How to make your own air conditioning

How to make your own air conditioning
How to make your own air conditioning
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The air conditioning unit can use up to 20% of a household's electricity. If you want to save money and help the environment, you can make your own with a fan and cooler or a fan and heater. By following a few simple steps, you will get there easily.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Use a fan and a cooler

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Step 1. Unscrew the front fan grille

Step 2. Install copper tubing

Make concentric circles with a 6mm diameter copper tube starting from the center of the outside of the grid.

  • Secure the end of the tube to the center of the grid with cable ties.
  • Make a small circle with the tube. Continue to wrap it around the first one to get a series of concentric circles. Connect it to the grid with cable ties.
  • You need to install enough, but not so much that air can no longer pass between the circles.

Step 3. Screw the grille back onto the fan with the tubes

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Step 4. Connect the tube to the pump

Take a 9mm clear plastic tube and plug into the end of the copper tube at the top and the fountain pump. Your best bet would be to use tubes designed for aquariums.

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Step 5. Connect another tube

Take another piece of 9mm tubing and plug it into the bottom of the copper tubing. Seal the joints with plumbing putty.

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Step 6. Fill the cooler with ice water

Immerse the second plastic tube in the water.

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Step 7. Put the pump in the cooler

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Step 8. Lay a towel over the fan

The towel will contain the condensation that forms on the outside of the copper tubing.

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Step 9. Turn on the pump and fan

Method 2 of 2: Use a fan and an old radiator

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Step 1. Clean the radiator before using it

You can soak it in soap and water before letting it air dry.

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Step 2. Install a powerful fan behind the radiator

You may need to elevate the radiator to align it with the fan.

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Step 3. Attach a hose to an outside faucet

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Step 4. Connect the vinyl tubing to the inlet of the radiator

You may have to try several sizes before you find the correct one for the copper inlet of the radiator. Choose a hose that is long enough to connect the radiator to the outside tap.

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Step 5. Pass the pipe through a window

Secure it to the garden hose with chatterton. You may need to drill a small hole in the window screen to get it through.

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Step 6. Wind the garden hose into a spiral

Then wrap it in a towel to insulate it. Wrap a piece of pipe insulation around the exposed end to keep the water cool.

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Step 7. Attach another length of plastic pipe

This time, you'll attach it to the radiator outlet.

  • Pass this pipe through the window so that the water coming out of it passes through your roof or gutter.

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  • If you run it on the roof, you will have to make sure that the overflow that falls on the floor does not flood your cellar. Try placing a large plastic container just under the water stream to collect it and use it to water your garden.
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Step 8. Attach a small manual valve to the hose at the inlet of the radiator

  • Cut the pipe attached to the copper part of the radiator about 15 cm.

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  • Attach the end where the water comes out to the inlet of the radiator.

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  • Connect the side that draws water to the hose that is connected to the garden hose.
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Step 9. Fully open the valve

Get out of the house and turn on the faucet with the hose attached to find the right flow.

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Step 10. Turn on the fan and let it run

Once you're ready to turn off your homemade air conditioning, turn off the manual valve and unplug the fan.

Advice

Change the ice water in the cooler about every eight hours. Be sure to save the water you use to water your plants or lawns

Warnings

  • If you are not the owner of your home, you must ask your landlord for permission to let the water run on the roof or through the gutter. Also prepare to repair the screens you cut.
  • Do not let the water run near a source of electrical current.

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