second door, so I have spares. I see your added info.
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