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Old 07-27-2016, 06:24 AM   #11
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When washing/cleaning a condenser should you use any cleaners or just use water??


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Old 07-27-2016, 07:00 AM   #12
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When washing/cleaning a condenser should you use any cleaners or just use water??


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They do make a cleaner just for it. I buy it from Home Depot for my home units... Not sure of the brand/name offhand but I can look when I get home.
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:00 PM   #13
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I just finished the mod. Had to hurry as lightning storm was headed toward RV storage lot. Took me 25 mins to do both a/c units.

I didn't have to use my foam pipe insulator, as it was already on the copper tubing?? Bonus for me, as I got done faster...actually, just as it started to rain.

Hopefully it will help the 5er cool down faster. I won't have a verdict until we travel to MS on Saturday and ultimately ending up in FL.
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Hopefully it will help the 5er cool down faster. I won't have a verdict until we travel to MS on Saturday and ultimately ending up in FL.
Following this thread as I'll be real interested to know if it helps. Thanks for the update.
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Beat me to it again! Been raining here all day. Haven't been able to do mine yet but hopefully the rain has stopped long enough for me to get on the roof and get it done


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Beat me to it again! Been raining here all day. Haven't been able to do mine yet but hopefully the rain has stopped long enough for me to get on the roof and get it done


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Yea, but you got me beat on the tires! I'm nervous about the trip to/from FL with the Rainer's! I keep checking them, both backside and front for any signs, but nothing YET. My goal is to keep them for 1 year and then upgrade.

Sorry to get off topic, now back to a/c's!
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They do make a cleaner just for it. I buy it from Home Depot for my home units... Not sure of the brand/name offhand but I can look when I get home.
They make a cleaner but if it's like the one I use at work it's very alkaline and can burn skin. I would just flush it with water.
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Insulation of ac unit increases cooling?

So the rain let up and got mine done. Like Dan, my copper freon line was already insulated (mostly). I added a little extra to fill in the gaps.


Here you can see both ends of the insulated line are exposed.


Here it is with reflectix and some extra pipe insulation.

First test this weekend in Junction, TX. Highs will be near 100. I'll report my findings as to any performance increase.

BTW, if you do not have a 3 blade fan, you need to swap your fan with the 3 blade one. The earlier fans had problems breaking. The 3 blade fan is also quieter.
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They make a cleaner but if it's like the one I use at work it's very alkaline and can burn skin. I would just flush it with water.
Yeah I wouldn't use a coil cleaner without verifying that it's safe for the roof, so good point though for sure.

Like you I'd prolly just use water if I was cleaning the camper...
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