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Posted: 06/29/21 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doing the absolutely error-proof "ah-choo" test, I proved to myself that nothing equals a HEPA2 filter. Of course that means more electrical energy and a box that plugs into something but a month or two of operation then checking the filter element made what's left of my hair stand up on end. To think that stuff goes on a one-way trip into my lungs is frightening.

It's not just dirt. Mold spores made me suit up and mix up a mild chlorine solution and mist it through the evaporator coils. I use a full face shield.

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Posted: 06/29/21 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I see a return plenum of about 2" in depth with a filter surface area of at least 3X the original filter. The additional pleated filter surface area should more than make up for the restrictive nature of the filter. Increasing the plenum depth would help. Only an anemometer would know for sure.

I personally would not do this but I do not see a big concern with it.


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Yeah should have made the plenum bigger. Its the width of a T square.

Last year I did use the anemometer. I used the clean stock filter as a baseline. Then would partially block it with a Kleenex to replicate a dirty stock filter. Wind speed out the duct reduced much more than compared to the pleated filter.

What I did not test is a dirty pleated filter. But I barely use my AC. Only when it's super mega hot. Mostly to save on electrical costs.

I installed a 12v blower that blows in filtered outside air. I use that a lot to cool the trailer a little cheaper. Also works great boondocking since its 12v.

Come winter time I use it to blow in warmer air. Trailer stays freezing even after outside air starts warming up.

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