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oil pan 4 06-16-2017 06:52 PM

How to cool the car off with out running it
 
This weekend is going to be something like 104F.
My wife wants a car port. We don't have one yet plus 104 is still pretty warm.
So I went to lows and found an 8,000btu/hr frigid air brand air conditioner that said "dent" on the front. Price was $240. Yes It had a dent.
I figured I would try to see how far I could talk them down.
I got it for $140, I didn't even plan on buying an air conditioner when I went there today.
I am going to replace my 3 or 4 year old 5,000btu A/C for the guest room, sell it for $75.
Until my mom visits I'm going to use it in the car.

So I folded down the back seat put the air conditioner in the trunk so the front was blowing into the back seat area and packed a towel around the edges and plugged it in. Leave the trunk open for heat rejection.

I will add pictures soon.

oil pan 4 06-16-2017 10:21 PM

2 Attachment(s)
It cools off the car great. Cant be using more than 10 cents worth of power.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1497666006

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1497666006

Unplug, toss the cord in the trunk, close the trunk, close up the seat and you don't even know its there.
If you are in a humid area the condensation might be a problem. It normally very dry here.

Stubby79 06-16-2017 10:39 PM

I'd say you got ripped off...but at least its 8000btu. I didn't pay much more for my portable 8000btu, and I only paid 50 for a 5000 and 70 for another 5000btu. That was a few years ago, mind you...

Oh, hey...they're meant to drip off out the back, afaik. You might have a "leak" spring up all of a sudden...

oil pan 4 06-16-2017 11:00 PM

We had about 20% humidity today. Any extra water will get burned off by the condenser coils.
I wasn't going to pay $240 for a new one.
Some one I work with wants to buy my 3 or 4 year old window unit for $75 next pay day.
So total the new window unit will only cost $65.
I try to use them for 2 to 4 years then sell them and replace them with a brand new scratch/dent unit.
Instead of running them till they die, plus after a few years they lose efficiency and don't cool as well.
Last summer i was using all window units, I have replaced all window units with high efficiency inverter split heatpump units except in 1 room that is used for storage and guests.
Now the window unit will hardly get used.
I sold the other 2 window units as soon as it started to warm up a few months back.
The splits cost about $2,400. I got tired of noisy inefficient window units that barely cool the house.

Daox 06-17-2017 08:19 AM

Nice mod! I am curious roughly how long it takes to cool down the car?

oil pan 4 06-17-2017 09:15 AM

I ran it for an hour, that was plenty long enough. The compressor even cycled off.
I think it really only needs more like a half hour.


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