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I can't really answer any of the A/C questions, but I have a great suggestion for your sun control issue. Window film.

Some window films are amazing efficient. Something along the lines of Silver 20 (Stops 85% of heat transmission, 100% UV transmission) or Quantum/Silver/Quantum 10 (Stops 92% of heat transmission, 100% UV transmission) can cut down tremendously on heat transmissions, which means your A/C wont have to work hard to cool to a certain temp. Not to mention direct sunlight will be almost gone

Just an idea, another angle maybe you didn't think to look at

If you need anymore recommendations on this stuff, shoot me a PM...'tis what I do
 
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker
I can't really answer any of the A/C questions, but I have a great suggestion for your sun control issue. Window film.

Some window films are amazing efficient. Something along the lines of Silver 20 (Stops 85% of heat transmission, 100% UV transmission) or Quantum/Silver/Quantum 10 (Stops 92% of heat transmission, 100% UV transmission) can cut down tremendously on heat transmissions, which means your A/C wont have to work hard to cool to a certain temp. Not to mention direct sunlight will be almost gone

Just an idea, another angle maybe you didn't think to look at

If you need anymore recommendations on this stuff, shoot me a PM...'tis what I do
To add on to that, we got 3M film installed on the windows that get the most amount of sunlight in the house and they're very efficient, blocks UV light out, works like a charm. Only downside is that they're expensive.
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To add on to that, we got 3M film installed on the windows that get the most amount of sunlight in the house and they're very efficient, blocks UV light out, works like a charm. Only downside is that they're expensive.
Aaawww..Boooo..3M, bleh....lol


Beackart SolarGard is the way to go
 
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I want no light

So 1/4" black plexi with reflctive film will be going up in all windows (I think I have enough in garage...) Maybe some curtains behind them for aesthetics.

Pics of room if anyone else has better ideas:

North Wall
East Wall (Closet I would build would take up the left window and go all the way to North wall (sorry, couldn't stand back far enough to get whole wall...)
South Wall
West Wall
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My dad was a refigeration mechanic and now he is a hvac tech so he knows a thing or two about cool allthough a small job for him is a whole school and a big one ir a refigerated wharehouse big enough for 3 football fields or a -250+ degree freever. Any way if you buy the compressor, radiator, refigerant, and thermasstat they are it is pretty easy to rig up a a system that will keepthat room as cold as you want.
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Make him look over my idea

I can't afford an HVAC guy
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Originally Posted by satansmurf
I want no light

So 1/4" black plexi with reflctive film will be going up in all windows (I think I have enough in garage...) Maybe some curtains behind them for aesthetics.

Pics of room if anyone else has better ideas:

North Wall
East Wall (Closet I would build would take up the left window and go all the way to North wall (sorry, couldn't stand back far enough to get whole wall...)
South Wall
West Wall
You should consider Black Opaque window film...it's dirt cheap and you wont have to remove your windows to replace with plexiglass (at least I assumed that's what your doing)
 
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You apply it with soapy water (like car window tint?)
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You apply it with soapy water (like car window tint?)
In a sense, yes.

We use baby soap because the 0 PH balance allows the microscopic layer of water to evaporate through the film after it has been squeegee'd on. If you do it yourself, your going to need a 3 angled cutting board, a really sharp razor knife, and a wood squeegee, as well as a lot of paper towels and a T-squeegee for cleaning the window befoer you install it

Pssssttt......don't tell anyone about the babysoap, , it's sort of an industry secret and mu boss would kick my ass if he knew I posted it on the internet, lol.
 
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Hmmm..

I have no idea about the inner workings of an AC unit, but this is sounding interesting...

So an AC unit chills some kind of antifreeze (using condensor, special things like freon), which is pumped through a radiator, through which the air flows to cool?
Exactly. There's how-to's to make a computer water cooling chiller on the forum. The only difference is the radiator instead of the computer, just like you said.

Edit: And I think people use alcohol (something that won't freeze at -20°C temps. It won't get quite that cold since you'll hopefully have a pretty big radiator on the "cold" side. But better to be safe than sorry.
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