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How to make a really effective air conditioner with a 5 gallon bucket and a few other things.


Homemade 5 gallon bucket Air Conditioner: Small fan set on top of lid, 1 gallon milk jug of frozen water inside the bucket. Air output varies between 40-45 degrees F. It can also be made with a styrofoam cooler instead of the bucket.


5 Gallon Bucket Swamp Cooler DIY Project - Cooling your tent or van. The basic idea for the bucket cooler is just a smaller version of Yellowdog's cooler made from a rubbermade garbage can. An evaporative cooler will reduce the temperature by 20 to 30 degrees. All the ideas that people came up with on this thread are a perfect example of radical self relience! (Bravo!!!)

from The Home Depot

5-gal. Bucket Companion Cooler (3-Pack)

Leaktite 5-gal. Bucket Companion Cooler (3-Pack)-211306 - The Home Depot

from Bob Vila

DIY Air Conditioner - Genius Make your own DIY air conditioner with a 5 gallon bucket


Homemade AC Air Cooling unit produces very cold air. 42F air (in an 80F room). items needed: ice chest (hard-sided or styrofoam), pvc pipe, small fan and ice. (small solar panel is optional). great for space cooling. 3 ways to power it: a solar panel, a battery or an automobile (using 12v socket "cig. plug"). this air cooler combines the durability of the "5 Gallon bucket air cooler" with the extra cooling power of the "styrofoam ice chest a


Using a couple of buckets, some PVC and a portable fan you can create this kickass 5 Gallon Bucket Air Cooler that you’ll wish you had last summer. This thing is super easy to make and it will cool down your home without having to use a heavy, electricity hogging air conditioner. Almost everyone uses air conditioning …


Build your own DIY 5 gallon bucket no-ice evap air conditioner