02:17PM | 05/05/00
Member Since: 05/04/00
1 lifetime posts
Can anyone tell me how to hook up a roof mounted evap cooler?

We monved into this house last fall, never paid much attention to the air unit. It is already mounted, I just need to know how to get it hooked up for the season. What prep work do I need to do to get it running for the summer. thanks for the info.

[This message has been edited by unclejeb (edited May 06, 2000).]


02:20AM | 05/06/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Exactly what do you need help with? water line, electrical, duct work???


08:01PM | 05/07/00
Member Since: 02/16/00
45 lifetime posts
The good old days before a/c or maybe not so good old days. I know some places still use them. All 4 side panels lift up and pull out at the bottom. These are what the water circulates through and cools the air as the water evaporates while going down through them. These may just need some cleaning with a hose.

Then clean the crud out of the bottom.

Then check the (usually) plastic or copper water line. Sometimes these break loose or the connection goes bad. It hooks to a float valve in the cooler bottom that keeps the water at a certain level. Make sure it works ok.

Make sure the overflow isn't plugged up as well as the water hose that is usually hooked to it. The hose or the bottom plugs up with crud and then it overflows and runs all over.

Check the connection at the other end of the water line at the hose faucet. Check to see if it flows water without leaking when turned on.

Oil the fan motor if it needs it and the blower bearings with 3in1 oil.

I am doing this from memory from about 35 years ago. Good luck.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon