any try the cooler a/c trick?

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by darscamping, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. darscamping

    darscamping New Member

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    hi,
    has anyone tried the kooler aire a/c that uses ice and a cooler? it sounds really neat.
     
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    i just got plans off ebay to build one of these , i was looking for other options besides installing a roof top ac , but i havent built one yet, if anyone would like to see the plans i can email them to you , i got them just to see how they were made ect but i think i will try building one just to see how it goes

    Jay & Lisa
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    merc ,
    i plan on making the bunk covers too , in the plans i have they say to use somethng like that on the lid thats also where the fan mounts im gonna build and test one before we take the pup out in the summer

    Jay & Lisa
    00 dodge dakota
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    (4) 4 legged children (non camping)
    Luna, Lady, Alley & Azalea
    all girls , all cats lol
     
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    I bought this for a small bedroom in my house that stays warm. It is a piece of crap. The ice melts too fast for it to make an appreciable difference in the smallest space. You will spend more time and energy making sure your ice didn't all melt. Pass, Pass, Pass on buying this little air cooler
     
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    If it's like the ones I've seen the ice has to melt for it to work. The ones I know about have a small pump that moves the ice water through a small radiator, then a fan blows air through the radiator and supposedly cool air comes out.

    I've heard of people having some success cooling down their cars (or airplane cockpits in the case of my friends) but Mr. Wannafishmore may be right. I don't know how well it would cool a space as large as a PUP.

    But... it would be fun to build your own to try out. Here's a link that may help you get started:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-Air-Conditioner---Cheap-and-easy!/

    Scott
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    Edited by - svanarts on January 25 2008 23:52:34

    Edited by - svanarts on January 25 2008 23:54:09
     

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