DIY Homemade Air Conditioner

DIY Homemade Air Conditioner

As each year goes by, technology is becoming more relevant, but sometimes less reliable.  Especially during the summer, air conditioners are a necessity!  A lot of the time, we become more and more dependent on things like air conditioners and phones, that we become helpless when they breakdown.  In case your reliable air conditioner loses your trust by breaking down, here is a quick and easy fix.  It may require the need to follow a few directions and effort, but it more than worth it!

 

1. Trace Fan And Pipe

You have the choice of using an ice chest that is either hard-sided, or styrofoam.  Whatever you decide, place the PVC pipe and small fan on top of the lid.  Then, trace the PVC pipe and small fan using a pen or pencil.  It is important to have it evenly spread, but do it however you’d like.  This is a wonderful, unique idea that allows you to stay cool on a hot, steamy day.

2. Drill And Saw

After you have the fan and PVC pipe traced on that lid of the container, it is time to create the holes for each.  By using a drill, drill a single hole in each of the lines that you have created.  Keep in mind that when you are drilling and creating a hole, make sure the whole that you are drilling is large enough to fit your blade of your saw in it.  After drilling into the lid, use an saw to follow the line of the circle that you’ve created to cut it out.  After you’ve done it to one of the circles, then repeat the same steps for the other circle that you have remaining.

3. Connecting Fan And PVC Pipe

After both of your holes are made, place the PVC pipe into the correctly sized hole.  Don’t be alarmed that the PVC pipe is harder to fit into the hole, because it is suppose to be a tight fit.  The tight fit allows for the maximum cold hair to exit out, and a minimal chance for there to be a leakage.  It also allows for there to be minimal movement of the PVC pipe after you place it in the correct spot.  Next, insert the small fan using the same exact steps.  Add streamers to the top of the PVC pipe in order to see the air flow.  You’re almost done!

4. Solar Panel

One way to power this homemade air conditioner is by solar panels.  The fan is running on solar panels, which are placed right outside.  The solar panels that are used in this video are 15 watts.  This a wonderful idea that will keep you cool on a hot day if your trusting air conditioner fails you.  In order to view the details, watch the YouTube video located below.

5. Battery Powered

Another way to power this homemade air conditioner is by a battery.  In this specific video, they use a small 12 volt battery.  If you want to switch it over to the solar panels by the battery, put the clips on the solar panel wires, instead of the battery’s.  This allows for air flow, but a quiet fan, which provides the perfect solution for a hot day.  If you need any more details on how to do this, watch the YouTube video located below.

 

6. Ice

To create a large block of ice, put water into a large tub so it’s six to eight inches thick, and freeze it for a few hours until it becomes solid.  After it is frozen solid, take it out of the large tub and place it into your homemade air conditioner.  It is okay if it doesn’t fit flat; if it doesn’t, put it on an angle.  If it is difficult for you to do that option, your other option is to fill up large plastic gallon water jugs and freeze them.  After it is placed in the container, place the lid on top of your makeshift air conditioner, and turn the fan on.  It is your option if you’d like to use a thermometer to calculate how cool the air is that is coming out.

 

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For other cool ideas to survive in hot weather, check out this primitive shelter concept.

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