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Old 08-23-2015, 09:42 AM   #71
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I don't think I would get a unit with an electronic thermostat. If something goes wrong it's harder to fix. I ditched the Comfort Control Center in favor of local control for simplicity and ease of repair. The local controls can also handle a heat strip.


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Old 08-26-2015, 06:03 PM   #72
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My Dometic Brisk II with the drain kit has been been working great during this hot humid summer here in Houston, But I have noticed at time condensate running off the top. The drain tube is working and I still get condensate draining out the drain tube connected to the cups that exits at the wheel well. I assume that one of the cups may be plugged up and it is overflowing outside of the main gasket as it it is supposed to do. But how do you check the cups and clean then if necessary.Thanks
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:49 PM   #73
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It could also be the bare, exposed suction line from the evap to the compressor.
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Wrap it up with some insulating pipe tape and I'm sure you'll see a lot less dripping down the side of your trailer.
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Do what Top says. Also on mine there was a hole in the gutter leading to the cup that allowed any condensate from those suction lines to drain out on the roof. I would put some silver duct tape over that hole if yours has one.

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It could also be the bare, exposed suction line from the evap to the compressor.
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Wrap it up with some insulating pipe tape and I'm sure you'll see a lot less dripping down the side of your trailer.
"Suction" side is the larger one.. Right?
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From what I have read it does not hurt to place these units on their top to install the drain kit. I am old school and was always told NEVER put a unit on it's side or top. Just wanted to clarify this before turning upside down. Lewster please chime in on this your input is highly regarded. Thanks Jim
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From what I have read it does not hurt to place these units on their top to install the drain kit. I am old school and was always told NEVER put a unit on it's side or top. Just wanted to clarify this before turning upside down. Lewster please chime in on this your input is highly regarded. Thanks Jim
Jim,

After installing several hundred roof A/C units from both Dometic, RV Products and Carrier over the past 15 years, I have NEVER had an issue with placing any of these units on their sides or top during installation. Some have even been stored for a few weeks in their boxes on their end due to space limitations, and still no problems.

THE KEY here is to allow the unit to 'rest' after proper installation for a several hours in the orientation that it will be operating. This allows all of the refrigerant to settle back to it's original place.
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Thanks lewster for your expertise. Jim
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Lewster, has Dometic updated the kit number to 3107688.016 ?
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Don't know. I'll gave to check the 2015 dealer guide.


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I bought a drain kit a few weeks ago. Part # 3107688.016

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I'm really happy that I took your advice to use the drain kit.
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This may be a dumb question but will the Dometic drip kit #3107688.016 work on a Mach 3? I'm changing out the AC this weekend and thought the kit may be a better option. My grandfather istalled the mach 3 in 1997 and it need some work. I'm just going to replace so I don't have to worry about it. The drain line is hooked up now but i'm not sure to what. Any help would be great.


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