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Old 07-14-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Just a heads up...checked my basement air conditioner filter and it was completely FILTHY after the basement air ran for about 2 weeks....These things get dirty fast!

Replaced with cheap replacement....
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Just a heads up...checked my basement air conditioner filter and it was completely FILTHY after the basement air ran for about 2 weeks....These things get dirty fast!

Replaced with cheap replacement....
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrontRangeRVer:
Replaced with cheap replacement.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Are your lungs cheap? Consider a Micro Alergen filter with a 1000 or better rating.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:51 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrontRangeRVer:
Replaced with cheap replacement.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Are your lungs cheap? Consider a Micro Alergen filter with a 1000 or better rating. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hear the cheapo ones allow more airflow for these basement type air conditioners....thats what I am looking for.
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:05 AM   #5
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Frontranger, That was my thnking to, to move more air across the coil--I even put in
a fiberous filter, when I was a young man they callled them horse hair filters!!
They were good to keep out small animals and large flies. Sort of like a K&N filter!!
But then I found out the second comp. was not being picked up ever time. One new thermo
stat form RVP, now I be coooll! TENN.
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:16 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrontRangeRVer:
Just a heads up...checked my basement air conditioner filter and it was completely FILTHY after the basement air ran for about 2 weeks....These things get dirty fast!

Replaced with cheap replacement.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did same thing, although ours never got that dirty. I bought them in a six pack and probably replaced them at an equivalent of less than a week's running time (which would take at least a month on the calendar). Used 5 out of 6 over a season in Florida. Much easier to just toss is automatically rather even think about cleaning it.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:52 AM   #7
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We use a good 3M filter - they are expensive but I like clean air

We have encountered really dusty and dirty conditions up here - 90% of all campgrounds in Alaska (and even on our way up here through Canada) are basically a gravel and/or dirt parking lot. The inside of the coach needs to be dusted about every three days .
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:08 PM   #8
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Hi John glad to hear all is well, enjoy the photos and the blog.

I use the cheap filters in the house and in the Moho, like Dleslie, mine never seem to get very dirty. I run the a/c in the driveway and on short trips. Just a smokey color not any dirt. I think its what you prefer and your health dictates a neighbor has a electric filter and he loves it. Good Miles
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You all are talking about the filters purpose is to clean the air you breath, actually it is to clean the air of dirt so the indoor coil (evaporator) stays clean ,if it gets dirty the air flow decreases and the heat transfer will decrease less cooling.So I would suggest using a either a high quality pleated filter or electrostatic as John uses.I use a 14"X20"X2"Pleated Filter.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #10
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14" X 20" X 2" ? I use a 14" X 20" X 1" , the 2" are to thick. Pleated filter or one from enviortec, I think thats what its called. Dence pink material. Change it seasonally. Never that dirty.
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I used to use a micro pleated filter but I seemed to remember reading someone had problems with their basement air because the pleated ones didn't allow enough air flow, so I went to a cheaper type from Ace Hardware and spray it with a Filter Charge (adhesive spray makes disposable filters more effective). Still don't know which way is best. Mine runs intermittently whenever the outside temp is below 74 -75 degrees whichever type filter is used.
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I use the 2" thick filter because there is more surfase area and less air restriction.
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