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Old 02-26-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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Have Portable Air Conditioning when boondocking or when quiet time prohibits using your generator. Use it indoor or outdoors on 12v,110 or solar with frozen water bottles.
Also convient for your pets dog house on a hot day, in camping tents, in addition to when working in your storage shed, garage, attic, or other building and vehicles that do not have AC.



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Old 02-27-2015, 08:58 AM   #2
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Nice Idea big question is does it really work. other big problem is if boondocking where ya going to get the ice.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:56 PM   #3
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Nice Idea big question is does it really work. other big problem is if boondocking where ya going to get the ice.
Plastic water bottles come in all sizes. Just put them in the refrigerator's freezer to turn them into ice.
One could also use frozen food and later use for cooking.
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other big problem is if boondocking where ya going to get the ice.
From your propane powered fridge/freezer... just use milk jugs full of water so you can swap them out. This is assuming you don't keep a lot of frozen food We don't so I might give this a try for fun... cheap enough anyway.
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What a great idea I think I'll take them on shark tank LOL
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Will it cool? Sure.

How much? Not very.

A pound of ice, melted, then raised to 72 deg. F. will net you about 200 BTU's.

A standard rooftop unit has a 13,500 BTU cooling capacity.

You'd therefore need about 67.5 pounds of ice per hour to equal the cooling capacity of a rooftop unit.

I think 1 pound of ice and 6 cans of beer in it would provide far more relief.
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Will it cool? Sure.

How much? Not very.

A pound of ice, melted, then raised to 72 deg. F. will net you about 200 BTU's.

A standard rooftop unit has a 13,500 BTU cooling capacity.

You'd therefore need about 67.5 pounds of ice per hour to equal the cooling capacity of a rooftop unit.

I think 1 pound of ice and 6 cans of beer in it would provide far more relief.

Sounds about right but might feel nice blowing directly on you.
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I had seen the same design on Youtube and decided to give it a try for the fun of it. It does work!! I am getting air blowing out of this thing 8Celsius cooler than ambient temperature...

My RV mods: DIY swamp cooler

Very cool and fun indeed. Can also be used during the winter as a humidifier in the house!
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Will it cool? Sure.

How much? Not very.

A pound of ice, melted, then raised to 72 deg. F. will net you about 200 BTU's.

A standard rooftop unit has a 13,500 BTU cooling capacity.

You'd therefore need about 67.5 pounds of ice per hour to equal the cooling capacity of a rooftop unit.

I think 1 pound of ice and 6 cans of beer in it would provide far more relief.
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