Yes, the northeast gets cold. No doubt about it. But the stinky, smelly secret of New England is that in the summer it gets bloody hot . Case in point: it’s June 18th, and the temperature in Boston has hit 90°F.
Now, air conditioners have gotten cheaper in the past few years. But where’s the fun in dashing out to Target and picking up a bargain model? You’re not a geek unless you
make one yourself . And, even better, you do it for around $30.
All you need is a garbage can, a large fan, some zipties, a couple hose clamps, and some vinyl and copper tubing. Oh, and lots of cold water and ice. Voila, homemade air conditioner. It ain’t pretty, but it works.