More DIY ACs... gone horribly wrong
With as much time, money, and effort as this guy put in, he probably could have just bought a window shaker at Walmart for less.
Slightly better approach:
You aint kidding! Redneck and all, he put a lot of effort into that contraption!
80Lbs of ice per day is what he will have to go buy!
It did cool the room fast though.
True Heavy Metal Geek
I think I just would have bought one of those $99 window shakers from Wal-Mart. Of course, I would have also used a lot of duct tape and garbage bags to run ducting to the areas of my house I wanted to cool.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” —Albert Einstein
Hey isn't that an Ice bank??
Looks like with that fan that close to the window, he is putting a severe restriction on the return air...
I didn't see a filter dryer in there. I bet there is a lot of moisture in his refrigerant.
What exactly is the point of that any way. I mean economy wise he would of been better off replacing the ice and pump by incorporating his cold water plumbing in the DIY some how.
He would of been better off just filling the radiator, or something like the radiator up with salt water putting it into the the freezer for a day then in front of the fan.
He would of been better off just getting some wrist bans getting them moist and putting them in the freezer and putting them on. And making some nice ice tea with that ice.
At the least he should of moved the radiator away from the window so the sun isn't hitting it.
That dude just found a real complicated way of becoming poor.
Last edited by FlatTire; 08-15-2008 at 05:18 AM.
My Sub Electrician
The blue wires are 3 phase 480 Volts, double lugged and there is data on the black and white wires. And the picture does not show every conductor comes into the box on a long long piece of metal flex.
I got into a shouting match with the owner of the E shop then found out my boss at the time a mechanical owned half of the E shop. oops.
Hope someone does not die.
I posted about the same thing but it did not take.
Wondered about the name myself and also said that the work in the pic looked like sh!t.
Hell I would have complained too. You need to watch what you are doing with those com wires, they will start making things do CRAZY shtick!!
it probably would have ran better with the fan in front of the coil sucking the air through the coil. and opening the window to drain defeated the whole purpose.
This is the result of too much time and alcohol on your hands, along with living next door to that really cool junkyard.
115 volt fan =per kw hour $$
Originally Posted by PaysonHVAC
115 water pump=per kw hour $$
80lbs of ice -8x $2.00=16.00 per 4 hours
Cost of operation= 12 hours ice 48.00
40 kw =34.00 per day
Not a cheap a/c
Think I would invest in window unit.
'Life begins with the journey each day'