intake hose? I mean why would I hook up air conditioning only to haul in hot
You need fresh air if you fart a lot.
The hose is needed to exhaust the hot air, same as what is happening
to the part sticking out the window on a regular unit.
Nope, if you follow the OP's other thread, you'll note he uses the
It appears he bought a dual hose AC that does indeed have an intake
Well, excuse us for not figuring out that there was
some other thread, which he did not refer to and
I still don't see. Plus
he did ask why ALL portable AC's come with an
"intake" hose. They don't all have intake hoses, but
AFAIK, they all have EXHAUST hoses, so it seemed
reasonable that he was talking about an exhaust hose.
So, to clarify, the exhaust hoses, which they all have,
are for getting rid of the heat from the condenser.
If they have an intake hose, which is a better design,
then it supplies the cooling air for the condenser
instead of wasting cooler room air for that purpose.
That air then goes back out via the exhaust hose.
You must have seen the other thread since you responded in it.
Window mounted A/C unit Options
I'll give you that he shouldn't have said "all" but maybe that's all
he saw when he was shopping. Since they are more efficient than single
hose units, maybe it's hard to find a single hose unit these days. I
don't know, I've never shopped for one.
However, since he did refer to it as an "air intake hose", which is an
item that actually exists, I don't know if it reasonable to assume
that he meant anything other than what he said.
That's just my opinion, which is worth just as much as yours. ;-) No
sense arguing about it.
Yep, that's how the dual hose units work.
There's also the added efficiency of not causing negative air pressure
in the room which could draw in hot air that needs to be cooled.
No, because the title of that other thread had nothing
to do with portable AC, my reply was to his question
about putting a window AC in a casement window,
and his question about the portable came later and
I didn't see it.
Oh come on, this is silly.
It's fine that you didn't see the later posts in his other thread, but
for you to have claimed that you didn't see his other thread and
"still don't see it" was just wrong.
If I point out that you saw the other thread, you can't come back and
say "No" to that statement because the interweb shows that you did.
Whether or not you knew that the 2 threads were related or not doesn't
matter, the fact is that you saw the thread, you just didn't follow it
Besides, all I said was (and not even to you) "if you follow the OP's
other thread..." I didn't say you (or anyone else) saw it until you
claimed that you didn't. All I was doing was pointing you in the
direction of the other thread. I wasn't arguing with you.
There was no ill intent here.
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