FIGJAM wrote:I've used both types in house coolers and there is no difference.
Under perfect conditions you get 30 degrees cooling.
That's what I get and the duracool pads are easier to work with.
unjonharley wrote::idea: Maybe getting an extra HF pump would be a good idea
guerrillayogi wrote:AWESOME idea and I've already started acquiring supplies.
SOLAR question: Can I directly power a 0.4amp fan AND the HF solar pump using a 15W solar panel that outputs 0.8amp at 20v in full sun? (0.4 amp in evening sun)
This is the case fan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NP ... UTF8&psc=1
This is the solar panel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FX ... UTF8&psc=1
This is the HF pump: http://www.harborfreight.com/solar-powe ... 66093.html
I DON'T plan on using a battery. Should I be? Or should I get a voltage regulator?
I also have a cheap solar vent fan (unsure about specs, probably 6volt), would it help / hurt to hook up the panel to this as well?
I wish my college electronics courses were fresh in my head! Thanks for any insights, or directions to more resources.
latino63 wrote:Hey fig jam, thanks for all this amazing info. I'm making one of these coolers. I have all the parts you listed. However, the solar pump doesn't seem to be strong enough to power the fan. Can i use one of those backup garage door opener battery. I think they are rechargeable.
Also, the fan i bought has 4 wires and they are all black. I think i found the 2 that will work. When i hooked it up to the solar pump panel, it made a short move but did not keep the fan running. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. )^(
unjonharley wrote:Seems they don't know what a swamp cooler is here in the NW
Go to ACE hardware, have then order it for you.. Go to Lowes and have them order it for you.. pickup at the store..
dragonpilot wrote:No one carries Duracool in the Seattle area west of the Cascades...have to order online. Would the big box stores east of the mountains, say Bend, OR carry it? I want to buy an extra piece...hate paying shipping.
dragonpilot wrote:Here in Seattle Lowe's and Home Depot is glad to order it for ya...$7 for the pad, $9.50 for shipping...yeah, right! Ace Hardware says they'd have to order a whole case and ain't going to do that to sell one pad.
I did find out that the True Value store in Lakeview, Oregon has bales of the stuff! As do the True Value and Ace hardwares in Alturas, CA...right along my driving route!
FIGJAM wrote:If you build the bucket as designed, you'll have a complete air exchange about every 5 minutes.
Duct it into the space over your sleeping area so that it will cool that area if not the whole yurt.
FIGJAM wrote:Forget the defuser and just run the dryer tube through the wall.
Did you see a defuser in ANY of my designs?
You'll want the direct breeze, trust me.
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