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Holdech

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New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:29:37 PM »
Mike from Tardids put together an excellent article on his reverse cycle A/C installation.

Now my wife wants one too lol!

Be sure to check it out.

Chris
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Re: New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 02:21:13 PM »
Thanks!  We still haven't tackled the installation of our Flagship Marine 12K unit, but we've been looking at the same location as the best option.  Right now the starter battery is there but we can easily move it to under the aft portside berth. 

Whenever I decide to tackle it, it has to be finished before summer hits. 
Julie
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Re: New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 09:58:19 AM »
This is on our list of "possibilities" so please keep us all in the loop.
Have you purchased the equipment yet? I've been pricing a few brands but can't find much on Flagship Marine.

I'm also curious how your holding tank is plumbed for offshore discharge (I have a post about this but few replies)?
Mostly interested in whether it's gravity or using a macerator pump.

Chris

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Re: New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 11:31:48 AM »
This is on our list of "possibilities" so please keep us all in the loop.
Have you purchased the equipment yet? I've been pricing a few brands but can't find much on Flagship Marine.

I'm also curious how your holding tank is plumbed for offshore discharge (I have a post about this but few replies)?
Mostly interested in whether it's gravity or using a macerator pump.

Chris

Sorry it took so long to reply, Chris.  I keep forgetting to check in.  I've now got the notify box checked.

We bought our unit from Flagship Marine.  I was going to go with the 9K BTU but Steve said a 12K unit would be needed for the Florida heat.  While on the phone with Steve, I measured the available space being particularly concerned about the height of the unit.  Steve read the dimensions off his website and the 12K unit made it with less than 1/4" to spare.  This would be installed under the double berth.

When I got the unit back to the house (our boat is docked behind the house) I made up a box the exact dimensions of the unit.  I took it out to the boat and it wouldn't fit.  I double checked the measurements and the box matched them perfectly.  I went back to the Flagship Marine website to check those measurements and found the height off by 3/4".  Turns out the website measurements failed to include the aluminum base. 

The unit has been sitting under cover in my workshop ever since.  It's looking like we'll have to make some serious modifications or relocate some other equipment to fit it in elsewhere.

To your head question.  Here's a picture of our setup:
Julie
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Re: New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 02:09:09 PM »
Can anyone comment on whether that is an original hose? (the striped ones)
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Re: New A32 project added - air conditioning...
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2020, 10:46:13 AM »
Not sure about the striped hose but I see someone has been replaced some of it with rigid PVC pipe.

I'm in the process of replacing as much of my flex hose as possible with PVC  - it never permeates and smells like the flex stuff.

Just have to use flex whenever there might be movement.
Chris, Teliki, A32