choosing the proper model Baysider, primary consideration should be
given to calculated BTU loads and available power supply. Any
special requirements (box capacity, air condenser exhaust, wiring
sizes, etc.) should be determined prior to installation.
The location of the Baysider
condensing unit should be dry and accessible for service. The
location of the unit should provide for proper air flow through the
air cooled condenser to avoid overheating the system. If airflow is
restricted, the water cooled condenser must be connected as
described in the following paragraph. The unit should be installed
with the fasteners provided and secured to a horizontal or vertical
surface sufficient to support the weight and torsion load from the
The optional sea water system must be
installed below the water line and routed on a continuous incline
from a dedicated thru-hull intake to the pump inlet, up to the
condensing unit to prevent air locks in the sea
pump. Reinforced marine grade hose should be used for the sea water
circuit, and all fittings should be double-clamped.
The refrigeration lines connecting the
evaporator unit to the condensing unit are constructed of
refrigeration grade, dehydrated copper, insulated and fitted with
quick disconnect style connectors for easy installation.
Thermostats are to be located and
properly secured in the box(es) or on bulkheads with sensing bulbs
properly secured into the mounting plates on the evaporator.
Circuit breakers and wire gauges must
be sized according to ABYC marine design standards. Only stranded
tinned copper wire should be used. All equipment must be properly
In keeping with regulations set forth
by the EPA, only certified technicians should perform service on, or
make adjustments to, the refrigerant circuit.