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Old 07-23-2014, 04:01 PM  
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I think it was built without the required research, AC isn't even set up like that.


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Old 07-23-2014, 04:05 PM  
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:29 PM  
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I put in a new float, new pads and basically checked everything to make sure it was working. Now correct me if I am wrong but it works on evaporation and with it being in the garage and no direct sunlight then it really is just passing the hot air from the garage through the pads and that air is being blown into my house?
The water in a wet rag or pad will evaporate fast in dry air and the rag/pad will thereby cool down.

With forced air the process works faster and the cooled air is distributed.

You must be overlooking something very basic.
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I think if you are getting water that is covering every bit of the pad and the pad is large enough that warm air can not be sucked around it and you don't have a lot of humidity the air should be cool. Is the air cool just in front of the unit when it is running? Do you have a thermometer you can use in different location to check the temp? Can you take a picture of the set up?
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