06:13AM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
I have a finished basement room, no windows at all. We need some AC in that room a bit as it is getting pretty hot.

I would like to look into Portable AC units and have the vent of the unit, blow into the other side of the basement (near the boiler room). Now the tech at the store said that would be fine, but I wanted to run it past you all on any other option> =


One person said to build a little frame in the wall and stick a regular ac unit in it and have the hot air blow out and have the water drip into a bucket and empty when needed.

Is the hot air from the back of a regular AC unit ok to have circulating in a basement?

PLEASE HELP, thanks...



05:30AM | 08/18/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I was in a church 2 weeks ago that had an A/C unit mounted to an inside concrete block wall. I know it was an inside wall because I wondered how they did that. I don't know where the condensation was going, but there was nothing behind the wall and no pipes leaving. I know, I looked. And I looked again.
As far as the bucket trick. Don't mess with that. If you go that route you can put your waterin a sump pump hole or sink or drain. If you don't have any of those they sell a little pump just for those situations. It's about 5x9" and water enters by a 3/4" PVC pipe and exits by clear plastic tubing. You could easily pump it up one floor and run it outside.
Good luck,

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