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During summer heat wave, the dry and hot weather is very terrible in United States & even in Singapore where I live.
I found this link that shows his DIY project that I followed
I can’t afford to buy another air conditioner for my room and calculated the cost of additional utilities fees if I get one will be astronomical hence I decided to do some research and make a home made air conditioner that don’t use too much electricity yet cooling for hours.
The following materials are used
1. Styrofoam box – generously given to me free by the wet market stall owner, I picked the vegetable stalls so it won’t smell that bad. Avoid the fish stalls at all cost.
2. AC 220/240 AC fan – Previously bought SGD$18 at Sim Lim Tower, or you can use those normal small fans but those may cost slightly higher.
3. Zip Lock bags – Very cheap SGD$5 and I use only like 3-4 bags to seal water into them and freeze it in the fridge. After freezing, put into the styrofoam box when needed.
4. PVC pipes – this is optional but I want to created directional chilled air blowing at me when I work and sleep. I have some lying around from previous projects. The one I have I bought at the aquarium shops for overflowing water piping system. Each Junction is about 50 cents to 1 dollar and the 1 meter pipe I think is $2? I can’t remember. In Singapore, I go Clementi Blk 328 fish shop. Remember to buy 3 pip caps and do check the size that they do fit.
5. Tools I use a simple pen knife and a pen to mark down & cut the styrofoam box to fid the pvc pipe & fan.
This project I believe cost less than $30+- if you have stuff lying around it will be cheaper.
If you want cooler air, put more ice into the styrofoam box and see how the room temperature goes down!
If your location are humid, you get condensations bonus & the evaporations from the condensations becomes a swamp chiller instead which is nice.
If your location is dry, this home made air conditioner will become your very own humidifier which is cheap to make & easy to build!
Intro music is “Pastel Slide Short”
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So the question of how well does Liquid Rubber do in the heat or the cold has come up many times in the various comments since I first posted those videos. Here is a video where we take a look at both the Liquid Rubber coated plank that was in my SWC aquaponic garden and the cardboard box that I decided to try waterproofing.
The plank was removed from the SWC bed withing the last two weeks. The heat from the sun since then has caused the wood itself some damage but for the most part the Liquid Rubber coating seems to be okay.
The cardboard box has been sitting in the greenhouse empty since its water evaporated quite some time ago. That little polytunnel can get temperatures over 50C so this little box has seen some pretty intense heat. There are a few places where the duct tape that I used to keep the flaps down has pulled in the heat and created gaps but for the most part, the Liquid Rubber seems intact. If I had used something other than the duct tape, I suspect the box would still be intact.
Thanks for checking in on the Liquid Rubber saga, there are plenty more places I will test that stuff I’m sure! Subscribe to see them all as they come out!