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Problem with winter here is -40 is not odd. Having those kinds of temps with Liquid heat exchangers brings about icing within the loop and condensation. I was looking to avoid both. We (as in Mindchil) thought and brain stormed over 1000 e-mail I`m sure. The best solution remaind a TEC chiller to avoid both problems. Icing with the extra heat output, and condensation with the controller. Having a means to bring the extra heat outside was the only real objective, but controlled sub-ambients was just a bonus. thumb.gif
He really makes dreams come true doesn`t he? biggrin.gif
I`m on the Eastmain river actually.

Well, you can just use the sub-freezing portion to cool the hot side of the TECs than smile.gif. You could use that nifty little liquid you were talking about with an extremely low freezing point, and then your issue would be solved on both yes? Make it so you can use ball valves to divert the flow to either the sub-freezing portion or the radiator that you will use in the summer smile.gif
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Well, you can just use the sub-freezing portion to cool the hot side of the TECs than smile.gif. You could use that nifty little liquid you were talking about with an extremely low freezing point, and then your issue would be solved on both yes? Make it so you can use ball valves to divert the flow to either the sub-freezing portion or the radiator that you will use in the summer smile.gif

That`s what`s been done. To the exception of the valve. This summer I plan on using a bigger rad is all.
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Should have an update tonight or tomorrow on the box... stay tuned, everything is on it's way. It's only a matter of time now.
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Well better late than never.

PICS!!!

Top view fan side
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Radiator side looking in
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Inside the box
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Give you an Idea of size, that's a 4L juge.
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post #25 of 54
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Just got a first part in for the project. It's so beautiful!!! biggrin.gif

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Got my measurements just right. Well almost, there's a 1/8" off where the rad isn't flush to the wood box. But I don't think it'll have an adverse effect on cooling.
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Might get the next shippement of goodies this friday or next wednesday (we only get mail here twice a week...)

Questions or comments and even criticism are welcome!!! thumb.gif
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Thanks! thumb.gif

Pump was delivered at the wrong address by UPS, so another week or so to get it. The rest of the stuff is on-route to here also, but Canada Post has it listed for the 25th of April. So another week or so before I get anything done anyways.
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Got the huge ass fans in today. I'll take pics when I get home and maybe a small vid to show how they work.

I'm surprised they move this much air with so little noise... Great stuff!
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Alright pics.

So these fans are 100% metal frame with a plastic rotor. Nice construction overall.

As you can see these are 120VAC fans.
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Connector is the same as Mechatronics, dunno who buy which but ther're identical. Is that standard in the 120VAC fans?
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Sticker side.
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Specs; Notice the 50-60 Hz, I think it was Caleal that had told me in some previous threads that 120VAC fans were probably controlled by the frequency or they would overheat or something.. Turns out I had also bought a "controller" for 120VAC fans. It controls both the UF12AM's and these F254AP's. However these don't change speed much with the controller, maybe 10-15%. So I was thinking, that's (when you hit 50Hz) when the fans turn on and off. Well just learnt which fans you can turn down and which you can't by next time looking for the frequency range they have... unless I'm completely off the track here.
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Size comparisons. That's a Silverstone Golfball 120mm fan up against the Fantec.
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Width.. rolleyes.gif
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They come with fan grills. But I stuck my finger by accident when testing. Didn't draw any blood, and I wasn't scared either. Those other ones in the v1.0 are all metal fans at 3krpm. I can tell you those would need grills, but I guess the accessory is useful. There is wild life where I'm at... ummm, well a lot of wild life (fisherman stories are for another time). So I installed them on the v2.0 rog-box.
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And well I've learnt a thing or two from the first one. Granted these make less noise that the small 120's, they aren't silent. So to help with noise, I crafted home made silicone gaskets.
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I took a pic with one fan in the bottom to see how it looked, spacing looks ok. Dunno if these will benfit from a shroud like the regular 120mm fans do. Worst case, I'll go to a shop on my next R&R and find some 10" ducting.
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