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i was looking into what heatpipes are and they do not seem to complex.
i think i am going to try and make one.
my school is very sciency so we have a vacuume chamber and acess to all sorts of nasty chemicals. i also now some kids who were able to make lik nano partilces and stuff like that. they is smartz.
so any advice on how to do this? any done it??
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post #2 of 53
you'd need to hollow out a copper tube, add some fun chemicals, and then seal the ends.

i'm not really sure what the point of this would be, but good luck =/
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post #3 of 53
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the point i that i can ergo i will.
also so i could build like 12 heatpipe coolers and stuff. Don't you need the hollow tube to have a vaccum inside? and then a wick so the liquid can go back down?
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post #4 of 53
with the way you spellz and stuffz like datz man i don't thinks you shald be making any pipes but stay off thats crack pipez nah im serirous dude saves the plantz and hugs a treez word.
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with the way you spellz and stuffz like datz man i don't thinks you shald be making any pipes but stay off thats crack pipez nah im serirous dude saves the plantz and hugs a treez word.
What he said.

If you decide to make some though, post a log, a lot of us would like to see it.
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post #6 of 53
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ze wayz i spelz does not have anything to do with making heatpipes.
i am not on ze crack but just kinda a bad speller .
save the planet and hug treez lol. i am from a logging town. i love cuttin down virgin timber it makes you feel good when you are ruining a 400 year old tree.
then replant new trees feelz good too.
does any one have any advice? again
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post #7 of 53
Putting some fluid in a hollow copper tube isn't everything that goes into making a heatpipe, you need to do in such a way that it doesn't explode when heated, and I doubt you're school has the technology, or machine with enough precision to do it. But hey if you want to vacuum out some copper tubes and fill them with say rubbing alcohol(ethanol) it should at least work, assuming you don't botch the actual construction with poor welds.

If you do get it working I would love to see a 20 heatpipe cooler with like 30lb of copper fins and a 400mm fan attached to it :d
    
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Putting some fluid in a hollow copper tube isn't everything that goes into making a heatpipe, you need to do in such a way that it doesn't explode when heated, and I doubt you're school has the technology, or machine with enough precision to do it. But hey if you want to vacuum out some copper tubes and fill them with say rubbing alcohol(ethanol) it should at least work, assuming you don't botch the actual construction with poor welds.

If you do get it working I would love to see a 20 heatpipe cooler with like 30lb of copper fins and a 400mm fan attached to it :d

exploding is fun.
i think my school has the technology to do this.
a 30lb cooler is my goal so then i can like cool 2 cpu's at once and a gpu all on one heat sink that would be so cool and then you could beat intuders to death your heat sink
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post #9 of 53
A hollow tube with working fluid is a thermosiphon. You need to use one of the methods for wicking for a heatpipe.

You need to figure out the best wicking method, working fluid, and pressure for your particular thermal range, load, and heatpipe size.

Here is a great article: http://www.cheresources.com/htpipes.shtml
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post #10 of 53
You can have a heatpipe without a wick. However, it will only work in certain orientations.

The liquid does not evaporate in a thermosiphon, but it does in a heatpipe, even a wickless one.
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