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by KennyReff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2017

Thank you, fantastic Barbies!
by KennyReff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Ah, yes, Popeye. Thanks for the clarification on amps vs. amp hours. So, obviously, this 20amp controller is fine with a 2.5amp power source from the solar panel. And the battery is not an issue in any case because it's on the receiving end of the power. Do I have this right?
by KennyReff
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hi again. Can this controller be used with a 35amp 12v battery? https://www.amazon.com/Docooler-Controller-Regulator-Overcharge-Protection/dp/B019C9A3AQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500131183&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Docooler+20A+12V%2F24V+Solar+Charge+Controller+Solar+Panel+Battery+Regulator+Safe+Pro...
by KennyReff
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks, all, and esp Canoe for the detailed response. All set now. I'm in DC and our camp organizes three full sized shipping containers for anyone in the mid-Atlantic region to use. Just loaded up yesterday and ready to burn!
by KennyReff
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

What about skylights? Thanks so much for all the valuable info. Just about ready to ship everything from the east coast, but had one thought. Would adding a couple of small plexiglass skylights to the roof of my pentayurt be a bad idea? I would not make them too big, the plexiglass would be taped to...
by KennyReff
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Id like to advise others that the substitute cooling pad I found at Home Depot made by NaturalAire in my previous post is NOT anywhere the same consistency as the Dura Cool brand pad. I'm very glad I decided to go the tried and true Figjam route. Use this: http://www.lowes.com/pd/Dial-Foamed-Polyest...
by KennyReff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Holy shit, this forum rocks. But how could it be otherwise, give the bad ass Burners on board. Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to help out this electrical engineering Burgin. It all makes perfect sense now, and due to your help I should have a happy girlfriend, for whom this entire project is ...
by KennyReff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Figjam, responding to your question on the 8 hours and the amp hours. I'm not versed on electrical engineering, so I'm just trying to get confirmation that I'm doing this correctly. Here's how I've calculated that a 35ah battery will be sufficient: The pump is 0.5 amps. The fan is 1.6 amps. So, I'm ...
by KennyReff
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hi eldergeekaz. Thanks for the details, but it went way over my head, especially because I didn't see a "2.5" (referring to the diameter of the holes) in the formula anywhere. I have taken everyone's advice about using a higher pressure fan and just ordered this one: http://www.frozencpu.com/product...
by KennyReff
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

One last thing... I'm hoping I can get away with this 35ah battery https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VV0318/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A33OOXQLQV58WQ I've been reading about people using 100ah batteries, but jeez, they get expensive and heavy. I'll be running a fan using 1.6 amps a...
by KennyReff
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Turns out I can get the blue Dura Cool on Amazon. Think I'll play it safe and get that one.

Am I right on the holes in the bucket? 2.5" in diameter and about 10 of them? Thanks again.

by KennyReff
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Two quick questions...

1. My local Home Depot did not have the blue DuraCool pads. Is this NatualAire pad OK to use? I'm not sure it has the same texture. It seems pretty porous.

2. Are the holes which are cut in the bucket about 2.5" and are there about 10 of them?

Thanks!
by KennyReff
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks to all for all the quick responses. After some work, I’m now confident that my pentayurt is 747 cubic feet. To replace the air every 4 minutes (the average of the suggested 3-5 minutes), would require a fan putting out 186 CFM. I understand the advice to stay with the smaller fans pushing mor...
by KennyReff
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1046969

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hi all. Question: Do I need to be concerned about this fan not providing enough pressure? I'm doing the 5-gallon cooler, and I found this fan, which seems really good. Quieter than most (25db), lower amperage than most (.41 amps) and decent CFM (156). However, it's 230mm, not the standard 120. And t...

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