|cooling||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: The Newberry Family (newberryyosemite.net)|
|Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 21:16:59 -0600|
I will share a cooling method that a friend and I developed that works well in the hot arid summers of central California. We build a frame the size of an available window opening and put two layers of evaporative cooler pad to fill the opening and held it in place with bamboo fencing to allow air flow thru and an attractive look. We placed 1/4" soaker hose between the pads an attached to a 1/4" tube. We made a trough out of 2" PVC pipe cut in half and let the excess water run it the garden. A window fan sets in the window and draws air thru the wet pad. It is the same concept as commercial swamp coolers but homemade and not recirculting. Because the water does not recirculate there is much less mold build-up and odor. Tiffany Newberry Thinking about cohousing in Mariposa, CA with a few friends.
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