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Bonaire Durango

Model # 6280035

Internet # 204680088

Store SKU # 1000025307

5,900 CFM 3-Speed Window Evaporative Cooler

$548.00 /each

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Model # 6280035

Internet # 204680088

Store SKU # 1000025307

Durango's Best Window/Wall Evaporative cooler. Slim attractive design Easy to install and maintain cools up to 1900 sq. ft. Save hundreds of Dollars over Refrigerated A/C. A Green Healthy Alternative for the 21st Century.

  • 5900 CFM
  • Easy installation
  • Cools up to 1900 sq. ft.
  • Remote control
  • Adjustable louvers
  • 3 speed controls
  • Optional thermostat, interior and exterior covers
  • USA support for parts and warranty
  • Areas best suited for evaporative coolers:


SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Cooling zone (sq. ft.) 
1900 
Product Depth (in.) 
25.34 
Product Height (in.) 
46.1 
Product Width (in.) 
33.5 
Window opening maximum width (in.) 
48 
Window opening minimum height (in.) 
22 
Window opening minimum width (in.) 
22 
Details
Air Volume (CFM) 
5900 
Amperage (amps) 
4.1 
Built-in HEPA filter 
No 
Built-in carbon filter 
No 
Color 
Beige 
Color Family 
Beige / Cream 
Commercial / Residential 
Commercial / Residential 
Evaporative Cooler Product Type 
Window Cooler 
Horsepower (hp) 
1.5 
Number of Speed Settings 
Product Weight (lb.) 
86 lb 
Programmable Timer 
No 
Remote Control 
Yes 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Voltage (volts) 
110 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 

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Air Volume (CFM): 5000 - 6000
Price: $400 - $500
Brand: Bonaire Durango
Review Rating: 3 & Up
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does it have a drain or does it use all of the water it takes in?

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October 2, 2015
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It has a drain
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The float has to be adjusted, so the water level doesn't get to high. Some water has to be bled off, to keep mineral build up low, especially in hard water areas. If you have things adjusted right it will run a long time without having to mess with it. It's not rocket science, and if you go thru the install manual first, you shouldn't have any problems. Use a level to check before you screw it to the Read More
The float has to be adjusted, so the water level doesn't get to high. Some water has to be bled off, to keep mineral build up low, especially in hard water areas. If you have things adjusted right it will run a long time without having to mess with it. It's not rocket science, and if you go thru the install manual first, you shouldn't have any problems. Use a level to check before you screw it to the wall. Read Less
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August 15, 2015
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Actually, there is no "Drain". But I have drained the unit by removing the bleed adapter. Unfortunately, you have to take the unit apart to do that. (More work than it's worth) However, after the summer hot weather goes away, I will take it apart, drain the water, and clean out any dirt, since it can get nasty cold in my area, and ice could damage some parts in the unit.
BTW: The unit uses water in two
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Actually, there is no "Drain". But I have drained the unit by removing the bleed adapter. Unfortunately, you have to take the unit apart to do that. (More work than it's worth) However, after the summer hot weather goes away, I will take it apart, drain the water, and clean out any dirt, since it can get nasty cold in my area, and ice could damage some parts in the unit.
BTW: The unit uses water in two ways. First the water evaporation cools the air, so water is used. Second, the bleed system removes minerals from the water that are built up due to evaporation.
Example: If you put some water in a glass and wait until the water is gone, you will see a residue in the bottom of the glass. The residue is the minerals in the water. What you don't see is as the water is evaporating the concentration of minerals in the left over water increases dramatically.
The bleed brings in "Fresh" water to dilute the concentration preventing the minerals from building up too fast on the cooling pads of the unit. All evaporative units have a bleed system. Read Less
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August 1, 2015
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It does drain a ton of water, and we are still getting a build of calcium in addition to it ruining and soaking the whole area below it from this draining.
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July 4, 2015
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This cooler does have a bleed drain. It continuously drains about 1 gallon per hour to prevent mineral buildup in the cooler. We connected ours to a hose and ran it into the garden.
It also has an overflow drain connected to the same fitting on the bottom of the cooler. The overflow drain doesn't or shouldn't drain continuously.
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June 30, 2015
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This model uses the water that it takes in.
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Boise, ID
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June 30, 2015
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Yes it has a drain tube about 3/4" dia. It is a hollow tube that allows overflow if it gets too high ie the float sticks or whatever. (I've never seen it happen though) You could run a smaller tube thru it to allow a purge if wanted.
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how come water comes out the little black hose in the over flow, can this be stopped

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As the water evaporates to cool the air it leaves minerals behind that build up in the remaining water. The water coming out of the hose is to allow some of those minerals to be washed out of the system to help prevent them from building up on and prolong the life of the pads. you can always attach an additional length of hose to divert the water to a tree/ garden so the water doesn't go to waste.
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August 26, 2015
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It is used to bleed off water to keep minerals from building up in the unit. A good fast drip should be sufficient. If you have to, add some extra hose to get it away from the house.
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August 15, 2015
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The reason for the bleed hose (Black hose) is to remove the minerals that accumulate in the water due to the evaporative cooling process. If the bleed hose becomes restricted or plugged, then the minerals will accumulate on the cooling pads and make the pads ineffective. What one may see is a white crust building on the outside pad. If the crust continues to increase, then the bleed hole needs to be Read More
The reason for the bleed hose (Black hose) is to remove the minerals that accumulate in the water due to the evaporative cooling process. If the bleed hose becomes restricted or plugged, then the minerals will accumulate on the cooling pads and make the pads ineffective. What one may see is a white crust building on the outside pad. If the crust continues to increase, then the bleed hole needs to be larger. (Lets more water out of the unit) This can happen if the water is "Hard" like it is in my area since I am on well water. I am currently installing a water softener, and will use "House" water to operate the unit with, hopefully, less minerals. Note: Softened water may not be good for plants due to the salt content, but I will find out soon enough. Read Less
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August 4, 2015
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read the instructions
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Hi, That is a bleed off hose, it is key to the life of the pads. It will remove the old condensed water that is full of minerals, not allowing a build up of scale on the pads or inside the cooler. you really don't want to stop it. I have a plastic tub to catch the extra water. I use the water for my trees.
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Can this unit fit in my window?

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June 29, 2015
I have a 21-1/2 inch wide window opening. There is an inch more clearance on the inside. Could I angle this cooler in and it fit? I know it says 22 inch min. width opening, but it looks like from the photos that the 22 inch includes a lip which would not interfere with the opening.
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Depends on the dimensions of your window
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Yes, if your window will open at least 22 inches. The ducting section is a bit smaller. Unfortunately, I have the exact dimensions at my other house, but if my memory serves me, I think it was about 19 inches, so I believe it will fit. Of course, the fan control/louver assembly can be removed and later installed allowing it to fit nicely.
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take the front cover off it has 4 screws
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take the front cover off 4 screws
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Optional Exterior Cover?

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August 22, 2015
How can I buy the "optional exterior cover?" I can't find it at Home Depot, or HD or Bonaire websites.
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@mazon has it
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I don't know if they have one, but I built a shed around the unit. The main purpose is to keep the Sun and rain off the unit. It is mostly made of 2x4's and thin plywood. I have plywood on the sides and over the top. Eventually, I will totally enclose the unit with a front door with a replaceable dirt filter because there is a lot of dust in my area. Also, I plan to use the fan only operation to Read More
I don't know if they have one, but I built a shed around the unit. The main purpose is to keep the Sun and rain off the unit. It is mostly made of 2x4's and thin plywood. I have plywood on the sides and over the top. Eventually, I will totally enclose the unit with a front door with a replaceable dirt filter because there is a lot of dust in my area. Also, I plan to use the fan only operation to pressurize the house to help keep the dirt out.
Of course, if your unit never sees the Sun, then a quick fix may be a large garbage bag to cover the unit when not in use. Or, you may build an elaborate unit with see through Plexiglas box that can be mounted around the unit.
It all depends how much money you would like to spend and how nice it might look after it is done.
Good luck all.
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August 25, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, we do not stock the cover for this item. However, we do offer alternate models that may suit your needs. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Do it and don't look back. This has been the best cooler I've ever owned. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. 800 square foot house, 6400 cubic feet. On high, it blows all of the hot air out in under one minute. You can turn it on high, run to the front door, feel hot air go out, then cold air starts. It's awesome. "How does it compare with a roof unit" It makes a lot more noise than a roof unit because it has a circular fan near a grille instead of a squirrel cage. If I left the thing running non-stop like my old side draft roof unit, that would be a problem, but It works so well, that's not an issue. What I like about this unit -This unit has a plastic drain tube on the bottom. I tighten it hand-tight and it does its job without rusting tight like on some units I've had before. I went on a trip for two weeks. I came back and drained the water in five minutes without needing tools, so you don't get the swampy smell of algae. -The water inlet sticks out on the right hand side of the unit when looked at from the outside, easy to reach. -You can see the water wick into the pads. -The vent can blow straight into the room, or divert half left, half right, so you can aim down a hallway or a door. -It's a window unit, I just walk outside and keep it well maintained. I fill a 5-gallon bucket and all of my empty water bottles with the bleed line, and then give the water to the apricot tree, or make some roundup for yard care. -It's plastic. No more rust! I need to UV treat it or put some shade around it so it doesn't get sun beaten. Things that can be changed in the future: -I'd like it if the outer portion containing the rigid pads didn't have the hose to the pump connected to it. It makes assembly a "Fiddly" process for just one person. June 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works great! Does the job. Leaks a bit but it's outside so it's no bother. Keeps 1800 SF nice and cool. June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Too cool! First time I ever owned a swamp cooler. I live in the desert so humidity is not an issue. Temps have been in the high nineties and the warmest the house has been is 75 and most of the time between 72 and 73. I love this thing, wish I would have tried it years ago. I rated four stars because I've only had it for a month. Not ready to decide on five stars yet, but I can't see how you can go wrong. It's affordable, incredibly efficient for its size. So far there is no down side. June 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by works, but It's in, it works just fine. On low it's reasonably quiet, and the low profile is a big plus, BUT when it comes to plumbing away the significant amount of water that the bleed off function results in, it would be 10,000 times better if the darn 3/4" threads at the overflow matched something off home depot's shelf. It's not 3/4 tapered pipe thread, nor is it garden hose thread, When I google the manual described 3/4" x 14 TPI ANS Straight pipe thread, I see nothing that the layman has access to, in fact I can't find anything that directly, clearly states that this description of threads is even real. My guess is there's a simple answer which is going to be either, "this is what you need", or " Darn bad shock a luck mate. Every hardware in the outback is stuffed full of 14TPI ANS couplers!" Anyway, it's 110 degrees and the water is running down my wood siding, boo hoo hoo for me. June 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy User In line with other users when the unit was installed there was water coming from the top to the outside of it. We found by moving the pad up a small amount that the problem was solved. That is we took the pad on the side that the problem was and put it closer to the water hitting it before it splashed outside. Would like to hear if others have found a cover to keep dirt and bugs from entering the unit. Also, it would be good to have a cover for the inside in the winter. Cools great! March 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by More than exceeded expectations It is July 28th here in Desert Hot Springs, CA. and the outside temperature is a typical 108 degrees for this time of year with a 44 dewpoint. Fortunately for us, we installed a Bonaire Durango last year and the inside temp of my 2,200 sq/ft home is a comfy 80 degrees and the a/c has been off for nearly 2 weeks. Pros: Excellent air flow and cooling. Clean design (we had our unit professionally mounted in the bedroom wall) and easy operation with the included remote control. Significant electricity savings. Cons: As with ALL Evap Coolers, the effectiveness is considerably hampered by higher humidity (dewpoint) and this unit does require annual or semi-annual cleaning to maintain peak efficiency. Water bill will rise a little. Overall, we are so happy with this unit that I am constantly recommending it to my fellow desert dwellers. I can promise you will find this an excellent investment. July 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fundamentally good design, major components good quality, some design flaws WARNING: 1. When attaching water supply, if you turn brass nut (that holds water float valve in place) too hard (& far) it’ll twist the valve and float mechanism inside (and break plastic valve housing & make float inoperable). 2. If the 12 screws around fan housing are not tight, a gap remains. After mounted in window, it’s difficult to tighten these screws. Design Issue: After fully mounted and plumbed, our unit leaked excessively. (Not good, right at house foundation whenever unit on.) There is a tray at top that distributes water to the pads. On one side the water flows and hits the pad at the outer portion of the pad. The water then flows on the outside of pads and inside of plastic housing and does not flow back down to the bowl at bottom of housing. This required custom solution—old bent license plate (aluminum doesn't rust) held in place by duct tape—to direct the water flow back to the middle of the pad. Problem solved. Manufacturer needs to change their plastic mold so the water flow is directed over the center of the pads. Note: There is a significant smell when the cooling pads are new. The owner’s manual makes note of this. We assume this smell will go away over time. I would have given this unit a higher rating, e.g., three or four stars; however, if you're like me, when reading reviews I'm more interested in the one and two star reviews. Installation was expected to be three hours. Because of the above-mentioned problems, it took three times longer. July 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leaked on one side, a month later it started leaking out of the drain. The water was running outside of one of the side pads and onto the side of the house, plus it started dripping from the bottom of the unit. I didn't have anyone to help me take the cover off, so I used a metal spring paper clip onto one of the plastic ribs along the bottom, so it would drip in the dirt and not onto the house or foundation. Next year when I set it up, I'll try to figure out what the problems were. It looks like this may be common, as I saw this exact same thing in another review, funny how that works. Our house is 2700 sq.ft (4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 story), which is bigger than the 1900 sq. ft. rating. We live in the Mojave desert and this thing worked great. At night, it would freeze us out and it was set on low. We were too lazy to get up and turn it off, yea, even with the remote, no one wanted to go downstairs and across the house to shut it off. Because of our nice cool house and greatly reduced energy bills, the overall rating should be 5 star. I'm stubborn and paid over $500 for it and was upset that it leaked like it did. It was dead level too, both side to side and inside to outside, guess I need to go find a license plate like the other consumer, and deflect or baffle it. December 30, 2015
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