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Not really datsun related unless your workshop is really hot. I thought people might get a laugh though.

 

I've seen some stuff similiar to this, and thought I would try it. No A/C in our shop, and temps in Oregon are over 100. An Oregonian exposed to these temps can easily die:eek:. Also, we don't have any windows to mount any regular window units.

 

The pic speaks for itself:

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Volvo rad I had, old fan, some garden hose, ice chest, sump pump, and a lot of ice. The good news is that it blows pretty cold air. The bad news is that it eats a ton of ice.

 

I'll probably have to figure out something better. Oh well, it was fun trying:D

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What if you just hook one side of it up to the tap? tap water is fairly cool, and its cheap. just run the other side out a doorway. You could also run a length of the hose with the pin holes in front of the radiator to spray some mist on it.

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What if you just hook one side of it up to the tap? tap water is fairly cool, and its cheap. just run the other side out a doorway. You could also run a length of the hose with the pin holes in front of the radiator to spray some mist on it.

 

You can't do that!!!!! If you do I'll have you run the hose down here where we need water. That way I can water my grass. :fu:

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As "red neck" as that may be its close to a good idea currently in production. Pumping the water to run down the outside of the rad would be more effective. Adding salt to the water lowers the freezing point of the water and allows it to be colder.

 

There is a solar powered a/c that consists of a low rpm high cfm fan blowing through a honey comb made of epoxy impregnated paper which water drips down, by way of a small aquarium style pump. It blows 60-70 degree air in 90-110 degree ambient temps, that's good enough for me, free to use too.

 

Here is the quality solution lol.

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I could try the tap water idea, but I'm pretty sure it has to be almost ice cold to make a noticeable difference. I might try it just for fun. We are just burning through the last of the ice I bought. We get about 5-10 min/bag :eek:

 

As "red neck" as that may be its close to a good idea currently in production.

 

I've seen these at the local Carquest. They look similiar to the old swamp cooler my parents had in their green house. It didn't seem to work that great when it was humid though. Are these better?

 

I think I'll have to install this system on my wagon :lol: The spray foam around the A/C unit is a nice touch.

Here is the quality solution lol.

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Well it would fill the entire shop with a cloud of co2 no? If you sealed it, it would explode.

 

 

Idk how that one I was talking about works, I'm gathering parts to try and retro fit a standard double slim window fan with the idea though. I HATE a/c so I'm always game to experiment with alternatives.

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I'm going to try and add a middle ring so it looks stock just fatter, with a honey comb in front and tray under blah blah.

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