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Old 06-12-2019, 10:29 PM
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Where can I find a cheap swamp cooler for my garage? I don't want to pay 500+ for something that won't get used all that much.
I found one on Amazon and Walmart.com for 120. But they won't get here til next week. I'd like to go pick one up now.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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Maybe Craigslist?
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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Home Depot had a few when I was in there the other day. (Sorry didn't realize you said east side, this was at the Ft. Apache location)
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:13 PM
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Home Depot had a few when I was in there the other day. (Sorry didn't realize you said east side, this was at the Ft. Apache location)



They had 500 dollar ones at my local Home Depot. And they also had massive ones that were too big more my space.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:35 PM
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Try Walmart. They have the smaller portable one's. For around $50 and up.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:14 PM
 
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One week too late, could have given you mine for free.

Do the smaller ones even work?
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:37 PM
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One week too late, could have given you mine for free.

Do the smaller ones even work?



That's why I want to buy new and cheap so if it doesn't work I can return it.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:27 PM
 
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Bought mine at Sears for $120 but that was 15 years ago. Yea they work as long as you have some ventilation with the outside air. Keeping cold water in jugs in a spare fridge helps when you add the water to the reservoir.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:29 PM
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Bought mine at Sears for $120 but that was 15 years ago. Yea they work as long as you have some ventilation with the outside air. Keeping cold water in jugs in a spare fridge helps when you add the water to the reservoir.

There's a good size vent to the outside right above the floor.

And that's a good idea.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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We have a Bonair wall unit and while it's not portable it does give us a taste of smaller evap coolers. The single biggest problem is our hard water. The pads scale up insanely fast. The problem is compounded if you don't constantly use fresh water as the minerals get concentrated quickly. There is the option of using fresh water and draining the old water but our unit wastes about 5 gallons an hour and that's with the drain turned down to it's slowest.


Other then that they cool about 20 degrees below ambient so this time of year it's good. When it's 100 out you only get down to about 80. One other thing, that 20 degree delta shrinks considerably when it's humid out. The thing is worthless in August.
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