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Duracraft Air Conditioner Unit AMD8500E £49.00 @ Sainsburys (Instore)
Duracraft Air Conditioner Unit AMD8500E £49.00 @ Sainsburys (Instore)

Duracraft Air Conditioner Unit AMD8500E £49.00 @ Sainsburys (Instore)

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Saw loads of these in the Bitterne store reduced from £229.
Probably store specific, but you never know.

I didn't note the BTU rating on this model, but the lowest BTU equivalent is on sale @ Argos for £249.99

Summer is on the way....

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very good price

do you have the exact model number or SKU?

just what I need with all this hot weather :whistling:
Great price though:-D

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sarbjeet_;7459675

do you have the exact model number or SKU?



just called the store and it's this one thereallyusefulstore.co.uk/pro…gle

Fantastic price. Would pick one up (even in this weather) if it was near me.

Does it do Scorcio as well as Frigooooo:oops:

We need a bit of Scorcio at present:thumbsup:

Great price thou;-)

Do these cost a lot of money to run?

My loft is like a sauna in the summer and would be interested in using this but not if it costs a bomb to run.

It's 950W so will cost a wee bit to run

I think in general they are quite expensive, but if you was only going to have it on when you absolutely needed it then it's worth it.

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geosquisher;7460710

Do these cost a lot of money to run?My loft is like a sauna in the summer … Do these cost a lot of money to run?My loft is like a sauna in the summer and would be interested in using this but not if it costs a bomb to run.



says here aprox 12p/hr but doesn't say what rate that is based on cooling4you.co.uk/dur…asp

The only type of aircon worth considering is the split units - opening a door or window to put the plastic tube out, just defests the object.

Although not as big a con as the dehumidifier I bought a few years back. I got it to stop the bedroom windows misting up in the winter --- only trouble is they don't work at temperatures less than 15C. So it only extracts moisture from the air when it's warm enough for it not to condense on the windows! I suppose it would be great in Malaysia, where it's hot and humid, but pretty useless in the UK. Then they moved on to Aircon

jhw;7460797

The only type of aircon worth considering is the split units - opening a … The only type of aircon worth considering is the split units - opening a door or window to put the plastic tube out, just defests the object.Although not as big a con as the dehumidifier I bought a few years back. I got it to stop the bedroom windows misting up in the winter --- only trouble is they don't work at temperatures less than 15C. So it only extracts moisture from the air when it's warm enough for it not to condense on the windows! I suppose it would be great in Malaysia, where it's hot and humid, but pretty useless in the UK. Then they moved on to Aircon


putting a hole in your wall is impracticable for most people who only use it for 2 weeks a year.

Bang a hole in a wall and problem solved. If they are £1 an hour to run its money well spent in my book. This is a good price if you dotn have one, Id advise to buy one now!

You don't have to drill a hole in your wall, nor stick a hose out of it like the old-school tumble dryers. Most have a bracket that sits on your window sill, and the window rests on top of it creating a seal. The machine then removes the heat and expells it through the exhaust. I've wanted one of these for ages, but I can't afford it at the moment. My parents have one, and in the HOT summer months, walking into their room is literally like heaven. It's so cool compared to the rest of the house. There's no need to start drilling holes or whatnot. From the sounds of the description on the links provided, it does what I think it does.

Edit - Video shows you how. Works on both horizontal and vertical windows.

youtube.com/wat…8GA

I saw them too. 8500btu or 2.5kw.... ok for a bedroom if you can put up with the noise!!

hot price if you want one...... but why would you?

voted cold - but did add some rep!!

SamuraiHQ;7461123

You don't have to drill a hole in your wall, nor stick a hose out of it … You don't have to drill a hole in your wall, nor stick a hose out of it like the old-school tumble dryers. Most have a bracket that sits on your window sill, and the window rests on top of it creating a seal. The machine then removes the heat and expells it through the exhaust.

Yes, but the only way it can do that is to suck more air into the room! Trying to make a seal is a waste of time - create one and the air conditioner will not work.

pibpob;7462318

Yes, but the only way it can do that is to suck more air into the room! … Yes, but the only way it can do that is to suck more air into the room! Trying to make a seal is a waste of time - create one and the air conditioner will not work.



Actually it recycles the air. When I mentioned creating a seal, that did not imply that nothing can get in or out. Of course an air conditioner wouldn't work then. I think you've misunderstood the entire concept.

See here: home.howstuffworks.com/ac2…htm

AC is great during the summer but I do find it drys the air out, makes my throat really dry, so wouldnt get one myself. Great price though.

SamuraiHQ;7462479

Actually it recycles the air. When I mentioned creating a seal, that did … Actually it recycles the air. When I mentioned creating a seal, that did not imply that nothing can get in or out. Of course an air conditioner wouldn't work then. I think you've misunderstood the entire concept.

I do understand how air conditioners work, having installed and repaired split units myself. And I understand how a window-mounted air conditioner uses air from outside. Both will work perfectly - in fact they work most efficiently - with a sealed room. But does a portable unit with a hose to exhaust the hot air through a window also get that air from outside, or from within the room? To my knowledge, it does the latter.

SamuraiHQ;7461123

You don't have to drill a hole in your wall, nor stick a hose out of it … You don't have to drill a hole in your wall, nor stick a hose out of it like the old-school tumble dryers. Most have a bracket that sits on your window sill, and the window rests on top of it creating a seal. The machine then removes the heat and expells it through the exhaust. I've wanted one of these for ages, but I can't afford it at the moment. My parents have one, and in the HOT summer months, walking into their room is literally like heaven. It's so cool compared to the rest of the house. There's no need to start drilling holes or whatnot. From the sounds of the description on the links provided, it does what I think it does.Edit - Video shows you how. Works on both horizontal and vertical windows.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibWD6UrM8GA



Not a secure solution though, it needs removing each and every time you leave the house.

pghstochaj;7462893

Not a secure solution though, it needs removing each and every time you … Not a secure solution though, it needs removing each and every time you leave the house.


It's also for a US style sliding window. Who has one of those?

Besford;7463212

It's also for a US style sliding window. Who has one of those?



I have sash windows but they are rare.

Waste of time for 2 weeks of the year and cost alot to run

I have a portable 12000BTU Air Conditioner I bought from Homebase a few years ago so i consider myself to be a bit of an expert :whistling:

I plug mine in and poke the hose out of a open window, probably the worst sort of window as it opens outwards and upwards so there's an awful lot of open space around the hose which is about 6" in diameter.

And ... it works very well indeed. So well in fact that my missus who likes it hot tries to stop me using it. Once, when she was away I managed to get the temperature down from 25C to 16C by bedtime. It was lovely to have to climb in bed to warm up under the duvet when everyone else was unable to sleep because of the heat.

It will happily bring the temperature down by 4 or 5 degrees over an evening and the drying out of the air has the effect of making it feel even cooler as the humidity has been removed. And it's bliss to stand in front of the icey blast when you've been working outside in the heat!

On the downside ... it's too too noisy to sleep with it on so the room gradually starts to heat up through the night. However I normally get to sleep before that's a problem.

If this one is as good as mine - and the starting price would suggest that it is then it's well worth it if you suffer from the heat.

pghstochaj;7462893

Not a secure solution though, it needs removing each and every time you … Not a secure solution though, it needs removing each and every time you leave the house.



Which takes seconds. You don't need to disconnect the hose from the mount. Just remove the mount and lock window.

As for the "US style sliding window", you do realise this does work both ways!? :whistling: I did mention that before.

SamuraiHQ;7465164

Which takes seconds. You don't need to disconnect the hose from the … Which takes seconds. You don't need to disconnect the hose from the mount. Just remove the mount and lock window.As for the "US style sliding window", you do realise this does work both ways!? :whistling: I did mention that before.



The majority of windows in the UK open outwards, not sideways. It might take seconds that that's one of the reasons why people install them properly, but that device only works on a limited number of windows anyway.

Good for keeping your snowman in one piece:thumbsup:

Hot price if you can find one, will check my local over the weekend, it HAS to be a decent summer this year!:whistling:

I wish my local had deals like this :roll:

Hot :thumbsup:

Enough already. It lowers the temp below ambient for those two or so weeks when it's unbearably hot, or at least it is for some of us. For what it does it's a great price. Hot Deal!

Seriously people be sensible!

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anyone have the item code so i could enquire over the phone before going in and trying to find one?

I went in for one of these today (Hull store) and was told by customer services they were all sent back due to the cold weather we are having! Err is it usually warm in january?
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