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Old 08-02-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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someone mentioned under the gaucho as a position for an AC -- I think they said "squirrel" fans or something were used to assist, and cutting a hole in the floor not the side, but these terms aren't not coming up on search
if this is so, it would really help to see a schematic of how this is done
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Here's the thread
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...ghlite=%2Bfloor

but I guess these descriptions are "no more" (they mention site got hacked). Does anyone have an idea how this might work? thank-you

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someone mentioned under the gaucho as a position for an AC -- I think they said "squirrel" fans or something were used to assist, and cutting a hole in the floor not the side, but these terms aren't not coming up on search
if this is so, it would really help to see a schematic of how this is done
thanks
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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In asking around elsewhere, here was someone's advice:
Build an aluminum drain pan to fit under it, and plumb it for a fitting on the bottom, 1/2" would do. Mount the a/c unit 4" away from the wall, and make a box to cover the top and sides, between the unit and the wall. Cut an opening in the floor, as close to the size of the a/c unit as possible width wise, and as close as possible to the area between the unit and the wall. Basically this will allow the airflow from the condenser fan to come out of the back and escape down under the r/v. The drip pan will catch condensation, and let it drain through the fitting to the outside. Assist fans shouldn't be needed, unless the opening can't be made large enough. If you do need assist fans, make sure the a/c unit is tilted and the drain located well away from the fans. The operation of the unit will tell you if the fans are needed.
It would likely work much better if you do cut a hole in side, and make a grate from expanded metal, with a filter installed. This would give the appearance of a factory installation, and reduce noise, both inside and out.
And good luck!
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(((So, as this sounds doable yet difficult, will explore putting it under the gaucho with a side hole)


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if this is so, it would really help to see a schematic of how this is done
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someone mentioned under the gaucho as a position for an AC -- I think they said "squirrel" fans or something were used to assist, and cutting a hole in the floor not the side, but these terms aren't not coming up on search
if this is so, it would really help to see a schematic of how this is done
thanks
Are you thinking of Per's ducted AC install?
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Yes! That's the first time I saw a picture of the unit, it's very different. Thank-you, it'll give me study material for quite some time.
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I documented my installation in considerable detail, but it was lost in the hack. I have a detailed set of pictures and can fill in with descriptions, so if this is of interest contact me directly. My system was a "let's-see-if-I-can-do-it" project but I can probably give some recommendtions on how to avoid some of my mistakes and excesses, etc. The system works quite nicely.
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I appreciate that...I do not have any schematic plans, maybe I'll propose an idea and get opinions--nowhere near as sophisticates as your "tinkering" though. Thanks
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