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  1. #14
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    Thanks to the forum, and Thanks for all suggestions. my goal is to minimize the sweat and extend the investment. Maybe next year I'll A/C the garage for my dream workshop...until then remain...cool.

  2. #15
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    Mini splits work great to air condition a garage
    We really need change now

  3. #16
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    ductwork in in the attic?
    The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole. ~Plato

  4. #17
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    If I was going to be building a cabinet for the A/H, I'd rather build it as a complete 'room', meaning studs, insulation, and wall-board. It really won't cost that much compared to a thin plywood box, but it will provide a lot of other benefits. I would also, with the new air handler install, look into at the very least lining the return path with sheet metal, and including that area in your insulated enclosure. Most likely, there is nothing by plywood between your current return air and your garage. That plywood surface/chipboard, exposed to the return air, is a likely source of microbial growth. If you are going to be replacing the air handler, and building a whole new enclosure, you might as well fix all these issues at once.

    The other advantage of building a fully constructed wall around it, is that's usually a convenient spot to hang items/shelves, etc, usually right near the entry door to the house.

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  6. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy_rater_La View Post
    well..its better than in the attic by a few degrees!
    why not build a closet around the unit and insulate the walls on the
    inside?
    make sure that the return box is sealed air tight and that all duct
    connections/plenum connections are mastic sealed and not duct tape
    or foil tape.
    these things will minimize condensation.

    best of luck.
    on page one of this thread.
    also an alternate of adding sheetmetal inside return air is ductboard.
    best of luck
    The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole. ~Plato

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