I've got a Haier portable Air conditioner going in my basement. I'm
considering venting (it's got a 5 foot by 4" exhaust pipe) it out
through the nearest wall, but this would put the vent outside under
our back porch. The under porch area is not enclosed, but I wondered
if there would be an issue with the vent blowing out under there? The
porch is 5 feet deep and about 15 feet long and about 4 feet off the
ground. It's only covered on one side by a large opening latice.
Make sure you put a flapper door with a mesh animal/bug guard on the end.
When those chilly nights come, a 4" hole with warm air coming out of it will
attract LOTS of company. The higher off the ground you can get it, the
this is Turtle.
I don't see any problem with doing this on a mechanical basis but here is
what you should look at for your confort.
1) Hot air will be dumped under your porch and heat will rise through the
cracks and ends to be exposed to you when your out there.
2) Depending the model and noise level of the air and the unit. You may
want to listen to the unit exhaust before installing it there. Picture this
: 6:00 A.M. , Cup of Coffee , Listening to the Birds, and you have this
hissing noise under your feet and you look around to see it is not a animal
3) There is no problem with it working well under there but just the heat
and noise to look at.
On 20 Jul 2003 17:12:40 -0700, t email@example.com (Tim Reisig)
Won't most of the moisture be gone from the exhaust air anyway (it
will be hot!)? My portable AC collects a couple of cups of water when
I run it 8 hr or so.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
sue at interport dot net
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