But one man is hoping to put an end to your warm weather woes by demonstrating how to make an at-home air conditioning unit in just five minutes, using nothing simple items such as an electric fan and a five-gallon bucket. There's even an option to use solar power.
YouTube user desertsun02 posted a
on his channel explaining how to create the air conditioner, with his list of necessary items featuring just a fan, a bucket, Styrofoam liner, PVC pipe and ice.
The YouTuber, who has over 50,000 subscribers to
, specializes in solar-powered projects, but shows how to use this DIY cooler both with solar and electric power.
The impressive contraption is shown being built over the course of the video, starting with the creator using a hole saw to cut a series of perfectly-shaped holes in an orange five-gallon bucket, which costs just $3 from Home Depot.
After cutting three holes for the piping, the DIY expert then slides in a $6 Styrofoam liner into the bucket and, picking up the hole saw once again, he cuts slightly smaller holes, through the existing ones in the orange bucket, and into the liner.
He uses these holes to position the three pieces of pipe, which he estimates cost around 75 cents each.
Using a box cutter, he then cuts a hole in the lid of the bucket, using the rivets as a guide.
Then, taking a small black personal-sized fan, which can be bought for around $12, he positions it face-down in the hole he made in the lid of the bucket, which he has filled with a gallon of frozen water. One gallon-bottle of water retails for around $3.
The next shot shows the final product in action, with pieces of glittering tinsel attached to the protruding pieces of pipe to show off the strong airflow.
'It runs smooth, quiet. Relatively quiet,' the builder narrates in the video. 'There is good airflow out of all three outlets.'
Plugging the fan into a 15 watt solar panel, the YouTuber estimates that he will get about five hours of cool air out of the contraption.
To show just how cool the homemade air conditioner, which costs approximately $27 to make, is, he also holds up a thermometer to the pipes, varying temperatures from 41 to 46 degreesFahrenheitis displayed.
Ambitious DIYers who viewed the video seemed suitably impressed, with many applauding the user for his simple design and easy-to-follow instructions.
'I just built 2 of these exactly to spec using this video, so thank you for that,' wrote one commenter. 'Very simple and inexpensive to construct.'
'Awesome tutorial on an effective bucket air conditioner,' wrote another. 'I could see this really coming handy if power goes out and you are using a generator or solar panels.'
Aside from the air conditioner, desertsun02 has taken on a myriad of other budget-friendly DIY projects, including a solar air heater
made from steel can
s and a home made
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