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Old 04-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
Caleb Carmichael
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Air Conditioning

It is starting to warm up here in Texas, and with my detached, uninsulated garage gym, I'm on the lookout for ways to keep cool. Came across this, think I might build a few and try them out.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/ho...-easy-to-make/
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Thought it might be helpful for some of you fellow garage gym guys.


Anyone else have ideas for staying cool in the summer?
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: Air Conditioning

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It is starting to warm up here in Texas, and with my detached, uninsulated garage gym, I'm on the lookout for ways to keep cool. Came across this, think I might build a few and try them out.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/ho...-easy-to-make/
(WFS)

Thought it might be helpful for some of you fellow garage gym guys.


Anyone else have ideas for staying cool in the summer?
It's a cool idea, but a real A/C is going to have the added benefit of removing the humidity from the air. When you are sweaty from working out you will appreciate lower humidity over just cooler air temps.

If you don't want to buy an actual A/C maybe a large box style fan would help out.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:16 PM   #3
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Re: Air Conditioning

Even in the hottest of Central Texas summers, I can stay pretty comfortable in my half of the garage with just a box fan on full speed.

I was at Home Depot today and saw this fan there (wfs). Might upgrade, although I really don't need to.

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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Re: Air Conditioning

I am totally gonna build one of those. In Nevada, humidity is never an issue. If using a sealed frozen jug of water really works that is friggin genius. I figured one would just fill the bucket with water/ice water. My garage can get pretty stuffy in the summer.

I could put a window rattler in but it would just be a waste since my garage is drafty and uninsulated
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:29 PM   #5
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Re: Air Conditioning

I do like the idea, but truthfully all that I have ever found that I needed was sufficient air circulation. I haven't needed/wanted it to be cold air.

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Old 04-26-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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Re: Air Conditioning

Mark, I definitely have a box fan and it does wonders. My garage is actually a large metal shop (nothing insulated, no sheetrock) that just bakes in the sun. The circulation helps, but I definitely wouldn't mind the cool air. Humidity is normally not a problem where I am either. Just 100-110 degree summer days.

Honestly have no idea how much cool air this thing will put out, but figured it was worth sharing, especially for the $20 it cost to build.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:07 PM   #7
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Honestly have no idea how much cool air this thing will put out, but figured it was worth sharing, especially for the $20 it cost to build.
Totally agree. I may even build one "just in case." It's a neat idea.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to go back to Home Depot again. I can't seem to ever go in there without coming back out with something for my garage gym.

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Totally agree. I may even build one "just in case." It's a neat idea.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to go back to Home Depot again. I can't seem to ever go in there without coming back out with something for my garage gym.

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Even in the hottest of Central Texas summers, I can stay pretty comfortable in my half of the garage with just a box fan on full speed.

I was at Home Depot today and saw this fan there (wfs). Might upgrade, although I really don't need to.

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I have one of these, which is a little cheaper (WFS) http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-20-in...6?N=5yc1vZc4ln

Even on the lowest setting, it moves a lot of air.
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I have one of these, which is a little cheaper (WFS) http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-20-in...6?N=5yc1vZc4ln

Even on the lowest setting, it moves a lot of air.
Good to know. When I posted the link to the other one, I saw yours and nearly settled on it instead.

I have the feeling that they're pretty much the same fan except for that the more expensive one has a shroud. In my mind, for the ~$20 difference, my thoughts automatically just go "Oooh, that must be a better one since it has a shroud. Get it."

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