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by porkmuffin
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

Forgot to mention, that you can use the solar powered pumps..that's what I'm using. The trick with the pump/hosing is to get a even, generous application of water throughout the filter...otherwise the air will just take the easiest path through the dry stuff and the cooling effect will be minimal......
by porkmuffin
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

The tent fan is probably not going to be strong enough. Figjam already got me on that one. I tried a larger, similar cfm, yet less pressure/force fan and basically, it doesn't create the updraft in the cooler to really make the evaporator effective. Def go with the Figjam recommended as a minimum.
by porkmuffin
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

... I would love to build a bucket cooler for my tent. Last year, camping was great. Built a great shade structure, but when it came to the tent it was sweltering by morning, and being the light sleeper that I am... I was up every day at 8am having gone to bed at 4am/5am that morning. I was dead ti...
by porkmuffin
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for the help FIGJAM! Ordered my new fans this morning. For those still looking for cooling pads (Duracool pads), try this place: http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/3074-30x36-Duracool-Pad-p/888909.htm Their shipping is pretty $$$, but if you order today they can at least guarantee delivery ne...
by porkmuffin
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for the replies everyone...and I forgot to throw my hat in the ring on the HUGE THANKS to FIGJAM for inspiring this journey! :) I suppose I'll go for just the standard 4" fan with higher CFM for the drawing and cooling power. I suppose it gets pretty lonely around camp at night anyway, and no...
by porkmuffin
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

Yeah, I was more interested in the positive pressure 24 hours a day for dust prevention...any cooling is bonus in my book. The yurts already keep it cool themselves until midday. You're right about the model. I might mount one up anyway and try a side by side with a closer to 200 cfm small fan...I w...
by porkmuffin
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1038865

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'm doing this basic setup...I found 200mm fans that push 166 cfm at 0.7 A. It was only $15 at Fry's and had the 3 wire setup out of the box. I'm going to be powering this guy with a 105 AH deep cycle, and I also have this charging panel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FOEUI0 My question about...
by porkmuffin
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Material costs and links for DIY builds
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Material costs and links for DIY builds

Apox, Can you use a non deep-cycle battery if you are trickle charging it each day? I want to run all day on the system with pump and fan, but just fan at night...so I'm only going to run the pump off the solar panel, but I will plan on running the fan off of a battery. Can't think that fan will pul...

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