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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 11, 2019 07:17AM

More real world experience.

Made in USA local and $300 less.

Cooling square footage twice as much.

Pretty much settles it...thanks Mike!!!

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: boekeloo ()
Date: January 11, 2019 03:29PM

Phil, have you looked into a mini split system? They are more efficient than the portables and offer multi zone options.

I looked into them for my office but did not need the added capacity. I ended up choosing the same Hisense unit you have it is great.

[www.amazon.com]

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 11, 2019 04:38PM

We have several here at work. They need to be pumped out and cleaned periodically but work great. Use them mostly for events and as back up to our fixed restrooms......eye popping smiley. Oh wait.... Porta-COOLERS!!!!eye rolling smiley

Never mind!grinning smiley

Corventure Dave



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2019 04:39PM by corventure Dave.

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 11, 2019 06:05PM

The Mini Splits aren't big enough even the biggest one.

Shop is 40X60 equaling 2400 square feet...CB-30 does 2800.

Thanks for the suggestion...and yours too Dave!!!smiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smiley

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: January 11, 2019 06:08PM

I have one that has a air conditioner in it of some kind. It is about 1 foot wide, 2 foot deep and about 3 1/2 feet tall and on castors. Has a 6" outlet at the top with a flex hose to direct the air towards you. I guess it would be called a spot cooler. Works Ok, better than just a fan.

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: January 12, 2019 06:31PM

I bought a Hessaire 1300 cfm to use here in the Coachella Valley. Works great

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood SOLD to Club Member
62 Monza Wagon, still in progress
62 Monza Wagon, 4 spd, w/ rust
65 4 door 110 PG good survivor

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 12, 2019 07:14PM

Phil:

My garage is 32' long x 14' wide x 9' high. I have a wall unit in it that Matt suggested to you earlier. It keeps my garage at 72 in the summer and 74 in the winter. Works like a champ. Don't go with a evap cooler. You can find close-out wall units for about $900.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: January 12, 2019 09:07PM

Somebody makes an igloo cooler with a fan built into the top. Plugs into the 12v slot on the dash. I fill it with ice and use the setup as an air conditioner in the car.

EP

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Re: O/T-Who Knows About Portacools?
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: January 12, 2019 10:16PM

I'm surprised that this has not been mentioned, but in a closed shop, the portable evaporative cooler won't work. You have to bring in outside air, otherwise the same air gets recirculated, building up humidity until the cooler does no cooling at all and YOU are miserable.

If the shop is open and you are looking only for spot cooling (and you live in a low dew point area), a portable evap cooler can be an economical way to cool, and get some fresh air moving in the shop. You can get this with installing a window unit through the wall also, which is what I use.

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