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Installing or Replacing an Air Conditioner System

If you buy a new air conditioner system or you want to replace an old one, you must not hire a professional to do it for you. You can do that yours...

 

If you buy a new air conditioner system or you want to replace an old one, you must not hire a professional to do it for you. You can do that yourself if you have plumbing and electrical experience. Though, its brand of air conditioner is unique, the basic installation principles are almost the same.

Below are the steps to follow when installing or replacing an old air con.

Choose Where to Mount the Air Conditioner

The first step in the installation of a new air conditioner system is the selection of the right location. There are certain things that you should consider in order to choose the right location to install your air con.

·         Do not choose a location closer to heat source or where the system will be exposed to sunlight.

·         Choose a location where there will be minimal possibility of gas leak.

·         You should mount the air con 7 meters above the ground and 1m or 3.3 feet away from power, antenna or power connecting lines.

Fix the Mounting Plate on the Interior Wall

You have to be careful when mounting the plate. You should make sure that the plate is square both in horizontal and vertical level. Drill the holes where to fix the plate and then mount the plate fixing it with tapping screws.

Do the Electrical Connection

The electrical connection is an important step in the installation of an air conditioner system. You have to be very careful when doing the electrical. Remove cover of the front panel of the unit after lifting it. Connect the cable wires properly to the screw terminal. You have to also ensure that they fit the system’s diagram.

The Connection of the Pipes

Drill a hole via the wall and then run the pipes from the unit inside through the hole. You should ensure that the pipe does not bend for better performance. The length of the PVC pipe should not be as long as the length of interior and exterior surfaces of the wall. The PVC pipe length should be 6mm shorter. Insert the pipe via the hole you drilled on the wall after placing the pipe cap on the interior PVC pipe end. Use an electrical tape to bind the copper pipes, drain pipe and power cables together. The drain pipe should be placed on the bottom so that water will flow freely.

·         Tighten the connection with 2 wrenches and then secure the pipe to the unit inside. Join the indoor unit’s base and the water drainage pipe together.

·         Now pass the cables and bound pipes via the hole in the wall

·         You are done with the installation of your air conditioner system after securing the indoor unit to the mounting plate.

 

 

Camping Food Suggestions

 

         I have written an article recently about my love for camp fire games. Well, more of my love for nature actually. I love going in the outdoors on hikes with my friends. Most of the times we decide to go for two-three day trips in the mountains. It somehow turns out that I am the most experienced mountain climber of the group so I often get asked all sorts of questions. Many of them are regarding what to wear or what kind of food to bring. Seeing that this happens quite often, I've decided to wrote an article about the subject. So for today, I want to share with you my camping food suggestions. I'm sure that it's very likely for you to have other ideas so I will be happy to hear you out if you would leave a message in the comment section which you can find at the end of this article. I will put my two cents in, even though I'm sure that there are others with much more experience than mw who could do the same. But for now, you're stuck with me. So, here are my camping food suggestions:

1.    Powdered milk with Nutella. One of the best camping food suggestions I can give you is to try the awesome combination of powdered milk and Nutella. It is jam packed with calories and it will give you an instant burst of energy when you most need it. Not to mention that it tastes great. It may not be to everyone's liking, especially those who don't have a sweat tooth, but I think it's just magnificent. It is something I came across by accident. I have a habit of drinking cocoa with milk in the morning, so I always carry around powdered milk with me when I go on hikes. One morning I had finished putting Nutella on my bread but then when I turned around to get my cup I accidentally spilled the bag with the powdered milk, which was of course open at the time, and it landed on my bread. Since I didn't want it to go to waste I gave Nutella with powdered milk and bread a chance and I've been hocked on it ever since.

2.    Tea of any kind. I think that there is no camping food suggestions which can rival with a simple hot cup of tea. This is because after a long hike in cold weather, a cup of hot tea would just be exactly what the doctor ordered. Trust me, when you get to a cabin cold and tired, a hot cup of tea will seem much more appealing than any other thing on the menu, including caviar, if they would for some absurd reason have it anyway.

3.    Pork fat. I'm sure many people have started to cringe when they first read pork fat. I would have been one of them a few years ago. But then I realized that organic, natural pork fat is much healthier than any of the things that we can find in cans which have been pumped with so many chemicals that it's hard to feel any kind of taste anyway. And on the plus side, pork fat will not go bad, unless there are some extreme circumstances.

4.    Cucumbers. One of my favorite vegetables when I was growing up was the cucumber. Lucky has it that I still love it and that it is one of my camping food suggestions, because it will not spoil very fast. And another advantage is that it can go in almost every kind of combination with all sorts of different foods.

5.    Peppers. If you love vegetables than I'm sure you like peppers. One of the things I love best about the pepper is that it can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, even tastes. They have an amazing variety which is liable to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.  

6.    Cereal bars. Everyone knows that when you are going for a hike you will not have too much time to sit and prepare a decent meal. Most of the time you eat while you walk until you reach your destination. And what better snack than a cereal bar which will give you enough energy to get through the day.

7.    Apples. And last, but definitely not least on my list are the humble apples. They are absolutely fantastic to take on a hike. They have lots of vitamins, and nutrients, and they will keep you from getting dehydrated if you eat lots of them.

          There are many more camping food suggestions that spring to mind but I think I will stop the list here. But if you think you have a suggestion that is worthwhile just write it in a comment.