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These are small windows that the AC unit will not fit in. I was planning on a small bench for this rig up. The AC unit sit on the bench and the holes would have a small tube or pan wich goes into a magical hole in my basement (honestly, no clue what it is for very small). If that doesn't get rid of it, I'm sure the dehumidifier next to it will. I talking about something like this MS paint picture.
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Does your house have central air ? and is the basement a completed ceiling or open you could rerout one of the duct works from central air to the area you wanna cool. And ac units wont work right usualy if their not tilted they will freeze up had that problem with window units when the outside mount legs were set to high the unit kept freezing.
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My house does not have central air

I could assemble a table to hold the AC unit at an angle.
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post #14 of 24
that might work you could even sit it outside on a table at a angle and use duct to run it in thru the windows for power you would need to use some weather proof stuff on the power cord. So up stairs stays cooler then downstairs if whoever your living with would let you you could cut floor vents going to basement so air upstairs could get to the downstairs to. Heat rises tho so heat from basement would leak into the upstairs.
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Oh no, my mom would freak. The basement is sealed up so floor 1 can be cold..
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im outa ideas then lol but i wouldnt pay full price for a window unit look at pawn shops and stuff. Wrong time of year to buy them now sence its summer prices are hiked spring time their usualy really cheap.
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Originally Posted by Mr.N00bLaR View Post
These are small windows that the AC unit will not fit in. I was planning on a small bench for this rig up. The AC unit sit on the bench and the holes would have a small tube or pan wich goes into a magical hole in my basement (honestly, no clue what it is for very small). If that doesn't get rid of it, I'm sure the dehumidifier next to it will. I talking about something like this MS paint picture.
Okay, so your windows are too small for a window shaker. So, if you set it on a table/stilts, or whatever, just buy/make a rectangular to round adapter to fit over the condenser that you can attach a flexduct small enough to go through the basement window. Then set up your condensate pump beneath the drain hole of the window shaker pan, and pipe the discharge line from the pump to a drain or someplace outside where the condensate won`t be a problem. Don`t use a "magical hole" you know nothing about and end up with a couple of inches of water the next morning and mosquitos breeding. BTW, using a dehumidifier not only won`t do any amount of cooling, but you still have to empty it. And, trust me, that window shaker will make a lot more condensate than any humidifier will "mop up".
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Does your house have central air ? and is the basement a completed ceiling or open you could rerout one of the duct works from central air to the area you wanna cool. And ac units wont work right usualy if their not tilted they will freeze up had that problem with window units when the outside mount legs were set to high the unit kept freezing.
The only thing the tilt does is allow the condensate to run to the back of the pan of the window shaker where there are holes for the condensate to run out. Freezing is caused only by insufficient air flow (dirty filter/evaporator coil/blower wheel), insufficient refrigerant charge, or a restriction in the capillary tube or liquid line.
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post #19 of 24
http://www.kingersons.com/portable_ac_9020E.htm

$300.. It looks perfect.. Bit expensive, but fits the application perfectly.


http://www.kingersons.com/portable_ac_7500m.htm

A bit smaller- and cheaper.


Remember- I believe these units will also function as dehumidifiers. So you can sell the dehumidifier..
You can have the ac units fill a water tank, or continuously drain. Is there a sink in the basement? Put the AC above it, and you got a self emptying dehumidifier.


CHEAP IDEA! Find a way to duct the dehumidifier exhaust out one of the windows...

And a reverse duct from a window into your computer for free extra computer / room cooling during winter (And anytime the basment is hotter than outside)
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I like the dual hose type portable air conditioner because it dosn't exhaust cooled air outdoors and condensation is Self-Evaporated.
http://www.kingersons.com/portable_ac_wa_1340dh.html


The "ductless mini split air conditioner" because it has the compressor outdoors is alot quieter, the downside is it cost more because you need to install refrigerant lines, wiring ect.
http://www.kingersons.com/mini-split...nditioner.html
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