Window unit conversion


Old 07-21-10, 07:48 AM
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Window unit conversion

I am looking for advice to try to convert a window a/c unit to pipe cold air into my boat. I am wanting to leave the window unit on the dock at my boat slip and connect something to the output side of the unit to attach insulated ducting (8" or 10") to pipe the air into my boat. Just curious what I can use to cover the 4"H x 18"W vent to direct flow into the 8" or 10" ducting? Also curious if anybody has ever done this and if there are any potential problems with this design?
Any info is appreciated!!
Old 07-21-10, 11:52 PM
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you can't just connect the output side cause you will over pressure the boat and blow out all the cool air, you'd need to connect the input side too so the same air keeps cycling through the boat. I don't think the ducting will work. I have seen window shakers mounted through hatches though or plywood set on an open hatch. just make sure you seal everything up.

here is a VERY big window shaker adapted to a hatch with plywood
Homemade boat air conditioning.....window unit? - iboats Boating Forums

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