a hexagon or higher order polygon is more efficient and would experience less turbulence. nah, i'm just bullshittin ya. a knife will work if you're desperate. if possible, that might go easier if you start the corners with a drill hole. and a wood chisel might work better.
Cutting holes in plastic? Easy, 12 gauge buckshot, or pencil torch, or hand-drill, or hot nail, or ...you get the idea. Make your own burn, you dumbsh== ass==== .
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My questions are: Can I charge my battery with a solar charger while discharging it to cool my tent? With a 115Ah I can run that for 46hrs without having to recharge yes? (115/2.5) Wiring everything to the battery is just splicing the + and - wires of the pump and fan together and then connecting them to the battery terminals, right?
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Yeah I had the privilege of using my buddies for a bit, it was REALLY nice in the middle of the day. I would like to have the whole space cooled though, the "living area" is 5ft*10ft*7.5ft which only comes out to 375cft so all systems are green!
Got my bucket out today to spruce up and test run. The fan seems to be running a bit sluggish. Have people found it good to lube or maintain the CPU fan between burns... And if so, how do you do it?? Thanks
Yet another question (and my apologies if it's been addressed somewhere in the previous 2500+ responses and I just missed it)...
I'm going to be spending a full 2 weeks on the playa this year, and am planning to use the Mark 3 unicooler to cool my yurt (that's a Mongolian-style yurt, not a hexayurt).
Does it matter where I place the cooler with respect to the structure/prevailing winds? Putting it on the windward side might create somewhat better airflow, but would I be smarter overall to put it on the leeward side to reduce how much dust gets driven straight into it?
If possible, surround the intake area with a windbreak of some sort, around and above. I think that if you can slow down the wind, much the dust will drop out before it reaches the intake. (think of breathing behind a bandana. (or that araby cloth thing whatsitcalled). Keep it out of the sun(no brainer)
The yurt is still under construction, but once finished it will vent out the center ring (though I am working out a way to cover it at night/during dust storms). It'll also have a parachute hung inside as a false ceiling, with a gap between it and the actual roof of the yurt.
the inner ceiling should help by reducing the vollume that you are cooling, as well as separating the upper layer of hot air from the lower area. and the more you partition off your cooled area with a wall (say around your bed), the cooler it should be. (see my earlier comments on my bed tent of about 50 cu ft.)
Sharpstick, those are precisely the reasons I'm using the inner ceiling. Back in my early days with the HeeBees, we had otherwise identical shade structures that varied only in the presence/absence of that inner layer, and the difference in comfort underneath was significant. The yurt wall is likely to have both an inner and outer layer as well, though that part is still to be finalized, and the wall gap would be much smaller in any case.
I'll drape something over the bed if needed (it'll keep the sleeping area warmer at night, too), but I'm hoping the Endless Breeze fan in the Mark 3 will be able to cool the yurt without additional partitioning. High speed on the fan is 900cfm, the entire yurt itself is just under 1500cf, and the volume under the inner ceiling will be around 1200cf.
I'll see about posting a yurt construction thread as I get further along.
And yes, I have considered using it for chilling beer. More accurately, I've considered making it wider so that it can hold a 3 gallon homebrew keg and CO2 charger, and installing a tap on the front. That feature may have to wait until my own rev 2.0, though.
Speaking of beer, what's your preferred style? I'm thinking that between this and the lag screw anchors, I definitely owe you a few.