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Too Hot! Need some cool air!

Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:16 pm

Up here in the northwest we never get too hot...until last weekend, so I bought an air conditioner. Highs this weekend are going to be in the 90's. Our windows are not conventional "double hung" They slide left to right so the mounting kit was worthless for installation, so I improvised.....yep, duct tape and garbage bags! Ahhhhhhhhhh

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Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:22 pm

As close as you are to the ocean, wouldn't it be just as easy to mosy on down to the shore and sip a cold one while sitting in the Pacific?

Bob

Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:40 pm

What is the "R" value of a trash bag?

Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:34 pm

Jim. I think the R value on that "redneck" set up is about .002 ....... :lol:

But, I guess it works !

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:31 pm

whatever works. Pardon me if I don't feel to sorry for you, but try 100 degrees with no electricity. :lol:

Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:31 am

I believe I am going to cut some blue foam I have here today and see if that works better.
100 degrees and no power? Now that's tough!

Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:01 am

Freebird, did you have Red Green help you install that AC?

Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:54 pm

Freebirds dont look bad compared to mine. Last week I cut a piece of plywood to cover My front door opening and then cut a hole in the plywood to fit the ahaaaa conditioner in. I cant use My door now but it sure did make life bearable in this/todays 113°s temperature. I will remove this in september or october.

Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:22 pm

Water to Air Heat Pump if water is close to the ground level. Very very efficient

Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:59 pm

Indy, I have been running a Water Frunace geo thermal system for about 17 years, and very happy with it, except no good without electricity. :lol:

Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:28 am

Thanks Jonbron, knew someone had to go to more extreme than me. The blue foam worked well and fit in the window lip for a good seal.
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