Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Redneck Air Conditioner for Craft Fairs and Festivals

Carol Dekle-Foss
Hello everyone! For my very first post back in June of 2014 I promised I would share our crazy but fabulous handmade air conditioner, and here it is! I had scoured the internet looking for ways to keep cool during craft fairs and ran into the idea of making your own air conditioner. 
 My husband and I built it together using these genius instructions. There are TONS of tutorials out there on how to make them, but this guy beats them all with a built-in radiator!

Craft fairs and festivals can be challenging because you never know what the weather will bring. Torrential downpours, gusty winds, snowstorms, and even hot weather will clear out even the best of events. We try to combat the weather by using propane heaters for the cold and this air conditioner for the heat. It gets the customers attention and is a nice ice breaker. Also, it makes our tent cooler, so customers want to stay and shop longer! It also keeps my husband and I from passing out of heat stroke.

We just plug in the bilge pump and fan, add tons of ice and it lasts for a good couple of hours. Down the road we plan on investing in a heavy duty battery so we will be able to run all our gadgets and doohickeys without having to buy electricity.

So there you have it, our redneck air conditioner. I love it! So how do you combat the elements during outdoor craft fairs and festivals? I would love to hear your ideas!


Kathy Lindemer said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

stacilouise said...

that is awesome! I would not have room for it in the vehicle though. I take little fans that run on batteries and neck coolies that I swap in and out of the cooler through the day!

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