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nunya
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reply to Jaber

Re: Air Conditioning Cover

I have a piece of marine plywood cut to the shape of the A/C top. It keeps the leaves out. The sides are still open so air can move freely and dry out any water that does accumulate inside.

A cover is not unnecessary, I just hate cleaning the leaves out each year.
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alkizmo

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said by nunya:

dry out any water that does accumulate inside.

I wonder, why don't they make a drain hole at the bottom of the chassis? Water just pools up in there!

telco_mtl

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my american standard has 4 drain holes, small enough to be annoyinglyeasy to clog!


agtle

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reply to nunya
said by nunya:

I have a piece of marine plywood cut to the shape of the A/C top. It keeps the leaves out. The sides are still open so air can move freely and dry out any water that does accumulate inside.

A cover is not unnecessary, I just hate cleaning the leaves out each year.

that is exactly the advice my hvac contractor gave me, never cover the whole thing - not to use one of those full-cover things, because it traps moisture and just encourages the unit to corrode. He told me to put a square of plywood on top with a brick if I wanted to keep the leaves out.

rfnut
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Said by alkizmo See Profile
"I wonder, why don't they make a drain hole at the bottom of the chassis? Water just pools up in there! "
The water level is designed at a specific height to keep a specific amount of water in the unit. The fan is designed to splash water up on the coils as it runs to aid in cooling thru evaporation. There is a designed "drain" somewhere, usually just above the bottom of the coil, but it may also just be the height of the case itself.


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said by rfnut:

The water level is designed at a specific height to keep a specific amount of water in the unit. The fan is designed to splash water up on the coils as it runs to aid in cooling thru evaporation. There is a designed "drain" somewhere, usually just above the bottom of the coil, but it may also just be the height of the case itself.

What????? The fan on most units is at the very top of the unit and you say they are designed for the water to be splashed by the fan??????

rfnut
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I was thinking window units. Not enough coffee today.


alkizmo

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said by rfnut:

I was thinking window units. Not enough coffee today.

that's right!
Go splash some coffee in your face

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Done. Thanks .