Our Everest Model has a Fireplace! (UPDATED)

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January 30, 2007

Bruce Field and daughter Ellie are happy campers, thanks to a portable heating/cooling device they built that maintains a constant, comfortable temperature inside their camping tent. To ensure complete climate control, they equipped a standard room air-conditioner with an electrostatic air filter, economical slinky-type dryer ducting (that minimizes number of holes cut into tent fabric), and a constant-temperature feedback sensor. An optional motion sensor discourages both curious neighbors and hungry bears.

Bruce and daughter Ellie Field's complete instructions on how to build your own Field Cooler.

Field Cooler Parts List
Amt Part Description Allied Part #
1 Thermocouple, Soft wire type J, 15 ft 919-3083
1
Snap-in mount Power/Switch Module

689-4215
1
C19 cord set

626-0022
1
Instrumentation cable

216-1102
1
Expandable sleeving

205-0656
1
Extension phono jack

932-0241
1
Shielded phono plug

932-1026
1
Finger guard

599-0410
1
Aluminum enclosure

763-1300
Other parts required: 5k BTU (or higher) room air-conditioner, front and rear bezel to fit air-conditioner unit, dryer tubing, nylon material, glue bag to fit cooling unit, 2 full swing casters, many screws, filter material, sewing machine. Plus, there is elbow-room galore for customization!

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