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Old 08-17-2015, 04:46 PM   #15
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I have a related, very basic question for Lew. I have seen pics of A/C units resting upside down for gasket and drip pan installation. I know some systems will not tolerate being upside down or on their side. Sears guy ruined a deep freeze that way. Had to return it for refrigerant lock up. Is it OK to turn an RV A/C unit upside down?
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #16
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I have a related, very basic question for Lew. I have seen pics of A/C units resting upside down for gasket and drip pan installation. I know some systems will not tolerate being upside down or on their side. Sears guy ruined a deep freeze that way. Had to return it for refrigerant lock up. Is it OK to turn an RV A/C unit upside down?
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When I install roof A/C units, especially on large flat roof trailers and MoHos, the A/C unit is brought to the roof in it's shipping box and more often than not, winds up in it's side or top........ especially for the installation of a Dometic drip kit.

The key to not damaging said unit is to place it in it's installation position and wait a minimum of 1 hour for all of the refrigerant to settle before energizing the A/C.

I have never had an issue with any new roof A/C by following this guide.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:37 PM   #17
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What refrigerant, and oil is used in these? I am assuming 410A?

I would think that if you are doing it yourself to allow 12-24 hours in the correct position before energizing the AC.

BTW, same goes for any compressor appliance, such as dorm fridge, dehumidifier, freezer, or fridge.

And I would bet that the "sealed system" is by design to widen the distribution channel so that an EPA refrigerant license isn't required to install the units.
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Thanks, Lew. I don't need a new A/C (crossed legs and fingers) but I've been patching up my drip pan for a couple years. I got a feeling the drip kit and double gaskets are in my not too distant future.
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What refrigerant, and oil is used in these? I am assuming 410A?

I would think that if you are doing it yourself to allow 12-24 hours in the correct position before energizing the AC.

BTW, same goes for any compressor appliance, such as dorm fridge, dehumidifier, freezer, or fridge.

And I would bet that the "sealed system" is by design to widen the distribution channel so that an EPA refrigerant license isn't required to install the units.
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I have an ARI (American Refrigeration Institute) unlimited refrigerant license that is EPA approved, which allows me to legally handle any refrigerant made. This includes purchase, handling, re-charging, recovery and recycling of all refrigerants.

A refrigerant license is not required when installing of handling the hermetically sealed systems of any RV type air conditioner or heat pump system, but IS required if you break into the system for any reason.

There is also a $10,000 federally mandated fine for knowingly or willfully releasing any refrigerant into the atmosphere. Both the Feds and State EPA groups are very strict on this issue!!
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