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Hey ya'll, I was out fixing a couple of evaporative, (swamp), coolers today and as I was finishing up I noticed in the top............4 holes in a row on top at the back and 4 holes on the side across from it, each hole about 3/8" wide. Wish I had taken a pic but had no camera and my phone takes lousy pics.

This seemed weird to me as hot outside air would be drawn in thru these holes...............no????

Is there some reason for these holes???? confuse Just wonderin, Johnny-Bob

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confuse Uuuuuhhh. confuse......hmm 

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Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????

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Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????



Spoken like a true mechanic. I would have thought so except both sets of holes are on the back side which would have it tip. If they were on opposite sides........yea.

Maybe it has to let in a bit of outside air so water droplets don't soak the fan motor.........?????confuse

 



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i know your phone dont take verry good pics but it mite help.

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Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????



Spoken like a true mechanic. I would have thought so except both sets of holes are on the back side which would have it tip. If they were on opposite sides........yea.

Maybe it has to let in a bit of outside air so water droplets don't soak the fan motor.........?????confuse

 



Dont know,,,,,,,,????????????????  I'll go for your reasoning, sounds good to me,, we don't use those things up here, we have enough moisture with out em,, biggrin But a few weeks ago,, with 100+ temps.. anything would have felt good,, even runnin through the sprinkler,, smile

 



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Will i am into heating and cooling, but the last swamp cooler i saw was 43 years
ago out in the desert of cal. at fort Irwin cal.  I live in Mi so we don't use them here.
I sure they have changed a lot since then. Might have something to do with not pulling a vacuum on the drain pan. who knows. later paul


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ive got 2 of em.i'll give em a look.

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shh.gif  As embarrassing as it is, I gotta admit that I have no idea what they are. disbelief confuse

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shh.gif  As embarrassing as it is, I gotta admit that I have no idea what they are. disbelief confuse



A big metal box with holes cut in the sides that have fiber pads . inside is a pump that pumps water to flow over the pads and a big squerrel cage fan inside the tin box that spins and sucks outside air through the wet pads and blows cool?? moist air into your house,,  used in DRY climite areas,,
The northwest and Newfondland are not dry areas.. so we don't use em,, Comprede' ?biggrinbiggrinbiggrin
 some people call em Swamp coolers,, confuse


 



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Saturday 29th of August 2009 10:18:29 PM

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Aahhhh idea.gif Gotcha Rat! Thanx. Please don't call me a Newfie though no I'm a Bluenoser...a Nova Scotian. Newfoundland is the only province that I haven't been in and that didn't happen by accident either.  wink 
Sure don't need those units here though and that does explain why I had no clue what ya'll were yakkin' about. aww

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shh.gif As embarrassing as it is, I gotta admit that I have no idea what they are. disbeliefconfuse



Errr ya go matie..............

http://www.wonderquest.com/swamp-coolers.htm

I finally get a heating and air guy and he hasn't seen one in 43 yrs. Just my luck.

The sun-belt states use em alot but humid areas stay away from them.

I'll solve this puzzle. Lil stuff like this I just gotta get to the bottom of..........furious

 



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Aahhhh idea.gif Gotcha Rat! Thanx. Please don't call me a Newfie though no I'm a Bluenoser...a Nova Scotian. Newfoundland is the only province that I haven't been in and that didn't happen by accident either.  wink 
Sure don't need those units here though and that does explain why I had no clue what ya'll were yakkin' about. aww



SORRY BOUT THAT PAL,, I just had a brain fart, I guess,, i was tryin to think of where you lived and NF popped up.. had no clue you hated it so much,,, WHY?????? I like the sound of Nova Scotia better anyway,,  sounds more Yank,,, eah!!!biggrinbiggrin

 



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giggle.gif  I'm not actually offended by that Rat. wink  We just always tease the Newfs and whenever someone from any Atlantic Province goes any further west than Ontario they call us all Newfies...some in Ontario do as well. disbelief I really don't have any desire to go to The Rock...that part is true. aww 

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from the way you  discribe that part of the world,, I have come to assume it doesn't really get awful cold,, I always thought anywhere that far North would be pretty cold, and get lots of freezing weather and snow, but maybe that kind of weather is normal for you folks,, Nice to me is temps in the 80's and cold would be anything below 50,,

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My part of the World? Well, our decent summer weather starts usually around mid-June with temps around 75F. There's usually a coupla weeks in July that break the 100F, August stays 75-85 usually. September gets some days that get to 80 but by now you can see your breathe most nights. October runs from 65-75 and November will still have days in the 60's, maybe even a few that hit 70 but there'll be frost at night. December can have snow and January and February get downright miserable. There can be a lot of snow and with wind chill we can reach the extreme of -40C and that's fargin' cold. March starts to warm up and by the end of April we're usually in a mucky mess. There are definately 4 seasons and sometimes we can have 'em all in one day. I hate winter...with a throbbin' purple passion!! evileye

For the record, Newfoundland gets much, much more winter. In some regions they can get 30 feet of snowfall in a winter. eyepopping.gif They can have it too!

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runnn come on runnn!!get out before winter!!i dont know just how cold -40c is but -40f is one cold sob.sprint.gif

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My part of the World? Well, our decent summer weather starts usually around mid-June with temps around 75F. There's usually a coupla weeks in July that break the 100F, August stays 75-85 usually. September gets some days that get to 80 but by now you can see your breathe most nights. October runs from 65-75 and November will still have days in the 60's, maybe even a few that hit 70 but there'll be frost at night. December can have snow and January and February get downright miserable. There can be a lot of snow and with wind chill we can reach the extreme of -40C and that's fargin' cold. March starts to warm up and by the end of April we're usually in a mucky mess. There are definately 4 seasons and sometimes we can have 'em all in one day. I hate winter...with a throbbin' purple passion!! evileye

For the record, Newfoundland gets much, much more winter. In some regions they can get 30 feet of snowfall in a winter. eyepopping.gif They can have it too!



You can have that friggin cold snow and freezing tempts..  I had enough of that stuff this last winter,, but that was REALLY out of character for this state,

 I guess I will just stay put,, I love it here,, just enough variety to keep it interesting

pretty mild year round

 



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Your weather is quite similar to Vancouver Island, B.C. isn't it? I lived there for a coupla years. The winters were absolutely milder than here but I still needed a winter coat. hmm  I wanna get away from that foolishness. aww I always said that I'd like to live in Hawaii but that's one of the few states that I haven't been in. Now I come to find out that living there can be quite expensive and the crime has been getting worse.

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Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????



You were totally right Rat. Most of these units I see are mounted on a roof with the duct work going down into the attic.

I looked at one that was mounted on the gable end of a house going into the attic....IE, ducted from the side.

2 S-hooks were fastened into the barge rafters, then chain was run to S-hooks going to those holes at the top. Level it accordingly. Duuhhh!!!!!!!

And now you know the rest of the story..................


 



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Bad Rat wrote:
Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????

You were totally right Rat. Most of these units I see are mounted on a roof with the duct work going down into the attic.

I looked at one that was mounted on the gable end of a house going into the attic....IE, ducted from the side.

2 S-hooks were fastened into the barge rafters, then chain was run to S-hooks going to those holes at the top. Level it accordingly. Duuhhh!!!!!!!

And now you know the rest of the story..................


Now THAT'S how you handle a HI-JACK - - - thanks for the follow-up and info thumbsup.gif  don't imagine I'll ever use it but thanks anywayheadbang.gif

 



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Bad Rat wrote:
Maybe the holes were for some kind of mounting gadget,, like a chain to help hold it up,,,,, No??????

You were totally right Rat. Most of these units I see are mounted on a roof with the duct work going down into the attic.

I looked at one that was mounted on the gable end of a house going into the attic....IE, ducted from the side.

2 S-hooks were fastened into the barge rafters, then chain was run to S-hooks going to those holes at the top. Level it accordingly. Duuhhh!!!!!!!

And now you know the rest of the story..................


Now THAT'S how you handle a HI-JACK - - - thanks for the follow-up and info thumbsup.gif  don't imagine I'll ever use it but thanks anywayheadbang.gif


 



HIJACK???  have we EVER hada thread on here that WASN"T HIJACKED?? and usually by yours truly  biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin rofl.gifrofl.gif

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HIJACK???  have we EVER hada thread on here that WASN"T HIJACKED?? and usually by yours truly  biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin rofl.gifrofl.gif

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I've contributed to the cause a few times myself - - - but ain't we sweet? biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinrofl.gifrofl.gifnana.gifnana.gif

 



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Bad Rat wrote:

HIJACK???  have we EVER hada thread on here that WASN"T HIJACKED?? and usually by yours truly  biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin rofl.gifrofl.gif

 nana.gifnana.gif



I've contributed to the cause a few times myself - - - but ain't we sweet? biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinrofl.gifrofl.gifnana.gifnana.gif

 



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