Dual Hose Air Conditioner

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Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by bpetersen98 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:32 pm

Hey y'all! I have a dual hose portable A/C unit that I'm planning on using in my hexayurt this year. Just curious if anyone has had any problem with dust clogging their units? Think I should put a filter on the end of the intake hose or anything? Any thoughts/ideas you have would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by BBadger » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:13 pm

I wouldn't put a filter on there. It would seriously impede the necessary airflow to allow your AC to function properly. If it gets dust, you'll just have to clean it out when you get home.

I would put your air intake into some structure where there is less dust airborne dust. It won't prevent all dust from getting inside, but it won't be fully open to stirred up dust.
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by Token » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:23 pm

So dual hose has an intake and exhaust duct with that accordion tube thingy.

Is the compressor ducted or the evaporator?

If the unit lives in the hxyrt, having a floor and no shoes policy helps, allot.

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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by EGAZ » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:14 pm

yea, there are various styles and 'two duct' does not tell us much.

That said, Personally,I would filter both sides (evap&cond) but be prepared to clean or change them often. Better to change filters than to clean coils.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:19 pm

I use an A/C that recirculates inside air.
That's the only way to avoid dust issues.
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by BBadger » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:01 am

I think those dual-hose ones do that, but they still shouldn't have a filter on their (external) intake.
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by EGAZ » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:44 am

....but they still shouldn't have a filter on their (external) intake.

Normally I would agree, but given the dust out there, a filter, properly monitored and cleaned/changed, will protect the condenser.

That said I wouldn't mess with A/C on a yurt. Go swampy and be done.
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:40 am

eldergeekaz wrote:
That said I wouldn't mess with A/C on a yurt. Go swampy and be done.
"Well done" most likely.
Go with the A/C.
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by EGAZ » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:13 pm

I knew that would pull you out with another vote for A/C.... LOL :D
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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by mcgyver2k » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:45 am

You could build a cyclone air filter for the intake. That may not filter al well as a regular filter but it also wont restrict airflow and more important wont get cloged up.

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Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

Post by EGAZ » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:09 am

a shop vac intake.... I like it..... :wink:
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