using a window a/c in my small shed

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Old 06-30-12, 08:41 PM
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using a window a/c in my small shed

I am in the process of building a small shed on skids, the area is about 36 sq feet, OSB on the walls and roof, felt paper and Galvalume on the roof, and 3 sides, the front is smartside composite panel. I plan to use a foam insulation on it and am wondering if anyone has ever used a window air conditioner in something like this and how well it works as I spend alot of time outdoors and plan to use this shed alot in the summer. I am also running 10 gauge wire on a 20 amp breaker through pvc conduit for power.
 
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Old 06-30-12, 09:15 PM
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My brother-in-law has a window A/C in his shed and it works pretty good provided you don't open and close the door a lot.
 
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Old 06-30-12, 10:19 PM
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Sounds like a workable plan. Just a quick question on the power.

I am also running 10 gauge wire on a 20 amp breaker through pvc conduit for power,
Is that Type UF-B?
 
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Old 07-01-12, 10:54 AM
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I will be using UF-B cerrrowire to the shed underground, in the house will be nm-b from the breaker to the junction box where I will connect it with wire nuts, in the shed will be nm-b. I am using a waterproof box inside the shed just in case, plus a GFCI, then I plan to run wire from that and hardwire my air compressor as I found out that is runs fine on a 20 amp breaker, the max pressure is set at 120 psi and is a single phase 1.5 hp 115v motor. which I have hooked up a toggle switch to so that I can turn it off if using the a/c.

Also, would there be any intelligence behind putting another breaker of the same amperage inside the shed? as the wiring in the shed will be 12 gauge.

I have already found out that the shed has no leaks in a storm as we had thunderstorms last night and it was completely dry in there
 
 

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