Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > General Fitness & Health
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

General Fitness & Health Discuss general fitness. conditioning and health topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2014, 12:54 PM   #1
BigJosh
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70
Activity: 17% Activity: 17% Activity: 17%
 
BigJosh's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 4,045
Training Exp: 7-8 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press and Curls Bro
Fav Supp: Opti-Men Multi Vit
Reputation: 241059
BigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master member
Default Climate Control for Garage Gym

I work out in my garage at home. Our winters are mild here, so I have no problems during the winter.
Our summers on the other hand, are notoriously brutal. Temperatures reach up to 115 degF by July.
Last summer, I woke up at 4am and lifted in the morning before it got hot. This summer, with my new work schedule, that is not a possibility.

I am considering options for climate control in my garage. I am leaning toward a portable A/C unit. The draw back to this is that I will have to cut a hole somewhere for the exahaust hose.

I am looking for any advice, opinions, comments, and ideas on what I should do. Thanks.
__________________
Zdravko Veselin Gaeta

I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. I just want to be big and strong.
Quote:
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: Write that quote down
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: If I am going to be a bro, I am going to be the best
Make gains, not excuses.
BigJosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-05-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
GeezerDude
GeezerDude
Brawn
Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
GeezerDude's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Leavenworth Kansas
Posts: 174
Training Exp: 3 1/2 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Reputation: 6417
GeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributor
Default

You might see if you can find a swamp cooler instead of an AC unit. Something like this:

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Heating-V...FSho7AodtloAdA
GeezerDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
BigJosh
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70
Activity: 17% Activity: 17% Activity: 17%
 
BigJosh's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 4,045
Training Exp: 7-8 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press and Curls Bro
Fav Supp: Opti-Men Multi Vit
Reputation: 241059
BigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master member
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeezerDude View Post
You might see if you can find a swamp cooler instead of an AC unit. Something like this:

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Heating-V...FSho7AodtloAdA
What would be the benefit of the swamp cooler over the A/C unit?
On second thought I guess the benefit would be a lack of exhaust hose....
__________________
Zdravko Veselin Gaeta

I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. I just want to be big and strong.
Quote:
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: Write that quote down
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: If I am going to be a bro, I am going to be the best
Make gains, not excuses.

Last edited by BigJosh; 04-05-2014 at 01:07 PM.
BigJosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 01:51 PM   #4
GeezerDude
GeezerDude
Brawn
Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
GeezerDude's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Leavenworth Kansas
Posts: 174
Training Exp: 3 1/2 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Reputation: 6417
GeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
I am leaning toward a portable A/C unit. The draw back to this is that I will have to cut a hole somewhere for the exahaust hose.
Not having to do this would be the benefit.

When I was in the military we used a swamp cooler in our maintenance building in Fallon NV in the summers. It worked really good.
GeezerDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
GeezerDude
GeezerDude
Brawn
Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
GeezerDude's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Leavenworth Kansas
Posts: 174
Training Exp: 3 1/2 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Reputation: 6417
GeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributor
Default

Copied from Home Depot page:

The Honeywell CL25AE 6.6-Gal. Indoor Evaporative Air Cooler offers an energy efficient option for cooling your home or workplace in the most natural way. Honeywell evaporative air coolers do not require power hungry components like compressors. The low power consumption translates into significant savings on energy bills compared to using air conditioners. Just unpack, add water/ice, place near open door or window, plug it in, and use. This unit is ideal for cooling medium to large rooms in any home or office.
GeezerDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
jdmalm123
Less is More
Max Brawn
Points: 13,158, Level: 74 Points: 13,158, Level: 74 Points: 13,158, Level: 74
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
jdmalm123's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,880
Training Exp: not enough
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: All of 'em
Fav Supp: Milk shake
Reputation: 406350
jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!jdmalm123 is one with Crom!
Default

i was going to say swamp cooler...

if you can get a cross breeze between a door and the garage door (with a good fan to assist) then you'd be okay...
__________________
Balance
jdmalm123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #7
AF-Iron
Senior Member
Uber Brawn
Points: 1,828, Level: 25 Points: 1,828, Level: 25 Points: 1,828, Level: 25
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 308
Training Exp: 3
Training Type: General Fitness
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Coffee
Reputation: 16410
AF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributorAF-Iron is a dedicated contributor
Default

I have a similar issue. up to 110+ area in the summer and below zero on the winters. Starting with a fan and then getting a portable air unit.
AF-Iron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #8
BigJosh
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70 Points: 11,344, Level: 70
Activity: 17% Activity: 17% Activity: 17%
 
BigJosh's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 4,045
Training Exp: 7-8 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press and Curls Bro
Fav Supp: Opti-Men Multi Vit
Reputation: 241059
BigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master member
Default

I am going to seriously look into the swamp cooler option. My main concern with the swamp cooler is that it wouldn't be effective on the 115 degree days. But if it moves enough cool air and I can point it directly at me, I would imagine it would do the trick.
__________________
Zdravko Veselin Gaeta

I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. I just want to be big and strong.
Quote:
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: Write that quote down
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: If I am going to be a bro, I am going to be the best
Make gains, not excuses.
BigJosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #9
GeezerDude
GeezerDude
Brawn
Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14 Points: 719, Level: 14
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
GeezerDude's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Leavenworth Kansas
Posts: 174
Training Exp: 3 1/2 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Reputation: 6417
GeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributorGeezerDude is a consistent contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
My main concern with the swamp cooler is that it wouldn't be effective on the 115 degree days.
Depending on where you live in central California, I would say it is quite possible that the climate there is similar to that in Fallon, Nevada which is 60 miles east of Reno. We kept our building at a nice climate inside compared to 110+ degree days.

If you want to save money, you can build one yourself for really cheap. These home built types work nicely in a garage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHbQYajfGqM
GeezerDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 07:21 PM   #10
moeheep
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 9,512, Level: 65 Points: 9,512, Level: 65 Points: 9,512, Level: 65
Activity: 6% Activity: 6% Activity: 6%
 
moeheep's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hastings, Florida
Posts: 3,350
Training Exp: 1.5 years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: DEADS
Fav Supp: Condense
Reputation: 321283
moeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite membermoeheep is an elite member
Default

I W/O in a metal shed here in Florida...summertime well over 100 degrees in there.

I get a cross breeze from the side door to the overhead door with 2 fans....and drink a LOT of Gatorade.
__________________
Best Gym Lifts...Dosen't matter....they don't count!

Best Meet Lifts:
Squat = 325
Bench = 210
Dead = 353
Total = 888

The iron is there during my times of happiness, sadness and anger. The iron is there available through the 4 seasons and inclement weather. The iron is there to either comfort me or motivate me. The Iron manages to show me how strong I am or how humble I need to be. The iron does not yell, but it always demands respect. The iron is not a disciplinarian, but when disrespected, I feel it for a long time. The iron does not love or hate, but we definitely share a strong bond. And no matter how far I stay away or for how long, the iron is there, waiting to be lifted.
moeheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Liberal think tank vows national campaign to push for more gun control gaspers04 General Board 33 01-19-2013 12:45 AM
Gruesome Tales from the Garage BendtheBar Powerlifting & Strength Training 10 12-15-2011 10:15 AM
Food Control with Cinnamon and Vinegar Roid Monkey General Board 0 12-29-2009 04:30 PM
Food Control with Cinnamon and Vinegar Roid Monkey General Board 0 12-29-2009 02:54 PM
Transdermal Carrier * Quality Control * ETC * rippednmichigan Nutrition, Diet and Supplements 6 07-05-2009 12:50 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.