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Old 06-13-2014, 08:14 AM   #21
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:57 AM   #22
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We have the standing mister fan, but I found something that will work for people who dry camp.

Search for a video about "5 gallon bucket air conditioners" (no time to find it for ya...gonna be late for work) but it works on 12V, five gallon bucket, some short pieces of PVC, a small 12v fan and ice. Easy to assemble. With the Styrofoam liner for the bucket the ice lasts for HOURS.
This looks very interesting.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:01 AM   #23
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Not to jump straight to the panic wagon, but you may want to have your doc check your thyroid function.

I was a heavy sweater in the summertime. Turned out my thyroid was running 50% over what it should have been.

I had radioiodine thyroid ablation done and have significantly reduced my heat tolerance issues.

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I will check into this. We basically at our out of pocket max for the year so it is a freebie anyway. If there ever was a such thing as a freebie. An $8000 out of pocket max is no easy goal to reach. Could have bought some nice camping gadgets with that.
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We have the standing mister fan, but I found something that will work for people who dry camp.

Search for a video about "5 gallon bucket air conditioners" (no time to find it for ya...gonna be late for work) but it works on 12V, five gallon bucket, some short pieces of PVC, a small 12v fan and ice. Easy to assemble. With the Styrofoam liner for the bucket the ice lasts for HOURS.
Here is what Weezer is referring to. You can make them out of 5 gallon buckets, ice chests (plastic or styrofoam) with 12 volt battery and solar as well as 120 volt fans.

I had looked at these awhile back and totally forgot about them till Weezer reminded me. Now I can fuss at her, cause she will probably cost me my free time, as I'll have to build one or two now.

There all kind of different versions which you will see on the youtube page to the right of the video if you go to youtube itself.


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Old 06-13-2014, 09:27 AM   #25
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Replace the ice with water and call it a baby swamp cooler.
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Here is what Weezer is referring to. You can make them out of 5 gallon buckets, ice chests (plastic or styrofoam) with 12 volt battery and solar as well as 120 volt fans.

I had looked at these awhile back and totally forgot about them till Weezer reminded me. Now I can fuss at her, cause she will probably cost me my free time, as I'll have to build one or two now.

There all kind of different versions which you will see on the youtube page to the right.
Thinking this could be pretty useful when we go to Florida.
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Thinking this could be pretty useful when we go to Florida.
Yep, a group of us is camping this weekend. I can see myself building one today or tomorrow morning for our outing.

Dang you Weezer.
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(chuckle) Oh sure, blame it on me and I was just trying to help out a guy who is heat intolerant!

And that is EXACTLY the video I would have posted if I'd had time this morning.

So simple, yet works so well. And I'd go with the frozen gallon of water if I built one. Last longer and less mess.

I responded to your PM, wmtire. Buffy's in for some TLC, but we may run up to visit with y'all tomorrow evening....he didn't get to play golf last Saturday so you KNOW where he'll be in the morning...it's Calvert Crossing or bust!
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I remembered this when someone posted the pic of the guy with a window a/c unit and a generator installed on his "land yacht" car.

Since you can use the 12V fan, a person actually *could* use this in an emergency if the a/c goes out on their vehicle.

Those 12v fans are cheap at walmart in the automotive section.
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I guess I should just consider myself lucky that I don't live in your neck of the woods Weezer. On a 90 degree day I lose 10 lbs in 10 min here. With 100 pct humidity I would at least double that.
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