About a month ago, I thought I had better do something about some temporary cooling while we install the internal lining
I know this sounds a bit woosy but it gets very hot on the creek side of the garage wall in the afternoon. Also - if the working environment is pleasant, we will be more productive
When Linda visited the demolition yard I asked her to check if they had any little "through window" units.
They wanted $200 which is probably reasonable but seemed like a bit of a waste of money.
I remembered that I had an old, portable split system unit stored away in my workshop.
It had stopped cooling - so the thought occurred to me that it might be repairable.
I found a local airconditioning mechanic in Darlington and took it around to him.
Turns out that it would cost $900 to replace a specific part - so he advised me to just take it to the scrap metal yard.
I mentioned that I would probably buy a small unit for $200 and do some "jury rigged" ducting to cool our work area.
He told me that he would have a very good second hand split, reverse cycle Daiken unit coming up in the next month or so - $200 to buy and $200 to install.
Today I picked up the unit and paid him his first $200.