Camoli


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mysteryman3001 wrote:Where do you get the rebate from?



Here it is: http://www.woot.com/files/rebates/rebate090607.pdf Or, click on the Woot main page and click on "Get the Form Here" in the text description.

foxtrot3


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elroyskimms wrote:All of the negative reviews are due to an over-sensitive GFCI built into the cord. For what you are saving, go to Home Depot and buy
1) 1x - Extension cord plug
2) 1x - Electrical outlet with built in GFCI

Cut the GFCI out of the unit and replace the cord plug with the Home Depot plug. Replace the electrical outlet with the GFCI outlet and BAM! You now have a uber cheap portable A/C unit that does not have an overactive GFCI. Or, if you don't care about the GFCI, you can simply cut out the existing one and not install the new one in the wall. Either way, you are making out like a bandit.

I just moved to North Carolina from California and the humidity is rusting my power tools and cooking my servers. I'm in for 1 to cool AND de-humiidify my workshop/server room. This unit comes with the ability to connect a full-time drain so you don't have to empty the bucket all the time. What's not to love??

-E



What's a GFCI ???

DaZoneRanger


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raddog1969 wrote:Please take a look at thr wattage first!! 1100 watts is an enormous amount of power, for the BTU you get from this unit!!



Not when you consider that most portable convection heaters are 1500 watts on high.

Camoli


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foxtrot3 wrote:What's a GFCI ???



Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. (GFCI) The trip point is usually set to about 10-20 mA.
The purpose of this is to mainly protect people from themselves such as using a hairdryer when standing in soapy water. The potential lethal amount of current if it goes through the heart is about 30 mA under the right conditions to put the numbers in perspective.

markchang


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This would actually save me money in my townhouse in Arizona where A/C bill is ridiculous when it's hot outside. I could use it to cool my bedroom where I usually hangout and turn off the central air to the rest of the house.
The problem is how to economically vent the darn hose. Bedroom window is around 5' high sliding Right to Left (big rectangular hole) and then there is a mesh fitting covering the windows from the exterior.
Any suggestions?

liammc


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I hate rebates. What a hassel. 70% of the time it's an argument.



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dabomboo7o


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You are right! Thanks for the link!!!

ShiftyDevil


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I don't have one of these nor do I need one but If excessive condensation that the evaporation system couldn't keep up with was a problem I would try to set up a pump to get rid of the water. There are inexpensive pumps available that would likely work, pond recirculating pumps, aquarium equipment or small boat bilge pumps (both 12-volt and D-cell, some with built-in water switches). You may be able to insulate the hot-air exhaust hose to minimize returning that heat to the room, although it may not look pretty.

EcoTony


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markchang wrote:This would actually save me money in my townhouse in Arizona where A/C bill is ridiculous when it's hot outside. I could use it to cool my bedroom where I usually hangout and turn off the central air to the rest of the house.
The problem is how to economically vent the darn hose. Bedroom window is around 5' high sliding Right to Left (big rectangular hole) and then there is a mesh fitting covering the windows from the exterior.
Any suggestions?



2 options:
Plexi Glass the width of the tube + 2" - as tall as your window. Take Plexi and cut hole size of tube. Place plexi in window. Place tube through hole.

Option 2 is to use wood instead of plexi (I used ceader fence panel).

Better off getting cheaper window unit and fitting nice plexi glass over window unit to fill gap above window unit. Looks very clean (my current setup that replaced a portable single hose like this).

liammc


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ty72182 wrote:All this is well and good,

but is it Mac Compatible?



This unit maybe too large for your CPU. Other water cooled units still avaliable.



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frizdag


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umm.. that is the most giraffe-like thing I've seen on woot in a long time. you can get a cheap window unit for around 300 bucks now anyway. if you're hurting for a/c that bad in a single small azz room, you're going to want to get your monies worth.

poliyouw


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i have one of these, they are great during power outages after hurricanes here in florida

andrelook


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ShiftyDevil wrote:I don't have one of these nor do I need one but If excessive condensation that the evaporation system couldn't keep up with was a problem I would try to set up a pump to get rid of the water. There are inexpensive pumps available that would likely work, pond recirculating pumps, aquarium equipment or small boat bilge pumps (both 12-volt and D-cell, some with built-in water switches). You may be able to insulate the hot-air exhaust hose to minimize returning that heat to the room, although it may not look pretty.



That was my idea too. In really humid places it's likely that the unit won't evaporate enough of the water used to cool so you'll have to empty. But this is only in really humid places , Houston comes to mind.

On the other hand I really don't like the idea of using cool inside air to blow over the
coils and then exhausting that cooled air out the window. It's against my nature of
efficiency.. and it makes me wonder how they come to the EER figure of 12.5 (or whatever it is).

On the other hand for a handy person it's not hard to mod a unit to use outisde air or to pump out water using a float switch. But 99.9% of most people don't know how to do this ..

If you HAVE to have a portable I think you should try this unit. But don't try it if you live in a very very humid location. Get one with 2 hoses. And then you can get it with the auto drain/pump unit.

I really wish I could examine this unit because I'd like to buy it. But even in Central CA where we don't have high humidity, and I know I could fix up the drain to empty out through thr floor on our basement covered house.

Maybe if it's still here tomorrow I can call around first to some A/C friends.

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lvytn


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hey room, raise your hand if you're intelligent enough to realize that this item is on woot because its now out of season, and that if it was the beginning of summer, this item would not be on woot because woot is a site specifically designed to sell overstock items at low prices!

andrelook


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They have a page here - http://www.amcorgroupusa.com/aircon.html that shows some videos. One shows the PLM series using a nanomist to suck out water. It should work well except the suction comes from the exhaust air. This company uses odd and I have a feeling unproven ideas to solve problems. There's no mention of nanomist in any literature to mention that it takes the excess water out by suction. Then I find it on the page. Cool enough But it's like the left hand doesn't talk to the right hand. This bothers me. I used to design install sell and market professional equipment and this company seems disconnected and full of potential problems. I'd say they are a typical chinese 'fire drill' running. Sorry. That's my professional experienece opinion.

For example listen to this. The last sentence in the installation video says,
"The drain container inside the unit has a larger capacity than the container we supply
you with" - When you look at the movie you see that the drain plug is removed just like
on your car oil pan so what do you do? Bring in a bucket to dump the smaller holding container while holding your finger over the hole in the drain?

I think most high humidity places will have problems that people in dry climates won't
have.

Good luck.

PS. If you get one write back here about what condition it was when you got it...
I say because neweg g said that most of theirs were damaged in shipment.
Thanks

limarick


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This would be a great price if these things weren't total crp!!! I purchased this exact model last week to replace a 12k btu window unit that had just died. The coldest air that it put out was 60 degrees. (to put that in perspective, my 6k btu window unit blows 48 degree air) It didn't even keep the room cool on an 80 degree day when my old window unit could freeze you out on 95 degree days. There customer service dep't didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with it putting out 60 degree air. I took it back to the local distributor. We tried another unit there. It went down to 54 degrees at first, but then went back up to over 60 and never got any colder again. So I returned mine for a refund. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ITEM!!! As a side note, Ipaid $459 + tax. Never got around to sending in for the $100 rebate.

kspn


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if only this was allowed in my dorm Id have bought this instead of the iphone I'm using right now

My Woot Items: 32x Woot.com, 35x Shirt.Woot.com, 8x Sellout.Woot.com, 2x Wine.Woot.com

jenjerstar


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I see many did not GET the joke on the front page "Just in time for fall"

Guess what? If you would have liked it (at some point) this summer, you will probably like it for next too (and the next, and the next, ...). Think a little bit. And be grateful this IS at the end of summer and may be 1 reason at a great price.

mudman2007


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I paid $489 shipped for a different brand that is 13,000 BTU 4 years ago.
A dedicated circuit is highly recommended.Great deal woot.

jenjerstar


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lvytn wrote:hey room, raise your hand if you're intelligent enough to realize that this item is on woot because its now out of season, and that if it was the beginning of summer, this item would not be on woot because woot is a site specifically designed to sell overstock items at low prices!



If only I had read this before my last post, all I would have had to do is quote it.
Thank God I'm not the only one thinking this...

Some people I swear have no long term logic.

netserf


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raddog1969 wrote:I disagree, take this for instance if you have central air unit , it has 2 coils one named A coil and the other named B coil which is located on the unit outside your house, if you have ever compared the air temp. comming out of the B coil you will notice it is very warm air. the A coil is located in your furnace duct and is very cold. The B coil is actually removing the hot air from your house through a transfer coil hense B coil, the A coil is under pressure with coolant, as air goes through this coil water condensis, and of course has to go someplace, hence drain. But if you live in a desert area low humidity, but hot air, then this unit will do little good. your best bet in that situation is an evaporative cooler. hope this helps.



Huh? Humidity has nothing at all to do with AC operation. Condensation is a byproduct of water-laden air coming in contact with the cold expansion coils.

Scooter32401


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One of these and a generator will make your life bearable when the power goes out (hurricane season) in the summer/fall...

psychodad1961


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Tomjones wrote:It's fall everywhere in the 48 states.



And here I thought fall started Sept 22nd. Silly me....

dkowal


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1) Excellent woot. Great price, great rebate.
2) Still usable for next summer folks. If you need one...
3) If you don't know what GFCI is, or any other acrononym for that matter, try wikipedia.

dak970

chrispix


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This price is insane. Over 1 ton of cooling. Wow. I bought a unit from New Egg for about $400.00 for my little server/AV room at my house, not only is this one cheaper, it looks nicer too

Actually depending on the size this one might be too big, You don't want it cooling off 'too' fast, then turning off, then on again. But mine was not even self evaporating (like another poster said), that is certainly worth it not having to A) drain it B) run a drain line. Although I don't know how that would work in a humid environment.

If you get one, PM me and let me know how it was.. Darn. I could have saved $200 by getting this now, rather than 4-5 months ago.

norm401


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I have a unit like this, but another brand. Had it for two years and it works great. Nice to provide relief to visitors in there overnight stay or cool (not cold) down the kitchen or living room. I find a regular fan will help circulate the air in the room being cooled.

olperfesser


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poliyouw wrote:i have one of these, they are great during power outages after hurricanes here in florida



It is a good unit to have when running under generator power those first few days after a hurricane when "wonderful" FP&L is shut down. Move it from the living area (daytime) to the bedroom (night).

SWHITJR


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Let's not forget the first law of thermodynamics folks! Without the exhaust hose this thing is useless so what's the point of not having a window unit?

dmf518


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5 inch diameter exhaust hose... is this thing diesel?

sjjtoys


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Good luck with your application. You have two issues you will need to deal with; (1) exhaust the warm air rejected by the evaporator and (2) remove the condensate from the unit or attach a condensate pump to handle it automatically.

Now, what about noise level of operation? I did not see the db rating anywhere in the specifications. Some of these portables are very loud because they are essentially a self-contained A/C unit, much like a package unit. There is a compressor inside the housing along with a condenser fan and evaporator fan.

These portable units may appear to be a convenience, but trust me, they are a pain to move around and don't deliver the comfort that you might expect. This is why WOOT has a deal on them at the end of the cooling season at what appears to be a bargain price. Remember what P.T. Barnum said...

vpmehta


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I was looking for one of this since last 4 months ... now its winter time ... where were you wooot?

neil1054


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For all of you saying it's too late because the summer's over, haven't you heard you should buy an air conditioner during the off season because that's when you get the good prices. Maybe that's why the price is so good now. Same thing with motorcycles...the best prices are in January-February.


Polly wants a WOOT!!!

Too many woots to list...besides my wife reads the posts & I don't want her to see how much I've really spent.

tysoc


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katt42 wrote:Our A/C went out a few weeks ago and we borrowed one of these units. It actually made our apartment hotter than if we hadn't used it at all. The amount of heat that comes off of the exhaust tubes is pretty crazy on this unit. I wouldn't recommend it at all.



I didn't want to reply to this but... YOU GOTTA PUT THE EXHAUST HOSE OUTSIDE!

Joelgluck


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I think this is 1 of the best woot deals in the las 2 month's, I bought for myself this machine this summer the cheapest for this machine was $469.00 even today by researching the cheapest price is like $440.00 on ebay which you don't know who the seller is. i'm gonna buy 2 for this price and post 1 rebate to my friends house because its only one per household.

Joelgluck


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tysoc wrote:I didn't want to reply to this but... YOU GOTTA PUT THE EXHAUST HOSE OUTSIDE!


acually wrong this brand amcor has one of the nations best rating in giving out very cool air, and you have to put the exhaust pipe out of the room.

tysoc


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Joelgluck wrote:acually wrong this brand amcor has one of the nations best rating in giving out very cool air, and you have to put the exhaust pipe out of the room.



ummm, so if your putting the hose out of the room, where is the heat going? staying in the house. so if you want to heat one room while cooling the other, then sure, but if not THE HOSE GOES OUT SIDE!

chuckfarmer


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moorerandall wrote:Froogled

$329.99 on Shop.com




Rebate is good for purchase from any source, so Shop.com would only be $229.00 + S&H?

WOOT! is still the gooder deal !!

SurfingBob


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Really wish I waited before buying one this year. I might just buy this one anyway and sell my current one since this one is way more powerful.

Lulabelle


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I was a guest in a room with a similar unit (don't know the brand or the size) one summer in New Yawk City. I had never seen one before and didn't know what it was, even. It was no noisier than our fairly new window units at home and kept the room very cool. Almost too cool.

I'd be buying this one if September weren't the most expensive month of the year for our family.

chucknbran


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tysoc wrote:I didn't want to reply to this but... YOU GOTTA PUT THE EXHAUST HOSE OUTSIDE!



The heat coming off the hose does negate some of the cooling. Wrap the hose in heat resistant foam and AC duct tape and you will notice a big improvement. This worked great for my units. I'd be more worried about the drainage. The only units I've used that REALLY self evaporate are the "Delonghi Pinguino " brands and even those required occasional drainage.