Deck Mister

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  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's 98 degrees outside, I built a deck mister;

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    Folds down when not in use;

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  2. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Too cool ;)

    Mike B-TV. I'd watch it...
     
  3. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    and how much cooler did your deck become?
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's nice when it's real hot out there and the wind is right. You get a little mist and it feels good. If the wind is wrong you don't get anything unless you get up and stand in it.

    Even that is good though, sort of an adult version of running thru the sprinklers as a child.
     
  5. Rick C

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    Mike where did you get the misting heads. The last few days have been pretty hot here!
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor

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    Interesting design. All the other ones I've seen pictures of have the heads up high somewhere so the mist drifts over a wide area. Does the mist get up high if you're standing?
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Up high is ideal as the mist has farther to go before it hits the ground, more time for evaporation and thus more cooling and less "wet"

    The high pressure (1000 psi) stuff is the best, but it's expensive and you have to have a powered pump and high pressure lines.

    This is just a little "easy" to make the outside more comfy and the prevailing breeze usually carries the mist over the deck. Yesterday it was going the other way.

    We have the dreaded ridge here now and it was 85 degrees at midnite last night and more of the same for the next 3 to 4 days.
     
  9. pillatier

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    What if the mist head is bent inwards a bit towards the deck?
     
  10. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    If the wind is blowing the wrong way it wouldn't matter.
     
  11. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Ever thought about a simple pergola / gazebo out back with your misters mounted inside?
    Home Depot. Lowes, Target etc., sell 'em, inexpensive. Provides shade, keeps the rain off,
    with some simple lights strung inside....you can sip a chilled martini, listen to Jesse Collin Young,
    and chill....jus' sayin'
     
  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'm going to leave the deck alone, but there may be a gazebo hot tub in the side yard where the pool used to be - :)
     
  13. Rick C

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    Mike,

    You provided some inspiration to beat the perspiration. Finally got around to making a Diy patio cooler. So far so good
     

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  14. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    A fan mister eh? Yeah they work nice - :)
     
  15. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Interesting.....
     
  16. Rick C

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    Decided to make a change to a smaller compact cooler. Has 3 misting heads and a more powerful fan. Works better than the other one and takes less space.
     

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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Stage 2, Fan Mister under the eve;

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    I'm gonna tear out the "deck mister" from the bench and modify it and put it on the back fence. If the breeze is working it will work there and not water the deck. When the breeze is gone then the fan mister will work the best. And it fits in nice right between the water and power outlets under the eve.

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    It's works good too the before is 91;

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    Down 10 degrees fast;

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    It got down to 78 eventually but I don't know what ambient was. But it will put a 10 degree chill on right now with not a lot of power and not a lot of water either. Sweet - :)
     
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    Nice. I have not fired ours up yet. I may have to replace the heads or clean them.
     
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    Great job!
     
  20. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks!

    This one has a booster pump that gets the pressure up a bit around 150 psi. Still not high pressure but you can see the difference in the spray, 2 to 3 X more than just city.

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    It's nice and clean up there too, nothing to trip over and can be completely disconnected. I can swivel and point it where I want. We don't suffer humidity here, yesterday was 26% and that's why it works so good.
     

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