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

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    pic 1 testing....testing.....
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    pic 2

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    pic 2 try 2
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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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    Looks like not enough air for the condenser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac_superman View Post
    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.
    Yes, we have been in business about 3 years. Things are going well we just don't want to invest much in a rented unit. We hope to buy our own building in a couple years. Then we will do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEEZERLM View Post
    Yes, we have been in business about 3 years. Things are going well we just don't want to invest much in a rented unit. We hope to buy our own building in a couple years. Then we will do it right.
    Your recylcling so much air that the a/c is tripping out. You need more air. Knock out some blocks to put the a/c in and fill them in when you leave. That is a poor setup at best, sorry.
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    Congrats. you killed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay 41 View Post
    Congrats. you killed it!
    Cummon now, give a newbie a break here!

    Guess i'll just cut a hole in the block. won't that cover the side vents of the unit though?

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