Portable AC

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by TheChosen, Sep 2, 2008.

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    TheChosen

    TheChosen Well-Known Member

    I picked up one of those portable ac units the other day. I was going to get a window ac but I got this for a steal and couldn't turn it down. My concern is that the exhaust is supposed to be vented out but I'm afraid the hot air might be picked up on one of those IR camera those helicopters got. I've learn to live with the risks of growing but at the same time I have been very inconspicuous about it and have told no one so I would hate to blow it because of this stupid exhaust vent. Am I being overly paranoid and the exhaust won't be enough to show up on the IR cameras or is there a better less obvious way to vent it?

    :peace:
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    KillerWeed420

    KillerWeed420 Well-Known Member

    Vent it through the floor if you can.
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    TheChosen

    TheChosen Well-Known Member

    Elaborate please
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    murtymaker

    murtymaker Well-Known Member

    I know the temps of the exhaust on those portable ac's. It gets hot as fuck. I am sure that it can be seen by choppers. But then again, are there really choppers looking for that over residential houses? or is it just propaganda scare tactics paranoia? Another thing to think about is that the portable ac units pull the smell in and exhaust it out. So one day I came back and my neighborhood smelt so dank. Freaked me the fuck out. I tried to put a carbon filter on it but it doesn't work. So think about that shit first b4 you set it all up.
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    TheChosen

    TheChosen Well-Known Member

    I already got the smell under control with one odorsok but I'm prepared to buy a can-filter and stick it in the room if I got to.

    As for your question about going over residential neighborhoods, I know they must have a warrant to use one of those first because it is considered a search but it is evidence which could be used against me and as a reason for an actual search and seizure warrant. Or at least that's what I've been told.

    Any other advice?
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    Phinxter

    Phinxter Well-Known Member

    the heat signature from that portable AC will look just as if you are running a portable AC unit which isnt illegal .... its a household appliance that loads of people run ... do you think if a non-grower ran one that they would get their fron door kicked in for it ?
    think about it its an ac unit and everyone uses them growers and non growers alike
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    TheChosen

    TheChosen Well-Known Member

    That's a good point which I did give some thought to before I posted this but I just wanted to see what other alternatives to a window I had. If no one else suggests anything that I can try I will probably just hook it up to the window until I think of something better.
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    natrone23

    natrone23 Well-Known Member

    exactly dont worry about it dude
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    Phinxter

    Phinxter Well-Known Member

    if you already have ventilation in your room hook the ehaust hose from the AC to a y juntion so it vents out with the rst of your air
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    desertrat

    desertrat Well-Known Member

    you do not have to worry about heat if you are running a personal grow. are the cops going to check out every house with a portable air conditioner??
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    natrone23

    natrone23 Well-Known Member

    saw an episode of cops where they were going around looking for portable AC's and than busting down the doors lol:wink:
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    desertrat

    desertrat Well-Known Member

    yea, saw same show, then they staked out home depot and arrested anyone who bought soil, fans or cfl's
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    TheChosen

    TheChosen Well-Known Member

    lol ya'll are some clowns. This was not a great concern of mine otherwise I wouldn't have bought it in the first place but I wanted to see what my options were so I aksed here. Just looking for another route is all.
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    desertrat

    desertrat Well-Known Member

    no worries. just having fun. sounds like you know what you're doing. just don;t forget there are a lot of legitimate reasons for doing everything we do except for the choice of plant we're growing.

    good luck
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    RL420

    RL420 Well-Known Member

    options are clear to me.

    get rid of the portable AC and be paranoid for the rest of your days.:eyesmoke::eyesmoke:

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