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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:52 AM

Wish me luck on my new portable AC.



Haier 14,000 BTU Cool and Heat Portable Air Conditioner with 110 pt. Per Day Moisture Removal in Dehumidification Mode


Last summer the central air decided it had worked long enough.
It was over 30 years old when the compressor blew it's cool for the last time.

Gotta keep the hot air out and the cool sweet smelling air in.

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Reply Wish me luck on my new portable AC. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 OP
Aristus Apr 2018 #1
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 #2
Aristus Apr 2018 #3
malthaussen Apr 2018 #4
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 #9
samnsara Apr 2018 #5
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 #8
Shrike47 Apr 2018 #6
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 #7
red dog 1 Apr 2018 #10
In_The_Wind Apr 2018 #11
OriginalGeek Apr 2018 #12
rurallib Apr 2018 #13
In_The_Wind May 2018 #14
rurallib May 2018 #15
In_The_Wind May 2018 #16

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:54 AM

1. Good luck!

This should make for a nice, comfortable summer!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:03 AM

2. Thanks. We may need more than one.

We'll start this way and add a few small fans.

The electric bill should be smaller.

Last summer the electric hot water heater split the tank requiring a replacement.
We haven't repaired the damage to our sub-flooring yet.

With the replacement of old appliances our electric bill dropped so much we got $450 refund.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:05 AM

3. Yeah, the newer stuff is better for conserving electric power.

Glad to hear things are coming together.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:21 AM

4. Hey, cool! n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:30 PM

9. I hope so.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:36 AM

5. its pretty too!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:30 PM

8. Looks a bit smaller than the other ACs with this BTU rating.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:45 AM

6. Please give us an update on how it works.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:29 PM

7. It should be delivered to my home today.

I'll let you know by Sunday at the latest. We will need to vent it out of a window. I intend to use plummer's caulk because it will be easier to remove when I uninstall it for the winter.


I tried one of these in our older house. The house was too big, the AC was too small. We returned it. Now our home is half the size of our old home. I hope it works this time.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 03:18 PM

10. Does it need to be vented out a window?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 03:29 PM

11. Yes. They supply almost everything.

If I had casement windows all I would need is caulking.

My back hates pulling windows up and down. When we replaced our windows I picked the one piece crank out windows. Now I'll need Plexiglas to fill in above the vent. Shouldn't take long since I've done that type of insulation before.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:40 PM

12. Good luck!

we live in Florida and we used a very similar unit when the AC died in the old house. It kept our bedroom plenty cool at night and usable during the day. We had another window unit for the living room. We survived long enough to get to the new house. I kept the portable one as I intend to make a workshop/shed out back and think I can use it there. I kept it running 24/7 for many months before we moved. Just hose out the filter every once in a while (keep 2 - one to hose and 1 to use while the other is drying)

Ours vented out a side window and i just put some cardboard and duct tape around it to finish sealing off the opening. Wasn't pretty but it was behind furniture so we couldn't see it lol.

Be careful to NOT KNOCK LOOSE the drain plug. It will soggy up a floor right quick if it's loose. We didn't know it was loose until we saw the carpet getting wet and it took me a little while to figure out there was a drain plug that got loosened when my son picked the unit up to move it. That carpet was going into the trash anyway though so no harm, no foul.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:58 PM

13. good luck - we've had a smaller one for our bedroom for years

really like it.
Had a friend who had one a few years back and it worked well for him.

So hope it keeps you cool.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #13)

Wed May 9, 2018, 10:03 AM

14. It's working so well that I ordered a 2nd one.

Why wait. The sale price is super low until the end of this month.

The insulation in this place leaves a bit to be desired ... (as in) my bedroom is way too warm on sunny afternoons.

Not to mention that we've repaired the central air every year since we bought this old (built in 1985) place.


Thanks for the info and good luck.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #14)

Wed May 9, 2018, 10:50 AM

15. Glad to hear it

Ours usually goes in at the end of May - Iowa so it it doesn't get to hot til then.

Got to tell you the exhaust hose came off one night and we nearly cooked. It was almost 90 in our room before I woke up and fixed it. So keep an eye on that

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Response to rurallib (Reply #15)

Wed May 9, 2018, 12:22 PM

16. I keep a large supply of Duct Tape around.

An excellent reminder.

The exhaust hose clips could be better designed.

We go from coats to shorts overnight in Ulster County New York.

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