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    Easier than I thought!

    Right tool for the right job eh?

    Piece of cake to get the new swamp cooler up on the roof and into position.

    Now all I have to do is figure out the funky old wiring...

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    How does that cool the house ?????
    Never seen one before. Wouldn't an air conditioner be better ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    How does that cool the house ?????
    Never seen one before. Wouldn't an air conditioner be better ??
    Bob,
    That is an evaporator cooler it basically rely's on ----well evaporation thus the name. they are fairly common here in the west and work well as long as the humidity stays low. the lower the humidity the betterit works.
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    Not all the parts are in the picture there. It has a water resevoir and pumps water over absorbent pads. The blower draws hot dry air through the pads and the water evaporates and instantly cools down, then goes into the house.

    It uses about 25% of the electricity than AC, so if the climate allows it to work, it does a great job at a pretty big cost savings.

    Around here we only need it for a couple of months, and a good portion of that is only for the hottest part of the day as it cools down nicely at night.
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    Hey Brent, in the past few years Las Vegas has really had an upswing in crime, since about 2009.

    Have you noticed that in Reno at all, or is it still pretty much (Reno 911) a small town atmosphere?
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    I haven't heard much about any upticks in crime in Reno. I know in our valley, things are still what I would consider pretty safe.

    People keep an eye on things, and since response times to our area is not what you would call quick, there's a pretty serious attitude about being prepared among pretty much all of my neighbors.
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    That Bob sure comes in handy.

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    Handy chart showing evap cooler performance.


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    That looks like a very interesting project, a real DIY. Nice to be an A/R handy guy. Well done!
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