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


how to make a non-compressor based “5 gallon bucket” air conditioner. simple DIY. items needed: bucket, styrofoam liner, pvc pipe, small fan, and ice. (small…

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September 22, 2013

John Bias @ 3:55 pm #

What about using dry ice?

September 23, 2013

MrMarkw36 @ 11:17 am #

best cooler I’ve seen yet

ophitofi1962 @ 12:09 pm #

amazing and amazingly simple what a great idea

September 29, 2013

CapeDude @ 9:26 am #

Dry ice makes CO2 gas….

jaydaug2008 @ 10:46 am #

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.

rhythmriderone @ 11:06 am #

Curious what the output would be like if the frozen bottles were sitting in water.

RBNightlinger @ 2:40 pm #

Could not find the liner at Home Depot. What, exactly, are they called, please? Thanks much.

desertsun02 @ 5:05 pm #

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 #).

September 30, 2013

Xanifur @ 8:37 pm #

Try adding salt to the ice. See if it lasts even longer.

October 6, 2013

mississauga333 @ 9:16 am #

these vids are great, good stuff!

jjgrice018 @ 8:33 pm #

Nice work! Do you really need the inner liner?

October 7, 2013

desertsun02 @ 2:15 pm #

if at all possible i would use the liner. the ice will last a lot longer.

October 8, 2013

JimmyInSydney @ 6:28 am #

Very clever! How big of a room can it cool?

October 13, 2013

clutternutter @ 11:54 am #

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

October 14, 2013

natalie yong @ 9:57 pm #


October 16, 2013

Michaelp52 @ 11:19 am #

Great Job!!! Simple and very effective….not to mention cheap!!

CoffeeDrinker41 @ 6:49 pm #

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?

October 17, 2013

desertsun02 @ 6:44 pm #

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)

October 18, 2013

jahn hendle @ 3:10 pm #

Impressive, Earthling
conduit closing.

October 21, 2013

HappyandAtheist @ 2:18 am #

very clever , simple and effective. well done sir.

Antoine Kerfzhan @ 6:57 pm #

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

October 25, 2013

medevack1 @ 8:39 am #

WOW nice thank you ill be doing this soon for my Woodshop!!!! thanks

October 27, 2013

Victoria Jo @ 3:48 pm #

boy, I love this idea… You are very creative…

October 28, 2013

George Lee @ 10:42 pm #

How did you connect the solar panel to the fan> Thanks

peter11772 @ 11:34 pm #

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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