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    Question SENP 10 Portable air conditioner vented through duct

    Model Number: SENP 10
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    Age: Less than 1 year

    I have a large enclosed "box" (11' long X 4'wide X 3' tall) that housed a furnace which will be removed. This box is in a commercial kitchen hanging from the ceiling. We do not need heat, but it would be great to have air conditioning. There is duct work that was used for the furnace (15-20' to the roof). Is there a reason that I couldn't hook up a portable air conditioner and use the duct for the hot air exhaust? The air conditioner would be out of the way and the cold air would be coming from a high level.

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    Probably not up to code ..lol....but I can't see a problem with exhausting the A/C's hot air though a metal duct that leads to the outside.

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    Thanks Jack of All Trades!

    I found a video that leaves me comfortable that I can use the existing duck work - especially since this is only for an AC (hot air rises . Unless someone knows something different, I'll move on. Thanks!

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    11' long X 4'wide X 3' tall
    (15-20' to the roof)
    I doubt the portable a/c could push the hot air that far...JMO!

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    The vent has some slope up... If it were cold air, I could see an issue with it not going up and out. What would happen to the hot air?

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    What would happen to the hot air?
    Cool and fall back inside.
    Most port a/c's can't push air farther than the 5' to 6' length of hose.

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    Thanks. I just wish I could understand why the hot air wouldn't rise and go out the vent on it's own.

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    I just wish I could understand why the hot air wouldn't rise and go out the vent on it's own.
    Because the air cools and the fan does not have the strength to push the air that far out. Warm/hot air that cannot be pushed outside will cool and fall back.

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