|Roly Nelson's In-Wall A/C Installation
If you haven't already figured it out, Roly really,
really, really really, REALLY likes working with wood ( to see the
rest of this remarkable teardrop, click on http://gages-56.com/roly.html
Roly mounted his A/C unit in the front wall, and the bulk of it is
concealed in this beautiful steamer trunk. He added the grille on
the front so the exhaust from the condenser could blow out. He may want to
add some side grilles to the trunk so the condenser has an intake of fresh
air, or else it may be just re-circulating hot exhaust air and building up
head pressure, possibly damaging the unit.
Of course, you could just leave the back half of the A/C unit exposed.
The benefits of this option are:
Ease of installation. You could also fit the battery next to
it on the tongue.
The A/C controls are readily accessible.
Condensate water remains outside the cabin.
Some considerations with this installation are:
The unit is re-circulating cold air inside the cabin, and since the
unit is vastly oversized, you won't get as much
dehumidification. To compensate, you could leave all the windows
open, or find a way to duct outside air to the intake.
You will need a drain hose for the condensate pan on the bottom of
the A/C unit.
The unit will be positioned right at your head, so noise and cold
air may be a problem (but some folks back east can't get enough cold
air in the summertime).
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