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#7107034 - 03/10/18 10:44 AM Red Neck Air Conditioner
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My wife saw something like this on pinterest, showed it to me, and I thought it might work well in a blind. Sure enough, it did! The fan is a "tent fan" that runs on 4 "C" sized batteries. I have filled it with bags of ice, or, as you see in this picture, some frozen ice paks. For a small, contained area, it is really quite effective. The temp at the exhaust pipe moved from 79 degrees to 57 degrees in about 5 minutes. It knocks off about 10 degrees in my totally enclosed plywood blinds, and about 5 degrees in the pop-up. Just enough to make it a bit more tolerable. It's also whisper quiet, even with the fan on high speed.





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#7107229 - 03/10/18 03:33 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Maybe you could hook up solar or something?

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#7107237 - 03/10/18 03:39 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Oh yeah that works! Used a simialar rig in our old cabin several times.
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#7107349 - 03/10/18 05:55 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Maybe you could hook up solar or something?


Good idea, Dalee7892; I'll see what I can come up with.

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#7107632 - 03/10/18 10:47 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Good idea
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#7107641 - 03/10/18 11:14 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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More pictures please. I would like to see how you mounted everything. Very cool!

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#7107766 - 03/11/18 08:53 AM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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cool idea

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#7107769 - 03/11/18 09:06 AM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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#7108078 - 03/11/18 03:37 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: llbts1]
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Originally Posted By: llbts1
More pictures please. I would like to see how you mounted everything. Very cool!


I just took an old cooler, bought the tent fan, placed it on the top of the cooler and drew a ring around it. Then I used a saber saw and cut on the inside of the line I had drawn, placed the fan in the hole and caulked it in. Did the same with the piece of PVC pipe. Easy peasy! I'll provide more pics if you'd like, but it's just basically two holes and some caulk.


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#7108219 - 03/11/18 06:35 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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A/C in the deer blind, what is the outdoors coming too?? confused2

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#7108222 - 03/11/18 06:36 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Thank you Mike, that answers the question.
One other, is there enough room for a six pack along with the ice in the cooler? grin

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#7108261 - 03/11/18 07:12 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: llbts1]
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Originally Posted By: llbts1
Thank you Mike, that answers the question.
One other, is there enough room for a six pack along with the ice in the cooler? grin


With careful planning, you can fit even a couple of six packs in there! My process is to put the six paks in the bottom, laid flat, without their plastic rings, sort of like paving stones, and then place the coolant material on top, crank 'er up and let the good times roll!


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#7108272 - 03/11/18 07:17 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: Wilhunt]
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A/C in the deer blind, what is the outdoors coming too?? confused2


wilhunt, some of us wusses like a bit of cool air flowing over our portly bodies when it's 97 degrees at 10pm whilst we await the arrival of the nasty piggies we plan on ambushing.

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#7108473 - 03/11/18 11:38 PM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Better with a 12v PC fan for $12, a PWM controller from Amazon so you can control the speed and a 12v feeder battery and it will last 12 hours. Bring the battery home to recharge so you don't have to buy batteries over and over. I usually stop by the penguin ice machine and buy 40lbs and it lasts 10 hours in a blind with outside temp at 90.


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#7108591 - 03/12/18 07:51 AM Re: Red Neck Air Conditioner [Re: mikei]
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Tag- I can see making one of these......
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