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Old 05-02-2012, 05:40 AM   #11
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I'll see what I can do. It may be a little while as the weather here is not cooperating at the moment. I'm hoping to have this complete by the end of this weekend.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #12
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Alright, finally completed the a/c project. Here are somes pics. This is a Coleman Mach 3 13,500 btuh a/c. The smaller breaker panel has it's own power supply cord sized for 20 amps and weather tite ends. The unit is controlled by the existing thermostat. I have it wired to operate at the same time as the original 15,000 btuh a/c. If I do not have a connection for the 20 amp service, the unit simply does not function. I added this because the rear of our 2012 Rockwood 8312SS was hotter than the other areas. I added two ceiling vents in the kitchen area and we can close off the ones in the rear when I'm able to operate the second a/c. When I can't, then we will switch use of the vents.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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A few more pics.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 AM   #14
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Last few pics.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #15
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Great job! Very professional looking installation.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #16
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beautiful job!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #17
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Thanks, It works very well. It was cool here yesterday once I completed the job, but the pair of ac's dropped the temperature inside from 76 - 71 and the humidity from 59 to 43 in about ten minutes. I spoke with my dealer and they had stated that I didn't need to provide additional support or bracing, but I decided to anyway. Rather be safe than sorry.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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Great job...that is a very clean install! What did you do to add support?
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #19
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Notice in the third picture. I cut out styrofoam and added a 4" wide x 3/4" thick board on front and back so that when the system was sandwiched together it wouldn't collapse the roof.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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I see what you are saying. Great install, I think I am going to tackle this one. I helped my neighbor this weekend replace his 13,500BTU Mach 3 with a 15,000 BTU Mach 15. I could not believe how easy it was to replace. I think I will have more time removing the skylight then installing mine once we get the wiring in place.
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