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Old 02-23-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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Rock Found in AC Condenser

After finding a good size rock embedded between the fins of my AC Condenser, decided to install galvanized screen to protect the coils. Used screen from LOWES and UV resistant tie wraps. $15 fix to avoid high cost of replacing a AC coil!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:58 PM   #2
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Well done Brewster. It's kinda hard to tell from the pic but, hopefully the mesh is large enough as not to restrict airflow into the radiator and condenser creating engine overheat or inefficient ac.


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Old 02-23-2015, 11:05 PM   #3
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Drivmsafe, 1/4" mesh should let plenty of air flow while protecting the coil I hope.
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Drivmsafe, 1/4" mesh should let plenty of air flow while protecting the coil I hope.
Looks fine, just keep a eye on bugs building up.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:35 PM   #5
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Everyone thanks for the replies, Vinceu, I figure to just open up the doors and spray with garden hose from inside out occasionally! Easier then cleaning the coil!
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Looks good. Is that nylon mesh or wire? I saw an older post that used small square galvanized wire.


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Old 02-24-2015, 11:51 AM   #7
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1/4" galavnized screen, anything smaller I think would block air flow.
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Brewster. Any chance you could post a pic of the tie straps you used? Are they plastic ties?


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Old 02-24-2015, 05:01 PM   #9
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Excellent idea!
My Honda Element AC condenser was VERY exposed to road debris. Concerned me to the point I went to the Element Owners Forum and did some research and found the same basic remedy. Took a section of metal mesh gutter guard, painted it black, slid it in place and secured with black zip ties. Catches the bugs, etc. Have found a couple of places where it was deformed from stopping rocks, etc. In 8 years I have only replaced one zip tie. Best few $$'s spent.

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Drivmsafe, here's the tie wraps I used as you requested!
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