Designed and developed by the Marketair engineering department, the patent-pending, SuperSleeve eliminates the need for a second jobsite technician or a temporary support bracket to hold the evaporator in place during a retrofit installation. The 3-inch-diameter SuperSleeve is flanged on both ends and telescopes from 6- to 12-inches to accommodate most wall thicknesses.
The SuperSleeve design features an integral positive slope guide for the condensate drain hose. Although the sleeve is installed level, the drain hose guide sill ensures a 3/8-inch downward pitch away from the evaporator to promote correct drainage. The hose compartment at the bottom of the sleeve holds standard insulated 5/8-inch condensate hose in place to ensure the pitch.
An integral corrugated PVC cable guide hose separates the electrical/communications wiring from the linesets and drain hose sections. An integral strain relief clamp mounted on the exterior flange holds the electrical/communications cable in place and prevents the weight of it from pulling the cable out of the wall during installation.
The SuperSleeve kit also has an external plastic cap to protect against weather ingress, cover foam sealants, and present a professional finish when a retrofit doesn’t include exterior lineset ducting.
Other SuperSleeve features are:
- Accommodates the wall inlet fitting of all lineset cover brands 4-inch and larger
- Installation sequence: 1) interior sleeve half is fitted over the drain hose and lineset, then pushed through the evaporator wall plate and then the wall as the evaporator is clipped into place 2) exterior sleeve half is slipped into interior sleeve half and anchored to outside wall 3) electrical/communications cable is inserted through the cable guide hose into the evaporator
- Includes stainless steel anchoring screws
- Prevents ingress of insects, rodents and moisture into the wall cavity
SuperSleeve is available direct or through most wholesale HVAC distributors throughout North America.