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Old 07-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #61
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She's not always stationary that bus has been places.
And she DOES run a mini split.

I'll dig up the pics later.

edit- I stand corrected-
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:18 PM   #62
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We use our motor to travel from montana to other income property we have in destin Florida when I bought the bus it had 11324 miles on it now it has 189000 miles on it, so the mini split bounced down the road for over 50,000 miles. It lasted almost 2 yrs. I have american made Ac system in buses we built over 10-15-20 yrs ago that still work, and some of those are in entertainer buses that log 50k to 60k miles a yr. one could argue that a mci or gmc bus rides better or smoother, and that's true to a degree but I have air rides on my rear axle and loaded as my bus is, it rides very well.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:41 AM   #63
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Hey guy. some i'm looking at a mini split, and im confused on these two. And wanted to get some feedback and thoughts...

Everything seems the same, noise, input, features, but the only thing I can see as a difference is the SEER rating. Both units are rated for 400sqft and my space is about 200. Is the extra efficiency worth the 300. I suspect over time will save battery and fuel, but I don't know if that is marginal or not.

I also understand there might be some heating issue with the heat pump at low temp, and that I when outside temps are below 32f it might work as well. Am i correct on this?

9000 BTU Inverter AC - Heat Pump - 1K
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:43 AM   #64
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The best advice I can give after throwing five mini-splits into the dumpster is as follows...

1. Find out where it is made. If anywhere in China, run, don't walk away. Mitsubishi (I believe still made in Japan) has the top rating and best history for these units.

2. Make sure whatever you get has manual back up controls on the unit. All of the "wireless remotes" have had issues that can otherwise leave you with no means to operate the unit.

3. Get the highest SEER you can afford if you will be operating off your battery ban a lot.

4. ALL of the "cheap stuff"...is just that and will cost you plenty down the line.
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:45 PM   #65
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I have a planer that is a Delta Milwaukee, made by Rockwell. I thought all three were different until I saw this tool that a friend of the family gave me.
I also heard that Stanley tools are the same as Craftsman now.
Ford is moving two small cars to a Mexico plant. We shall see if they keep up quality standards. I remember when Gateway move production/manufacturing to Mexico. They did little testing/quality checks before shipping products out to fill orders that had been waiting. Problems started showing up and...
Whatever you buy will wear out. Build it yourself and you have a better idea when it will wear out and how to repair it.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #66
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I have a planer that is a Delta Milwaukee, made by Rockwell. I thought all three were different until I saw this tool that a friend of the family gave me.
I also heard that Stanley tools are the same as Craftsman now.
Ford is moving two small cars to a Mexico plant. We shall see if they keep up quality standards. I remember when Gateway move production/manufacturing to Mexico. They did little testing/quality checks before shipping products out to fill orders that had been waiting. Problems started showing up and...
Whatever you buy will wear out. Build it yourself and you have a better idea when it will wear out and how to repair it.
Stanly and craftsman are not the same. Stanly, Bosch, Dewalt, are made in the same place.

Ford has always been garbage, so what does it matter where it's made?

As for Mexico, the best trucks ever made, The Dodge first gen Cummins from 89 to 93 were made there. As I said, best rucks ever made.

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #67
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So, I'm getting ready to mount my condensers, should I mount it solid or use some sort of rubber isolator? They came with some rubber feet that you bolt through, but that wouldn't really isolate it unless I use some sort of rubber under the bolt head too.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #68
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So, I'm getting ready to mount my condensers, should I mount it solid or use some sort of rubber isolator? They came with some rubber feet that you bolt through, but that wouldn't really isolate it unless I use some sort of rubber under the bolt head too.
I would use some small Honda car engine mounts found at a pick and pull for cheap.

Like these. They are a bit softer than the round style.





I have mounted a few radiators this way. They work great.

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Old 07-17-2015, 05:32 PM   #69
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I like it, that's a clever idea. I'm trying to work out in my head whether it matters which direction those are loaded, ie the force on the middle eye pulling toward or away from the mounting ears. Does direction make a difference to the vibration absorption? The rubber probably will last longest if it's arranged so the forces are compressing the rubber rather than stretching it, right? In that case it looks like one of those pictured is designed to have the force pushing toward the mounting ears while the other two are designed to have the force pulling away from the ears.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:37 PM   #70
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I would base that decision on how much the radiator your mounting weighs.
If it's light weight, it may be better to stretch the rubber for a softer ride.

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