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Old 09-04-2017, 12:12 PM   #251
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time to head south (but not too fast as the latest models I pulled for Irma this morning dont look real promising for a harmless turn out to sea...), though the runs consistently are aiming away from texas.. either coast of florida and the keys and cuba are most surely in its sights right now... have to see as it now begins to pick up speed..

I realize you are far away at the moment.. but late week and weekend are when things can get real in florida...
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:14 PM   #252
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My friend in Michigan says it's 75 there and knows where the fish are. We are headed that direction once we get rolling again.

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Old 09-04-2017, 12:38 PM   #253
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Climbed under the bus, cleaned off the condensers plaques, they are identical units but I assume one of the fans has been replaced as they don't match. My multimeter (free HF unit) shows the motors are using a similar amount of power but the rear one has a nice loud whoosh and the front one sounds much less impressive. I was hoping to not have to remove them but I don't see any way to avoid that. Unfortunately the manufacturer doesn't list this model on their web site and nothing useful comes up with a google search...
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:39 PM   #254
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:44 PM   #255
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what condensor units do you have? its rare for a bus that age to have its original fans... they often get clobbered with rain / snow, etc over the years and the bearings go bad.. and people change them with whatever they have n the garage.. make sure they are both blowing the same direction..

some fans are designed to only be pusher or only be puller.. mosttypically bus A/C pulls the air in from the skirt and blows it to the ground at the fan.. so you should feel the air coming out of the fan if the fan is pointed at the ground. if the fan is sucking the air in from underneath the coils may be dirty behind the fans... or its possible the fan is running backwards... (someone wired it bass ackwards.. it happens more than you think)..

ive seen a little bit of everything when i was in the Commercial building HVAC business.. and then did Commercial Mobile A/C on the side.. nowadays I dont do it as much except for mine and friends projects so I dont see much of the newest stuff..
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:51 PM   #256
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oops i missed the pic you posted... rifled air... im familiar with them.. the RC stuff then was some of their earlier units so likely long discontinued.. however the fans are pretty standard.. we just need to get the diameter and then find the highest CFM fans we can to fit that diamater... does it use the proprietary looking recessed fans are is it using the black plastic multi-blade ones (similar to elextric fans on a car). ultimately most manufacturers later went to the automotive style fans.. they held up better than Reefer style (rifled used reefer style fans in their earlier stuff... wow that stuff was new when i was doing it lolol yeoow im old...)
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:59 PM   #257
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Looks like an electric fan from a car. I've already missed the widow for a 2 day amazon delivery but the next ounce of motivation I have i'll go pull the fan and shroud off.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:36 PM   #258
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those fans can be bought a lot of different places if its a standard automotive fan.. how many BTU is your unit? do you know? is it just 1 fan on each outside condensor?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:39 PM   #259
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One fan each. I don't know the capacity, if they put a tag in when they installed the units, someone else removed them... That's why I end up guessing so much!
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:47 PM   #260
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take a measure and measure across one of those fans.. they are probably 12 or 14 inch fans. do you have a picture of the skirt and the underside of one of the units?
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