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Got in escort after work today, guess what? Blower motor worked like a champ. Hopefully it works till weekend when I can start troubleshooting.

Dropped alternator back at Maryville alternator. Hopefully it’s the voltage regulator.
 
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My home AC man came today to finally install the evaporator that was ordered at the beginning of May. They finished it and had me come out and see, ... or hear, the leak. The freon was leaking out so fast you could hear it loudly. They got the wrong part, it's the condenser which is now leaking so bad. So I have to wait for them to order that part, and again come and tear it all apart. This won't cost me any more, the mistake was there's, but I'm not good without AC in high heat. I still have my new window AC running full time during the day when I'm home. It's bearable but still no fun. I might try to fix the AC in my work truck tomorrow, it only needs 3-4 things done to fix it all.
 

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Yeesh, definitely not the time of the year to be without AC. May have to do the old cooler full of ice/box fan trick.
 
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I have a coworker who did that in her mail truck, she brought a cooler with ice water in it. I don't recall how she did it each day, but she only did that through most of that one Summer.

I bought two lengths of 10" vent ducting, flexible, and a 10" booster fan. Together with a cardboard box I built around the AC outlet, I have the AC output down the hall into my great room. I can keep it decent during the evening, and at night I cool the bedroom easily before going to bed.
 
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The challenge with ice in our part of the country is all that humidity goes into the space. I recall the old "swamp coolers" that are common out in El Paso. They work pretty good when it's hot/dry. But on the occasional weather pattern where the humidity picks up -- they cool a bit. But the humidity inside goes through the roof.
 

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This I know, my early morning coworkers prop open the dock doors every day. The humidity inside is not much different than what's outside, by the time most of the carriers get there. It'll be a nice temp, say 73* or so, but everyone is sweating a lot, working hard or not. Once the dock doors are shut, it takes most of the day for it to pull the humidity out. So it feels very good in the afternoon, and the temperature is the same as it was.
 
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Until I got a large dehumidifier for my office at work (38’x18’ office) I battled humidity. I set my tstat at 68 and still terrible.

I’m pulling about five gallons a day. Last week it was double that.

They oversized the AC unit so it only runs 20-30% of the time, so not enough to pull humidity down. Plus, the area above my drop ceiling is also conditioned space. Problem is they don’t have that area sealed very well from the warehouse.

intake air pulls from above the drop ceiling and through an open tile in my office. So it’s pulling lightly conditioned and very humid air and then sending it right back in (warehouse is climate controlled).

Even worse is the smart AC. If temps are low enough outside, it will pull air directly into the building and not condition it. So it pumps super humid morning air.

I talked them into disabling that part of the system on mine, as my humidity wasoften in the 70’s. Terrible for paper and printing.

biggest Dehumidifier from lowes, somthiebg like 100pint per daycapacity. It wouldn’t get below 58% and ran wide open last week. Was getting 2.5 gallons every six hours. Craziness.
 

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I'm about to add a dehumidifier to the detached garage that I added a portable A/C unit to. It keeps the temp down, but can't pull enough moisture out of the air. Let the dehumidifier remove the moisture so the A/C unit can focus on just heat transfer.
 

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I have my shop in 3 different sections, totaling 1400 square feet.
1) Speed Shop: Conditioned with both A/C, Heat and dehumidifier. 500 sq.ft.
2) Fab Shop: Giant Exhaust Fan. 500 sq. ft.
3) Storage: Small thermostat control vent fan.
I speed most of my time in shop #1, working on my race car. HVAC keeps it about 20* cooler than ambient in summer and 20* warmer in winter.
Tire Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire Hood

It's a bit tight, but considering I built my 1st Mustang on the side street, next to my parents house. I feel like I have arrived!! Or what I call "hillbilly rich".
 

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Nice! I'm in Sweetwater, camp in Pigeon Forge quite a bit. Lets hear the skinny on your car.
 
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Welcome sir from 37925, a good location. That's a nice shop layout, kind of what my dream garage might be.

I just noticed our Avatar and signatures don't include any location info. I'm in Knoxville, but I work in Sevierville. Look for me working around the golf course and Convention Center, which is Old Knoxville Hwy, parallel to Hwy 66.
 
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That's bigger than my house.
 
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