View Full Version : COLD AIR!!!!!!for my boat aka Swamp Cooler

Cane Pole
07-27-2017, 05:32 PM
Been on this project in between projects. You can find swamp coolers on the you tube. However, I tried several methods, with limited results.

Blueball and I used this swamp cooler when we were out last week. It worked and we were able to tolerate the heat. I have since made more mods to it. I added a 12v fountain pump and circulate water thru a clear vinyl tube and let the muffin fans blow thru the coils of cold circulated water. Hey, just like and real A/C. Most of the parts I had on hand, so this is a cheap swamp cooler. This coiled vinyl worked just fine. Copper too much money for a hobbyist. I added a cardboard deflector to force muffin fan air thru the coils before exiting thru the 2 inch pvc portals.

I survived back surgery procedure. I can lift Styrofoam. Can't stand sitting or laying around. Not in mt DNA.
Next, I will go "junking" for an igloo cooler.

You can see the water coming out the coil in one of the pictures. Water is cold.

I made a 4 inch diameter holder from mesh screen to hold the pvc coil. Worked good.

07-27-2017, 05:59 PM
Interesting project.

07-27-2017, 06:35 PM
GO TOM GO,:ThumbsUp

Cane Pole
07-27-2017, 06:43 PM
Lectric tape and cardboard improves life Gene! MacGyver don't know squat............

MacGyver is fake news.

ET Fish
07-27-2017, 07:41 PM
That's a cool project!

07-27-2017, 08:08 PM
Great ideal. I would have loved to had one today

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07-27-2017, 09:33 PM
Very nice!!!

07-28-2017, 05:21 AM
Excellent notion!

07-28-2017, 06:36 AM
kewl beans right there ......love me some of that ....

PawPaw "gene"
07-28-2017, 08:24 AM


07-28-2017, 08:27 AM
Very good idea! You should be talking to my brother in law. You could help him with his idea that's in the makings for a patent. I'd tell you but Id be shot before sunrise. :Rofl Keep the brain working :twocents

07-28-2017, 10:07 AM
Cane Pole, where did you get the fans, what brand, and whats the amp draw? I need one of those for sure !!

07-28-2017, 10:38 AM
Canepole, you are a blast. Great idea and implementation.
How many hours of cooling with current setup????

07-28-2017, 11:25 AM
You come up with the darnedest stuff and most of it really cool, LOL!


07-28-2017, 01:23 PM
That is a slick lil cooler there!

Cane Pole
07-28-2017, 06:10 PM
Cane Pole, where did you get the fans, what brand, and whats the amp draw? I need one of those for sure !!

Local computer shop gave them to me. They are just old style computer cabinet cooling fans with the guards. I removed the fans and the "finger protector" grills from old computer cabinets.. You can get the fans and grills on Ebay and Amazon. They are not expensive. I believe these fans are 120 x 120 mm which is standard. The fans are brushless and don't draw a lot of current.

Cane Pole
07-28-2017, 06:22 PM
The current setup is different than the one we used last week. I just recently added the cooling coil. I believe we ran about 2 hours and still had ice left. Really didn't check this.

Along with the Swamp cooler, we had two 5 inch 12v dash fan blowing on us. The dash fans helped push the cooler air back to us. The dash fans draw less than an amp each.

I got more testing to do. I recently had back surgery, so I am on hover at present.

You can check out swamp coolers on You Tube. Lots to look at. How effective is to be determined.

None are quite like mine with the vinyl cooling coil.

07-28-2017, 07:17 PM