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Water Mist Cooling

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Now I'm used to wheeling a lot of places with the top down, while I do have air conditioning in the Jeep, it just doesn't work the greatest when you are stopped in the heat.  Now I've had some water misters in a few places that I have worked and they really did cool the air down considerably.  They work on the basic idea that if you spray atomized water into the hot air, it will instantly vaporize, this cools the air around it.  Now since I had 2 personal misters sitting on my shelf that I have used hiking, I decided to see if I can install these in the Jeep, for some cooling.  This will also give me the capability to carry these around all the time, so if I want to do some impromptu cooling, or I need to use these in an emergency I can.

Additional Parts:
2 personal misters
2 Bell adjustable water bottle holders
4 (3") stainless steel hose clamps
Tools Needed:
Flat tip screwdriver or appropriate sized socket for hose clamps

Installation:
I decided that the best place to mount these would be to the roll bar behind the front seats.  There is a section of exposed roll bar that will allow you to tuck the bottles right along the wheel well. Here are the 2 major parts. water bottle holder water mist bottle
1. Install the Bell adjustable water bottle holders with 2 (3") stainless steel hose clamps.  This will allow you to adjust them or even remove them later.  You can put a small strip of rubber between the hose clamp and the roll bar to further protect the paint. mount holder holder mounted to roll bar
2. Once you have that installed it is simple to insert the mister's pressure bottle and tighten up the holder strap. insert mist bottle
3. Now run the hose up underneath the roll bar cover and have it exit right at the top of the roll bar.  This will put the nozzle over your head. run hose underneath cover nozzle exposed at top
4.  Once you fill and pressurize the bottle all you will need to do is give the valve a little twist for some nice cool mist. fill bottle and pressurize water valve at nozzle
5. What it looks like installed. finished install

This page last updated: 16-Apr-2008

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