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Postby DoctorIknow » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:25 pm

For years I've wanted to invent and produce a mister with a timer.

I would program it to go off every 3 to 5 minutes, for about 30 seconds, and would mist my naked body in the tent trying to sleep at 10am which, no matter what shade one has, can be a challenging experience.

Just a small enough amount of mist to not make you wet,,, just a coating, which would evaporate, cooling down the body temp., and then, a minute after it evaporated, another short blast. One would sleep thru the process.

Battery powered.

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Postby Bling » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:34 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Just called my home depot and its the 10ft extention kit for $9.98 in stock. It has 5 emiters and looks like the line would be small enough to slide over the wand on a garden sprayer once you remove the tip from the sprayer. If its not big enough, auto vacume line would sleeve over each end then add a couple of hose clamps,:D

You ROCK! Thanks!! I'm not seeing that particular item in the link in your next message, but now that I have the idea--and a handy Home Depot--we may be able to pull this off. :D
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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:59 pm

Its the very first item on the page. model #30068 $9.95.
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Postby Bling » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:06 pm

Yeah, weirdly it doesn't come up for me. There's no item by that number. Don't suppose it's possible to post a photo?
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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:19 pm

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try search orbit misting system model #30068

I just googled home depot, then in thier search box put misting system and it came right up.
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Postby Bling » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:53 pm

I know you did--and I did the exact same search and didn't get it. Go figure! Orbit gets great ratings, though. That's the one I bought (it's back ordered). :D
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Postby Elorrum » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:15 pm

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I got one of these at OSH last summer on clearance for around 5 dollars. It's a kit for putting on a fan. I'd like to try the garden sprayer route with a tire valve and bike pump for pressurizing. ... I am happy with just using the garden sprayer I use for dishes as it is to be honest. I think I have at least two versions of the misty mate, and I found I used them just a bit, more for a conversation starter than actual heat relief. more stuff to think of making, packing and cleaning off.
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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:20 pm

Get the metal tire valve, thier easier to install and wont leak.
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Postby Bling » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:39 pm

UPDATE: We went to Home Depot, took a hand-pump 2 gallon garden mister out of the box, grabbed a 6-foot length of garden hose, and walked the whole works down to the plumbing dept. A very nice guy figured out what size screw threads were on the garden sprayer (1/2") and the hose (5/8") and found us a female-to-male adapter that works like a charm, for $6. So, now all we need is the Orbit mister (already purchased online but it was back ordered--they don't sell them in Home Depot stores in the Midwest) to see if we need a second adapter or if it connects to the other end of the hose on its own. :D So--we'll have a whole portable, manual 20' long misting system for a total of about $50.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:51 pm

I bought one for my tomatos (they were cooking at 115 degrees) and the $12.95 kit screwed right on to the garden hose.
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Postby Bling » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:08 pm

To the female end or the male end?
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Postby Token » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:22 pm

I built an upgraded version of the misting system in 2002. It worked well enough that it got taken to the med tent. It was a very hot year.

The upgrade was to drill a hole in the garden sprayer and install a valve from a tubless tire. Connect a portable tire pump and use that to pressurize instead of pumping. I also used a 5 gallon sprayer.

I also used it on my truck for summer 4wheeling in Death Valley. Put the misters in front of the radiator, run a tube through the firewall and spritz whenever the engine would try to overheat on me. Works very well.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:38 pm

The mister screwed on to the male end of the garden hose. It was the kit, not the 10ft. extention. The extention attaches to an existing kit, so its a different conection.
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Postby Bling » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:47 pm

Oh, perfect! I think that's the end that's still available on the hose, so we shouldn't need another adapter. :D
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:25 pm

Hey Token......That was a great idea for keeping the jeep cool. What about hooking up a line from the washer pump to some emitters in front of the rad with a valve to switch between windshield and rad?
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Postby Token » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:43 pm

That would work. I liked not doing a permanent modification.
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