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AC smell
July 16, 2012
8:03 pm
larman
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check the leveling is favoring heading towards the drain fitting mouth.  perhaps creating an unlevel  slight tilt will accelerate water leaving or from  pooling.  close all openings and buy your self a cheap humistat to monitor when humidity rises or falls  to make your own determinations   dont like chemicals  dry stuff doesnt smell  reply back 

 

Lar

July 12, 2012
10:18 pm
Joe
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There is some water in the pan even though it is draining.

The drain fitting is not at a low enough level on the pan to provide complete draining, and there seems to be approx. 1/8 to 1/4 of water in the pan when in use.

It is draining as the hose that the cond. drain drains into is clear and the draining water is visible on the boat exterior from the thru hull fitting.

The pan that the cond. goes into is only about 3'' x 15'', so I figured not a big deal, but maybe so.

Is there anything that you can put in the pan to remedy a stale moisture smell?

Never thought about the plastic venting itself, are most installs done with plastic or metal flex ducting?

Thanks, Joe

July 12, 2012
7:50 pm
larman
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Joe said:

I just installed a 10000 btu self contained unit from Ocean Breeze in a 2001 2455 Bayliner Ciera.

We just recently used it for the 2nd weekend since installing it.

On the 3rd day of the last weekend we noticed a strange smell coming from the discharge vents in the cabin.

I noticed that the flex ducts coming off of the unit were fairly damp from condensation.

The condensation was not a problem in any way, but I wonder if that moisture would also be on the inside of the duct & could cause funky smells?

This is our 1st cabin cruiser & we are certainly learning as we go, sometimes the hard way, and I hope to find the cause of this before it becomes a major issue.

I really cant describe the smell, but it almost has a sweet kind of odor, not something that chases you out of the cabin, but something that does not belong.

When we shut the unit off, opened the cabin up to air it out, then closed the cabin up but left the unit off the smell did not return, until we turned it back on.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Joe

Remember your a c is a dehumidifier and the water created must leave via your draining hose    As your cabin/salon  (which should be closed to outside moist conditions)  drys out , the damp smells tend to leave.  Guessing there is water pooling around your evaporator and you must see the water leaving the pan. Perhaps a combo moisture/plastic venting might be the odor   Hope  this helps  lar

July 12, 2012
12:07 pm
Joe
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I just installed a 10000 btu self contained unit from Ocean Breeze in a 2001 2455 Bayliner Ciera.

We just recently used it for the 2nd weekend since installing it.

On the 3rd day of the last weekend we noticed a strange smell coming from the discharge vents in the cabin.

I noticed that the flex ducts coming off of the unit were fairly damp from condensation.

The condensation was not a problem in any way, but I wonder if that moisture would also be on the inside of the duct & could cause funky smells?

This is our 1st cabin cruiser & we are certainly learning as we go, sometimes the hard way, and I hope to find the cause of this before it becomes a major issue.

I really cant describe the smell, but it almost has a sweet kind of odor, not something that chases you out of the cabin, but something that does not belong.

When we shut the unit off, opened the cabin up to air it out, then closed the cabin up but left the unit off the smell did not return, until we turned it back on.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Joe