If you made it through this weekend, but are looking ahead at this heat wave and thinking about buying an air conditioner, you might want to consider this instead.
Before you part with several hundred dollars for a machine you’ll use a couple weeks and put in the garage to collect dust take a gander at this DIY AC. This man’s air conditioner hack is pretty simple, appears to work well and only costs about $50.
YouTuber desertsun02 shows us how it’s done and says his AC can spit out 42-degree air in an 80-degree room. All you need is a cooler, pvc pipe, fan, ice, a power drill and saw. Cut up your cooler and there you have it — a cheap, lightweight option that is eco-friendly, can be moved from room to room and still hold some beer at your next barbecue when you’re done with the whole AC thing.