Don’t you just love to walk through a misting system when you’re out shopping or at an amusement park in 90+ degree weather? I love it!
Well with the summer sizzle around the corner I have been re-wanting a misting fan in our backyard for the kids to play in so I went on the search for a DIY and on the cheap misting system. I really wanted one that would attach to a privacy fence surrounding our patio, but decided that it would probably keep our patio furniture too wet. But if you’re a lucky one who has a pergola or an arbor away from things you don’t want wet think about attaching one to that. How fun would that be? And great for the plants, too.
I needed to find a more portable option; one maybe that I could stand by our hot tub (which isn’t so hot in the summer, but makes a great little pool for the little ones), or one that I could just stand on the grass and let the kids run circles around. I’m also thinking of a lazy day on a lounge, reading a good book while my legs and feet are being cooled and freshened by a soaking summer breeze…mmmm…… mmmmm. Sounds nice, right?
Well, guess what? These are easy, fun, and cheap! YAY, all the things I love in new ideas. The basic items can be found at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. All you need are:
A fan ~ you can get a floor model or one on a stand
Plumbing fixture for faucet
Zip Lock ties
These really are all the basic requirements. You will need to be able to connect to a GFI outlet and also your outdoor faucet (or hose as an extension).
There are some great instructional videos on youtube to create a misting fan here. A more complex system that can be attached to a patio or pergola and can be found here. (http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-install-an-outdoor-misting-system/index.html
You can also purchase the parts separately or order them online. Not expensive at all.
I’m so doing this!