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More Heath Robinson aircons
It’s always great to receive reader submissions to the blog, so thanks to Nick for thinking of us and sending this one in.
The post on DIY air-con – Home-brewed air conditioning – caught his eye.
Your recent article listed as Home Brew Aircon reminded me of something I saw in London last summer:-
I love the Heath Robinson ness of the thing. I would like to imagine that it runs at a higher efficacy that the standard unit next to it, but perhaps that’s just fantasy. No doubt painting it black is a big winner.
I spent a happy hour on the tube train trying to guess what the origin of each if its components could have been.
(Note: I have no idea what the mark is on the top of the compressor, yes it does look rather like a gunshot!)
We are in danger of getting very specialised here – DIY Aircons Weekly, perhaps – but do let us know of any other examples!