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Homemade air conditioner DIY - Awesome Air Cooler! - EASY Instructions - can be solar powered!

Published on May 9, 2014 12,165,279 views

Homemade AC Air Cooling unit produces very cold air. 42F air (in an 80F room). items needed: ice chest (hard-sided or styrofoam), pvc pipe, small fan and ice. (small solar panel is optional). great for space cooling. 3 ways to power it: a solar panel, a battery or an automobile (using 12v socket "cig. plug"). this air cooler combines the durability of the "5 Gallon bucket air cooler" with the extra cooling power of the "styrofoam ice chest air cooler". specs: fan: 12VDC 10w 0.8A. solar panel: 15 watt (1 amp). works best in semi-dry or dry climates. (drier air cools down easier/faster than humid). air temperature during testing 80F (4% relative humidity). block of ice lasted 5 hours (larger blocks can last up to 10). to run the cooler 100% off-grid check out my solar ice making/freezer vids.

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  • They call me Alf
    They call me Alf 4 года назад My ex girlfriends heart in there and you would never need another block of ice
  • Kyle M
    Kyle M Год назад Hahaha, it's funny how so may of us can relate. When women decide to go cold, that 180 degree turnaround is lightning fast and frankly, terrifying. It's a chick thing
  • angelina gaona
    angelina gaona Год назад Jose Soto lol
  • HTX 5150
    HTX 5150 Год назад I feel ya
  • thatdudehood
    thatdudehood Год назад lol
  • DoctorKnow956 DoctorKnow956
    DoctorKnow956 DoctorKnow956 Год назад Jose Soto You still got her number?...I bound to meet her eventually...seems I attract that kinda chick all the time..
  • Sandy Freday
    Sandy Freday Год назад DoctorKnow956 DoctorKnow956 I
  • fall back
    fall back Год назад Jose Soto, the heart of ANY woman can be used as far as i'm concerned. they absolutely do not know how to love
  • Alvaro Sanabria
    Alvaro Sanabria Год назад pfff... with my ex gfs heart, that house will turn into Superman's frozen fortress of solitude.
  • mister smith
    mister smith Год назад Yep! Been there before.
  • Norman J. Murk
    Norman J. Murk Год назад Jose Soto bro I almost crashed my truck after reading this I I laughed so f**** hard
  • David Sugar
    David Sugar Год назад LOL my ex wife's in there it would be below zero
  • Jonathan Garcia
    Jonathan Garcia Год назад Jose Soto 🤣
  • cvetko jovcevski
    cvetko jovcevski Год назад Jose Soto lol
  • Ashley Anderson
    Ashley Anderson Год назад lucky. if it were my ex's heart it'd freeze half the country. want an AC not a WMD
  • SLAPUBAK
    SLAPUBAK Год назад Jose Soto my side hurts from laughing...
  • The Kyote
    The Kyote Год назад Jose Soto mine too brotha. 😂 classic.
  • heesil77
    heesil77 Год назад Jose Soto not black rock he uses ice haha
  • Vincent Birt
    Vincent Birt Год назад James Brown it's a man's world
  • Geezer Marz
    Geezer Marz Год назад A great man once said. "Women are insane and men are stupid" and "women are insane because men are stupid". I admit I am stupid at times and that she is insane and the icicles come out her eyes as daggers lol
  • David Sugar
    David Sugar Год назад Geezer Marz you are you are a smart man
  • Kee Xee
    Kee Xee Год назад Jose Soto She's Cold As Ice -Foreigner :D
  • nunyer beeznaz
    nunyer beeznaz Год назад my two ex wives would make a freezer....no need to ever buy ice again !!!
  • Baupylypuab
    Baupylypuab Год назад (изменено) Jose Soto omg I am crying laughing! 😂
  • Linda Roth
    Linda Roth Год назад Y'all,thanks for my daily laugh!!😅This wife spoils her husband😍
  • Justin Messenger
    Justin Messenger Год назад Jose Soto oh lordy
  • theblackbeards
    theblackbeards Год назад my ex gf's heart would cause a blizzard in my house dont want my stuff wrecked again!
  • Doc Johnson
    Doc Johnson Год назад Jose Soto you too
  • Limitless 1
    Limitless 1 10 месяцев назад All women are like that Cold and b*tche
  • Sam GetmoneyCash
    Sam GetmoneyCash 9 месяцев назад They call me Alf she told me she needed a block of ice to put on her you know what after I ran the train on her, you knaw what I mean?
  • Alessia Malone
    Alessia Malone 8 месяцев назад Thats so hilarious.
  • Crystal Luna
    Crystal Luna 8 месяцев назад +Bahzad23 ....how the hell can just you alone run a train on her?
  • Shoresy 69
    Shoresy 69 8 месяцев назад They call me Alf maybe you were the problem.
  • Wally 1970
    Wally 1970 8 месяцев назад I laughed so hard !!!!
  • Johnny Appleseed
    Johnny Appleseed 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Norman J. Murk Stop watching YouTube while driving we're all stuck behind you wondering why the fuck you're doing 50mph on the god damn freeway.
  • Robin Huff
    Robin Huff 7 месяцев назад Awwww that's sad
  • Alicia Lopez
    Alicia Lopez 6 месяцев назад LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!
  • ServiceInstaller
    ServiceInstaller 6 месяцев назад Quit reading youtube comments while you drive you idiot
  • Overlord Underboss
    Overlord Underboss 6 месяцев назад Lmao
  • Russell Hill
    Russell Hill 5 месяцев назад Funny guys!
  • Azteca Norte Americano
    Azteca Norte Americano 4 месяца назад Man dude sorry to hear that she must have been cold as ice ❄
  • Analog synth player
    Analog synth player 4 месяца назад Kerry Morales It’s the reason MGTOW, men going their own way, is so popular now in america
  • Lick My Boobies
    Lick My Boobies 2 месяца назад Would dry ice work well or do you suspect it would phase to gas too quickly giving of carbon dioxide causing suffocation?
  • Yelirhs Sewns
    Yelirhs Sewns 2 месяца назад That’s sad!!
  • Maria Willoughby
    Maria Willoughby 2 недели назад lol
  • Internet Trust
    Internet Trust Год назад I decided to just burn my house down and live in the cooler
  • Melvin Lee
    Melvin Lee 6 месяцев назад best joke ever
  • Edward Kelly
    Edward Kelly Год назад YES! I'm making one of these things! Thanks for the idea!
  • williamlowe7718
    williamlowe7718 9 месяцев назад Edward Kelly #metoo 😎😎😎
  • Lee EightiesBaby
    Lee EightiesBaby 7 месяцев назад Edward Kelly did it work?
  • ElTortugaAnime ElTortugaAnime
    ElTortugaAnime ElTortugaAnime 7 месяцев назад @Lee EightiesBaby nope
  • Trupti Bhoyar
    Trupti Bhoyar 6 месяцев назад New easy cooler box hot
  • N Navarro
    N Navarro 1 месяц назад @ElTortugaAnime ElTortugaAnime mine was pants as well. if I put my fingers in the PVC tubing then it was nice and cool. Otherwise, a piece of junk.
  • Smitty
    Smitty Год назад When he fired it up I felt a draft at my house.
  • Dr Spaseebo
    Dr Spaseebo 8 месяцев назад Ici, aussi !
  • The Ethnicist
    The Ethnicist 8 месяцев назад 😆😂..weird is,,,,ME TOO!!
  • pegpenguin
    pegpenguin 7 месяцев назад One time, I saw a commercial for the kids cereal "Pops" on TV, and I literally tasted it for a split second. This was all unconscious. I mean, I was not consciously trying to imagine tasting it. What made this remarkable to me, is that I hadn't had Kellog's Corn Pops cereal in decades.
  • IkeGee1973
    IkeGee1973 7 месяцев назад Yeah! I felt a little cooler soon as he cranked it up!
  • Romin van der Meiden
    Romin van der Meiden 7 месяцев назад Smitty Me too, and i'm in europe!
  • Jeff_Mci_Gaming
    Jeff_Mci_Gaming 7 месяцев назад Smitty lmao
  • Ronald Rose
    Ronald Rose 10 месяцев назад Recirculation of the condensation (water) and refreeze... An endless supply of cooling... Great job.
  • Jeff Myers
    Jeff Myers 4 года назад You could also purchase a sheet of insulation foam, open the lid on the ice chest and fit it to the top. That way you don't have to chop up your ice chest and can convert it back for whichever use. 
  • Todd Dragert
    Todd Dragert 2 года назад +Jeff Myers Great Idea Thanks!
  • Jnaz PlaysMc
    Jnaz PlaysMc 2 года назад yeah i could do that thanks for the idea
  • Art M
    Art M Год назад Jeff Myers I'm a roofer and at roofing supply stores they sell stirafom (for a cricket system )that redirects the water to the drains.Im not going to get too technical but they have inso that is 12 inches thick (1/4"to12"+)I'm sure you can think of something to make out of that. I've made whole coolers out of it. A cold beer is nice to have after a hard day on the roof.
  • Irvin Hodges
    Irvin Hodges Неделю назад Sound 🙌🙌🙌
  • trem bala força jovem
    trem bala força jovem 2 месяца назад Parabéns 👏👏👏👏👏😎🙌✌🏆⛄❄❄❄❄🌀
  • Jon R.
    Jon R. Год назад I live for the YouTube comments as much as I do for the videos
  • AC/DC.4.LIFE !
    AC/DC.4.LIFE ! Год назад ✔️Perfect ... for my van down by the river !
  • josekma1
    josekma1 5 месяцев назад LMFAO!
  • Chase Thompson
    Chase Thompson 3 месяца назад josekma1 he’s commin to get you now
  • Antonio Jose
    Antonio Jose 3 месяца назад (изменено) Parabéns excelente e bem fácil de fazer, abraço!
  • Kat Hutcherson
    Kat Hutcherson 2 года назад Will it work without the Christmas Tree tinsel?
  • Toaf Loast
    Toaf Loast 2 года назад +Kat Hutcherson yes, but the tinsel is for spreading the air more efficiently
  • Dave XB
    Dave XB 2 года назад Not nearly as well. The tinsel protects the cool air from gamma radiation. So the air stays cooler for longer. It is a key feature of this invention.
  • Ross Mennie
    Ross Mennie Год назад Kat Hutcherson Sweetheart. The tinsel is to see if it is on or not, blowing at full. Even big HVAC systems do this.
  • Rennae Elizabeth
    Rennae Elizabeth Год назад LOL!!!!
  • chubbylilloser
    chubbylilloser Год назад Tut* you had to ruin the joke.
  • Whodunit
    Whodunit Год назад Ross Mennie Wow...thanks for you brilliant insight.
  • caza00caza
    caza00caza Год назад Ross Mennie everybody here is smarter than you
  • James Jameson
    James Jameson Год назад gots to have the tinsel! gots to
  • SCWfan06
    SCWfan06 Год назад Ross Mennie THERE'S ALWAYS GOT TO BE THAT GUY!
  • Wes_hopwizard
    Wes_hopwizard Год назад Kat Hutcherson hell no. It would probably blow up killing everyone within one mile!!
  • Ross Mennie
    Ross Mennie Год назад (изменено) caza00caza Dear "thinks he's a smart guy and other goofs". The comment I wrote was to a comment simply asking what the tinsel was for. None of you are even slightly qualified to contradict me. If you think you are go to the very bottom of comments and see if you can even comprehend what I wrote there. Why is it always the dumbasses like you who think you are so smart??? 
  • Michael Teigen
    Michael Teigen Год назад That's so you don't have to where a tin foil hat.
  • ButterscotchBanana
    ButterscotchBanana Год назад (изменено) +Ross Mennie No one here was asking about the tinsel's actual function; the OP, and subsequent posters are all making jokes. You are the dumbass, because you chose to direct your snark at people that didn't need the correction in the first place. And your "I'm so smart, look down here" comment is comically simple. Besides, everyone knows the tinsel is there to keep goblins out of the cooler.
  • Unkraut60
    Unkraut60 Год назад Kat Hutcherson no stupid it won't work without that
  • pickzkickz
    pickzkickz 11 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson Absolutely not.
  • shortsbox
    shortsbox 11 месяцев назад LOL THANK YOU , THANK YOU , THANK YOU, YOU MADE MY DAY. YOU STARTED A JOKE THAT IS SO FUNNY I PRACTICALLY SPLIT A GUT LAUGHING! VERY CREATIVE STUFF. ALL OF YOU WHO MADE COMMENTS11
  • kealiixxx
    kealiixxx 10 месяцев назад blue tinsel works best. 5 degrees cooler.
  • Mirna Monroe
    Mirna Monroe 10 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson kèprodusè èĺďlploŕďrlapeñdiße
  • Tommy TMT
    Tommy TMT 10 месяцев назад Ross Mennie 😂 you would be without a doubt, the least fun person to hang out with!
  • wizbangIWD
    wizbangIWD 10 месяцев назад There are two kinds of asses in the world, smart asses and dumb asses and it looks like we're all here today LOL
  • Tommy TMT
    Tommy TMT 10 месяцев назад wizbangIWD hahahah
  • Esho Bergam
    Esho Bergam 9 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson hahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha
  • Nom Cognom
    Nom Cognom 9 месяцев назад I took a huge risk and changed to blue colored tinsel...at first I was really nervous about deviating from protocol. To my amazement it worked and provided 7hrs more of cool air than the silver tinsel🤓. Id really like to try red but Im not that stupid!!
  • Marak Lia
    Marak Lia 9 месяцев назад Orlando Rivas Will the popcorn on a string work as well?
  • Liberty Leslie
    Liberty Leslie 9 месяцев назад of course not............
  • Mig
    Mig 9 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson 😂😂😂😂😂😂
  • Berave Trolliolli
    Berave Trolliolli 9 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson Seriously?!?
  • Cesar Chavez
    Cesar Chavez 9 месяцев назад No gifts from 🎅 without the tinsel!!
  • PoP ITgood
    PoP ITgood 9 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson best comment ever
  • Cwazy C
    Cwazy C 9 месяцев назад Ross Mennie you had to edit what you wrote your points are no longer valid thank you come again
  • Painkiller Jones
    Painkiller Jones 9 месяцев назад Kat- listen to hopwizard, it's true!!!! The horror!!! The horror!!!
  • Mark Moses
    Mark Moses 9 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson the tinsil is for indicating its on just like a box fan on display in a store
  • Painkiller Jones
    Painkiller Jones 9 месяцев назад You've given her too much information.
  • x2malandy
    x2malandy 8 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson, Very funny Kat.
  • Adam Peets
    Adam Peets 8 месяцев назад Ross Mennie She was being sarcastic I think. But I certainly can see why you may have thought she was serious. Sometimes reading through these comments is very scary. Lol
  • Eddie pee
    Eddie pee 7 месяцев назад Kat Hutcherson ..lol haha 😂
  • Eddie pee
    Eddie pee 7 месяцев назад Lol 😂
  • Mark Singer
    Mark Singer 7 месяцев назад Evil alien spirits thrive in cold ventilated spaces. The tinsel MUST have a reflective side in order to confuse the senses of the spirits, thus preventing their escape. If you will notice, the tinsel he used is indeed reflective. It is perceptively safe. .. scientific fact.
  • barbara kvistad
    barbara kvistad 7 месяцев назад Mark Moses You should hang out with Ross Mennie.
  • Audrey H
    Audrey H 6 месяцев назад Rosse Mennie - Sweetheart. The sarcasm is to see who's intelligent or not, with brains operating on full. Even most idiots know this
  • John
    John Год назад wow ow, I'm gonna try this and . . . Or may be il continue watching more videos
  • Tazzinary Del Cid
    Tazzinary Del Cid Год назад muy buen video,👍😉muchas gracias amigo bendiciones para ti.gracias por la idea.
  • wrinkleneckbass
    wrinkleneckbass Год назад (изменено) Wow, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I assume you could use an AC powered fan plugged into the wall? I'm not sure if this is the best idea to cool a large area but it sure would make a great fan.
  • Starr Lite
    Starr Lite Год назад LOVED IT!!! My AC went out and was going to buy a new. Instead, I will do this project.THANKS!!!
  • David Whitehead
    David Whitehead 2 месяца назад fantastic idea for small rooms...question: Does a lot of vapor come out with the cold air? Is it okay in an office type setting?
  • Negócio do futuro visão empreendedora
    Negócio do futuro visão empreendedora 1 месяц назад Muito bom desse projeto!🇧🇷🇧🇷
  • s i l v e r t o n g u e
    s i l v e r t o n g u e 5 месяцев назад So if you cover the open block of ice with salt your ice would last probably about 5 to 6 hours longer before melting and also the salt would drop the temperature of the ice and the air passing over it by almost half again giving much cooler and also dryer air. You can go a step further still by mixing paper or wood pulp or shavings to the water before you freeze it, this can extend the life of the solid ice by as much as a whole extra day although once it does melt it leaves behind a slurry mess if the ice wasn't contained.🤓
  • Magdala Tiberias
    Magdala Tiberias 2 месяца назад Awesome investigation, great minds think alike 🕊🕊🕊
  • Martin Sage
    Martin Sage 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Dry Ice would be colder and lasts longer. Or a combo of Ice + Dry Ice to save $$. I did this when I was camping in the Nevada desert in my VW camper for 2wks at the Burningman festival.😎