A Zeer Pot – Off Grid Refrigeration

A Zeer Pot is an ancient device used to cool things. It was invented by the Egyptians about 2500 years before Christ was born. It works on the principle of e…

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  1. Mike Goff
    April 23, 2013 at 4:18 am
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  2. David Maurer
    June 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm
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  3. Gale Innes
    August 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    *How to make an Off The Grid Refrigerator.*
    (Survival skills are important!)

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  4. Al Flowers
    August 15, 2013 at 3:00 am

    energy free 

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  5. Nick Grimley
    December 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Good thing to spread wisdom, highest time to appreciate the simplicity and
    beauty of it- respect to all – think for ourselves and cooperate. War,
    extinction is at our doorstep if we do not listen to past experience,so
    present. Greediness is hopeless!!! carry on with sympathy as it pays off
    beutifully 

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  6. Anthony Rizzo
    December 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you fore sharing this potentially life saving information. It seems
    that it would work really well the way it was originally designed with more
    sand between the outer and inner pot and two obviously larger pots. Also
    the produce chart you showed made me realize that the same exact idea could
    be used during the summer months to preserve food and reduce refrigeration
    costs. Thanks again. 

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  7. joohop
    December 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

    thanx bud

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  8. WmTyndale
    December 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Nice man! Really nice!

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  9. Richard Sims
    December 12, 2013 at 3:53 am

    As far as homes save the water and use thermal mass with a thermal break,
    The SCIP panel system coupled eco cooling, water harvesting roof design.
    Possible 70% savings of the usual energy needed to heat and cool a home.

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  10. Richard Roberts
    January 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

    If you were to go with 3 pots would this theory work better an have a lot
    better cooling effect.

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  11. martine. mjt
    January 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    really interesting thankyou.

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  12. martine. mjt
    January 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    it works a little with the same principle that basements,surrounded by
    earth are generally cooler than ground floor.

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  13. Tami Lewis
    January 30, 2014 at 12:35 am

    We live off grid and have used the zeer pot during even the hottest part of
    a Texas summer. We pour water into the sand twice a day. Thanks for the
    vid! :)

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  14. Greg Howard
    February 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    a white cloth instead of dark would improve performance I would think.

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  15. 9kuuby9
    March 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    you should fill the Seer pot with food and then do the temperature reading;
    if the pot is empty it is cooling it’s surrounding, now it’s not designed
    for that right?

    Thanks for the experiment!

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  16. Enji Yeshi
    April 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I bet if you put it in a cool dark place in the house, it would stay
    cooler.

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  17. Marvin Double
    April 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Cool idea – thanks for sharing

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  18. VitalityMassage
    May 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Great video. Thanks!

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  19. MrShawn305
    May 7, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Great video! I learned something new today, maybe one day it will come in
    handy :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. dilligras
    May 8, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I wonder if you could have gotten better results with a light-colored cloth
    to reflect heat, instead of capturing it like dark colors do.

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  21. TheSUPERVANQUISH
    May 11, 2014 at 2:11 am

    couldnt you just put a lid over the inner pot instead of the dark cloth
    over both? and if it works by air flow and low humidity then you could use
    foam or some other porous material instead of sand. a cool mist humidifier
    uses same principal where the foam is soaked and then sits in shallow water
    while air is forced through center thereby creating a straw siphoning
    effect

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  22. Aaron Coakley
    May 31, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Wireless cooling!

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  23. Pat Spray
    June 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Take away: I need to live inside a zeer pot!

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  24. Arthur Renner
    June 9, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Excellent idea! In summer, I often put wet towels over my cooler chest. I
    live in a
    very dry desert area. So the evaporative cooling is greatly enhanced. I
    have also
    thought of a simple evap cooler for my new home, using no moving parts or
    pumps, or motors at all. A small tornado tower, with no moving parts, on
    the roof
    can provide all the air movement. Arthur Renner

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  25. Fareed Ahmed
    June 16, 2014 at 1:31 am

    The porous surface of the inner pot is also trying to evaporate the water
    but since it has no circulation it is holding the heat there, I think a non
    porous container would increase the cooling. Back in India we used to use
    porous containers to store drinking worked pretty good. 

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