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Old 20-06-2019, 11:51   #1
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Dickson Heater Vent for Portable AC

The Dickson chimney and ducts are already in place--4 in. ducts or thereabouts.

Has anyone tried using a portable AC aboard and connecting the exhaust ducts with the ductwork (chimney) of a Dickson wood-burning heater?

Any general comments about using portable AC on board?

Your comments are appreciated.

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Old 26-06-2019, 16:54   #2
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Re: Dickson Heater Vent for Portable AC

I have 2 portable AC units. The exhaust can go out the chimney if it's big enough. If you haven't bought the unit yet, buy the one with 2 hoses. One that uses outside air rather than drawing your already cool inside air. About 20% more efficient than a single, exhaust only AC.
I avoid hot weather so only use mine a few days a year.

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