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Old 08-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Need help finding someone to remove rear A/C unit in Boston

I'm trying to find if anyone has recommendations for anyone in the Boston area that can remove a rear A/C unit from our bus. I have no idea what to do with all the wires and hoses so we are opting to pay someone to do it for us. Any help would be appreciated. Here are some photos if that helps.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
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Alternatively if I can have it drained what do I do with the wiring that is connected to the unit? Can I just tape it off and shove it back in the wall or does it need to be disconnected somewhere? Also I don't care about having A/C in the bus so could I just cut it out or do the hoses have to be sealed to not screw up the engine? I can try to post more pictures if needed
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:41 AM   #3
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could I talk you through it?

step by step figure that thing hangin from the ceiling weighs 100 lbs maybe a touch more.

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Old 08-16-2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Sure thanks! My partner can probably help me lift it down when it gets there
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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You'll need to have the Freon purged by a professional with the equipment to do it. Doing it yourself and releasing it to the atmosphere is an extremely bad thing to do.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:17 AM   #6
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You'll need to have the Freon purged by a professional with the equipment to do it. Doing it yourself and releasing it to the atmosphere is an extremely bad thing to do.

Totally, my biggest concern is the wires (I'm terrified of electrical and know nothing about how it works) also I don't know if i need to "loop" the hoses the same as the heater. Again I'm not worried about A/C so I'll probably just rip it all out if I can.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:20 AM   #7
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Totally, my biggest concern is the wires (I'm terrified of electrical and know nothing about how it works) also I don't know if i need to "loop" the hoses the same as the heater. Again I'm not worried about A/C so I'll probably just rip it all out if I can.
I don't think there is anything in the wiring that needs concern like interlocks. If you just disconnect all the wires and cap them or trace them back and remove them. If the hoses feed coolant through the system they will need to be looped back or capped off.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:28 AM   #8
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Ok cool! Thanks I'm really new to this and don't know much about it. How would I be able to tell if there is coolant in it and not just freon? Trace the hoses to the engine? Also could you explain interlock? Also I,m guessing I should disconnect the battery before I start? I'll work on getting it drained and then get back with my process. I'll try to post pictures along the way if I get stuck.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:36 AM   #9
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Trace the lines you are referring to and if they end with a hose clamp of some sort, it is probably coolant. Freon lines will have machine fittings on the ends. Not familiar with Bus AC units, but I don't see any coolant on my car AC.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #10
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Ok here are a few more pictures of what I (think) I'm looking at. As far as I can tell one hose leads from the (compressor?) where the freon is stored to the ac unit. The other hose leaving the ac unit goes to the engine somewhere (I'm guessing the "blue" hose) Then the "red" hose goes from the engine to this side unit where it reads "Hot Air In". Is that right? If so I don't think there is coolant in any of these lines just freon. Am I right or is this harder than I'm thinking? Also I'm not to worried about removing this side unit now if I don't have to just concerned with removing the one inside for more head room and so I can start pulling the walls.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:13 PM   #11
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Ok cool! Thanks I'm really new to this and don't know much about it. How would I be able to tell if there is coolant in it and not just freon? Trace the hoses to the engine? Also could you explain interlock? Also I,m guessing I should disconnect the battery before I start? I'll work on getting it drained and then get back with my process. I'll try to post pictures along the way if I get stuck.
Disconnect your battery before you do ANYTHING electrical to be on the safe side. Also, if you are unsure about anything, start the bus after you do it to make sure you didn't screw up something important. That way if it won't start you can put that thing back before continuing.

I don't know anything about electrical either, but I am helping my son trace wires and stuff.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:39 PM   #12
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Disconnect your battery before you do ANYTHING electrical to be on the safe side. Also, if you are unsure about anything, start the bus after you do it to make sure you didn't screw up something important. That way if it won't start you can put that thing back before continuing.

I don't know anything about electrical either, but I am helping my son trace wires and stuff.



Good advice 2martins, you are learning. Removal is then safely possible for the op at both ends of the system. he can and should remove the wiring as far back as possible or make it safe with marrettes taped on or disconnect also at the source.


That ac looks heavy so watch your fingers dropping it.
Freon collection is a good thing depending on how you have been indoctrinated.



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Old 08-16-2018, 02:56 PM   #13
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I collect the Freon so i can filter it and use it again not sure why someone wants to go back to 1947 and sweat on the highway but hey its your bus.. you wont harm anything by just taking it out.. no interlocks.. though there are some HEFTY wires on most of those that go to the BATTERY from its relay box so be sure when you take out the wiring you follow it all the way back and take it all the way out so theres no open-ended unfused wires going back to the battery..
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:10 AM   #14
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Iím from Boston and I could remove it but I refuse to because Those ACs work great. You will want AC at some point and the RV style units are garbage compared to those. Why are you trying to take it out?
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:16 AM   #15
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Iím from Boston and I could remove it but I refuse to because Those ACs work great. You will want AC at some point and the RV style units are garbage compared to those. Why are you trying to take it out?
Hey man, its been a while. Hows the bus?
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:21 AM   #16
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:22 AM   #17
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I need to remove it to pull the walls. We also need the head space as our bed is mounted in the back. We don't ever use it and I'm pretty sure it doesn't work anyway we just open the windows. We've lived in the bus full time as well as many other vehicles and have never used AC. I'd really like to get it out.
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Email me some info and how much you think a person would remove it for. If itís around what price Iíd do it for then Iíll let you know. Iím on the south shore so getting to you wouldnít be hard.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:09 PM   #19
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Might have actually figured it out on my own and also conquered my fear of electricity! Thanks for the offer tho.
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