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Posted: 6/20/2017 9:25:49 PM EST
I want to know if an indirect evaporative cooler can serve as a drop-in replacement for a conventional refrigerant-based condenser.  I would like to not modify the furnace or duct work.  It seems like if this is possible, I would still need to run a water line to where the unit is at.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 9:45:53 PM EST
Is this a handyman forum, or, a gun forum?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 9:46:29 PM EST
Without looking into it at all, if it was cheaper/as effective/feasible everyone would have one.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 9:47:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrontRangeCO:
Is this a handyman forum, or, a gun forum?
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lol.

Bit 'o both.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:32:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrontRangeCO:
Is this a handyman forum, or, a gun forum?
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The correct answer is C: All of the above
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:38:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By wswartzendruber:
I want to know if an indirect evaporative cooler can serve as a drop-in replacement for a conventional refrigerant-based condenser.  I would like to not modify the furnace or duct work.  It seems like if this is possible, I would still need to run a water line to where the unit is at.
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Why on earth would you want to do that?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:43:06 PM EST
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Why on earth would you want to do that?
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+1
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:38:17 PM EST
1. An indirect evaporative cooling system wouldn't humidify the house.
2. It would use $1.20 of water each month.
3. It would use about 1/3 of the power.

Why not?
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:53:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wswartzendruber:
1. An indirect evaporative cooling system wouldn't humidify the house.
2. It would use $1.20 of water each month.
3. It would use about 1/3 of the power.

Why not?
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I'm skeptical of the figure that it only uses 1/3 of the power of refrigeration. But I'm damn sure I don't want to give up control of the humidity of my home, which is the primary benefit of refrigeration.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 12:22:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 12:32:28 AM EST
Damn!  Indirect evaporative cooling is an emerging technology for residential applications.  You can't get one unless you join some kind of field trial.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 2:15:04 AM EST
I grew up in Texas in the 50's. Everybody had swamp coolers. They were good for one room and ya had to keep the shades drawn. Air conditioning was for the rich folks.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 6:44:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wswartzendruber:
1. An indirect evaporative cooling system wouldn't humidify the house.
2. It would use $1.20 of water each month.
3. It would use about 1/3 of the power.

Why not?
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I have lots of experience with commercial building swamp coolers. I do not buy into any of that.
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