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During rain storms I am getting a drip on my rear Ac unit , my 79 fc has three and the rear is the only one that drips , Why ? Any Ideas would be helpful
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The 14 x 14 seal may need replacement or the AC unit may need to be tightened on that seal. Of course it may have a plugged drain also.
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Rick do you do that from under or inside or is that tightened up from outside
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On the units Ive dealt with there were 4 bolts on the inside. Had to remove the cover and the bolts were in each corner. If the drain is clogged you will need to remove the outside cover and find the drain holes. May be full of mud.
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Earlier in the spring during a torrential downpour I was having a leak on the rear AC, later while in Shipshewana I asked Leon to take a look. Leon got out his hose and poured a lot of water into the unit he could not find a leak, seals looked good. Leon said the drip pan is very shallow and with an extremely large volume of rain and heavy winds it will cause an overflow and drip into the bus, rare but not an uncommon situation. We determined it had to have been the parking angle toward the heavy wind & rain. We have not had an issue since.
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When my FC had the Fridgeking AC units I had a similar problem and found the gasket had been placed where one of the drain holes on the pan was "inside" the gasket square. The gasket wasn't located properly to keep the water from that drain hole out, so I caulked that hole up.
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Default Cloged AC Drip hose

I found that blowing air into the drain hose from below usually unplugs the plug above.
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Hi Kurt,
I was just at Leon's and he told me that you should not blow air in the drain tubes, as you could separate the elbows, where they turn to get down through the roof... He suggested to use water... This is what he did with mine, just last week...


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I found that blowing air into the drain hose from below usually unplugs the plug above.
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Thanks for all the help Guys I have plenty of info now. Great site for help.
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Rehashing an old thread. The AC units on my ‘79 drip inside. I took the covers off the units on the roof just to get a look. I haven’t taken the evaporator covers off, but it looks like there are two drain lines coming from the bottom of the evaporator that go about a foot and dump into a little “bowl” under the condenser fan, where the water is supposed to evaporate. It usually just drips off the roof, but this weekend has dropped inside. Could this be right? If so, has anyone changed how these drain to make it work better?
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