DIY Air Conditioner:
Summertime is sweaty and can be quite difficult to tackle especially if you work outdoors. But with global warming raising the temperature of the earth by a few degrees, summers have become unbearable even indoors. Beat the sweltering summer with some effective DIY air conditioner.
Here’s how you can make a DIY air conditioner:
- Table fan
- Bucket lid
- 1-1/2 in. PVC(cut into 3-inch segments)
- Mint spray paint
- Gold spray paint
- Styrofoam bucket liner
- 1-1/2 in hole saw for drill
- A frozen gallon of water
- Drop cloth
- Box cutter
- Place the insulation into the bucket.
- Drill right through the insulation and bucket together with a hole saw, while holding the two tightly.
- Hold the bucket against the wall or ground to exert more pressure. Repeat the step to make three holes in one line across the bucket, about 2 inches apart.
- Take apart the fan, and unscrew it from the base. You can use an electric drill to unscrew the base as it can be very tight.
- Remove the front face of the fan too and remove the extra screws too.
- Trace a circle on the bucket lid using the front panel of the fan. Ensure that the circle is big enough for the fan to sit inside the lid.
- Using a box cutter, cut the inner part of the lid.
- Spray paint the bucket and your pipe fittings in the color of choice.
- Paint the fan and the bucket lid in a complementary color.
- Allow it to dry completely.
- Arrange the pipe fittings into the holes. Use hot-glue to keep them straight if they are loose.
- Insert the frozen gallon of water into the bucket, and put the lid on.
- Reassemble the two sides of the fan back together. Fit the fan front-first into the hole in the lid.
- Your DIY air conditioner is ready to drive away from the heat.
The DIY air conditioner might not be very effective in bigger spaces but for a small area, it can be a game-changer, blowing ice cold air for your comfort!