Summer is not the time to go buying a new air conditioner, but with the dog days of Michigan coming up, it’s not easy to do without either. I just built one of these portable DIY air conditioners like the one in the video in about 20-minutes.
Here are my specs and costs:
- 6″ PVC pipe elbow: $4 for ur.
- Small electric fan: $1.50 (garage sale item)
- 5-gallon Coleman cooler: $16 (on Ebay)
- 15-watt Solar Panel: $27 (on Ebay)
I use my air conditioner to cool my office at home during the hottest part of the day. For making the ice, I use a couple of plastic 1-gallon ice cream buckets (free, after I ate the ice cream). I refill them every morning and by the next morning I have ice ready to use.