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Re: Window swamp coolers [Re: windyville1] #1234581
Wed Sep 13 2017 05:04 AM
Wed Sep 13 2017 05:04 AM
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I spoke with a guy that had one 2 weeks ago here at a local show. He said it made a real hot day bearable, not enjoyable, but bearable. All the things stated above about humidity he said as well. Also, you have to be moving! If you have it and are stuck in traffic, it is useless!


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Re: Window swamp coolers [Re: 69Cuda] #1234648
Wed Sep 13 2017 08:36 PM
Wed Sep 13 2017 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 69Cuda
I spoke with a guy that had one 2 weeks ago here at a local show. He said it made a real hot day bearable, not enjoyable, but bearable. All the things stated above about humidity he said as well. Also, you have to be moving! If you have it and are stuck in traffic, it is useless!


No need to be moving if you have one of the coolers that is equipped with a built in fan.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1568/13678754/24528751/413548634.jpg






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Everything looks easy until you try to do it yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiG7BPyP42o
Re: Window swamp coolers [Re: windyville1] #1234678
Wed Sep 13 2017 11:10 PM
Wed Sep 13 2017 11:10 PM
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There's a reason there aren't many around. They didn't work well. A few were sold because that's all that was available at the time. I bought one a few years ago to display with my '38 at shows but ended up selling it because it didn't fit the smaller windows of my car.


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Re: Window swamp coolers [Re: windyville1] #1234713
Thu Sep 14 2017 05:32 AM
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These coolers actually work great on a long drive through the desert..... so much so,they even had a a network of "Desert Service" gas stations that rented them out for the long hot drive through the California desert on Route 66 in the late 40's & early 50's.

http://aftonstationblog-laurel.blogspot.jp/2011/02/neat-device.html

I know a guy that owns one of the original "Desert Service" trucks & it is still his daily driver.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiG7BPyP42o
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