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DIY Air Conditioner

Build A DIY Air Conditioner For Your Tent For $100

This DIY Air Conditioner would be perfect for a hot, muggy tent.

desertsun02 posted this great little tutorial on Youtube. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 5 gallon pail
  • styrofoam liner
  • PVC pipe – 1.5″ internal diameter
  • 2 1/4 inch hole saw for the bucket
  • 2 1/8 inch hole saw for the liner (this will give you a nice tight fit)
  • A small 12v fan
  • 15W Solar panel (optional)
  • Frozen jug of water

The video does an excellent job of showing you how to build this DIY air conditioner. The creator claims to get about 6 hours of cool air from one frozen jug of water, which we think is pretty darn good. Nothing ruins a camping trip like not being able to sleep, so this little contraption will be well worth it when you fall asleep after a long day of hiking.

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