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Old 11-17-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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About half way done gutting the inside of our 69 overlander, not counting the bathroom which looks like a frightening task, but will cross that bridge another day. So here's tonites question- What should I do about the copper pipe coming down from the ac unit? Its pretty much right there in the way in almost the middle of the trailer. And whats in it? Gas,water, freon? And where does it lead too after it goes through the floor. These are things that will keep me awake tonite pondering. Regards to all, Mark
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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About half way done gutting the inside of our 69 overlander, not counting the bathroom which looks like a frightening task, but will cross that bridge another day. So here's tonites question- What should I do about the copper pipe coming down from the ac unit? Its pretty much right there in the way in almost the middle of the trailer. And whats in it? Gas,water, freon? And where does it lead too after it goes through the floor. These are things that will keep me awake tonite pondering. Regards to all, Mark
I think that is the drain from the drain pan on the AC. Leave it in place if you are going to have an AC.

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It does sound like the drain from the AC pan and it most likely sticks out the bottom of the trailer so that it can drain onto the ground. The way you make it sound it is in the middle of the room. If it is the drain line, there is no reason it has to be copper. I would route the drain line between the skins and out the trailer if possible.

BTW, a picture would be helpful.
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It does sound like the drain from the AC pan and it most likely sticks out the bottom of the trailer so that it can drain onto the ground. The way you make it sound it is in the middle of the room. If it is the drain line, there is no reason it has to be copper. I would route the drain line between the skins and out the trailer if possible.

BTW, a picture would be helpful.
If you do change the material of the drain line consider the chaffe to the line which can result from the vibration of the trailer as you go down the road. If a leak developes the condensate from the AC will end up inside the skin and in the insulation.

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upon further inspection

Yes, it does seem to be the drain. It will have to go for now though as its right in the way. Rerouting it seems like a good idea.Tried to attach a photo, but my computer skills are almost as limited as my remodeling abilities. Thanks for the help, Mark
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