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September 4, 2012

DIY Portable Air Conditioner

Filed under: Camping — Laura Moncur @ 8:08 am

I found this how-to on Pinterest today:

DIY Portable Air Conditioner from Starling Travel

It seems like a lot of work for something that takes up as much space as a NORMAL air conditioner. I found this General Electric 5,000 BTU Window air conditioner at for only $87 (I’ve seen a similar one at Home Depot for fifty bucks).

General Electric 5,000 BTU Window air conditioner at

It’s about the same size as that big red cooler, doesn’t require any tools and uses about the same amount of electricity with no need for frozen bottles of water.

Oh, and it gets your room MUCH cooler than a mere five degrees.

I’m all for do-it-yourself projects, but only when they make sense. A DIY project needs to make something that isn’t readily available or is more beautiful than what you can purchase in a store. It should at least COST less than the commercially made product you’re reproducing. This is one DIY project that isn’t really worth the effort.

1 Comment »

  1. The DIY air conditioner would be AWESOME for camping…

    Comment by Tammy — May 13, 2013 @ 11:26 am

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