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Old 02-09-2012, 01:28 AM
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Default Re: Portable A/C Unit for Garage

I had a roll around portable AC unit in my garage in Florida. Garage is roughly 600sqft, celiing and largest outside wall were insulated. The portable AC unit couldn't keep up, and it had both the intake and exhaust. Right now I can't remember the size, but I ended up selling it and getting a split unit AC and it works like a charm.

The split unit AC is going to be more expensize, I think I paid $1400 shipped, but I did the install myself, with the exception of charging the unit.
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Did you read those threads I posted in your other thread about this same project? There's specific examples of what they used for their AC.
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Ok. Im looking to get a 14,000btu portable a/c unit for the garage. I live in Tx so I need something for the summer!!!!!!!

The attic is insulated very well and its new. The garage has no windows so Im not sure where to put the hose, to release the hot air. Any ideas??

Also, should I put a big fan in the garage as well?

Ill have a computer, 2 tv's and couple other electronics(lights, kegerator, etc...)
check out #6 in this thread...How do you keep warm in the workshop? - by rweitz @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
guy did through garage door. could also do this through wall.

had ac in previous garage and preferred a window unit as i didnt want to lose the floor space.

fan would help greatly. i used to use 2 small in opposite corners.

if you wanted to consider window units, could try something like this...



Window Air Conditioner Through The Wall - Trim Details For The A/C Opening
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Are your garage walls drywalled? I would assume that there is no insulation in the walls. If you want to ever come close to maintaining a comfortable temperature you really need to insulate the walls. Cost is pretty cheap for batte insulation, just check out your local Lowe's/HD.

Installing a window unit does not require a window. Just cut a hole and frame as you would for a window and set the AC in the hole. Only cost is for a couple of 2x4's.

If it were me, I would think about doing what miandsh2000...2 AC's in opposite corners above the 8' height mark (warm air rises, cold air falls). Then install a cheap ceiling or free-standing fan.

Picks of garage would help
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Yea garage is not insulated. Only the attic above. I'll look at lowes and see about insulation..

@IFLOPP - I forgot about that thread awhile back. I'll have to take a look.
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@IFLOPP @ Slev - that thread awhile back had the greatest Quote in ManCave history lol...
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thought I jut posted 2 days ago...this is confusing.
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Thought you were talking about that thread back in 2011
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I have one of those portables I bought used for my 400 sq ft garage. I am planning on putting in two dryer vents through outside wall for outside air and to exhaust the hot air without having to vent through window. The vents will not show as they will be low and behind shrubs.

Even with the garage door open six inches and it in high 90s it got garage inside down to 80 and lowered humidity greatly. When I get door tight it should do well.
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