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Why won't my evaporative cooler come on low until it's been set to high?

Turn the evap knob to "low vent" and nothing. Turn it to "high vent" and it comes on high. Only then can you successfully turn it back down to low. Exactly the same response ...
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Evaporative cooler, motor issues

My swamp cooler fan won't turn on. I measured voltage to the motor and if connected it just clicks in the small electrical panel and only sends voltage for a brief second, the thermostat indicator ...
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Metal shed/roof/ with window air conditioner/insulation foam board

I have an un insulated metal shed. Both walls and roof are metal. I bought insulation foam board for the ceiling that has the shiny foil on one side. I have a air conditioner mounted in the wall ...
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LG refrigerator stops cooling only when under load

SUMMARY: A LG refrigerator is occasionally unwilling to chill the refrigerator for lengthy periods. I've twice confirmed this by putting a bowl of hot water in it and observing temperatures over the ...
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Are air coolers as effective as air conditioners?

I'm planning to buy an air cooler as it is less expensive to purchase and operate than an air conditioner. Are there any air coolers that can achieve same, or close to, the cooling effect that an air ...
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Why can't a swamp cooler and a furnace be active at the same time?

New to living with a swamp cooler. I've been told by several sources (people and internet) that the swamp cooler and the furnace can't be on/active at the same time, and indeed my landlord switches ...
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Replacing swamp cooler pads

I have a AercoCool Pro 4800 swamp cooler roof unit and need to get new rigid pads for it. Do the pads need be specific to the brand according to the cooler's spec sheet, or can I use any pad that is ...
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How to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in my swamp cooler?

Today I decided to clean the water-pump filter of my swamp cooler, and there were a couple of larvae swimming in the water reservoir and some mosquitoes flying over it. I am looking for a way to kill ...
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Replace existing swamp cooler thermostat with smart thermostat - any special differences between the two thermostat types in this application? [duplicate]

Has anyone replaced their swamp / evaporative cooler's existing thermostat with a smart WiFi-connected thermostat like Nest or Ecobee? I want to know if there are any differences in connection or ...
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Do these swamp cooler pads need replacement or cleaned?

I know these pads are at least 4 summers old, but not sure how old exactly. As I was shutting the swamp cooler down for the winter, I saw that they seemed really dirty. The white material flakes of ...
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What is the cause for new swamp cooler's fan stopping after 15 seconds

I had a brand new Breezair LXH 170 installed last week. Four days later, it is failing. The fan starts, then about 15 seconds in, it stops. While I await service, does anyone have insight into what ...
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Custom HVAC control

I currently have a Nest controlling my LP furnace. I'm getting an evaporative cooler installed and I'd like to also control it with my Nest. This post gave me a good starting point, but I'd like to ...
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Trane HVAC in horizontal position - why does evaporator throw condensation?

I appreciate assistance from anyone who has had or understands the problem. I have a Trane HVAC system in a horizontal "left" flow configuration in the attic. Ambient temperature is about 95 ...
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Can I pull a common wire off an evaporative cooler transformer relay?

I have a Nest thermostat currently controlling a LP furnace. The old thermostat didn't have a common wire connected, but there was a an extra wire in the bundle and a common terminal on the furnace ...
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how do you remove a swamp cooler pillow block bearing that's stuck/seized/rusted on?

One side of my swamp cooler isn't spinning right, it's like it's spinning the "whole thing" instead of just the shaft inside. I presume that it's a "seized bearing" on that side. But in trying to ...
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Can I cool my south facing wall by spraying it with water?

I've been researching options for cooling a south facing exterior wall on my house. One thing I've been thinking about is what if I just spray the wall with water and let it evaporate? The wall is ...
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How can I keep a hanging cloth hydrated?

As the summers are approaching, it kinda gets hot in my room. I make it cooler by dipping a bed-sheet in water and then hanging it on the curtain rod next to the window. This cools down the air that ...
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swamp cooler high fan is same speed as low

If I turn it on to high speed, my swamp cooler "turns" but it's the same speed as if it were on "normal." What gives? Other clues: when it's on "high" it has very short lived bursts where it blows a ...
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Can a portable swamp cooler be hooked into a central air duct and recirculate?

I know that normally, swamp coolers take in external hot dry air, and put it out as cool wet air. I live in the hot So. Cal. desert area. A small swamp cooler is cheap to buy, but won't do my whole ...
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How to connect Nest thermostat to Evaporative Cooler (Swamp Cooler)

I have reviewed the post here, Controlling 110v swamp cooler using Nest thermostat It discusses how to connect an evaporative cooler using 110v to a standard thermostat. I am looking for a specific ...
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Connecting the motor to 12/2 wire and a 6 position dial in an evaporative swamp cooler

I'm connecting a new evaporation cooler to an existing 6 position wall dial using the existing wiring. The idiot owner who wired the original cooler put in 12/2 Romex, intead of 12/3 for the motor (...
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What prevents cold air from coming in through evaporative cooler

I have an evaporative cooler mounted to my roof. The air comes straight down through a large vent in my living room. During winter, I wondered if cold air could come down through that large vent, but ...
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Water leaking out the back of a Honeywell Evaporative cooler

I have a portable Honeywell Evaporative Cooler that I tried to take apart and clean today. I unscrewed the backing piece that covers the cardboard media where the water soaks, and took the whole thing ...
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How do I know when evaporative/swamp cooler pads should be replaced?

This is my first experience with an evaporative cooler because we just moved into our house. I have no idea how long these pads have been it he cooler. We never noticed any smells come from the cooler ...
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Why don't swamp coolers push air instead of pulling air?

Why don't swamp coolers push air instead of pulling air? If they pushed air, the fan/motor wouldn't get wet! I'm designing my own DC, battery-powered, off-grid, swamp cooler for an RV. I'd like to ...
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Is it OK to use an oversized swamp/evaporative cooler?

Are there any disadvantages to getting, say, a swamp cooler that is twice the CFM you "officially should need."? Sometimes when I buy them used I can't line up the sizes quite right.
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Controlling 110v swamp cooler using Nest thermostat

I currently have an HVAC system that is connected to a Nest thermostat (2nd generation) and I'm planning to use the same Nest thermostat to control a 110 swamp cooler that is currently not connected. ...
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how to fix swamp cooler whose fan won't turn on

How do I debug/diagnose/fix my swamp cooler fan, that won't turn on seemingly? The pump runs OK but the motor, nothing.
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Swamp cooler “feet” on roof

My swamp cooler has both of its front "legs" inside the pictured boxes, partially filled with tar. The tar is nowhere near the top, and water seems to just sit in the boxes after any rainfall. Is ...
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How to seal swamp cooler ducting into house siding?

My swamp cooler enters the house horizontally through an exterior wall. What is the correct way to seal this interface to the wood siding? Should I just use an exterior caulking around the edges?
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Combine evaporative cooling with ventilation to increase efficiency of temperature equalization?

We live in San Francisco, which is not known for high temperatures. But our apartment is on the third floor and we get a ton of direct sunlight through our 5'x8' windows. We open the windows enough to ...
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On the number and shape of my swamp cooler motor cord terminals

As I understand it, most three prong electrical chords are have a hot wire, ground, and neutral terminals (for extra precautions). My swamp cooler motor cord has four prongs as shown here: What is ...
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Why is there a white powdery deposit in my swamp cooler?

I popped open one of my swamp coolers and in it there is a crusty white "dust" deposit everywhere, covering everything inside it. It also happens to be the unit where I haven't changed the filters in ...
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Acceptable to install whole-house evaporative cooler with only a single supply vent?

My new house has a 20+ year old evaporative cooler on top of the roof. The cooler is ancient and rusted, difficult to service due to the location, and the forced air heating ductwork it feeds into is ...