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Old 05-21-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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How NOT to install.

Photo of "how not to install an AC".

It was installed by a competitor.

It was mounted over the Astrodome flange using 2 x 4's and duct tape.

WOW.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Dang! And here I was, just about to repalce my A.C. unit, and that's the very installation technique I'd hit upon. I think they used some aluminum foil or foil tape, too - and I'm sure that makes up for any other deficiency in this method. Right? Right?
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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Photo of "how not to install an AC".

It was installed by a competitor.

It was mounted over the Astrodome flange using 2 x 4's and duct tape.

WOW.

Andy
Geez, the hacks just won't go away.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Must not have been a Southerner.....

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Photo of "how not to install an AC".

It was installed by a competitor.

It was mounted over the Astrodome flange using 2 x 4's and duct tape.

WOW.

Andy
Must not have been a Southerner...

We never use duct tape...without a supplemental wrap or two of baling wire.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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I might be more apt to call them IDIOTS...
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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About the only way it could be more hacked up, is if they had wrapped duct tape over the a/c unit and around the entire trailer to hold the air conditioner on.
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Good one Terry.... You must watch The Red Green Show...
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Could be my feeble old eye (only have one that works ((sometimes))) but if this was taken from one side or the other it appears to be mounted sideways as well.. Andy, you should find out who did it and hire him.. He'd be fun to watch.

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Good one Terry.... You must watch The Red Green Show...
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I got 'em first

Andy can't have them...I got them first. I like this photo first of all. Not mine, but it is from a FC sold here in Dallas. Its the other side of the AC installation. What better way to mount a waste tank....no bother with a belly pan here.
My personal experience was the floor install that allowed me to watch the hiway move by below; the converter whose wiring install was simplified by just cutting the plug off; the A/C that was installed without the drip pan; the Zip Dee that was installed in the wrong position; the Henchen from Inland that was installed very poorly; the Maxi fans installed without Vulkem; I can go on....and on. All from the same "Airstream Pro Shop" I used to deal with.
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That plastic pipe hanging down is a nice touch.... I'd hate to be following them when they hit a bump, and all kinds of plastic pieces come flying toward me...OUCH...

Just goes to show you, there's more than one way to skin a cat....
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interesting. makes you want to call for a appointment to have your ac looked over.
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