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Old 07-31-2009, 05:45 PM   #15
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Have you all considered closing one room off and just cool the room you are in during the day ?

I closed my bed room off, worked great.

Then of course late evening open it up and let is start cooling.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again View Post

I also heard of one owner who used a mister hose on the roof. by cooling the roof, he kept the inside cooler.


Boy, some things just never go away when you put them on the internet:

I used the foggers till I could get a new AC. See

The 15,000 Btu unit is an improvement, but I still am aware of hot days in full sun. Of course, the Excella is 34 feet, too.

Interestingly enough, the darker blue of the two I used when painting the shroud faded to an almost aqua color and is now the lighter shade. The lighter blue has not faded. Both were Fusion for plastic.

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:32 PM   #17
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Thanks for the information Brian and Annette. I'll have to look for that stuff next time I'm at Lowes.

90+˚ are common in the west in the summer unless you get above 8,000' or more. And I heard it was 106˚ in Portland, Oregon, a couple of days ago. That's amazing. There's no escape.

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:34 PM   #18
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The product name is "Reflectix Insulation." See Reflectix Inc. | Home. Reflectix is made with two layers of 96% reflective metalized aluminum separated by a 5/16˝ enclosed air space. It can be purchased at Lowe's in various widths for standard residential construction, such as 16˝ by 25´ rolls. Cut it to fit the dimensions of the portion of the vent to which it will be attached and either velcro it or simply cut it "oversize" and press-fit into the space.

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:23 AM   #19
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Hi, my 25'er has the 11,000 BTU A/C and so far does the job. I have the small windows, mouse fur walls, and vinyl headliner. My A/C cranks out 40 degrees at the registers. If yours is 50 to 55 degreees, you may have a problem with it. Or maybe heat pumps don't go this low.

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Old 08-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #20
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Well folks I bit the bullet today and upgraded my heat pump to a 15,000 BTU unit. I hope to try it out this weekend while the temps are holding near the 100 mark here in North Texas. Will keep you posted and let you know how it handles the heat!
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Good info, looks like I'll be headed to Lowes to get the insulation for a preemptive strike on the heat.

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