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Hello fellow woodworkers, summer is approaching here, and this is getting already too hot.

I was considering installing an air conditioner, however, I'm unsure about how the saw dust could affect the equipment.

Do any of you have experience with this?.

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Pablo I can't help but am sure someone will be along to give advice.

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Hello fellow woodworkers, summer is approaching here, and this is getting already too hot.

I was considering installing an air conditioner, however, I'm unsure about how the saw dust could affect the equipment.

Do any of you have experience with this?.

Thanks.
I have been using an old window unit,that I bought used, for several years and it works fine. I clean the filter on the front several times during the summer and vacuum it out and I haven't had a problem as yet. This year was cool enough the machine never made it out of storage and since I have only two windows in my garage/shop, it blocks the light so I was happy not to have to use it this summer.
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Keep it clean- that's the secret to any air conditioner; filters, coils, etc.
rweerstra, I would like to live where you are that summers are so cool that you don't need A/C.

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I have a Fedders Split System air conditioner/heat pump in my garage. It works pretty well. The walls and ceiling are insulated, as is the energy efficient garage door.

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I have been using an old window unit,that I bought used, for several years and it works fine. I clean the filter on the front several times during the summer and vacuum it out and I haven't had a problem as yet.
same here...

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I'm kicking myself because when I put central air in my house I removed my window shaker and gave it away . What a moronic move that was ,as for about a month a year my garage can be unbearable to work in , especially when wearing a dust mask which I do religiously .

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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You need more insulation Rick. We don't live that far apart and my shop is a cool refuge during the hot part of the day. Many have asked if it is air conditioned when they walk in.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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You need more insulation Rick. .
he needs a Mooney Wall...

http://www.routerforums.com/lobby/48...ing-again.html

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You need more insulation Rick. We don't live that far apart and my shop is a cool refuge during the hot part of the day. Many have asked if it is air conditioned when they walk in.
lol I need any insulation . I never insulated my garage yet and that is why I have a pile of router parts that I've collected to build a table but it's not going to happen till spring
I really thought I'd have it done this year but if it isn't one thing it's another . I will never buy an old house again . I'll live on the street before I let this happen again

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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