Mermaid Manufacturing Condensator Manual 2009
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MERMAID CONDENSATOR INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES Mermaid Manufacturing of Southwest Florida Inc 2651 Park Windsor Drive Suite 203 Fort Myers Fl 33901 Phone 800 3303553 Fax 239 4180538 Email infommaircom Web Site Trust Inc10UVeriSign Time Stamping Service Root1402UNO LIABILITY ACCEPTED cc EF HHEFa aHHEF a FHHEFa a aHHEFa fHHEFa aaHH E D ZQX DY QX MDY QX DY EhD EEadPQXEDYCcbB ECDCCe ia D QXDzzYYFFaHKS XYXY EDEDEeE j Bhja RyE TXYaDRy E I c a a CC5vAp AE PXaYddbQXdd EDYKTX FH FHYYCXddadQX FH 1 CONTENTS Aaid Condensator Br and Check Valve Assembly C4 D4p E2p F2ylon Hose Clamp G8tainless Steele Screw H Ion Maintenance and Guideline 2 TOOLS REQUIRED A Bde Screwdriver CPhillips Screwdriver 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING THIS CONDENSATOR MUST BE INSTALLED ABOVE THE WATER LINE OR FLOODING MAY OCCUR First review the contents of the Mermaid Condensator kit insuring you recognize all the parts We suggest you read the complete installation instructions before you start The next thing to do is to go to your circuit breaker panel and switch your air conditioner breaker to the off position You do not want the air conditioner to come on during time close the seacock to prevent any water flow into the boat while you have the water WARNING BEFORE REMOVING THE WATER HOSES MAY RESULT IN FLOODING THIS COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT WATER DAMAGFAILURE TO TURN THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OFF MAY ALLOW THE AIR CONDITIONER TO TURN ON IF THIS HAPPENS THE WATER PUMP WILL OPERATE WITH NO SOURCE OF WATER AND IT WILL OVERHEAT AND FAIL line from the air conditioner to the thruhull discharge Determine where in the that it cant move while the boat is underway Remember you will need to have access to placement position carefully As always a few minutes of planning may save hours of labor Arout hose between the air conditioner and the thruhull Bdesignates the water flow direction thru the Condensator Water flow must be towards the thruhull discharge Slide two of the large stainless steel hose clamps onto each side of the cut hose ends The Condensator will not work if installed with the arrow in the the correct water flow direction to the hose using the two stainless steel hose clamps may be necessary to glass in a shelf to mount the Condensator onto The Condensator must not be able to move If not properly Flear hose on the end of the filtercheck valve assembly to the Gne end of the 274224 hose to the 274224 hose barb on the filtercheck valve assembly and the other end of the 274224 cleaHe clear drain hoses with the clamps provided Ise clamps and insure you have them properly positioned and tightened Jit breaker back on LMostat adjust the temperature so the air conditioner comes on Necheck all of your stainless steel hose clamps again and insure you have them properly positioned and tightened Oith the air conditioner running pour a glass of clean water into the evaporator tray The Condensator will immediately begin removing the water You should be able to observe this through the clear hose Inline with the hose is a small white valve This valve is the check valve for the device It is located between the Condensator and the Shurflo filter This device needs to be kept in line This is a backflow preventative device and should not be tampered with Par maintenance schedule that you now need to check the Shurflo filter every time you check your water strainer filter REMEMBER PLAN BEFORE YOU START THIS INSTALLATION IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT ANY PART OF THIS INSTALLATION JUST CONTACT ONE OF OUR INSTALLATION TECHNICIANS AT 800 33035534 Your Condensator is not a device It is assumed that you are regularly checking and cleaning your water strainer the inline filter between your Condensator and the condensation pan and the air filter attached to the front of your air conditioning unit From time to time it is possible for the Condensator to cease functioning When this happens your condensation pan may overflow and water may enter your boat This is not necessarily the 223fault224 of the Condensator but rather a result of improper maintenance Maintenance is the owner222s responsibility Should the Condensator 223fail224 the first thing to check is the filter screen located in the filter between the condensation pan and the condensator To clear the filter twist the bottom of the body to open and then clean the screen With the screen in place reconnect the filter bottom to the top Clean the condensation pan in the air conditioner unit with a vacuum hose The Condensator should start 223working224 at this point Establish a regular cycle to check the cleanliness of your condensator filter air filter on your air conditioner After installation of your air conditioner and Condensator make sure the work area has been thoroughly cleared of debris which can travel into the filter and block it It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to maintain a clean air filter and clean condensation pan on the air conditioner Not doing so could mean damage to the Condensator the air conditioner and possibly your boat Also each joint on the condensator between a hose and a barb should be checked for tightness The addition of stainless steel hose clamps may become necessary If you continue to have problems with the CThe first item to check is yourmesh screen to insure that it is in tact and seated properly cleaning your water strainer on a regular basis If you are not you must start now The next thing to do is to close the seacock on your water supply and turn the circuit want the thermostat to inadvertently turn your air conditioner on while you have the water system disassembled WARNING BEFORE REMOVING THE WATER HOSES MAY RESULT IN FLOODING THIS COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT WATER DAMAGFAILURE TO TURN THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OFF MAY ALLOW THE AIR CONDITIONER TO TURN ON IF THIS HAPPENS THE WATER PUMP WILL OPERATE WITH NO SOURCE OF WATER AND IT WILL OVERHEAT AND FAIL The next step is to remove the Condensator from your waterout hose Be careful not to lose or discard the ss clamps they will be used again for reinserting the condensator At together This is for safety purposes so that water will not leak into the boat while the ends are placed or tied so that water will not leak out If a blockage is detected clear the obstruction with a small wire such as an unfolded paperclip To inspect the nipple body for obstructions remove the four screws that hold the nipple body to the Condensator Per the diagram carefully remove the nipple body Inspect the nipple body and core for any obstructions and remove any that exist There are no replacement parts for the nipple body assembly therefore be extremely careful not to loose any partsClear any debris and clean all the components Review the above diagram and then reassemble Insure you have reassembled the components in the exact sequence that you disassembled them Should you lose a part or reassemble in the improper order your condensator will not workarrow stamped on the side of the body of the the double ss clamps on the hoses on each side and have repositioned the Condensator to the original location Now lets review the following diagram of the Condensator Nipple Body O Ring Core O Ring THE CONDENSATOR Condensator Water Washer Body Nozzle We recommend that you put about 8 oz of clean water in the condensation pan at this point Insure you have opened the seacock then turn the air conditioner circuit breaker on and set your thermostat so the air conditioner will turn on Verify that the Condensator is working properly that you have reassembled the check valve assembly correctly and that the Condensator is not allowing water to backflow to the condensation pan Go to your daytimer or calendar and go forward and mark the point where you will repeat this maintenance procedure NOTE During operation of the air conditioner with the Condensator installed the water exiting the boat may appear milky at times This is due to air being drawn by the Condensator from the drip pan along with the condensate This is a normal occurrence and should not raise concern OTHER SUGGESTIONS Sailboats In certain situations where the possible water damage due to overflowing of the condensation tray could be a problem or on sailboats that could heel at an extreme angle we would suggest the following Place a covered container below the air conditioner in the bilge Drill 2 holes thru the cover of the container Drain the condensation from the air conditioners condensation tray to the container in the bilge Draw from the container with the Condensator rather than from the air conditioners condensation tray Seal the two hoses through the top of the container and mount the container in such a way that it wont move in the bilge The condensator works off the flow of water through the air conditioner When the air conditioner is turned off this flow stops and condensation is not drained from the tray Depending upon conditions there could be some water still on the evaporator fins that drains down to the tray after the unit is turned off When a sailboat heels this water could overflow the pan depending upon the heel angle By draining from the tray to a second container this precludes that late condensation water from causing an issue
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