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Here is the next short blog post in the 5 Gallon Air Conditioner - Does it work series.  The title of this blog post is the "What does a TON mean anyway." If only there weren't these dang laws of physics to deal with, the world of temperature and thermal comfort would be a lot easier to deal with. So, we here at 5gallonairconditioner.com get a lot of strange questions and situations presented to us, asking if our 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioners will work in X situation. One of the most common questions is will it work in my...

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In this brief blog post in the 5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner - Does it work series, I am going to talk about fans. The fan is THE KEY COMPONENT to these types of projects.  It is the fan that will determine whether the device works or not. The fan design is critical. So, there are 3 main things one needs to look at when it comes to fans. Namely, the power requirements, cubic feet per minute (CFM) output, and the static pressure.  Think of these three requirements as 3 points on a triangle.  If you change one, then the...

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  Here is a short video uploaded today, demonstrating the 5gallonairconditioner.com evap model on a hot summer day. For the non-techie types, just watch the video, and the answer to the question of does it work, is an astounding YES!! For you guys that like to dig into the dirt a little bit, here is some of the explanation and the engineering and physics behind what you are seeing in the video. To understand what is going on, one must understand a field of science called psychrometry.  That is just a fancy word for weather phenomenon.   You will also...

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Ok, so here is the next short article in the 5 gallon air conditioner - Does It Work series.  The topic of this article is NOISE. So, we here at 5gallonairconditioner.com constantly get asked, after "does it work" the next question is "how noisy is it?" So, in this short blog post, I will talk about decibels, typical decibel levels, and simple facts. A decibel is the unit scientists use to measure the intensity of sound.  One odd thing about the decibel scale is that it's logarithmic. Now, don't let that scare you, logarithmic scales are very simple to understand....

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