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Old 04-02-2018
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Default AC condensation leak

Last time we used the center AC we had a condensation leak. I removed the unit replaced the gasket and cleaned out the drains. It still leaked. Traced the leak to a loose tube between the roof and ceiling. Had to take down the ceiling cover, cut access hole in the plywood, reseated the fitting and no more leaks. I am reassembling the area now.
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Another project I hope I’ll never have to do.
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thanks for the post Lucas,,,
did you use a sealant or anything on threads? just wondering that's quite a job would hate to do it twice,,,,
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Mike the leak was the red tube connection. When they made it the tube must not have been seated all the way and eventually it pulled loose. The tube to fitting does not require sealant. I ran for it for four hours before reassembly, no leaks or drips.
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The center air conditioner drain line is also the line that Bluebird used an iron barb fitting, where it goes through the floor, in the wall. The fitting can rust shut, and the condensation will back up the line and appear to be a leak at the air conditioning unit. I had to find the line in the wall, and replace the barb union.
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Peter, thanks for the tip. For future reference where did they hide that fitting and how hard was it to get to? Did they build the coach around it? At this point the condensation does not appear to be rusty. It flows onto the concrete and appears to be clean.
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also interested in knowing where this fitting is ...
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Clint, you are probably the one with the info. I think yours was fixed before you got it.
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Clint, you are probably the one with the info. I think yours was fixed before you got it.
You're right, late this afternoon I was reprimanded by a prior owner for not being fully aware of all 83 different modifications he had made on my bus prior to my ownership.

From my understanding the original drain tube from the mid/AC originally exited down the wall just forward of the LPG fill. In my bus the wall was opened up and two elbows were found within the wall and floor. One had corroded shut. The tube was cut out - two PEX elbows installed and new drain line routed through an existing wiring opening between bay 1 and bay 2 and out the bottom.
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Clint, if I understand correctly, he cut a hole in the wall under the kitchen cabnit. Patch should be viable I would think. Got to replace middle AC and drain has never worked. like to fix it at time of AC change out.
I think from reference of exit line below, can probably locate it, but if you find a spot reference, I would appreciate you sharing.
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