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post #1 of 7
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just acquired a working water cooler.
pulled all the actual parts from the plastic.
i'd really like to use the original water reservoir where the water is cooled, sometimes turning to ice, as the cooling reservoir .
if i substituted the water cooler for the res, would this help a lot, a little or maybe not really?
i was thinking also maybe along the lines of a water bong maybe and using it for the rez of course.
i think this has the potential of working really well.
anyone try this before ? any thoughts or other input is more than welcome.
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post #2 of 7
The problem is the water cooler is good at cooling the water and getting it colder and colder, You are going to be feeding it hot water and it might struggle to cool the water as fast as you pull it back out.

It depends on the power of the unit I guess.
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post #3 of 7
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the res holds almost a gallon with a space of approx. 1.5 inches between the chiller and res wall. the chiller is about 2.5-2.75 in. in dia and 4.5 inches tall.
i want to fill the res and see how long it takes to drop to the advertised temp of 10*c
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post #4 of 7
well like mentioned above, you're pulling water out of it pretty quickly too, but I'm sure it won't be too hot, but its worth a shot, it sure can't be that bad if its constantly being cooled
   
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post #5 of 7
I think it is quite possible that you will burn the compressor up in the water cooler. It isn't made to constantly run. It is made to get water cold and then keep it cold.
    
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post #6 of 7
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lol. yeah.
finally got around to checking time-wise on its cooling ability.
let me just say, as bong res, i would still burn it up in a week if not sooner.
what a stupid idea.
sorry for wasting time while reading this.
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post #7 of 7
you could try this Watercooler > Loop > 120/240/360/480 Rad > Watercooler
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