I need to replace the connectors or adapters for the exhaust hose on a Danby DPAC8099-1 (with heating). There's a bit of confusion about which, or how many, parts are involved. Would anybody have a drawing or schematic of the hose and connector assembly? Thanks!
Re: Hose and connecting parts - schematic available?
Need a Manual for this airconditioner if any one can email me a copy, that would be great . my dad passed away last year my mom moved out of the house into a apartment ,But I dont know how to set this up any info would be great.....Manuel
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Is there a reason not to just go to the Danby site? Support Danby includes phone support, email and "Find Parts" Even if their source is out you should at least be able to find the correct part number, then Google Danby (part number). You could also look to see if generic flexible vinyl tubing/hose can be substituted. It's doubtful that Danby created their own hoses.
Unfortunately, the model have has been discontinued. The hole on the back is for an exhaust hole for an exhaust hose that goes out a window. However, there is more to it than just the hose. You need the hose couplings/connectors and the window termination kit. Even though your model has been discontinued, Danby may be able to help you. 800-496-6049
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The first place to start is with the manufacturer, Danby 800-496-6049. Or take a section of the hose with you and go to your nearest home center and purchase a similar hose (same diameter) and use all the existing fittings that you have, to remount it with the new hose. There are several types available that will work well for this type of application and probably last longer than the original hose did.
First cut the hoses off near where they would connect to the plastic quick adapter. Leave a little slack at 2-3 inches between where you cut and the metal clamp.
Take those two pieces you just cut off to home depot or lowes. Afterwards you can chuck them if you don't want them (I did read below). Take the metal faucet adapter with you too.
For the water supply hose (this is the smaller one) need a Hose barb adapter 3/8 Barb x 3/8 FIP
You need a clamp for this.
Get a plastic hose the length you want and the right barb to fit the drain hose and your new hose. You need two clamps. Also you might consider hooking it up to an external water pump depending on your situation. If the hose is long or has to go up above 36 inches then you may need a pump.
Then you want a standard dishwasher connecting kit. They have them from 4-6 feet, they come with a 3/8 brass fitting make sure you get that.
You also need plumbing teflon.
I also wanted to replace the faucet connector because the plastic one it came with leaked all over the place. I got a quick snap that goes to a garden hose. It fits the metal faucet adapter that came with the dishwasher. . I had to get a few connectors to go from the garden hose adapter to the standard dishwasher hose.
Installation. Take the clamp for the supply hose and put it on the hose connected to the dishwasher. Put insert the barb and tighten the clamp.
Put teflon on the 3/8 male connector that came with your standard dishwasher kit. Connect it to the Barb adapter you just installed. Connect your standard dishwasher hose.
Connect the other end. Its pretty straight forward just don't forget to put teflon on any of the thick threads.
From this you can pretty much figure out the rest with the drain hose.
If I were to do it again I probably wouldn't have used the standard dishwasher kit. I would have gotten a cheap plastic tube and connected it. Also if you're happy with the plastic adapter they gave you save the plastic connectors you cut off and you can use another 3/8 barb adapter to connect it to the other end of your extension hose either a simple plastic tube or the standard dishwasher connector.
Strange but true. I had tried to use a steel/brass connector from a garden hose. Although the same size as a normal garden hose connector when used with the nylon threads on the humitifier it simply would not tighten without coming off. I went to my local hardware store and tried plastic/nylon hose adapter to hose connector and it worked like a champ? Although it worked it to if overtightened (and not to much) would also want to fall off? it worked ok and everything is fine.....cheap engineering.
we are a authorized servicer for dandy and can get you any part you need that is available from the manufacture however air conditioners do not have hoses . if you need an external drain
hose you can get those at home depot or lowes