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Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


I'm thinking of turning my garage into a man cave but I'm trying to figure out how to cool the garage with some type of ac unit. I know they make those portable ac units but I don't know much about them. Don't they require some type of exhaust to the outside? I'm not sure how I would pull that off if they do because both walls, aside from the garage door, are brick. Any ideas?


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booger99
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Look up - Fujitsu wall A/C.







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LSUAlum2001
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


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Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Add another duct from your current AC unit?






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magildachunks
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Hire a professional to install the AC unit.

That's all I got.






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TBama93k
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Solar powered fans





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XLIVsaints
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Duct work is about the only way you can go.





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The Korean
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Exhaust it through the ceiling/attic/roof or overhang. Most only require a small hole for exhaust much like a dryer vent. It can be patched later if needed


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Hat Tricks
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Gonzales, LA
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


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Add another duct from your current AC unit?


Is this a pretty easy DIY project?






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XLIVsaints
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


lol if you know how to run air ducts..yes





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Lamar Fan
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


You could just cut a hole in the garage wall, frame around it w/ 2x's and put a window unit in. Portable units don't work well and the wall a/c's are pricey.





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bpinson
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


I would go with cut a hole in the wall...window unit, done.





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thejudge
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re: Ideas for air conditioning a garage with no windows


Before you go adding ductwork you have to make sure your house ac can cool that extra room. That or you can install electronic baffles that open with a switch to add air when you want it. Best thing in my opinion would be cut the brick and frame out for a window unit. Get a 220 unit. When wall is open pull another run of wire to your panel and add a circuit. Prob best to get a an electrician to do that. You don't want to undersize you r mancave. A friend added two 12" ducts to his garage and still ended up having to install a window unit.


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