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So I was at K-Mart today (getting cheap pizza and CRAZY BREAD!) and I looked around in the fridge section. I took a picture with my camera on my phone and it's taking for ever to come up in yahoo... Anyways, the coolant is R134a and on the compressor, which was huge, it said 1PH. Now, I'm guessing it's not that acidic, and I'm also guessing that it's not 1HP, so what does that mean? It was a wine fridge/cooler and had a front glass door and was $150, would it make a good phase change unit?
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post #2 of 18
i don't think so because the mounting head to the processor would be hard to get on there.
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Let's say I could find a way to do that, would the compressor be good and other stuff be good?
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post #4 of 18
compare it to the normal phase change specs out there. like the prometieas, etc. i'm sure phase change compressors can't be that different so they must have their specs listed similarly.
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Quote:
The original Mach I/II/II ST models ran with R134a, so the switch from R134a to R404a essentially means that the Prometeia Mach II GT can attain lower evaporator (cold head) temperatures and shorter start-up times.
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The boiling point at 1ATM pressure of R404a is -46.5°C, whereas the boiling point for R134a is -26.1°C. Vapour pressure at 20°C for R404a is 167.2 PSIG, and for R134a it is 84 PSIG.
So, I really shouldn't be that excited about this.
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nope.
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it's possible. i know a guy who used a dehumidifier
    
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Get me the pic and ill tell you what you can do with it
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Well ...... Do you know how big the compressor is? Is it hermetic or rotary? 1hp sounds VERY unrealistic for a wine cooler, more like a 1/5hp
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