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Old 04-21-2015, 10:30 PM   #11
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I'm looking forward to pics.

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Old 04-22-2015, 12:47 AM   #12
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Where Sir Squirrel are you located? It would be great to be able to see first hand your students in progress and maybe even offer some hands-on advise.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:18 AM   #13
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I need some help with putting an AC/Heat pump in it. We would like to go with a roof mount on the upper emergency exits. Doable? Any forum links to a how to? Any ideas or direction would be awesome!
I don't normally question the advisability of closing off emergency exits, but this is going to be a class room with students. You may even run into problems with some government entity that wants to flex his/her power. Why not install mini splits? They are probably more efficient than RV roof airs and would be more like what a HVAC tech would run into later in life. You could keep the emergency exits as is.

As far as I know there aren't any roof airs that are heat pumps. Just AC units with a small heater added.

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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rooftop ac units do have optional heat strips.
I wouldn't delete any emergency exits though. I too suggest split ac system(s).
They are quieter and more efficient, too.
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rooftop ac units do have optional heat strips
Yes, but that isn't a heat pump. Which, is what OP asked about.
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I think its what he was referring to though. Anyhow was just adding it in for info.
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PERFECT! I hadn't thought of putting a mini-split in! Our students have put many of those in and for some reason, we just had in our heads the idea of it being like an RV. That solves a lot of our issues and simplifies the process for us as well as allowing us to incorporate the unit itself into the HVAC demonstration activity!

Thanks for the input!!!
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Yep. Split systems are awesome.
Your students should take LOTS of photos and do a tutorial walk through as they do the install(s).
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Somebody... aaronsb, maybe (?) dropped a little hint recently about the existence of 48V dc powered air conditioning units. I hadn't considered that they might exist, but anyway, they do. If you feel like dragging solar power into the project too, there exist heat pump units which can run entirely from 48V dc as well as hybrid systems that require both 48V and 240V mains.

IMHO if you'll be running a generator.. and surely you will.. this is one place where you really shouldn't pinch pennies. Low noise is going to be an extreme priority so that it doesn't create a distraction. Look at the Honda, Yamaha, and maybe Cummins-Onan inverter units.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:33 PM   #20
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IMHO if you'll be running a generator.. and surely you will.. this is one place where you really shouldn't pinch pennies. Low noise is going to be an extreme priority so that it doesn't create a distraction. Look at the Honda, Yamaha, and maybe Cummins-Onan inverter units.
I highly agree with this.

Also heat pumps are a gimmick. They are just a AC system with a few more parts, under a different name.

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