[Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C


karkauai
 

What kind of smell is it, Martin?  There should be no leakage of sea water with the gas system or air flow.  If there was a connection between the gas and sea water, the gas would escape and there would be no cooling.  If sea water is leaking out at the AC unit, it should be obvious.  More likely the condensate drainage is not draining into the bilge and remains in the tray below the AC unit.  That could cause mold issues.
 
Let us know what you find.
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Brunswick GA USA

From: luvkante <luvkante@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:22 AM
Subject: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C

 
Hi everybody,

Whenever we leave our boat for a couple of days, the A/C creates nasty odours. I assume, that this is because the cooling water hoses are not gas tight.

The A/C smell in the owners cabin is the worst.

Does anybody have experience in resolving this issue?

Your support is highly appreciated.

Martin
Amel 54 "Chiara"
#149




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Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

On NIkimat SM2K #289, I also have a little smell in the aft cabin coming from the Air Conditionning.
I do not have it on the salon nor forward cabin.
I think Kent is right, that is comes from the condensation remaining in the tray below the AC unit.
I will flush it a few times a day to see if it goes away.


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On Wed, 8/7/13, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:48 AM
















 









What kind of smell is it, Martin?  There should be
no leakage of sea water with the gas system or air flow. 
If there was a connection between the gas and sea water, the
gas would escape and there would be no cooling.  If sea
water is leaking out at the AC unit, it should be obvious. 
More likely the condensate drainage is not draining into the
bilge and remains in the tray below the AC unit.  That
could cause mold issues.

 

Let us know what you find.

Kent

SM 243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



From: luvkante <luvkante@...>

To: amelyachtowners@...


Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:22 AM

Subject: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C



 

Hi everybody,



Whenever we leave our boat for a couple of days, the A/C
creates nasty odours. I assume, that this is because the
cooling water hoses are not gas tight.



The A/C smell in the owners cabin is the worst.



Does anybody have experience in resolving this issue?



Your support is highly appreciated.



Martin

Amel 54 "Chiara"

#149



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Alan Leslie
 

Don't you think its because the aft cabin a/c unit is mounted in the aft head ? the a/c intake is right next to the bowl !!!!

Unless the head is not used or is scrupulously clean, any odour from the head will end up in the aft cabin...I know mine does QQQ

Mind you my aft cabin a/c isn't working...but when it was I had the same issue...

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM #437

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

On NIkimat SM2K #289, I also have a little smell in the aft cabin coming from the Air Conditionning.
I do not have it on the salon nor forward cabin.
I think Kent is right, that is comes from the condensation remaining in the tray below the AC unit.
I will flush it a few times a day to see if it goes away.


--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 8/7/13, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:48 AM
















 









What kind of smell is it, Martin?  There should be
no leakage of sea water with the gas system or air flow. 
If there was a connection between the gas and sea water, the
gas would escape and there would be no cooling.  If sea
water is leaking out at the AC unit, it should be obvious. 
More likely the condensate drainage is not draining into the
bilge and remains in the tray below the AC unit.  That
could cause mold issues.

 

Let us know what you find.

Kent

SM 243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



From: luvkante <luvkante@...>

To: amelyachtowners@...


Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:22 AM

Subject: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C



 

Hi everybody,



Whenever we leave our boat for a couple of days, the A/C
creates nasty odours. I assume, that this is because the
cooling water hoses are not gas tight.



The A/C smell in the owners cabin is the worst.



Does anybody have experience in resolving this issue?



Your support is highly appreciated.



Martin

Amel 54 "Chiara"

#149



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Jose Venegas
 

I agree with Alan, any odor from the head, be it from a user or from a permeated hose will be delivered directly to the aft cabin by the AC. I found out that wrapping aluminum tape around the hoses totally removed the permeated hose odor, a solution that has lasted for more than 4 years!. To avoid the user's odor, we mount two battery operated fans on the hatch. I uploaded a picture of it on the Photos section.

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM2K 278
Constitution Marina, Boston

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Don't you think its because the aft cabin a/c unit is mounted in the aft head ? the a/c intake is right next to the bowl !!!!

Unless the head is not used or is scrupulously clean, any odour from the head will end up in the aft cabin...I know mine does QQQ

Mind you my aft cabin a/c isn't working...but when it was I had the same issue...

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM #437

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@> wrote:

On NIkimat SM2K #289, I also have a little smell in the aft cabin coming from the Air Conditionning.
I do not have it on the salon nor forward cabin.
I think Kent is right, that is comes from the condensation remaining in the tray below the AC unit.
I will flush it a few times a day to see if it goes away.


--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 8/7/13, Kent Robertson <karkauai@> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:48 AM
















 









What kind of smell is it, Martin?  There should be
no leakage of sea water with the gas system or air flow. 
If there was a connection between the gas and sea water, the
gas would escape and there would be no cooling.  If sea
water is leaking out at the AC unit, it should be obvious. 
More likely the condensate drainage is not draining into the
bilge and remains in the tray below the AC unit.  That
could cause mold issues.

 

Let us know what you find.

Kent

SM 243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



From: luvkante <luvkante@>

To: amelyachtowners@...


Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:22 AM

Subject: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C



 

Hi everybody,



Whenever we leave our boat for a couple of days, the A/C
creates nasty odours. I assume, that this is because the
cooling water hoses are not gas tight.



The A/C smell in the owners cabin is the worst.



Does anybody have experience in resolving this issue?



Your support is highly appreciated.



Martin

Amel 54 "Chiara"

#149





Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,
On the Amel and all previous boats the key to non smelling heads is as simple as long flushes. The flush must be long enough to remove the waste from the pipes and just leave water in them.
Danny
Sweet Smelling SM 299 OceanPearl
On 8/08/2013, at 2:54 PM, "Jose" <jvenegas@...> wrote:

I agree with Alan, any odor from the head, be it from a user or from a permeated hose will be delivered directly to the aft cabin by the AC. I found out that wrapping aluminum tape around the hoses totally removed the permeated hose odor, a solution that has lasted for more than 4 years!. To avoid the user's odor, we mount two battery operated fans on the hatch. I uploaded a picture of it on the Photos section.

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM2K 278
Constitution Marina, Boston

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "alan_leslie_elyes_sm2k" <divanz620@...> wrote:

Don't you think its because the aft cabin a/c unit is mounted in the aft head ? the a/c intake is right next to the bowl !!!!

Unless the head is not used or is scrupulously clean, any odour from the head will end up in the aft cabin...I know mine does QQQ

Mind you my aft cabin a/c isn't working...but when it was I had the same issue...

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM #437

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@> wrote:

On NIkimat SM2K #289, I also have a little smell in the aft cabin coming from the Air Conditionning.
I do not have it on the salon nor forward cabin.
I think Kent is right, that is comes from the condensation remaining in the tray below the AC unit.
I will flush it a few times a day to see if it goes away.


--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 8/7/13, Kent Robertson <karkauai@> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:48 AM


























What kind of smell is it, Martin? There should be
no leakage of sea water with the gas system or air flow.
If there was a connection between the gas and sea water, the
gas would escape and there would be no cooling. If sea
water is leaking out at the AC unit, it should be obvious.
More likely the condensate drainage is not draining into the
bilge and remains in the tray below the AC unit. That
could cause mold issues.



Let us know what you find.

Kent

SM 243 Kristy

Brunswick GA USA



From: luvkante <luvkante@>

To: amelyachtowners@...


Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:22 AM

Subject: [Amel] Bad odours coming from the A/C





Hi everybody,



Whenever we leave our boat for a couple of days, the A/C
creates nasty odours. I assume, that this is because the
cooling water hoses are not gas tight.



The A/C smell in the owners cabin is the worst.



Does anybody have experience in resolving this issue?



Your support is highly appreciated.



Martin

Amel 54 "Chiara"

#149



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