It's not off topic, but it is.
I'll start trolling for answers now, before summer hits.
I need to install AC in the shop. It's given...the amount of work I am accomplishing now just amazes me, simply because I keep the shop heated to 60 F all the time (corn is cheap).
Problem is, I'm not at a perm location, so I dont want a perm installation. What I would like to do is fit the evaporator coil to the existing furnace blower (not the corn stove) and install an external compressor.
I know you can get the units quite cheap (under a grand)...my question is, can I install it myself.
It sounds like a dumb question, however I have all the tools. I have a vac pump, manifold gauges, nitrogen, etc...I've just never done it. Watched it done plenty, just never actually did it, so dont know the proper steps. I mean, I know it's vac system out, purge with nitrogen, vac out again, fill with freon, but that's about all I know.
Getting the freon and the compressor is not difficult, just have to make a couple calls.
Oh, the reason I want to install it is simple...I dont want a permanent installation. When I move, I plan to take my compressor and evaporator coil with me. No point in spending that money only to spend it again a year later.
[This message has been edited by snowman (edited 01-21-2006).]