[rescue] Current collections...
ph009j at mail.rochester.edu
Thu Apr 8 22:10:20 CDT 2004
With any length of duct off the condenser fan a boost fan is just about
required. the problem i always had was that the condenser side of the AC
units are usualy not that sealed or ducted too well since its supose to be
outside, so the condenser fan is not that strong and with to much back
pressure it fails to pump the air throught the radiator and instad some of
the air mills around the fan. but i didn't wana hack the AC units i was
working with too much.
you also have to deal with the condensation, at one point i was generating
some thing like 2 - 3 gallons of water every day or so, i realy should have
just piped it outside, or down a drain some how.
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> Subject: RE: [rescue] Current collections...
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> "> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org
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> "> Behalf Of Sandwich Maker
> "> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:59 PM
> "> "From: Dan Duncan <dand at pcisys.net>
> "> "
> "> "
> "> "
> "> "Fourth choice is AC. Does anyone have experience with the
> "> "stand alone AC units? I'm not allowed to have window mount
> "> "air conditioners where I live now, but I can have fans, so
> "> "I'm thinking about a free standing unit and running the exhaust
> "> "vent out the window.
> "> why not modify a window unit? use dryer duct to bring air
> in from one
> "> window and exhaust the heated air out another. you'll
> have to do some
> "> boxing-in of the condenser, but it shouldn't take much.
> "From: "Paul Hortiatis" <ph009j at mail.rochester.edu>
> "It is posable to do this, i've done it 3 times now with
> varying success. You
> "have to watch out for condensetion on the "outside" part,
> and you have to
> "watch the airflow pattern of the origonal desgin. The biggest part is
> "getting enough air flow away from the back of the air
> conditioner, i'm not
> "exactly shure if it causes a problem but the longer the AC
> ran the warmer
> "the air coming out was. but i never realy did any actual
> test, just the very
> "scientific "hold your had infront of it" test. and i'm
> pretty sure one of
> "the AC units i did it to ended up dying.
> the trick would be finding the condenser fan, so that one of the ducts
> went directly to it.
> come to think of it, a booster fan on the duct wouldn't be a bad idea.
> Andrew Hay the genius nature
> internet rambler is to see what
> all have seen
> adh at an.bradford.ma.us and think what
> none thought
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