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As I write this, the creases behind my knee caps are dripping in sweat. My hair is pulled back high off my neck. The motor on my ceiling fans sounds exhausted. And this is only the beginning of the hottest months of the year here in San Diego. Like many of you, I don’t have air conditioning. My apartment didn’t come with a unit and it hasn’t felt necessary to spend $400 to buy one. But I am almost literally melting. So when Cyrus sent around a link for this DIY air conditioning unit, I rolled up from the floor (heat rises!) and paid close attention.

It’s cheap, it’s easy and it seriously works. The only problem is, if you sit right in front of it, you might get a little too cold. But that will make the outside feel so refreshing. Take a look at this video to see how it’s made. 

And check out this video we recently found for a DIY air conditioner which produces cool with no ice.

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