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    I took another look at that 5kbtu unit. It also had a rating for dehumidification at 1.1 pints per hour ( only 28.4 pt/day). No doubt the A/C was designed for temperature drop as opposed to changing RH.

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    Something like this would be easy. Many models/sizes available. Google it.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Global-Ai...ll&athena=true
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    Install the turbine vent on the roof with Eve vents..
    https://www.homedepot.com/b/Building...s/N-5yc1vZc665
    The heat load will be incredibly reduced, it uses no power source..
    You can frame the wall to put the A/C in..and your done...

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    Wind driven vent only works if you have wind all the time. Sadly we have many very sunny days but also little wind. Solar driven vent is probably better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavhorna View Post
    Wind driven vent only works if you have wind all the time. Sadly we have many very sunny days but also little wind. Solar driven vent is probably better.
    Actually, it turns from the thermal updraft of the heat. It spins faster based on the volume of heat. It’s not expensive, compared to solar powered that’s 5x the cost..

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    Window unit with electric heat... use a thermostat that will allow reheat for humidity control and wire in the heat strip with a relay?

    Might not be energy efficient but it would probably work and keep humidity very low?

    I’m sure your solar panels wouldn’t support heat strips, but, just a thought.

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    You would need a piercing valve to remove the refrigerant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallisticBee View Post
    You would need a piercing valve to remove the refrigerant.
    how are these machines filled if there is no valve at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavhorna View Post
    how are these machines filled if there is no valve at all?
    Through a process stub.

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    Piercing valve

    Quote Originally Posted by gustavhorna View Post
    how are these machines filled if there is no valve at all?
    They squeeze off and valve off a piece of copper while still in the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallisticBee View Post
    You would need a piercing valve to remove the refrigerant.
    As to using a dehumidifier what I implied was simple bending the tubes without damage or need of equipment. My suggestion is still on a 5KBtu window unit.

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    Well when we've been searching for refrigeration stuff for our shed, we've been looking for different models on different resources, cause our old one has broken, and recently we've got model EdgeStar AP8000W from well-known resource, based on positive reviews about it. It really can cool a pretty wide space, has reliable digital thermostat feature, and there are no such problems with all those tubes, etc.
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