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Subject:  Re: Staying Socially Active in Retirement Date:  2/4/2007  3:24 PM
Author:  tedhimself Number:  279 of 59187

What's a Swamp Cooler???

Evaporative cooler. A fan pulls air through something wet and blows the air into the house. These things work just fine in really dry climates. We had a big one on the roof when we lived in Lubbock (west Texas) about 20 square feet of pads made of something that resembled hay, with water trickling down to keep the pads wet.
Ted

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