When I had my old Trane complete system taken out the tech's said if I wanted to I could keep the old stuff if I wanted. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. (Said they can't use it again and they just sell them for junk/recycling). I replaced it as it was undersized and got tired of it running 24 x 7 in the hot summers around here and paying huge electric bills.
I had told them at some point I had an interest in having someone just take a few parts as I may want it to cool my garage for short periods of time - an hour or so here or there. Just a bare bones system - compressor, air handler, coil, with just a swith to turn it on and off.
Question is, with comp/condenser, and coil and a fan motor (didn't keep the furnace/air handler - may find a junk updraft air handler somewhere, could or WOULD I find someone that could just cobble a system up to just make it work? No thermostat, no nothing. Just reconnect the coil to the outside unit just to blow cool air for garage. When done, just use a simple ON / OFF switch?
Would such a 'rig' have to meet code for something like this idea? If this is totally impractical or cost prohibitive, shall I just set it out on the curb for bulky trash pickup? Is it pretty much a worthless idea?