Intro: Garage Cooler
If you want to work in your garage during hot summers, then this is the project for you. Today I made my own NFL style Swamp cooler so I could get stuff done when it's a 110 degrees in the garage. This is my first instructable by the way.
Step 1: CREATE a BASE
Using some scrap wood laying around the garage and some 45s, I stood up a piece of 4x2 to make a stand. It doesn't matter how tall. just use what works for you.
Step 2: SHROUD
Using another piece of scrap wood I made a support for the shroud and attached it to the stand like a shelf. Next cut out the bottom of a rubber maid bin. After you cut out the bottom of the bin, you can glue in the mist system as best you can or attach with zip ties. For zip ties you must drill holes.
Step 3: Mist System
This is mist system I used. 15 bucks at lowes
Step 4: Add Fan
All you have to do now is add a fan and attach a hose and you're done. Be sure to use a high velocity fan like this one. Other fans may work but I know this one works. 50 to 60 bucks.
Step 5: Special Note
Pleas be carefully where you run the hose and power. Also with this misting system, the higher you turn the water, the more mist you get. My garage floor was getting soaked so I dialed it back a bit. Other than that it's perfect.