Brad Ferguson's In-Wall A/C Installation
Brad mounted hit A/C unit in the bulkhead wall protruding into the
galley. When installing the rest of the galley cabinets, you need to
make provision to allow air to the condenser fan intakes, those vents on
the side of the unit. The hatch would have to be open for operation,
as only leaving it partially open could cause the unit to circulate hot
exhaust air around the condenser coils, increasing the head pressure and
possibly damaging the unit.
The benefits of this option are:
-Ease of installation.
-The A/C unit is safe from theft and weather.
-The cold air is blowing in by your feet, a more comfortable way.
Some considerations with this installation are:
-The unit is re-circulating cold air inside the cabin, and since the
unit is vastly oversized, you won't get as much
dehumidification. To compensate, you could leave all the windows
open, or find a way to duct outside air to the intake.
-You will need a drain hose for the condensate pan on the bottom of
the A/C unit.
The unit will be positioned at your feet, so make sure you will be
able to easily reach the controls. Most new units have touch-pad
controls you can manipulate with your toes, and some even come with
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