31 thoughts on “Beat the summer heat with this DIY air conditioner

  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    It does work for 2 hours and the room temp will be lowered by about 2 degrees… thats all… the ice melted after that… lol so instead of investing a fan, a cooler, also possibly an ice maker large enough to make so much ice in such short time… just buy a portable air conditioner….

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    So many things wrong with this video. 1 – Easier and cheaper with a styrofoam ice box. 2 – Use re-usable cold packs instead of ice to decrease the amount of humidity you create. 3 – You would need a MUCH bigger and stronger fan for a box that big. 4 – This doesn't work well in high humidity heat.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    thanks for stealing years old idea from youtube, whats happening to you cnet?

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Disclaimer this may increase humidity in closed spaces so be mindful.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    There are much better ones out there. Plus why not use a disposable cheaper cooler.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    For the cost in parts for that DIY setup, you can buy a 5000BTU air-conditioner.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    The Crazy Russian Hacker said I should use dry ice in this to make things really cold. ROFL.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    The fan that they used is not anywhere powerful enough to be used as part of a DYI air conditioner.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    People please don't do this. If you use this inside your house. It could ruin your electronics or your electrical outlets. Plus it's a waste of a perfectly good cooler

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    More of a basic heat exchanger. I think it could be improved if the outlet was also on top so you have more room for ice. Also, a big solid piece of ice with some salt sprinkled on top might help.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Build your own DIY video! Using simple ideas you took from other people's videos, you can give folks the tools they need to shower you with undeserved credit!

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    I'd try this with a styrofoam cooler, but still a good idea. If you're in an area without great humidity, wet some cotton fabric and hang it up like you're trying to dry it. It'll cool off a room probably better than this cooler will.

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  • August 10, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    I was planning on doing this with a more disposable container and dry ice, awesome idea

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