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Old 09-14-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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a/c leak

my 68 tradewind i belive has a leak at the A/c. i have brought this up in the fourm before but now i am ready to make the repair. i have general questions about this: first how do i access the ac unit? ie: can i get on top of the air stream. standing on a ladder leaned to the side of the 'stream i can remove the cowelling over the unit but i have no clue how to lift the ac unit once i unscrew it from the roof. once i get to this step i can examine what needs to be done and plan the rest of the repair from there. as it stands the leak is not producing much water and i already have a sutible cover incase the repair must wait for parts. i would also like to know what to expect as i move through each step of the repair
thanks matt

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Old 09-14-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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I feel it may be simpler than you think - at least I hope so. What kind of leak is it? Does the unit leak water when it's running? Don't do anything internal to the unit until you determine it's not just a blocked drain hose. On my Overlander the drain hose runs in the ceiling down the streetside. I routinely (once a year) run an electrical wiring fish tape up the tube until I know I'm just about inside the unit (simply measure the tape on the outside of the wall). I ususally get some junk out of it, and it never leaks in the ceiling.

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Old 09-21-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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Smile the leak

its a rain water leak i havent run the A/c since i got it but when it rains small trickels of water about three of them are running down the inside walls from the seam of the top interior pannel and the lower pannel also there is a reconizeable depression in the celing at the a/c unit and from disscussions with others in the forum this leads me to belive that the rain is coming in at the ac then travling between the skin and interior wall and leaking into the inside
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