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[DPRG] air conditioner

Subject: [DPRG] air conditioner
From: rten at new.metronet.com rten at new.metronet.com
Date: Fri Jun 13 22:26:00 CDT 2003

Someone check with Martin -- I feel sure that DPRG has adequate annual
income to cover both the capital investment of the A/C and the operating

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, W. E. Cole wrote:

> Has anyone mentioned this idea to Mike yet to see how he feels about it?
> There's also a few issues that would have to be addressed:
> First, there's the electrical usage, which would be much higher than running
> a server and letting us burn some lights for a few hours Tuesday nights. I
> think an a/c unit would put us past the point where the club could, in good
> conscious, do less than make at least a small monthly payment towards the
> power we use.
> Second, we would need to mount the a/c unit on the wall (the higher, the
> better) and vent the hot exhaust air outside. When David mentioned this idea
> to me Tuesday, I looked to see how this might be done. The only solution I
> saw was to use the vent exhaust on the large heating unit next to the
> bathroom (it's non-functional). It already has a drain line, electrical
> connections, etc, BUT it would mean disassembling part of the heater and
> building an adapter for the a/c to vent up the stove pipe vent of  the
> heater's furnace. It can be done, but it will require a lot of effort and
> money for materials (mostly for vent pipe and tin).
> Third, there is no insulation in the walls or roof, but I think only the
> roof would really need any. The problem with this is that the roof leaks in
> the southwest corner, so this could cause problems. I can think of a couple
> of ways around this, but again, it would require a lot of effort and money
> for materials (insulation, more tin for gutters, etc).
> I think it's safe to say that no one has spent more time in that little room
> than myself and I'd surely welcome some relief from the heat, but this idea
> would involve a lot more than just running down to Home Depot and buying the
> a/c unit. First we need permission, then we need some careful planning. I'd
> hate to see everyone's enthusiasm chase away good common sense.
> ~Bill Cole
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David P. Anderson" <dpa at io.isem.smu.edu>
> To: <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 1:25 PM
> Subject: [DPRG] air conditioner
> > Dale wrote:
> > > Where exactly will this unit vent?  It will make the foyer unbearably
> hot.
> >
> > Bill already has worked out a way to vent the exhaust through the roof
> > using the existing heating ducts.
> > dpa
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