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    Confused Please Don't Laugh! I'm A Newbie! (help)

    OK here is the deal,

    This is a small 2000 sf machine shop. This place gets hot so we bought a 28,000 Btu air conditioner to knock out a little heat and humidity ( I know its not enough but every bit counts. Instead of cutting a big hole in the cinder block (we are renting this place) I decided to build a room around our air compressor ( It creates a lot of noise and heat ) with a fan blowing in from the bottom ( shown in pics ) and a fan blowing out at the top. I then mounting the a/c unit into the room so it would expell the hot air into the vented room.

    It has worked great to quite the compressor and remove the heat but the a/c unit is acting up. when I first turn it on, it blows nice cold air, after about 5 or ten minutes it blows room temp air. is it possible I don't have enough ventilation? Looking for some answers and thanx for all help

    Brandon

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    What pics?
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Hmmm. my pics didn't show up. I'll try some more.

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    pic 1 testing....testing.....
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    Looks like not enough air for the condenser.
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    pic 2

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    pic 2 try 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEEZERLM View Post
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    You can't move enough air through those two tiny openings to dispel the heat build-up between the a/c and the air compressor. You would've been better off getting a split system and drilling small holes through the brick wall for linesets and wiring vs. that current setup. The condenser section needs to be outside where it can reject heat from the shop properly.

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    shophound has the best idea yet-
    Install a mini-split. Way more cost than a window unit(and more cooling), but you will have something to take with you when you get the high dollar, repeating, 5 axis job in a couple of years and move into your own space : )
    Last edited by 7echo; 07-07-2008 at 09:12 PM. Reason: spleeling

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    Not familiar with the terminology, what is a minisplit?

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    nevermind! (edited and deleted)

    I'm quite the newbie to this forum and jumped the gun a bit with an opinion
    Last edited by diverdan; 07-08-2008 at 12:30 AM. Reason: im a newbie and didn't look at the entire thread.

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    It sounds like you are just starting out. Good luck with your business and hopefully some day you get so big you can contract professionals to set up a properly vented and cooled shop. Until then it really sounds like your compressor room is just too hot and the air conditioner condensing temp is too high. More air needed.
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