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Old 06-22-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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A/C run off drain

I tried using the pool noodle method of draining the air conditioner run off from the roof/canvas but with the foam being porous, it eventually seeped thru anyway . I searched around Home Depot and came across a two foot piece of 2 1/2" Braided Vinyl Tubing. I ran a slit down the side and tucked it under the roof. It fit snug, no sharp edges and worked great. I think the cost was between $5-$10 for the piece of tubing.
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I like it.

That is very interesting.

So the water rolls down the edge of the roof and then into the hose because you slit it?

Did you simply run a blade down the length of it?

I have used that pipe for my pool and it is quite thick. I can see it making a tight seal along the roof edge as you open the cut up to attach it. If the seal is tight, then the water may run onto the outside of the pipe?

What has your experience been?

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Correct. I just used a knife and slit it down the length of the hose. This past weekend was the first time I used it and worked perfectly. One edge is tucked under the roof and the other rests on outside against the roof. I thought it would roll over it as well but the way it rests on the outside corner moulding, allows enough of a gap for water to run into the hose. I think the texture of the roof helps a little as well.
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I am going to use this idea next weekend. I have a piece in my shed I am going to fabricate tonight. Hehehe.


Thanks for the idea.

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One question .

What about the corner? Did you cut a perpendicular cut so it can slide up the corner?

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Cool. I didn't do anything for the corner. I think that might be helping create a gap needed for the water to run into. It held up to a few rain storms and 35mph wind gusts too. I hope it works as good for you as it did me.
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Great idea, I will try it next trip we take.. Thanks
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Good fix. I will try the same. I bought some Cabelas space blankets to cover the bunk ends on my rockwood 1940 pup and they fit great (one side completely, the larger bunk about 5/6) and help keep debris, tree sap, etc., off the roof canvas. Keeping that AC constant drip off should also help extend the life of the canvas.
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