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Postby iMess » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:46 pm

http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/airflow-9-desk-fan-237275

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Re: Must have

Postby Freelance » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:55 pm

Is budleigh that bad for heat though? we've got a big huge volume of air above us, and windows to open.
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Re: Must have

Postby Wishy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:57 am

Forecast is for 18-20c over the weekend. Much lower than here in surrey. It's the coastal location.

In the hall, we have large extractor fans in the room, so I'm anticipating it being on the warm end of comfortable
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Re: Must have

Postby The Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:46 am

Got a desk fan, 2 little USB ones, and I am going to see if I can find some of that Magicool spray stuff today...I fear a room with 60+ computers in will get rather toasty!

Of course I could do without even more stuff to add to the kitchen sink already being carried but yeah :P
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Re: Must have

Postby Neomancer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:42 am

pah. i plan to get one of these if my current job stuff works out:

http://www.diy.com/departments/blyss-ai ... 561_BQ.prd

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Re: Must have

Postby Jani » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:44 am

They are very loud Jefford!

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Re: Must have

Postby Freelance » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:22 pm

Up to 2.5kW, like boiling a kettle of coolness
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Re: Must have

Postby Neomancer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:14 pm

Jani wrote:They are very loud Jefford!


so what you are saying is... split system? or retrofit central air.

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Re: Must have

Postby Jani » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:57 pm

Retrofitting central air will cost you a bomb as it requires ceiling voids, ducting, and you'll probably have to sacrifice your whole loft for the air handler.

If you just want a/c in one room then a single split is definitely the way to go. Make sure you buy something modern and definitely one with a compressor that is driven by DC inverter. A decent 9000BTU system will give you 2.6kW of cooling power while only using 800W or so electricity input. You also get the benefit of much lower temperature fluctuation, almost zero noise inside and there's no need to keep a window open for the exhaust host. A portable on the other hand will probably consume 1200W constantly due to fixed speed compressor, they make a tremendous amount of noise and cycle on and off to vary the cooling output (it's either maximum or nothing) so the temperature will normally vary as much as 4 degrees around your setpoint.

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Postby Neomancer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:17 pm

Jani wrote:Retrofitting central air will cost you a bomb as it requires ceiling voids, ducting, and you'll probably have to sacrifice your whole loft for the air handler.

If you just want a/c in one room then a single split is definitely the way to go. Make sure you buy something modern and definitely one with a compressor that is driven by DC inverter. A decent 9000BTU system will give you 2.6kW of cooling power while only using 800W or so electricity input. You also get the benefit of much lower temperature fluctuation, almost zero noise inside and there's no need to keep a window open for the exhaust host. A portable on the other hand will probably consume 1200W constantly due to fixed speed compressor, they make a tremendous amount of noise and cycle on and off to vary the cooling output (it's either maximum or nothing) so the temperature will normally vary as much as 4 degrees around your setpoint.



I'm not that serious on it. i could easily put the portable in the loft and vent it into my home office if it was a serious issue. just a bit of plaster board cut out. boom roof vent.

split system will be a tad expensive and a pita to install.

central air was never a serious thing, i don't think its something you can retrofit nor is it really required nor adds value to the house.

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Re: Must have

Postby Freelance » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:35 pm

It was kind of funny to see an american wander into the uk subreddit and suggest 'just get central air' as a simple solution to the heat assuming ducts are a common feature or that we've got lots of space in our walls, seemingly oblivious that our houses aren't designed for it. I was doing some rewiring earlier in the year and those walls do not have much space, ceilings do, but getting around joists is it's own fun.
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Re: Must have

Postby Neomancer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:40 pm

just cut through them?

also i hope you had a certified electrician sign off your work :lol:

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Re: Must have

Postby Freelance » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:47 pm

Oh yeah, sparky replaced the fusebox and checked out the whole system.
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Re: Must have

Postby xenobyte666 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:20 pm

Just bought myself 2 of these for this weekend :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ga-Gadgets-Port ... b+desk+fan

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Re: Must have

Postby Neomancer » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:06 pm

12v? pah!


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