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advice on a/c unit for the basement

advice on ac unit for the basement

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#21 The Architect

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Posted July 23 2013 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, I have ordered from home depot, hopefully this should work fine.

http://www.homedepot...77#.Ue71qNjwF8E


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#22 Nordon

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Posted July 23 2013 - 04:57 PM

I have an 11000 btu portable in my basement, more than enough. Gotta be at least 700 sq ft.

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Posted July 23 2013 - 05:53 PM

How big is the window?

If not large enough there's those portable ones that you can cut out an piece of plywood and put the duct there to blow out the hot air.

Here's overstock's latest stock for 250/300 (9000 btu). Remember your in a basement, so it will hold the cool air better than upstairs. No need to buy a 150000 btu unit.. : http://www.overstock...689/subcat.html



Something like this:

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steve, with a unit like that is there a pump that ejects the condensate out with the hot air? or get contained in a pan
(like a dehumidifier) or do you need to set up and ejector pump, especially in a basement..

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Posted July 23 2013 - 06:19 PM

steve, with a unit like that is there a pump that ejects the condensate out with the hot air? or get contained in a pan
(like a dehumidifier) or do you need to set up and ejector pump, especially in a basement..



Depends on the portable unit. Many have a pan, but some also use a dehumidifier function with a drain or their own propriety evaporative tech where you don't have to drain. You have to do your hw on how they work as most are multi function (cool/dehumidify/heat).

This one uses the moisture to cool, which is obviously not what you want if you want the RH down. So in my case, where the existing dehumidifiers are heating things up this application is pointless.
Auto drain technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during the cooling process to produce cool air.
http://www.homedepot...-N#.Ue8O2m0pkrg


Here is a list of portables. Their descriptions show the options.

http://www.homedepot...S|e|15348621933

Edited by Destro, July 23 2013 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 06:33 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, I have ordered from home depot, hopefully this should work fine.

http://www.homedepot...77#.Ue71qNjwF8E


You will like the dehumidifier and if your basement is anything like mine that is all you will need. Reason being is that these units do not just take out the moisture they put the hot humid air outside via the vent hose. What is left is a nice cool flow that more than likely will do the job just by itself. Mine when running on that setting does great and is virtually silent. You will have to hook up a hose permantently but if it has a good capacity it will run for a few days without needing an empty. Good luck.

Again, like I said before just make sure the hose gets to the window. They are usually around six feet in length. Bill

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#26 The Architect

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Posted July 23 2013 - 06:36 PM

phumb,

Destro had all the correct replies.
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#27 Short Circuit

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Posted July 23 2013 - 07:07 PM

The outside unit needs to be wired 220v to the indoor unit !

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Posted July 23 2013 - 07:27 PM

The outside unit needs to be wired 220v to the indoor unit !


Not that I doubt you but is it considered 240v in the house? From my understanding, the compressor converts the voltage to DC for the indoor unit?

And the terminals are usually marked "1,2,3" not "L,N,E" on the indoor unit. Just saying

Edited by heartlessmcfly, July 23 2013 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 07:57 PM

Not that I doubt you but is it considered 240v in the house? From my understanding, the compressor converts the voltage to DC for the indoor unit?

And the terminals are usually marked "1,2,3" not "L,N,E" on the indoor unit. Just saying


240volt for Long Island, 208volt NYC

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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:00 PM

A dehumidifier for that small of a space would be perfect, especially for a basement. You can get a pump out up to 15' so you never have to empty. Cost around 230. But I see you have made a decision.
Later, Steve

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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:07 PM

240volt for Long Island, 208volt NYC


I know this but I think the outside unit converts the cable going to the inside unit to DC

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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:18 PM

Ill look into it

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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:51 PM

if funds are available go split and don't look back

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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:55 PM

I want a 2 zone ductless but cooling only... They don't really seem to exist.


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Posted July 24 2013 - 01:22 PM

I want a 2 zone ductless but cooling only... They don't really seem to exist.

Here check this out:
http://www.alpinehom...?categoryID=238

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Posted October 29 2019 - 10:17 PM

If your basement has no windows, a portable A/C unit with automatic evaporation is the right choice. For example, the Global Air 10,000 BTU is one of them, but its noise is a bit loud. The cooling area is limited to 400 square meters and below.



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Posted October 30 2019 - 05:54 AM

Lol...KK Just fyi for your first post, This thread is 6 years old....



#38 rlitman

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Posted October 30 2019 - 06:06 AM

Lol...KK Just fyi for your first post, This thread is 6 years old....


There’s that. Also, portable air conditioners are not the right answer for ANY use.

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Posted October 30 2019 - 09:36 PM

A canadian spammer! (Uses metric
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#40 pequa1

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Posted October 31 2019 - 07:21 AM

Since 2012 I have a 4 unit  Fujitsu ductless AC system that services three bedrooms and the living and dining rooms.  Believe I paid 8K for Universe of Seaford to install.

(Had them convert me to gas heat as well for about the same $ and filling in the "holes" of two in wall AC units really saves heat, allowing me to break even in just three years.)

In the basement we have a walled in space wherein we use one of the aforementioned portable AC units that vents outside (onto our driveway and right where I clean fish, grrrrr.  The rest of the basement just

has a dehumidifier for "my stuff" but my basement has always been warm and dry, unlike my first house.







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