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Ok here is the pic of my progress so far for those who were wanting to see.



I used a dremel to carve it and thats a 2'' copper cap from LOWS. 2 1/2'' id barbs. the base is an old HS I took off an old AMD.

I would love to hear your feedback on this build!

yeah I know the base should be copper...eventualy Ill just buy a block I just wanted to see how cheep I could do a loop.
Edited by DIRTYDUCK - 6/7/08 at 9:59pm
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Thats insane.Nice work.What you gonna do for a radiator
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well when i get a good enough pump and not just a fish tank filter ill build one of those bongs...I dont have any restrictions on space or noise I just wanna DIY as cheep as possable and see how good it works.

My father owns a Auto repair shop so ill grab a rad from him tell I build a bong!
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Thats pretty neat, I made one like that once with a copper cap and base but no fins, it just had 1/2" copper tubing soldered into the top for barbs.....It worked OK for what it was, I used a Little Giant pond pump and a Chevette HC...

Thanks for the pic's........I like that, I bet it will do better when you get copper base for it....
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yeah its getto I know but for a first timer...learning as i go and using whats free...I had some problems locating some copper bar stock...had the HS and I cut all the fins off with a haxsaw...then sanded for 2 days then cut the channel with a dremel...not bad for a hand job eh?

also I was given this pump...its just a fishtank filter pump lol but I moded it. check it out!

http://photoshack.com/displayimage.php?album=4268&pos=1
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HaHa......Thats pretty neat...Do you think it has enough head to use for WC"ing..You need at least 5 or 6' of head...

The Via Aqua's aren't bad and don't cost much either on eBay..

..How To silence a Via Aqua

You can make shrouds for almost any HC pretty easily to..

...How to make a dual heater core fan shroud..

..Info: Using teflon tape.

Looks like fun, anyone can go out and buy gear, its more of a challenge and fun to me to make as many parts as I'm able to...
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No that little bottle pump dosnt have enough head nless I keep it all really smooth and stuff...I dont plan on using it for my pump...lol just to test my block for leaks I know it looks getto but it will work for testing. (i hope) I did a head test buy hooking up a foot or so of hose to the intake and the water didnt get far...maby 6 inches...I know it does better then that becouse I didnt have a good seal.

also I have this for cooling my RAD... It blows so hard I have to keep it pointed where its needed or it will blow laps over and knock pictures off the walls...I saw a post about using this fan to cool your rad and it looked pretty overkill...I love that! The poster built a air tight box with the blower at one end and his rad at the other... eventualy this loop will be overkill...I just need to do it cheep first to learn all the bumps along the way.

I need help and suport from all of you pros and DIY guys! This is new hobby of mine that ive been reading on here about for many years. Im finaly ready to start playing and getting crazy!

Getto Build FTW!
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Nice, I'm always up for some custom goodness..
    
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That blower should keep your rad cooled off, maybe you could make a induction hood out of some coil stock so it will blow over more of the rad...Glad you are finally able to start playing with it...Its really is a lot of fun...

You could basically make a hood like this..How To: Build A Performance Shroud ....Just put a flat top on it and hook your blower to that..
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This is what I was gonna do with the blower!

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...light=squirrel

what do ya think?
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