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Old 01-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Question AC Maintenance question ?

I've got a used 2008 28" W&P TT with two AC units. I'm going to do service on TT. I've got an idea about water heater. Next thing on my list is clean up roof (aluminum) and fiberglass walls.
I'm planing to start from the roof, so I don't get all the dirt on clean walls.
One thing came to my mind is - to do a clean-up of AC units as well.
My question is anyone know or did this and how you'd recommend it to do.
My main concern is cleaning up condenser (aluminum coils). I know that mild solution of water and Simple green will do, but I don't want the water going down.
Thanks,
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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I just hose mine out if it gets dirty.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I just hose mine out if it gets dirty.

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AC Maintenance question ?

Thanks TURBS,
I was planing to do that, but since the units on the roof of TT, and not like household AC unit, which most of the time stand alone. I don't want the water get inside TT or make roof plywood and ceiling panel to get wet.
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Thanks TURBS,
I was planing to do that, but since the units on the roof of TT, and not like household AC unit, which most of the time stand alone. I don't want the water get inside TT or make roof plywood and ceiling panel to get wet.
if it has a leak that would be the way to find it !

you should be able to hose it out and not have water run in !
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I've got a used 2008 28" W&P TT with two AC units. I'm going to do service on TT. I've got an idea about water heater. Next thing on my list is clean up roof (aluminum) and fiberglass walls.
I'm planing to start from the roof, so I don't get all the dirt on clean walls.
One thing came to my mind is - to do a clean-up of AC units as well.
My question is anyone know or did this and how you'd recommend it to do.
My main concern is cleaning up condenser (aluminum coils). I know that mild solution of water and Simple green will do, but I don't want the water going down.
Thanks,
Gene
There are two types of coil cleaners one is evaporator (inside coil) and one for the out door coil (condenser) These should be used if the coils are in bad shape. Just water in a pressure sprayer works just fine. If you use a chemical read the lable make sure it is safe for ALUMINUM you do not what to damage them, these aluminum fins are there for a reason and that is to distribute air threw the coil evenly. One of the best ways to clean the coils is spaying the coil in the opposit direction in which the air enters the coil, (from the inside out)....As far as as chamicals if you use any make sure it is rinsed completely leaving chemicals on the coils can damage them over time.
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And one other thing make sure all of your electrical connections are tight from the unit on the roof to the t-stat.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #9
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AC Maintenance question ?

Thank you rockwood06,
I will follow you advise on AC cleaning. Do you use any coating on the coils to prevent rust? like ZEP floor finish?
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A good tool is the -tractor "radiator genie" it is a wand that comes in a 2 pack with one for air and one for water, and the ends are curved and have a flat opening- they work great for ac condensors, radiators, air filters, cleaning the shop floor and even blowing the water and crap out of the water heater
-Ill have to take a pic tomarow- you can probably google them too.
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