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Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: March 14, 2012 07:56PM
75 degrees outside. 78 degrees inside when I got home from work.

Central heat is still on. No central air until May.

There's not enough difference in air temperature for an open window to cool the place. I stopped at 3 stores on the way home from work and all of them were out of fans so I've just got one tower fan cooling my whole apartment.

So, I stopped at the grocery store and picked up a few things...



$5 bucks worth of dry ice (in a red plastic bag) and a turkey pan.

Set it in front of the fan with a few cups of water poured over the bag of dry ice.

It's gone down 5 degrees in here over the last hour.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2012 08:06PM by Chakravartin.
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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: davester
Date: March 14, 2012 08:00PM
Make sure you don't do that in a tiny room with the door closed.




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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 14, 2012 08:01PM
As my Korean grandmother used to say, "veddy crebbah!"
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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: March 14, 2012 08:08PM
78º and you need cooling? I'd take that any time!

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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: March 14, 2012 08:51PM
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mrlynn
78º and you need cooling?

It's humid, too.

And I've been working all day in a hot makeshift server-room.

There ought to be a law requiring public pools to open on days when the temps break 80 degrees.
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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: M>B>
Date: March 14, 2012 10:52PM
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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 15, 2012 05:02AM
My first thought after seeing that pic was "Why does he have a fan on a slab of bacon?".




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Re: Makeshift Air Conditioning...
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 15, 2012 07:29AM
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bazookaman
My first thought after seeing that pic was "Why does he have a fan on a slab of bacon?".

I too was wondering what that pink slimy looking stuff in the pan was. grinning smiley





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