Sunday, August 9, 2009

When life gives you hot weather . . .

When the heat wave hit last week Tug tried to buy an AC unit. I told him no. He (for some odd reason) listened to me. A few days later he could no longer take the heat and tried to go buy one. There were none to be had, and he tried in several cities. What's a boy to do? We had an extra freezer in the garage so Tug used it to make an AC.
He had the freezer outside and ran one duct into the house connected to a house fan, and another duct up against another window to act as a return duct.
Air was brought in through the return into a section of the freezer, cooled down then taken back out to the house/fan
It sure is handy having a handy husband!

13 people are laughing with me:

Terry said...

Oh my goodness...I thought I'd seen it all but this has to take the cake! Way to go hubby!! LOL

Paula said...

That's the kind of thing mine would do, with help from FIL of course...

Amy Caroline said...

OMG, that is hysterical yet oh so cool!

Keri said...

holy moly! :)
you got a good one.

Angela said...

That is one of the finest redneck inventions I have ever seen. I like it.
~Angela's Husband.

Aubrey said...

Holy COW! It got that bad?

I was surprised when Trudy told me, several years ago, that most people in the Seattle area do not have A/C. Here in NE, we wouldn't dare go without.

I'm amazed and impressed at Tug's creativity!

Sara said...

You're so lucky to have a handy husband! I can only imagine how miserable you are---I remember those times when our AC broke in the summer. It heats up fast in the house!

Jessica said...

Wow!! I am impressed!

Auntie Nee said...

OK after that Tug can now regain his redneck title. I thought he disposed of it once he stopped working with cattle, but I guess it still shows up when needed!!!

LOVE IT

The Wades said...

Darn, my redneck idea was quickly taken.

I'll go with another angle--

That's my brother! Proud of you, Tug! Just think of all the things you could invent.

Shelly said...

"you might be a redneck if..." LOL

but, seriously... that is awesome. something my hubs would do as well. redneck and all :)

way to go tug - and nice directional photos on your part regina!

Anonymous said...

Hey I was there and this contrapton worked great. I know the many people who could not even buy an air conditioner at that very unseasonable hot time of year wished they could have thought of something like that.

proud mom of maybe a little 'pick' neck son

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Way to go, Tuggyver! What a man!