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Workshop Development #13: It's clean, now on to other projects!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 01-12-2011 05:11 PM 3440 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I pushed too hard to get this done… But it’s finished… I have updated my workshop page, which is linked in my signature. So for pics go see that, or, for a more concise pictoral of the shop, see my post on BT3Central.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 01-12-2011 05:29 PM

I noticed that you have one of those portable a/c units. How well does it work for these Texas summers? How loud is it?

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 05:49 PM

The unit will drop my shop temps 20 + degrees in September weather here in about 30 minutes.

It’s no louder than the window unit I started out with, and a bunch more effective to boot! Not saying it’s real quiet, it is louder than my dust collector, but from what I understand, my DC might just be one of the quieter HF DCs out there… All in all I find the sound inoffensive. From outside the house, it sounds like a clothes dryer working…

This particular model was chosen for capacity (13.5K BTU), and rating (3.5 stars, which on most products isn’t great, but it is one of the highest I had seen for portable A/C units, apparently these things are trouble prone!)

I also chose a portable unit for tax reasons. Around here, if I install a permanent heater / air conditioning unit to an enclosed space, that space becomes taxable as living square footage. But window units, and portable units do not. Which means the tax man leaves me alone on this upgrade…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 05:57 PM

What model did you get?

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 06:05 PM

It’s the Royal Sovereign ARP-1400 WW. I ordered the ARP-1400 BLS (the difference is the one I got is white, what I wanted is black.) Amazon has them listed…

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Sovereig400BLS-Classically-Conditioner/dp/B0036VP6HWn-ARP-1

I got mine at Home Depot on sale though, it was a LOT less expensive than what Amazon lists them for right now… I think I paid $325.00 for mine.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 06:55 PM

thanks db.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 07:05 PM

No worries. I don’t think Home Depot still has it on their site. It got MUCH better reviews there. I noticed you are from Houston. I am in the Clear Lake area, yes this thing keeps up with our humidity, more or less…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 07:31 PM

Yeah I’m in the south houston, pasadena area right off of 45. I was concerned about the humidity, so thats good to know.

-- Michael...Houston, Texas

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