Building a true vapor compression cycle air conditioner - from hardware store parts

I made a real air conditioner. Not a box with a fan blowing over some ice. Not a peltier junction connected to a heat sink. Nope, here is a working vapor phase cycle heat pump - like the billions of AC's that cool our modern world.

What inspired you to make this project?:
I was really hot and my apartment does not have a way to install a normal window AC unit. I looked around for AC's that could work, but there was nothing available. I search for how to make my own, but there was almost no info an making real air conditioners on the internet! So I dug in deep and learned all about how real air conditioners work, and then built one!

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