misting system

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  1. mhailey

    mhailey New Member

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    I have owned my pop up for less than two weeks and in order to beat the heat over the 4th of July weekend, I installed a mister system. it is one of the portable systems from home depot. I installed a Y splitter after the pressure regulator from the city water supply, running one hose to the pop up, and one to the mister system. The Y splitter allowed me to turn off the water to the mister system while leaving the water to the pop up on. the misters simply clamp onto the awning, and provided great heat relief. you can see it attached to the awning in the photo.

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    mhailey New Member

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    we only ran it when we were outside to enjoy it so not much in the way of residue or puddles. however, i'm sure if you left it running for a long time it would accumulate.
     
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    This is a fantastic looking mod, and one I definitely plan on toying with. We don't have an awning, but I'm sure I can adapt it to work in the doorway of one of our screen tents.
     
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    jetcycles I'm just here to learn!!!

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    I bought one of these "reconditioned" portable Aeromist systems and use it daily in my backyard to give the dogs a "cool spot" to relax in. It's going with us to New Braunsfels this weekend too. This system uses very little water and leaves almost no residual water on the ground if it's placed in direct sunlight.
    http://www.aeromist.com/store/listItems.asp?idCategory=66
     
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    Thanks for that link, jetcycles! That's a neat looking outfit and will be much easier to use than trying to attach a mister line to a screen house. Now I just have to find a 12v pump that's rated for continuous use that doesn't cost an arm and a leg...
     
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    mhailey New Member

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    I have tried those and those are horrible. I bought one for the back yard a few years back, and it lasted all of 10 minutes.
     
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    Rustyinky: Those things don't work too well with the high humidity we have in the Southeast. If you were in AZ, NV, CO, NM, CA, UT etc... they work great.
     
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    Michi Gander New Member

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    Can you post a link to the Home Depot system you purchased?
     
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    I just saw this same type of mister system at SAMS Club, it was about $26.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Outdoor-Mist-Cooling-System/dp/B0035ZNRG6

    The home depot I purchased it from had it on sale for $8
     

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