|Project by Roz||posted 05-01-2008 04:21 PM||2311 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Well, I’ve done it. I have just installed the perfect Shop woodworking tool. You no doubt have discovered it is an Air-Conditioner. Ok ok, strictly speaking it is not a wood working tool. However, I bet if any of you came to LA and spend a week with me in the shop, say about July, I bet you’d agree that it’s is absolutely essential.
Late last fall a friend came by with an offer I could not refuse. He explained that the efficiency standards for A/C units had changed and the manufacturers were unloading any units left while they could. The selection was limited but the price was right so I bought two. (One for the house)
I assisted in the installation pouring the concrete pad, pulling wire and providing power, assembling the parts and mounting it all to the wall. I made the wall penitrations and helped put the tubing and pipe in place.
There is no fancy ductwork; just a hood with a register and it blows cold air all the way across the shop. This also keeps the cost down.
I got a good lesson on assembly and operation and learned how to use the gauges and charge the system. It was a real interesting project and doing the prep work myself saved a lot of money.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."