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  • proachaz commented on danolanater's instructable 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner3 years ago
    5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

    I have been using this type of cooler for a couple of years now for my two chickens. Understanding that the 12v fan airflow isn't much but it is completely solar and they appreciate any air less than 100 degrees. The version I built uses swamp cooler pads and a 12v water pump to keep them moist. I cannot use it on the coop due to the problems moisture can cause. I have a arduino turn it on when the temp is above 100, and it is daylight. I had a 10 watt solar cell, but wasn't charging enough to last day after day, so I increased to 30w and now it can keep up. It is neat to see all differences about how this idea can be approached. I got the idea from another post on instructables though mine is much smaller (https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Evaporative-Cooler-swamp-cooler/) Wh...

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    I have been using this type of cooler for a couple of years now for my two chickens. Understanding that the 12v fan airflow isn't much but it is completely solar and they appreciate any air less than 100 degrees. The version I built uses swamp cooler pads and a 12v water pump to keep them moist. I cannot use it on the coop due to the problems moisture can cause. I have a arduino turn it on when the temp is above 100, and it is daylight. I had a 10 watt solar cell, but wasn't charging enough to last day after day, so I increased to 30w and now it can keep up. It is neat to see all differences about how this idea can be approached. I got the idea from another post on instructables though mine is much smaller (https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Evaporative-Cooler-swamp-cooler/) What a great site for man and chicken alike! If it were a fan or this, no question this is a great way to go!

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