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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:59 pm

Anyone that can provide info would be appreciated. Based on how hot it is now, I would not be surprised if we hit the mid to upper nineties next month. Anybody have one? what was the cost? What was the installation cost? Any help would be appreciated. I have five ceiling fans and one floor fan, but I am still muy caliente and it will only get worse. Wish I had the money to go away for May. Thanks, Zoey

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Post by David on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:20 pm

Pete Jahansen has an article in this week's Guadalajara Reporter on swamp coolers. He has a couple. For details ask him.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:26 pm

Or perhaps google it Zoey. If you do build one please let us know how effective it is. I was wondering the same thing.

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PS Its 50 degrees and raining here in Vancouver so stop rubbing it in.......Jeje
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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:41 pm

David wrote:Pete Jahansen has an article in this week's Guadalajara Reporter on swamp coolers. He has a couple. For details ask him.

His article is exactly what prompted my topic. Although , he seems to have unlimited financial resources. I do not. Zoey

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Post by espíritu del lago on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:00 pm

get a block of dry ice, a fan, have the fan blowing on the dry ice. Make sure you have something to catch the melting ice. Enjoy the cool breeze

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Post by Rolly on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:22 pm

"Make sure you have something to catch the melting ice."

Huh? Dry ice leaves no liquid melt, only CO²
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Post by Rolly on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:27 pm

Swamp coolers work well when the RH is less than 40%. Above that, their usefulness falls pretty quickly. I'm sitting under one right now. At my house here on the desert, they do a good job when the temp is below 95°; above that they start to fade pretty fast.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:55 pm

espíritu del lago wrote:get a block of dry ice, a fan, have the fan blowing on the dry ice. Make sure you have something to catch the melting ice. Enjoy the cool breeze

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OK, that was cute. Where do I get dry ice down here and the reason it is called dry ice is that it does not melt. Zoey

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:56 pm

Rolly wrote:"Make sure you have something to catch the melting ice."

Huh? Dry ice leaves no liquid melt, only CO²



Sorry, Rolly I should have scrolled down and read all responses before I , unknowingly, agreed with you. Zoey

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Rolly wrote:Swamp coolers work well when the RH is less than 40%. Above that, their usefulness falls pretty quickly. I'm sitting under one right now. At my house here on the desert, they do a good job when the temp is below 95°; above that they start to fade pretty fast.


Rolly, the RH here is usually under 40 , other than during the rainy season from mid- June through September. At my place it is currently 28. Do you have a wall model vented to the outside? Any idea what the cost of one is? Recommended brand name, etc? We are hitting mid to upper 80's here right now and we still have May to go through. Projections are that this will be our warmest May in years. Thanks, Zoey

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:04 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Or perhaps google it Zoey. If you do build one please let us know how effective it is. I was wondering the same thing.

Bob

PS Its 50 degrees and raining here in Vancouver so stop rubbing it in.......Jeje

Vancouver? So how are the drug wars going? grin. Zoey

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Post by Rolly on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:15 pm

This is roof-mounted whole house model.

In my house, as in most homes here, I have single room units which are mounted on the wall outside the house with a slot in the wall for the air to blow in. (no picture, sorry) These wall units come in several sizes. It's been years since I bought one, so I don't know the cost. The installation on and through the wall, electrical and water hookups will probably cost more than the unit. You need to visit an A/C dealer.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:31 pm

Rolly wrote: This is roof-mounted whole house model.

In my house, as in most homes here, I have single room units which are mounted on the wall outside the house with a slot in the wall for the air to blow in. (no picture, sorry) These wall units come in several sizes. It's been years since I bought one, so I don't know the cost. The installation on and through the wall, electrical and water hookups will probably cost more than the unit. You need to visit an A/C dealer.



I will. Home Depot next week. Thanks, Rolly. Zoey

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Post by mrum on Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:21 pm

Are there any dealers for solar driven air conditioners/heaters in the area? I would think that this would be a natural option in an area with so much sunshine. And once the initial purchase was made the operating costs would be virtually zero.
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Post by shirley on Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:51 am

Costco, on lopez mateos, had swamp coolers for sale ($1680 for 175 sq. ft and over $3000 for 750 sq ft)

We were there on Sunday Apr 18th and they only had a few of the smaller ones left......
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:14 pm

shirley wrote:Costco, on lopez mateos, had swamp coolers for sale ($1680 for 175 sq. ft and over $3000 for 750 sq ft)

We were there on Sunday Apr 18th and they only had a few of the smaller ones left......

Thanks, Shirley. I love the new Costco and Mega. Am going next week and will check it out. Thanks so much and welcome aboard first time poster. Zoey

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