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post #661 of 1668
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ok, so for each TEC activated on the system, it adds a 4C delta T to the hot side water loop of the system. so, if ambient is at 28C like it is now, with one TEC on, the hot side water temp is at 32C, with two TEC's on, the hot side water temp is at 36C, and with all three TEC's active, the hot side water temp is at 40C. so, I am able to hold a 12C delta T with all three TEC's active on the system, and with 6 X 360mm radiators, at least my calculations where right about what the hot side radiators would be capable of handling. I turned each TEC on for 30 min, before I activated the next one.
on a side note, I did not have any condensation forming on the TEC assembly, so maybe that part is done correctly as well. I will not know for sure until I get the cold side water loop finished, this was only a test, and a dry run at that.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/17/16 at 5:12pm
post #662 of 1668
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ok, so for the cold side water loop I am going to add a external to the ice chest reservoirs, a 150mm reservoir this will make filling, bleeding, and changing the water on that loop easier I will also cover it in clay as it seems to be a real good insulator for the cold side tubing and other components. so, it will be installed on the outside of the ice chest on the water out line right before the TEC assembly. there has been much debating with myself on adding this component to the cold side water loop and after today and really looking over the general design of the build and where things are going to be placed I decided to add the external reservoir. so, I still have plenty of work to do for this build, and I am trying to get it all done as quickly as possible.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/17/16 at 6:16pm
post #663 of 1668
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ok, so the ice chest is heavy, right now it is about 40LBS without water, with water it will weigh about 50LBS.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/17/16 at 7:57pm
post #664 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/m1h03sW

ok, so this is kind of what it will look like, when I have finished this area of the build.
post #665 of 1668
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ok, so when I finish the cold side water loop is should run at about the same LPM as the hot side water loop maybe a little faster. this build has been difficult to create lots of little issues here and there but for the most part so far it has been going as I have expected it to. the hot side is functional with no leaks and I hope that the cold side goes together without any major issues. filling the cold side water loop will take a few hours as I need to fill the three internal reservoirs and the external reservoir, but I will take my time and try to get all of the air out of the system before I seal up the internal reservoirs. I put fill ports on the DYI reservoirs to make this process a little easier, I hope it works as well in reality, as it did in my head when I made them. I should be done with the ice chest stand today, so, I will try to get the ice chest strapped down to the table top tomorrow. I needed to order a few more connectors for the finishing touches on the cold side loop out side the ice chest so I will have to wait for them to get here to finish that area up, but the build is shaping up, and should be done soon. I will begin to test this thing as soon as possible, I will most likely start a new thread for this rig when it is done being built as this thread has become quilt long and it is only a build log. so for testing info and functionality I will create a smaller thread that has all the basic info of this builds construction, and a complete breakdown of how well or poorly it actually works. rolleyes.gif like have stated I will get this functional no matter what it takes, but this is also my hobby. so, I have a lot of upgrades that I plan to do to this build over the years. so, I will also continue to update this build log as things on the build change.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/19/16 at 9:02am
post #666 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/a/AbM4h



ok, so I have the ice chest stand done and the ice chest mounted to the table. now I have to get all of the wire runs going in the right direction for the components that they attach to, and out of the way of the water loop piping, as well as the water loop components that will be directly in front of the ice chest.
I did run the camera again to make sure it did not move, after all of the moving of the ice chest that I did.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/19/16 at 2:16pm
post #667 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/a/es6mu



ok so now that I have all of the wire cleaned up, you can see that I really don't have a lot of room left on the table top, and this whole build is kind of tight. I know that it might seem like I had plenty of room to begin with, but really, I did draw the whole build out on the table top, and I knew that it would be tight right from the start, that is why I kept changing the configuration of the build, and started stacking as many of the components as possible, it was all done to try and save on as much room as possible.
post #668 of 1668
Did you remember to turn off the coffee pot? biggrin.gif
post #669 of 1668
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no, I didn't, tongue.gif in fact, I made two pots and stayed up all night. biggrin.gif
post #670 of 1668
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http://imgur.com/zkh1WtU

I know this doesn't really look like anything but to me this build looks really cool in the dark. specool.gif
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