Thanks Steve.<br>I had seen something like that a while ago, but those are for pretty short windows. This window is 4 feet x 4 feet. So, with one window out it is still 4 feet high. I haven't seen anything that tall.<br><br>
Yeah stock up on beer - should take him about 3 hours<br><br>The Panasonic's are real nice and they get "cold" plus the remotes are handy. We install those units in our Town Home projects and the owners loves them so far no calls for warranty issues. They just work.<br><br>Very Important - Amps - do some simple math first<br><br>Example<br>1 - Check the circuit breaker amp rating for that room = 15 amp ?<br>2 - Check the amp rating for the Wall Unit = 10 amp ?<br>3 - Check the amp rating for all the other room electric Macs and all<br><br>Note if they all add up more than the "circuit breaker" amp rating. Your gonna have to run a dedicated line for the Wall Unit. If that is a attic above that room then that will be easy. If not go to the breaker panel and add another breaker - split the room in 2 breakers. <- if thats not possible - assuming that the garage side of the wall has a outlet ? tap into that one, the garage should be on its own breaker<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Its desiccating<p><hr></blockquote><p>If the room is as small as you suggest, how about using a bowl of ice in front of a fan? You'll get some humidity in there along with the cool air.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
Yes Mold and mildew<br>Wall Units produce condensation and thats where mold grows in the units pan. Then the units blows the mold spores into the room. Hence why they are being discontinued.<br><br><br>Central air and split systems have condensation drains.<br>Stand Ups the owner removes the pan and drains it<br><br>
Ok, I've completely changed my mind. I'm going with the portable. Most are only about 2 x 2 x 3. That's small, and the convenience, safety, resell of the house etc. sounds great. <br><br>So carp, you think 6000-7000 BTU is enough? I think the room is only about 250 square feet.<br><br><br>@ Dr. John: nothing but help, aren't you! <br><br>
We install 6,000 in Master Bedrooms, so yes maybe even over kill for that room.<br><br>Certainly check them out first go to Home Depot or similar store.<br>Some of those stand up units don't cool for nothing, find a brand that works.<br><br>
Thanks Alec thats a great how to link<br><br>Trog ; Inline install -vs- below window install , Alec link<br><br>Below window install is most popular for 2 reasons.<br>1 - Below the window the studs are "Non Bearing" not structural <br>2 - There will be no vertical plumbing or electrical for the obvious reason. However that does not mean that there is no plumbing or electrical running horizontal <-- that would be kinda rare because standard window framing is 1 King Stud and 2 Trimmer Studs on both sides of the window, thats 3 - 2X4s sandwiched thats allot of drilling.<br><br>Caveats to below window installation;<br>1 - Cold air is heavy and drops, while the hot air remains at the top. The AC unit takes much longer to cool the room = cost more to operate. <br>2 - They are great "space killers" you cannot place a couch or chair of anything in front of that window.<br><br>Inline installation - top of window and top of AC are inline or level to each other.<br>advantage -1- AC unit cools the room twice as fast = cheaper to operate.<br>advantage -2- AC unit does not kill floor space.<br><br>Caveats to inline AC installs<br>1 - Studs that you cut out are "structural" follow Alec link would be the same install as suggested at under the window installations. However if you hit a 4X4 or 2 studs sandwiched that is a post don't cut those out ! ! unless you install a Header as well.<br>2 - You could run into vertical plumbing or electrical <br><br>note;<br>Modern wall sensors - will now tell you what is behind a wall be it plumbing, electrical or a stud. They cost about 50 bucks and well worth the bucks<br><br>
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