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4/23/14 3:43 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg


Easy and cheap to make. Going to keep me from throwing up/passing out in my garage gym this summer in Texas.
4/23/14 5:06 PM
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If anyone feels like embedding the video for the betterment of the group thatd be great.
4/23/14 5:31 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg

4/23/14 5:32 PM
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It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.
4/23/14 5:36 PM
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Thats sick!

4/23/14 5:41 PM
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Subbed Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 5:52 PM
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Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.
4/23/14 5:52 PM
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All you need is a $15 bucket setup and $27 worth of ice and you have 3 hours of cold air!
4/23/14 6:06 PM
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Ham and Egger - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.

 

Assuming 100% efficiency the scenario would go like this:
 
10 Put water in freezer, freezer removes heat (let’s say 100 kJ) from water/ice and exhausts it out the back of the fridge.
20 Put ice in homemade AC (the bucket) and the ice/water removes 100 kJ of heat from the air in the room
30 Goto 10 (repeat this process)
RUN
 
Your net cooling is 0. 
 
We also cannot get 100% efficiency; 2nd law of thermodynamics.  So in reality, the fridge will exhaust more than 100 kJ of heat out the back while only removing 100 kJ from the water/ice (it takes energy to move heat,) giving you an overall increase in the heat.  This is the same reason actual air conditioners are exhausted outside.
 
Unless you are relying on the evaporation of the water to do some cooling (a swamp cooler) but in that case you’d be better off using a cool mist humidifier, and you’d probably run into some serious humidity and mold issues trying to use that for very long.
 
 
4/23/14 6:08 PM
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Curtis_E_Bare - 
Ham and Egger - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.

 

Assuming 100% efficiency the scenario would go like this:
 
10 Put water in fridge, fridge removes heat (let’s say 100 kJ) from water/ice and exhausts it out the back of the fridge.
20 Put ice in homemade AC (the bucket) and the ice/water removes 100 kJ of heat from the air in the room
30 Goto 10 (repeat this process)
RUN
 
Your net cooling is 0. 
 
We also cannot get 100% efficiency; 2nd law of thermodynamics.  So in reality, the fridge will exhaust more than 100 kJ of heat out the back while only removing 100 kJ from the water/ice (it takes energy to move heat,) giving you an overall increase in the heat.  This is the same reason actual air conditioners are exhausted outside.
 
Unless you are relying on the evaporation of the water to do some cooling (a swamp cooler) but in that case you’d be better off using a cool mist humidifier, and you’d probably run into some serious humidity and mold issues trying to use that for very long.
 
 


4/23/14 6:09 PM
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Curtis_E_Bare -
Ham and Egger - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.

 

Assuming 100% efficiency the scenario would go like this:
 
10 Put water in fridge, fridge removes heat (let’s say 100 kJ) from water/ice and exhausts it out the back of the fridge.
20 Put ice in homemade AC (the bucket) and the ice/water removes 100 kJ of heat from the air in the room
30 Goto 10 (repeat this process)
RUN
 
Your net cooling is 0. 
 
We also cannot get 100% efficiency; 2nd law of thermodynamics.  So in reality, the fridge will exhaust more than 100 kJ of heat out the back while only removing 100 kJ from the water/ice (it takes energy to move heat,) giving you an overall increase in the heat.  This is the same reason actual air conditioners are exhausted outside.
 
Unless you are relying on the evaporation of the water to do some cooling (a swamp cooler) but in that case you’d be better off using a cool mist humidifier, and you’d probably run into some serious humidity and mold issues trying to use that for very long.
 
 
The guy wants to have cold air blowing on his face in his garage. This set up achieves it. I'm pretty sure he isn't trying to create a net zero energy usage situation. Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 6:10 PM
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Samoa - 
Curtis_E_Bare -
Ham and Egger - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.

 

Assuming 100% efficiency the scenario would go like this:
 
10 Put water in fridge, fridge removes heat (let’s say 100 kJ) from water/ice and exhausts it out the back of the fridge.
20 Put ice in homemade AC (the bucket) and the ice/water removes 100 kJ of heat from the air in the room
30 Goto 10 (repeat this process)
RUN
 
Your net cooling is 0. 
 
We also cannot get 100% efficiency; 2nd law of thermodynamics.  So in reality, the fridge will exhaust more than 100 kJ of heat out the back while only removing 100 kJ from the water/ice (it takes energy to move heat,) giving you an overall increase in the heat.  This is the same reason actual air conditioners are exhausted outside.
 
Unless you are relying on the evaporation of the water to do some cooling (a swamp cooler) but in that case you’d be better off using a cool mist humidifier, and you’d probably run into some serious humidity and mold issues trying to use that for very long.
 
 
The guy wants to have cold air blowing on his face in his garage. This set up achieves it. I'm pretty sure he isn't trying to create a net zero energy usage situation. Phone Post 3.0

 

This. 

 

Buddy just wants to play CoD without his balls sticking to his leg

 

4/23/14 6:14 PM
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Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.

4/23/14 6:15 PM
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Curtis_E_Bare -

Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.

That won't be cold air like the bucket would be. How would he be better off from a "I want to be cooler" perspective? Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 6:15 PM
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Curtis E Bare bringin' it!
4/23/14 6:15 PM
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Also, yeah. Physics.
4/23/14 6:16 PM
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^nah du, fridge retains a lot of heat, ain't blowing it out a fan.
Thermal conduction yo
4/23/14 6:16 PM
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Samoa - 
Curtis_E_Bare -

Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.

That won't be cold air like the bucket would be. How would he be better off from a "I want to be cooler" perspective? Phone Post 3.0

Because the fan blowing air over his skin would cause the endothermic reaction of moisture evaporation, and cool his balls.
4/23/14 6:18 PM
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Curtis_E_Bare - 

Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.


When its fucking sickly hot out, you and I both know fans don't do shit.

4/23/14 6:21 PM
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This escaleted quickly.

In for sweaty fight, and then to waste equal amounts of energy and pretend I'm getting cool...... I think Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 6:21 PM
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Mike Litoris - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 

Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.


When its fucking sickly hot out, you and I both know fans don't do shit.


Very very true, which is why we have to use real air conditioners that exhaust into the great outdoors.
4/23/14 6:21 PM
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Why do you think there are hoses on the back of this?

 

4/23/14 6:23 PM
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Mike Litoris - 
Samoa - 
Curtis_E_Bare -
Ham and Egger - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 
It should be noted that unless your freezer is outside or in a different building all you’ll end up doing is increasing the temperature.

Im not sure what you mean. You keep a frozen gallon of water inside the bucket.

 

Assuming 100% efficiency the scenario would go like this:
 
10 Put water in fridge, fridge removes heat (let’s say 100 kJ) from water/ice and exhausts it out the back of the fridge.
20 Put ice in homemade AC (the bucket) and the ice/water removes 100 kJ of heat from the air in the room
30 Goto 10 (repeat this process)
RUN
 
Your net cooling is 0. 
 
We also cannot get 100% efficiency; 2nd law of thermodynamics.  So in reality, the fridge will exhaust more than 100 kJ of heat out the back while only removing 100 kJ from the water/ice (it takes energy to move heat,) giving you an overall increase in the heat.  This is the same reason actual air conditioners are exhausted outside.
 
Unless you are relying on the evaporation of the water to do some cooling (a swamp cooler) but in that case you’d be better off using a cool mist humidifier, and you’d probably run into some serious humidity and mold issues trying to use that for very long.
 
 
The guy wants to have cold air blowing on his face in his garage. This set up achieves it. I'm pretty sure he isn't trying to create a net zero energy usage situation. Phone Post 3.0

 

This. 

 

Buddy just wants to play CoD without his balls sticking to his leg

 


Literal lol over here...

4/23/14 6:23 PM
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Spinelock - ^nah du, fridge retains a lot of heat, ain't blowing it out a fan.
Thermal conduction yo

Take a look at the back of your fridge, you'll see some coils, they're usually exposed.  The heat removed from the items placed in the fridge is exhausted out the back (along with extra heat required to move the heat.)

4/23/14 6:25 PM
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neonbelly - 
Mike Litoris - 
Curtis_E_Bare - 

Then he would be better off using

 

Unless of course the freezer is outside or in another building that he doesn't mind heating up.


When its fucking sickly hot out, you and I both know fans don't do shit.


Very very true, which is why we have to use real air conditioners that exhaust into the great outdoors.

But you agree that that contraption that gentleman made, would cool you off better than a fan would.

 

 

It obviously is not intended to cool your entire house down, but to just cool you down.   Hence why he put it on a chair by his couch.