Takokat wrote:I inherited this cooler from a lazy camper that not only never used it, but also decided to leave it behind at the end of the burn. I have it running at this point, but I am a little concerned about the amount of holes in the bucket.
Could this be an issue for its effectiveness?
Thinking I could just tape it on playa if it is not working to well, but I would rather just do a new bucket if need be.
Well, you can see how narrow the plastic is that's left. One looks broken already.
Large holes like that can be overwhelmed by a strong wind; as in, they don't limit incoming velocity well.
Curious why the wire comes out the lid instead of under the pad and out a hole. That's a risk for letting hot dusty air in there.
Curious what the pad is. The blue Duracool pads cool very well (fine water layer for large surface area and good dwell time), are self cleaning with the water flow and they last.
And, what fan is used? What pump is used? How is the irrigating line installed?
Given the cost of a bucket, I'd replace it.
I'm more concerned about the pad, fan, pump & line.
Better take a look at the components and the build.
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.