I need help cooling my garage
August 13, 2007 8:14 AM Subscribe
I'm in Texas and it's really damn hot. I have a workshop in my garage and I need to Get Stuff Done, I need help.
posted by RustyBrooks to home & garden (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's been a mild summer in austin up until now, and even so, it's very hot to work in the garage. I usually have the door open with 2 good-sized fans blowing, and I still usually lose a few pounds sweating.
But man, starting this week, it's been in the low hundreds and I can't even contemplate going to the garage to work.
Under normal circumstances sweating is a huge problem. I sweat all over wood, machinery, and into my eyes, which combines with sawdust to blind me.
I have an idea that might be crazy and I need someone to stop me if it is. I want to use a small window AC unit in the garage. I know that most of these need to circulate air to the outside to work. I was thinking about making a fake "window" to put the unit into, with ducting to vent it outside, either through the eaves or maybe I'd even cut a vent in the garage door (detachable of course)
My goal here is not to air condition the outdoors, just to bring the temp in the garage to below 90. This would necessitate closing the garage door which is OK for most things (I only need it open if I'm doing a lot of work on one side of the workbench, or if I'm cutting full sheets of plywood)
Anyone done anything like this? Any alternate solutions you can think of aside from this?