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Old 07-08-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Buy industrial fan or similar. Problem solved.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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I have multiple projects that need to get done out in my garage. However, due to the heat in recent weeks I haven't spent much time on them.

Once, I tried working through the afternoon in a closed garage but felt I like was getting a heatstroke and had to stop.

Obviously, having HVAC inside the garage is not allowed by the HOA. Not to mentioned it can get expensive to install one and air seal the garage.

Anyone got ideas that solved the issue of working in a hot garage?
You can buy a variety of portable AC units and even the Big Box home stores sell them. Just Google search "portable ac unit" an you can see them from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. There are simple roll around units that plug into a standard 120 VAC outlet.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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As others said, try opening the door and use a box fan ... why have the door closed? Unsafe and uncomfortable.
If the door faces the sun, that's a problem. My garage door gets afternoon sun, and it's better closed at that time.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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I have multiple projects that need to get done out in my garage. However, due to the heat in recent weeks I haven't spent much time on them.

Once, I tried working through the afternoon in a closed garage but felt I like was getting a heatstroke and had to stop.

Obviously, having HVAC inside the garage is not allowed by the HOA. Not to mentioned it can get expensive to install one and air seal the garage.

Anyone got ideas that solved the issue of working in a hot garage?

Open the garage door and get a big standing fan to blow on yourself while out in the garage.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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You can buy a variety of portable AC units and even the Big Box home stores sell them. Just Google search "portable ac unit" an you can see them from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. There are simple roll around units that plug into a standard 120 VAC outlet.
I was thinking this too. Those do need to be vented out a window or wall, but it is not as obvious as a window AC unit.

I'm thinking the OPs issue is he doesn't particularly want the doors wide open, but want some privacy.
Can you add a door or windows to the garage away from the street side, OP?
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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Hey OP where you at??

I should avoid the hood.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Shady Drifter
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Obviously, having HVAC inside the garage is not allowed by the HOA.
Huh? That doesn't seem right.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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I was thinking this too. Those do need to be vented out a window or wall, but it is not as obvious as a window AC unit.

I'm thinking the OPs issue is he doesn't particularly want the doors wide open, but want some privacy.
Can you add a door or windows to the garage away from the street side, OP?
Yep. You can cut a 4-or 6inch ordinary dryer-style vent hole through the wall to connect one semi-permanently.
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Yep. You can cut a 4-or 6inch ordinary dryer-style vent hole through the wall to connect one semi-permanently.
Right or in the meantime, just open the door a tiny bit. The moveable A/C units work great, if you work out there a lot, be sure to get one where you don't have to dump the collected water.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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Hey OP where you at??

I should avoid the hood.
"...where you AT? I should avoid the hood."
Judging by your grammar, the hood is in you, you can't avoid it.
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