Any ideas on how to use this cold to cool?

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  1. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    So is anyone using the cold? Been trying to figure a way to use to advantage so can kill air cond units but even small trial is leading to huge moisture problems from cold and war air mixing.

    Talked to a few people who said its from air changing to fast

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. blazerwill420

    blazerwill420 Fuck AUMA

    Insulate the hell out of your intake duct and use a dehumidifier in the room.
     
  3. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin Cannabis Connoisseur

    It will also help to put a box fan on the intake to help mix incoming air. Also be sure the air going out is coming from the top 12" of the space
     
  4. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    We tried that, getting water forming in the intake lines. Hvac guys were saying they can use exhaust to warm incoming air as it leaves to stop it but at a cost of thousands to rerun ductwork. They calles it something but i cant remember the name but it made sense on paper anyways. But Im thinking that would eat up any energy savings for several years so prob not cost effective.
     
  5. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    You said in the intake lines? If its inside then you are getting snow or rain in them.
    If u meant on the outside of the lines then insulating the hell out of them like blazer said, after insulating wrap it in cling wrap, (the stuff for food). This will keep any moisture from getting to it to turn into droplets.
     
  6. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin Cannabis Connoisseur

    I'd just use insulated flex duct, comes with a vapor barrier. Available at home de pot
     
  7. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    yes it is inside the line, we were just seeing if we could use one of the exhausts to bring in cold air to offset some heat so less ac running whens it's -5 outside lol.

    One guy said you can run the double duct saying like you would for a wood burning stove and have to pretreat the air as he put it or why the exhaust of wood burner feels warm rather than burning your hand, basically warming over a longer distance because right now we are about 5 feet from where it exhausts outside and have a small elbow which is basically collecting water at this point. I guess it's where the warm and cold are meeting and forming it's only little eco system.

    I honestly thought it would be a cheap and easy idea to save running cost during winter, doesn't seem so easy in the real world
     
  8. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin Cannabis Connoisseur

    I could help if I better understood what you are working with, could you make a drawing with some basic dimensions and locations?
     

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