Introduction: Ghetto Swamp Cooler\ Laundry Dryer

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A cheap and effective way to cool any room, and dry your wet clothes.

*Flat Surface
*Something Open to Stretch Cloth Over
*Wet Cloth

Step 1: The Clothes

Picture of The Clothes

First, you need to wash your clothes (shirt, sheet, pants, etc...). You can either run it through a washing machine, or just run it under the sink.

Step 2: Setting Up

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Once you have your wet laundry, you can stretch it over some open area (I used a bass drum support).
Then set it up directly in front of a fan, which is supported on a flat surface.

Step 3: Enjoy

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your nice cool room. With a dry shirt after words.


Swix (author)2011-07-14

Shame only that it rises the humidity in the room .. :(

onemoroni1 (author)2011-06-05

Absolute genius! No really I mean it. Less is best and this is as simple as it gets.

altgrave (author)2011-05-03

that. is. genius.

lizziet117 (author)2011-02-04

I'll tell our uniform manager about this one...

Reid250 (author)2010-02-09

"With a dry shirt after words."  I was wondering what words you use?

Sorry, the dog made me do it.

reedz (author)2009-08-29

Ah, band room ingenuity. This is my senior year and we have all sorts of special set ups. Like during competitions we have someone with a hollow deck of cards for Tylenol and Aspirin. Some older cases have been hollowed enough to hold extra clothes and such.

friney23 (author)reedz2009-08-29

Nice. What instrument do you play?

reedz (author)friney232009-08-30

Lol bad question. Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Mellophone/F-Trumpet, Trumpet. And I am picking up Double Horn here in a week or so.

mikedoth (author)2009-08-29

How much cooler does this make a small room?

friney23 (author)mikedoth2009-08-29

Well, the room that I put that in was approximately 630 cubic feet. The AC in the building was not running at the time, but when I turned the fan on, the room felt about 5 degrees cooler in a few minutes with the door slightly ajar. It felt about 10 degrees cooler with the door closed. I did not take any measurements with a thermometer so I don't know what the exact temperature change was.

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