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Old 07-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience using a portable A/C for their cool room? Ours runs at 20C, 24/7. Moisture is really building up though and humidity is at 70% without dehumidifier running at the same time. We used one for 8 months without turning it off and worked good, then started leaking water like crazy so we got a backup, but im concerned it will breakdown eventually.

Thinking about putting in a window unit and run it during the day, and run the portable unit at night.

Cool room is 170 sq. ft.

Any cool room pro's think the dual units alternating would relieve their stress?

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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The blue 55 gal. drum was converted to a sink. We poured a cement bottom with a drain and use a hose that is next to it.

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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The challenge with the dehumidifier is it heats up the room to 23c instead of 20

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Just get a higher BTU window or portable unit. Alternating is pointless. Get one that can handle the room.

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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The circuit right now is only 120. Possible higher BTU's will trip breaker? If not, then im sold

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #6
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9,000 BTU system right now

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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how many amps? Cause pretty much all ac units are 120 now. I'd guess your fine on amps, too.

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:55 PM   #8
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Not sure, but Home depot has a 10k BTU portable that runs at 115V, not sure is thats the needed info for the problem. Does 120 and 220 means volts?

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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ok, both systems both run at 115v, the 10K is 9.5 amps and the 9K is 9.2, not much difference

 
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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But the real question is how many BTU's is enough

 
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