Homemade portable air conditioner

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Homemade portable air conditioner

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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:33 am

I think this is the same principle as a swamp cooler. It helps cool via evaporation as well as with the ice in the jug.

Speaking of air conditioners... A friend of mine is an air conditioner/ furnace guy and he recommends washing out the fins on the outside compressors with a strong stream of water at least once a week. It allows the compressor to work more smoothly and thus more efficiently. Another way to save money on cooling.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:34 am

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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:02 am

I wonder if washing down the heat pump would work?

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:17 am

I am not sure. Probably. They are just trying to keep the dirt down and the air flow as open as possible.
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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by patriceinil » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks FF, I spray mine down every couple of weeks, more frequently when there are fuzzies flying through the air.

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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by Farmfresh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 pm

Have you tried the bucket cooler yet? It might be something good to use in a barn or around a rabbit coop if nothing else. When it is hot anything to keep animals cool can help. BTW ... it is 102 actual here today with a 110 feels like. Blazing hot out there.
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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by patriceinil » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:56 pm

I haven’t tried it but it would probably be really good for keeping the animals cooler. I just thought it was a clever idea for an emergency cooling device if you had a way to keep jugs of water frozen.

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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Its 102 right now. I froze a large rectangular plastic container of water the other day, and this afternoon, put one cup of fresh water in it. The chickens keep checking it out and sipping! Later they will get a 4" section of frozen zuc.

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Re: Homemade portable air conditioner

Unread post by dizzy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:26 pm

I've seen the same sort of thing, but w/a foam cooler. I have one that I plan on trying it with eventually. Figure it will help me to stay cool when I spend the day at the farm.

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