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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    So I looked at portable air conditioners. Those are frigging expensive. So no.
    There cheap here, around $300 - I was replacing the $100 window units every
    year they just cant hold up to the rain, dust and dirt were I live, the fan motors
    burn out, so I got a 10,000BTU Portable unit, seams to work fine,

    Ether unit will make lots of water, its a steady drip, and if you ever left the water
    drip in the tub or sink with the stopper in, over night, it over fills, so its a good
    amount of water coming out of the AC

    I would just get a cheap Portable unit, but even with the portable unit, you have to
    install something like a dryer vent, and a drain,

    If you do go with the window AC, your going to have to use painted plywood, and use
    silicone to water proof around the edges, and the window AC needs to be able
    to drain, so it needs to be at an slight angle for that,

    I was always worded about the AC falling out, or something or some one getting in, so
    I put screws threw the plywood into the window and window frame, all the way
    around, you can use a small drill bit to pre-drill the holes, it helps a lot to do that
    keeps the wood from splitting, just use slightly larger screws than the drill bit

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    Yeah I actually went to Home Depot, and Compared the $100 5000BTU unit that I would need $100 of extra stuff to half *** it, to the $300 10000BTU open box portable with an adapter for a horizontal window.

    So I got the portable. Set it to max cold when I brought it home and it was like an igloo when I got home.

    It came with an exhaust vent to the window, and a silicon hose thingy for the drip. We are in colorado so it is very arid, and there was a plug in the drip hole thing. So I just left the hose unattached... 48 hours and no soggy floor, so it must not be making any water, or at no more than what is evaporated. I am not setting it to dehumidify, since there is no water in the air lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Yeah I actually went to Home Depot, and Compared the $100 5000BTU unit that I would need $100 of extra stuff to half *** it, to the $300 10000BTU open box portable with an adapter for a horizontal window.

    So I got the portable. Set it to max cold when I brought it home and it was like an igloo when I got home.

    It came with an exhaust vent to the window, and a silicon hose thingy for the drip. We are in colorado so it is very arid, and there was a plug in the drip hole thing. So I just left the hose unattached... 48 hours and no soggy floor, so it must not be making any water, or at no more than what is evaporated. I am not setting it to dehumidify, since there is no water in the air lol.
    LOL its over 50% humidity 24/7 here even in winter

    Is it just me or is the time screwed up at MP3car - the email I got about the reply to
    this post post is dated "December 12, 2001 1:11 AM" and my reply is before the
    original post

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    Horizontal Window Air Conditioner

    Ok... it is hot outside. I can't stand it. I want some cold Canadian air!

    I need to find a reasonably priced way of pumping 8000btu's (ish) of cool air conditioned air into my room.

    I live in the basement, where the window is actually ground level. I also live on Cheyenne Mountain. This means I regularly have 500lb bears, wolves, cougars, foxes, deer, you name it inches from my window.

    So most of the air conditioners I have seen are those window ones that are meant for the vertical windows. I have a horizontal window. So this means that however wide the thing is, I have an opening that is width by (window height - air conditioner height) tall. I could put plywood or something over it, but I dont want to drill into the house. So anything will be very loose/insecure. So this brings us back to the wildlife problem. If it is big enough to warrant a piece of wood, it is big enough for some animal to get into my bedroom. Or a person for that matter.

    So I looked at portable air conditioners. Those are frigging expensive. So no.

    So wall units... I am not knocking a hole in the wall...

    So back to window units. I figure I can put one not in the window and still make it work. Am I right with this?

    If I were to put the entire unit inside, then place some duct work on the back of it, and basically vent it out the window, I think it would work, but I dont know how powerful these things are or if there just isnt enough pressure to send the air out the duct work, and not just escape through the vents heating the room instead. I image this rectangular duct piece on the back of the unit, then it gets to the window where it becomes a very tall very skinny piece of metal to go through the window, then back into regular and place it a few feet from the window. Then I can keep my wooden stick in the window so it doesnt open more than an inch, and block that inch with metal keeping the stupid bugs out.

    Other option is to place the unit outside, and vent it inside with basically the same setup metal wise, but the duct would go on the cold air part not the hot exhaust part.

    I have never owned one of these things, so I am just going off of what I think should happen.

    And as I see it, this is going to produce some water as a side product too right? So if the unit is inside, this duct work is going to fill with water unless it is sloped outside right?

    It might just be cheaper to blow up the sun. I am going to start a petition....
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    Quote Originally Posted by will1384 View Post
    LOL its over 50% humidity 24/7 here even in winter

    Is it just me or is the time screwed up at MP3car - the email I got about the reply to
    this post post is dated "December 12, 2001 1:11 AM" and my reply is before the
    original post
    Yeah their server crashed. They have stupid software that resets the server's clock to 2001 on a crash. It crashed, it is now 2001 again... They know about it, enough people have emailed them already...

    Anyways, it was a good deal. It was $399 for a new one like it. I went in to get a $99 unit and some duct work and came out with this monster. lol. I hate home depot...
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    Choose a horizontal window to use for your new air conditioner. The window should be within reach of an electrical outlet and free of any obstructions that would block the airflow. Measure the window opening to make sure you purchase the right size air conditioning unit.

    Read more: How to Install an Air Conditioner Into Horizontal Windows | http://www.houstonairconditioners.ne...lacements.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golmall View Post
    Choose a horizontal window to use for your new air conditioner. The window should be within reach of an electrical outlet and free of any obstructions that would block the airflow. Measure the window opening to make sure you purchase the right size air conditioning unit.

    Read more: How to Install an Air Conditioner Into Horizontal Windows |http://www.houstonairconditioners.ne...lacements.html
    This is what I'm looking for, thanks a lot...

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    If you can get one before summer, Costco is the way to go for AC units. You can even get ones that don't drain fluid, it just sends the fluid out through the exhaust.

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    It's always better to have one before summer regardless of it's price.

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