Air-cooling update: FAIL!

The great air-movement debacle continues (as expected), but following some A-class verbal punishment by Cath, the building folk agreed to provide us with a proper portable air conditioner (rather than the indoor sprinkler they’d previously furnished us with).  They couldn’t promise when it would arrive – perhaps the next day, or the day after that (I’m thinking “within the next 6 months, tops”), but wonder of wonders – it turned up this morning!

It’s one of those ones which you connect a ducting hose to in order to expel the hot air through a window or similar.

Imagine our surprise when we went to fit the supplied hose to the vent on the back of the cooling unit.

Interface FAIL

Interface FAIL

Lets face it – it’s not worth doing anything if you’re not prepared to make a half-arsed dog’s breakfast of it.  How this country ever built the Empire is still a mystery to me.

I suggested a jury-rigging solution involving prodigious amounts of duct tape and cardboard, but apparently that’s not the way things are done around here.