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Old 07-11-2011, 08:08 AM
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damn iam in florida and keep my house at 75 durin the summer and my electric bill is like 150 bucks wtf yall doin wrong?!
I keep my house at 70.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:28 AM
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I keep my place at 68 and I still have a fan blowing on me at all times.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:46 PM
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i have a basement. stays at 65-70 year round, untill i fire up the woodstove. my computer is in the basement, which is probibly why i'm on it so damn much, lol
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:54 PM
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$25 for old radiator (that actually holds water), $15 for box fan, $10 for hose, plus $30 for water bill...thats $70 OR spend the $100 (plus $ 25? for electricity) for an AC thats COLD and spend less time doing it...being a redneck, PRICELESS :P lol


All I did was get those black out shades it cooled the house an easy 25 degrees during the day and didnt spend over $30
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:12 PM
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I dont use an ac unless its over 100, and even then not always. I just deal with it the rest of the time. Waste of money if you ask me. And yeah that pretty red neck right thur.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:54 PM
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Wonder if he has tried it a update would be awesome to see if it worked or not.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:14 PM
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i want to know if hes tried it or not...I wanna do it if it works in my garage when i get my new house in a couple of weeks
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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I have not tried it (yet) not sure if I am going to. Even if the water is 60* thats alot cooler than the 90*+ air in the house!
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:22 AM
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All I can say is craigslist. Found a window AC unit on there for $40 that works wonderful, and my power bill went up less than $10 a month since using it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:56 PM
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Alright, I have been thinking. I got the dang hose running, watering the lawn. Why cant I pipe the hose thru a radiator (say from a jeep, long and short) then run to the the spinkler. Stick a box fan in front of the radiator. The radiator would be in the window. And let that baby cool!
There called swamp coolers been around for a while, they even had versions for cars before the time of an a/c button http://www.alternative-heating-info....aporative.html
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:11 PM
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yes! swamp coolers! lol. they used to use them, especially where the humidity isn't through the roof. that's the main factor right there! I would give it a shot if I didn't live in a dang appt!
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:14 PM
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My AC in home doesnt work so HA!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:28 AM
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This idea is NOT a swamp cooler. A swamp cooler moves air through a wet pad or mesh. The moisture in the pad evaporates which draws heat out of the air causing a nice drop in temperature. In order for this to be effective, the humidity has to be quite low such as in a desert. Anything higher than 50-60% will make it totally pointless because that water will not evaporate.

Pooleo is talking about flowing cool tap water through an automotive radiator with a fan attached to it. That is just normal heat exchange between the air, radiator fins, and the water flowing out to the sprinkler. There is no evaporation cooling. Hick, yes. Swamp, no.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:47 PM
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Alright, I have been thinking. I got the dang hose running, watering the lawn. Why cant I pipe the hose thru a radiator (say from a jeep, long and short) then run to the the spinkler. Stick a box fan in front of the radiator. The radiator would be in the window. And let that baby cool!
I've done this before. It worked but not well enough to do it again. It worked better to just sit under the sprinkler while watering the grass. Of course the neighbors looked at us weird when we duck taped the sprinkler to the forklift (the water was to cold, we was hoping the extra time in the air would warm it up a little).
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