This version of the homemade air conditioner implements two improvements, a flow valve and a condensation collector.
Here’s the overall view of the unit. The condensation collector and flow valve are both visible. It’s a good idea to place the unit higher in the room like this, the action of the fan will circulate the hot air at the top of the room. Just make sure that your ceiling tiles aren’t flaking off abestos and you’re set.
This is the rear of the unit. You can see the copper tubing coiled along the back of the fan, attached by zipties.
The condensation collector sits below the unit. A towel catches any spare moisture not managed by the collector.
Here is a closeup of the flow valve. This is extremely useful in managing flow rate, or stopping water flow entirely. If installed on the outflow side of the system, the flow valve allows the siphon to be restarted very easily once shut off. If the system lacks a valve such as this, air will bleed back into the tubing and make it more difficult to restart the siphon.
An additional benefit of the ice water source is shown to the right. In extreme heat situations, one may sit in the ice water source for drastically improved cooling effect. Additionally, one could simply drink the beer cooling in the ice water. In heat waves, do your best to stay out of rehab.
Waste warm water is directed to a garden, no student ghettos here. Oh, how I yearn for the days of a mortgage and a house without concrete as a landscaping tool.
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