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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-26-10 04:59 PM
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39. Here's another vote for a window unit
We did that when our compressor went out in the old house. I had just had shoulder surgery, it was July in Florida with high heat and humidity. With my arm strapped to my side, I could not take the heat. We got a little one room AC window unit intending to just cool the bedroom, but it was strong enough to cool the living room and bathroom, too. It pretty much saved my life and sanity.

When a friend's AC went out a few years later, we lent it to her - it's still around here somewhere but I don't know where.
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  -Why would two central air conditioners fail at the same time in the same house? spotbird  Jun-25-10 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Try 'em again in a couple hours.  rucky   Jun-25-10 06:50 PM   #1 
  - That *is* odd  blaze   Jun-25-10 06:51 PM   #2 
  - Sounds like you have my kinda luck  Duer 157099   Jun-25-10 06:51 PM   #3 
  - Power surge.  Mika   Jun-25-10 06:51 PM   #4 
  - i'm thinking low line voltage.  uncle ray   Jun-25-10 08:16 PM   #22 
     - You know the deal. The lower the voltage, the higher the amperage.  Mika   Jun-25-10 08:35 PM   #23 
        - Nonsense on "burning out the starting capacitors and logic circuits"...  Tesha   Jun-26-10 04:49 PM   #35 
  - Lunar eclipse is within org  SpiralHawk   Jun-25-10 06:52 PM   #5 
  - Brownout or power surge possibly?  lpbk2713   Jun-25-10 06:52 PM   #6 
  - Right!  Tesha   Jun-26-10 04:57 PM   #37 
  - Some circuit breakers can be tripped and appear to be on. Reset them a few times.  FSogol   Jun-25-10 06:56 PM   #7 
  - What kind of drywall do you have??  HysteryDiagnosis   Jun-25-10 06:56 PM   #8 
  - When my air conditioner failed, it was because the drainage tubie thing  TwilightGardener   Jun-25-10 06:56 PM   #9 
  - A blocked condensate line usually won't cause frost, but insufficient air across...  Tesha   Jun-26-10 04:53 PM   #36 
     - Good info, thanks.  TwilightGardener   Jun-26-10 08:40 PM   #43 
  - Have they been running for a while?  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-25-10 06:57 PM   #10 
  - Stolen freon? nt  ecstatic   Jun-25-10 06:59 PM   #11 
  - Possible. nt  spotbird   Jun-25-10 09:01 PM   #26 
  - Are you sure it's the compressors?  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-25-10 07:03 PM   #12 
  - They are seperate.  spotbird   Jun-25-10 07:24 PM   #17 
  - THANKS!  spotbird   Jun-25-10 07:06 PM   #13 
  - The air handler may have a clog in the drip pan drain.  angrycarpenter   Jun-25-10 07:09 PM   #14 
  - That was my first thought - possible float switch malfunction. nt  DURHAM D   Jun-25-10 07:59 PM   #21 
     - Where would that be?  spotbird   Jun-25-10 08:38 PM   #24 
        - sorry I could not got back sooner.  angrycarpenter   Jun-25-10 10:19 PM   #32 
  - Is the failure at the coils, or at the blowers? Automatic cutoffs engage when units build up too  apocalypsehow   Jun-25-10 07:11 PM   #15 
  - I gotta second the window unit idea.  dixiegrrrrl   Jun-25-10 07:54 PM   #20 
     - At the moment we have an "Okie" AC unit going  spotbird   Jun-25-10 08:44 PM   #25 
     - Here's another vote for a window unit  csziggy   Jun-26-10 04:59 PM   #39 
  - precision planned obsolescence.  aikoaiko   Jun-25-10 07:15 PM   #16 
  - Make sure your power company didn't enroll you in a plan to limit use during certain times nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-25-10 07:26 PM   #18 
  - We have that plan in Wisconsin  postulater   Jun-26-10 05:30 PM   #42 
  - Dirty condenser section?  Turbineguy   Jun-25-10 07:26 PM   #19 
  - My guess is surge.  readmoreoften   Jun-25-10 09:11 PM   #27 
  - God hates you... seriously after 5pm on a friday during a heat wave?  SunnySong   Jun-25-10 09:22 PM   #28 
  - Power issue or Chinese drywall. n/t  HooptieWagon   Jun-25-10 09:44 PM   #29 
  - Did you suffer a brown out from your power company?  NorthCarolina   Jun-25-10 09:58 PM   #30 
  - Check the contactors which will be under a panel on the  TexasProgresive   Jun-25-10 10:08 PM   #31 
  - Why do you have two? /nt  jberryhill   Jun-26-10 04:22 PM   #33 
  - we have new construction and they put 2 compressors in our house too  ladywnch   Jun-26-10 04:59 PM   #40 
  - The house was expanded  spotbird   Jun-27-10 05:55 PM   #48 
  - lizard people.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-26-10 04:33 PM   #34 
  - !!!  PBS Poll-435   Jun-26-10 04:59 PM   #38 
  - Is your wall mounted AC control box connected to house power?  Taitertots   Jun-26-10 05:02 PM   #41 
  - Al Gore conspiracy?  pinboy3niner   Jun-26-10 08:49 PM   #44 
  - Mystery solved  spotbird   Jun-27-10 10:28 AM   #45 
     - I'll bet that is a great relief  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-27-10 05:13 PM   #46 
        - Maybe get a second opinion?  spotbird   Jun-27-10 05:52 PM   #47 
           - We talked about  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-27-10 06:38 PM   #49 
              - The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.  spotbird   Jun-27-10 08:17 PM   #50 
 

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