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Old 08-14-2020, 07:55 AM
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Cooling the studio

Anyone got one of these. Is it a scam?
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Old 08-14-2020, 08:07 AM
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Yes, yes that looks like a scam. Consider the size of a window unit and how that won't cool much more than a room.

Big evap coolers are the way to go, if you have the right climate, but I'm afraid that we are sol.
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Old 08-14-2020, 08:15 AM
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It's a mini swamp cooler, and won't cool a room. (You'd be lucky if it cooled your face!) Caveat Emptor.

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It's an evaporative cooler Franklin, a very small one. Try sweating in front of a fan instead.
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I tried an evaporative cooler in my studio in Santa Fe. Basically a greenhouse size mat covering the garage door and a huge blower. It worked great if you were standing in front of it but at the work station it was worse than nothing. The humid air would heat up and not only was it hot it no longer was a dry heat!
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:35 AM
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Interesting, How they get away with these scams
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:16 AM
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I tried an evaporative cooler in my studio in Santa Fe. Basically a greenhouse size mat covering the garage door and a huge blower. It worked great if you were standing in front of it but at the work station it was worse than nothing. The humid air would heat up and not only was it hot it no longer was a dry heat!
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Way back when GAS was held at Philabaum's studio in Tucson, they had a huge Evaporative cooler over the marver. Lino made them turn it off when he demonstrated.

Franklin, fraud in AMERICA is as popular as Apple Pie.

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Old 08-14-2020, 11:00 AM
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Thanks for the site. It is great.what is happening to the great America. Sad
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what is happening to the great America. Sad
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:59 PM
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Land of the big bellied undereducated biker.

The single best way to have a cool studio is to insulate your well ventilated hood and to keep the tooling under the hood. What's a tool you might ask?
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the site. It is great.what is happening to the great America. Sad
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These come from China actually. You think thats scammy just check out the crap our media pushes. All of them. In just the right climate swamp chillers are very effective but most good ones are the size of a full HVAC unit. These are laughable.
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:56 PM
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Hey! The armpit size one is special.!!
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I have a large industrial -sized one if anyone is interested....
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These are nice for breaks, uses standard Ryobi 18V batteries. You don't need a hose will just sit on top of a drywall bucket.


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If it was hot, I actually just soaked my Tilley Hat in a big tub of water, put it on and let it trickle down. Very low tech and I loved it. It would be ready to resoak by the next piece.
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:03 PM
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I moved to the articulating floor driers several years ago. High volume of air moved, but easy to aim it to keep it off your piece.
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Old 08-17-2020, 02:44 PM
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Best thing I have found (and it's low-tech!) is a wet cloth or bandana wrapped around the back of my neck. There are commercially produced versions that have a chill pack or are made of microfiber. I don't think it's so much about how cold the moisture is, but the evaporation. Drink plenty of fluids (room temp. water), and circulate the air. Of course I don't have to tell you about circulation since we all have properly ventilated shops.

Here's a commercial one. I've only ever used washcloths, so I don't know what works better. I know you don't have REI Franklin, but I like them better than the other evil corporations.

https://www.rei.com/product/691097/k...0073&store=115
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I still say put your propane tank in a tub of water, recirc that through a copper coil mounted to the face of a fan. Propane gassing off is cold, making the water cold, making the water pumped through the "radiator" coil cold... free cold air blowing on you?

Never tried it but I think it should work....

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