25 thoughts on “Homemade Air Conditioner DIY – The “5 Gallon Bucket” Air Cooler! DIY- can be solar powered!

  1. Im cool with all these ideas but it still uses a lot of energy to make the ice. just move the freezer or fridge in your room and lay on it.

  2. hi there, to find the liner google the term “home depot bc18col” or “leaktite bucket cooler”. (bc18col is listed as the MFG model # and the MFG part #).

  3. I just bought a styrofoam liner at our local Home Depot. They were in the aisle right next to the Homer buckets.

  4. Nice video! What size fan are you using and where did you get it? Where did you get the solar panel & wiring for your diy air conditioner?

  5. thanks, the fan is sold at walmart in their auto dept. it’s 12VDC 10 watt. the solar panel is from harbor freight tools. (any 12 volt panel that is at least 10 watts will work)

  6. Really cool but…an orange depot bucket? Opt for the 5 gal white pickle next time for a potpourri bonus.

  7. A window air conditioner takes the hot air out of the room,the back of it is out of the window, how is the hot air leaving the house? I can see if this was right on top of you as you sit down though.

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