kman wrote:Wacky thought: You don't have to buy a battery to test. Just run a line off your car's battery.
Buy a battery at your leisure.
ConnieH wrote:Actually, we get buckets w/lids for free from my boyfriend's work, they just throw them away...he had a great idea to try hooking the fans to his battery charger to test - worked great! Need to wait for the heat of tomorrow to do a real test...supposed to be 99 degrees - perfect. Found a toggle switch while I was shopping for other things and it works...it will be so nice to be laying in bed and just roll over and flip a switch to turn on the fan
FIGJAM wrote:Can you cut a smidge off the hose? It should rest on top of the pad like a small hula hoop. If you make it smaller you may not have to change the holes.
You can make another smaller loop to act as a pad retainer.
Now you know why I was doing so much research on fans. It seem to be the most critical part.
Youve got the jist of it, now fine tune that mutha till it does your bidding!!!!!!!!
FIGJAM wrote:YURT ALERT!!!!! Ok you dont have to have a yurt, but I liked saying it. Swamp cooler 2.0.
I made the box out of some left over material from my tube surround. I dont remember what its called, but its water proof and light. Fiber glass or plastic panels will work if their thick enough, but if you are patient, look in the thrift stores for a plastic or lexan display case with roughly the same dementions. 15x15x24in. Then you wont have to build a box.
The endless breeze fan is awsome. I thought I had a problem with it, but it turns out that I reversed the connection which made the fan run backwards, so it wasnt pushing much air. Now I can feel the breeze from 10ft away when its on low(1.18 amps 250cfm) medium 500cfm 1.68 amps, and high is 900cfm at 2.50 amps. Great for a 12 volt fan. The cheepest price new that I found was $60. Mine was a display and I got it for $25.
1/2in. pvc and three 90s and a cap.
The feed line was a little small till I put a short piece of pvc in the 90. with a little sillycone, its perfect. No need to glue the other pvc parts together.
By folding the pad instead of cutting individual pieces, It gets a snugger fit. The piece of strap keeps the pad snug at the front of the cooler. This is needed because if your fan is real strong, it will try to vacume your pad away from the sides. The pad retains its shape real well, so folding the inside corners is perfect.
The black tape is there because I got a little high on the sides with my holes and you want all the air to be drawn through damp pad.
Im waiting for the little bit stronger pump so I can test, but it should work fine...........FIGJAM........Oh .....check rv places to locate this fan. I sillyconed all the joints on the box exept the lid and this unit holds 8 gal. of water. Theres room for a case of pbr in the bottom. I have to check, but I think the water temp when running is close to 40 degrees. Unite dry wieght 13 pounds.
FIGJAM wrote:I dont know if you can see it in this picture, but I had some small wire that I cut some short lengths of and just ran them through the top of the pad and around the pvc. This keeps the pad from sucking away from the side.
If you do have an issue with leaks just push the pad in at that point, because the wire ties still keep the top of the pad in place.
Once the breeze died down, I could feel a cool breeze from 10ft away.
I think thats everything. If I missed something, just ask, and Ill be happy to try and help.
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