How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make!

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  • If  you’ve ever had your power go out on one of those hot summer days you know just how important keeping cool can be. Seems every year people die due to heat. Keeping your home cool in the summer can be very expensive if you use your air conditioner. This air conditioner is very simple to make, and can be made in a few minutes if your are handy.

    Even if you are not handy you’ll be able to make one of these DIY air conditioners. One of the nice things about this air conditioner is that it will give you up to 6 hours of coolness. This thing works so well you may need to put on a sweatshirt! To make one of these babies you need a few simple tools, a couple of 5 gallon buckets, along with a few other items. Everything is shown in the video. Please see *NOTE below the video.


    Please see our new post titled: 5 Easy To Make Homemade Air Conditioners That Will Save You $200 Per Month On Your AC Bill and Keep You Frosty Cool All Summer   This will answer most questions that come up about the video you just watched, plus show you 4 other really easy to make air conditioners. Simply click on the blue link above to be taken to that page.



    With the hot summer months approaching we thought this article about heat stroke might come in handy.

    Heat Stroke: Symptoms and Treatment

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    Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke — also known as sunstroke — you should call 911 immediately and render first aid until paramedics arrive.

    Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Although heat stroke mainly affects people over age 50, it also takes a toll on healthy young athletes.

    Heat stroke often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat syncope (fainting), and heat exhaustion. But it can strike even if you have no previous signs of heat injury.

    Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures — usually in combination with dehydration — which leads to failure of the body’s temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Other common symptoms include nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma.

    Symptoms of Heat Stroke

    The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.

    Other symptoms may include:

    • Throbbing headache
    • Dizziness and light-headedness
    • Lack of sweating despite the heat
    • Red, hot, and dry skin
    • Muscle weakness or cramps
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
    • Rapid, shallow breathing
    • Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering
    • Seizures
    • Unconsciousness


    First Aid for Heat Stroke

    If you suspect that someone has a heat stroke, immediately call 911 or transport the person to a hospital. Any delay seeking medical help can be fatal.

    While waiting for the paramedics to arrive, initiate first aid. Move the person to an air-conditioned environment — or at least a cool, shady area — and remove any unnecessary clothing.

    If possible, take the person’s core body temperature and initiate first aid to cool it to 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. If no thermometers are available, don’t hesitate to initiate first aid.

    You may also try these cooling strategies:

    • Fan air over the patient while wetting his or her skin with water from a sponge or garden hose.
    • Apply ice packs to the patient’s armpits, groin, neck, and back. Because these areas are rich with blood vessels close to the skin, cooling them may reduce body temperature.
    • Immerse the patient in a shower or tub of cool water, or an ice bath.

    If emergency response is delayed, call the hospital emergency room for additional instructions.

    After you’ve recovered from heat stroke, you’ll probably be more sensitive to high temperatures during the following week. So it’s best to avoid hot weather and heavy exercise until your doctor tells you that it’s safe to resume your normal activities.

    The Good Survivalist

    454 Comments to How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make!

    1. Most people have their freezers running anyways. I seriously doubt one would go buy and run a freezer just to freeze a couple 1 gallon jugs.

    2. First of all…this is a neat idea. Thanks for posting. Second……I have read most of the comments and I can’t believe what I’m reading. The mentality of the average person is absolutely KILLING me. This is why society as a whole is going the direction it is. This is on a survivalist web site for emergency use if need be or a gadget for the tinkerer. Everyone wants to belittle or tear apart an idea and make it soo much more complicated than it needs to be. After reading theses comments I find that most people on the internet want to spread nothing more than negativity. I don’t usually respond to these types of threads but I couldn’t help myself here. Crazy a*s comments got the best of me. Thanks for the video!

    3. Hi.

      I’ve been trying this on different buckets and liners and fans, and I even used a igloo cooler and it still doesn’t make it any cooler than the fan by its self. What could I be doing wrong?

    4. Randy Henry

      we live in a camper it gets hot even with the ac on going to try this, will let you know the out come.

    5. You can order the liners off home depot site or go in store and have them shipped to store for free and it will work with any 5 gal bucket . Gonna try this in a few weeks when me and my gf go camping . Hopefully a way to stay a little cooler so its not soo uncomfortable in the heat .

    6. Fake! This will not work. The fan will only run when the sun shines, and will not freeze the ice no matter how fast it’ll run.

    7. Dirk Haar

      Bad idea.
      Dry Ice ist C02.
      This can kill you
      (like this man 2013 in Germany who had some boxes – opened – in his car,
      problably to try suicide).

    8. This will still work even if the power goes out. This is why there is a solar panel. So, unless the sun goes out – you’re cool.

    9. Sure you can use dry ice if you don’t mind all the oxygen in the room being displaced and possible suffocation.

    10. Seriously?!? You really think the idea behind this contraption is for the fan blowing air into the bucket to FREEZE the gallon of water?

      My faith in humanity is completely lost!

    11. I just made a liner out of the styrofoam sheets Home Depot carries near the insulation section. It’s also lined to boost insulation.

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