How to Build a Homemade Air Conditioner

Ever wanted to build your own homemade air conditioner? While some of us have the luxury of being able to live in a home or apartment with built-in air conditioning units, others simply can’t afford one or just don’t want to buy one because the temperature only gets hot just a few short weeks of the year. And if you’ve ever wondered to yourself whether or not you can build a homemade small air conditioner, here’s how you can do it in a few simple steps. If you’ve never done a DIY project like this before, building a homemade air conditioner doesn’t require any heavy tools just some simple products you can purchase at a home supply store.

If your home or apartment gets very hot in the summer months, maybe you don’t have an air conditioning unit that can stretch into all your rooms. In that case building a homemade air conditioner may make sense just to be able to keep cool for a short period of time. Please note that this homemade air conditioner is not intended to be a permanent air conditioning unit.

Homemade Air Conditioner Parts:

To build your homemade air conditioner you’re going to need the following parts:

* Small portable fan

* (2) 1/4″ vinyl tubing about 3 feet in length each

* 10 feet of 1/4″ copper tubing (the longer the better)

* Aquarium water pump

* Zip ties

* Ice cooler (styrofoam)

* Scissors

Step 1

The first step in building a homemade air conditioner is to form the copper tubing in a circular fashion around the fan, allowing it to twist and form and take up as much central space as possible. The more copper tubing you have here the better it will be as the cool water will be running through the copper tubing and be blown out by the air in the fan. However, make sure as to not cover the entire fan as there will be no way for the fan to blow out the cool air. You’ll want about 50% to 60% coverage.

Step 2

Once you have the copper tubing covering the fan for your homemade air conditioner grab your zip ties and form them into “J” shapes (see the video) and then slide them in and through the little slots in the fan, securing the copper tubing to the fan face. You’ll want to have the zip ties securing the fan about every 6 to 8 inches so be sure you have enough zip ties to secure the entire length of the copper tubing around the fan face of the homemade air conditioner and make sure you cut off all the zip tie ends to avoid them flapping in the wind once the fan is active.

Step 3

The next step in building your homemade air conditioner is to take the vinyl tubing and hook up both ends of the copper tubing to the vinyl tubing as shown in the video. Both ends of this tubing will be running to the ice cooler of your homemade air conditioner, then cut some room at the top edge of both sides of your styrofoam ice cooler to allow for the vinyl tubings to run into the cooler. Try not to leave much space for air to escape the cooler.

Step 4

The final steps in building your homemade air conditioner are to hook one vinyl tubing to your aquarium water pump and place it into the cooler and place the other side of the vinyl tubing in through the other side of your cooler. Then fill your cooler with ice and water and then seal the top. Plug in the water pump and the fan and that’s it. You should be able to cool down about 200 to 300 square feet of space with this homemade air conditioner.

Kitchen Remodeling and Restoration

A beautiful vintage home with a kitchen remodel is one of the best types of homes out there. In fact, many older homes which have been restored in a way that corresponds with the original glory and beauty of the house are very sought after these days, so if you have a vintage home and are considering restoring it to it’s former glory, you need to know that you can combine all the modern amenities of today with the look and craftsmanship of yesterday, but you have to know what you’re doing in order to get the most of your investment.

Consider How You Want Your Vintage Kitchen To Look

The best vintage homes of today have the best of both worlds in them. They have beautiful fixtures and high end finishings, combined with the craftsmanship that you would expect in an old home. When you are considering restoring your vintage kitchen, you need to make sure to know what you’re expecting of your home and how you can make the most of your investment.

Consider that you want your kitchen to work well and fit with the style of your home. For instance, you probably won’t want to go too modern, such as you would consider in a loft style home, but you can choose cabinets that match the wood work in your home and make sure that you incorporate items such as granite for your counter-tops. Consider keeping as close to the original layout of your kitchen and using vintage style add in’s where you can, such as vintage side tables or dressers and sinks to replicate the way your house looked when it was built.

Keeping the theme of yesteryear is the basic planning to use. Making your home too modern can detract from the whole home style. Also if ever you plan to sell your home, the more original and vintage theme you can keep it the better the price you should be able to ask for. Nothing sells better than class and that is what this often creates in the mind.

A Country Theme Always Looks Beautiful In Any Home

When it comes to home decorating, there are dozens of different styles to choose from but country home décor has remained one of the most popular choices of homeowners throughout the years. This is really not that surprising, since country décor is quite versatile, working perfectly in any home regardless of its size, architecture, colors and other existing decorating styles.

Country home décor is preferred by a lot of homeowners because of its rustic charm and natural elements, which can easily add warmth to any room in the house.

Many people associate country home décor with old furniture and antique decorations, but this doesn’t have to the case at all times. In fact, there are a lot of modern pieces that would fit nicely in a country-theme home, especially those that are made primarily of wood and other natural materials. Ornaments that have animal designs are also popular items in many country-themed spaces.

Cows, pigs and horses all figure prominently in many country homes but the most common animal featured in country home décor pieces is the rooster. This is particularly true in the kitchen, with a lot of items bearing the image of the rooster, such as plates, wood plaques, kitchen towels, wall trimmings, curtains or even tablecloths and aprons.

How To Decorate With Your Country Decor

One of the usual mistakes that people make when delving into country home décor for the first time is to use too many pieces, which will ultimately make your house look more like a furniture store than a nicely arranged country-themed home. The key to decorating with a country theme is to try to keep things as simple as possible, and arranging your pieces in a way that they complement each other instead of just filling up the space with random items.

Another trick is to try to redesign pieces that you already have instead of going out and buying entirely new items.

For example, if you already have wooden or aluminum cabinets or drawers in your space, you can easily convert them into country home décor by stenciling country designs directly onto them. This is something that you can easily do on your own using a stenciling kit that you can purchase in any local crafts store.

Wooden storage boxes were also a very common piece of furniture in earlier times when country home décor was the norm. If you don’t have a much use for these boxes in your home today, since you probably already have built-in cabinets and other modern storage, you can just use these storage boxes as décor, or for other purposes like side tables or coffee tables.

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