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#1 posted 06-10-2019 03:34 PM

I killed an AC unit years ago, due to clogging it with fine dust that ultimately lead to corrosion and rust throughout the unit.
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When I read the OP’s initial statement to run the dirty air through the AC unit, I thought this was a very soon to happen occurrence. I don’t have a window AC in my shop for exactly that reason. Years ago I did, and it only lasted a month or so, was just jammed full, and had rusted internally to the point it crumbled. My plan was to clean it all out at the end of the Summer. I didn’t get close.

Instead of messing up a few hundred dollar machine, I would opt to put a large box fan in the window, and blow all the dust at it, and gone out the window. Even if the dust killed the fan, being out 20 bux sounds a lot better than 200 or more.

Still gonna wear my full face respirator when it’s really dusty.

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