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How low has your slush-box coolant pulled down with it? 10,000 BTU with some de-natured and a little anti-freeze would be sick...

Talk him into doing some full pull down runs, you got to Man.....Its looking good...

I finally pulled the cover off my 5000BTU the other day, thats about as far as I've gotten with it...The evap is icing over pretty good so it should be fine...

Thanks for the pic's and build log..We need a Chiller and DI/Ln2 Forum...



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Oh that HAS to be sigged! I nearly fell off my chair when I read that, Im sure most UK folks will.


Ahhhh...I wasn't even thinking about that......Poor guy, I've been calling him that for years now with-out thinking...
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Oh that HAS to be sigged! I nearly fell off my chair when I read that, Im sure most UK folks will.

What can I say? I love watching East Enders, Trainspotting, Acid House, and all the British shows =]
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post #33 of 73
East Enders is terrible. Depressing.

Sometimes I think its better to just buy a cheapo AC unit rather than spending ****loads on water cooling, for some. Some people seem to be suffering in rooms with temps up in the 80's & 90's.
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cooling the water like that is not a very good Idea. the water will start to freeze to the pipe. What you should do is mount you water cooling radiator to one side of the evap, then push air through the evap onto the radiator. because after water freezes to the evap tubes the refrigerant doesn't boil as fast and could cause liquid to flood back to the compressor. Especially since the evap is so close to the compressor. Because I didn't see a suction side accumulator to prevent that.
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cooling the water like that is not a very good Idea. the water will start to freeze to the pipe. What you should do is mount you water cooling radiator to one side of the evap, then push air through the evap onto the radiator. because after water freezes to the evap tubes the refrigerant doesn't boil as fast and could cause liquid to flood back to the compressor. Especially since the evap is so close to the compressor. Because I didn't see a suction side accumulator to prevent that.
It was a quick run. Next time, we'll use something like a 60/40 water/ethyl alcohol mix. Also, there was no water movement in the tank, so ice buildup was inevitable.
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heck 10,000 BTU?

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from your pictures it looks like the Evaporator froze over.

this is not going to be effective on chilling the water side because the water just see's a block of ice. to make it more efficient you should some how circulate the water around the evaporator so it helps it not to freeze over. it will also cool the better.
Edited by this n00b again - 6/24/08 at 9:13am
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well with some experience in working in the A/C side i will say from your pictures it looks like the Evaporator froze over.

this is not going to be effective on chilling the water side because the water just see's a block of ice. to make it more efficient you should some how circulate the water around the evaporator so it helps it not to freeze over. it will also cool the better.
I know, once we have a water loop in there though, water will be moving around the evaporator. Ice was acting on the evaporator as an insulator, and that's they we didn't get below 1ºC.
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wow... I wonder if my parents want to upgrade their airconditioners any time soon...


Looks good! It also looks slightly dirty/rusty... better clean that out

Can't wait to see it hooked up to a computer
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