Just wanted to update this:
As many of you know, I try to conserve energy by pumping the heat from my rigs outside during the warmer months, and pumping it inside during the colder months. In the past I did this with indoor/outdoor rads.
Early this last summer I did the ghetto chiller that this thread has been about (above). Well, during this last summer I converted a 5K BTU AC to a plateHX chiller. Winter is here, so now I'm wanting to pump the heat inside again, but I really don't want to give up the chilled water. So, I've connected the plateHX chiller to my manifold for indoor/outdoor chillers!
When it's too warm in here I turn off the indoor chiller and the outdoor chiller automatically takes over. When it's cool in here I just reach over and push the On button for the indoor chiller....and it starts pumping the heat inside here. At first it was like: Holy Cow that's Loud!
But now I barely even notice it.
It does not bother me while I'm sleeping, but I sleep like a rock anyway, so......
First a quick rehash of the plateHX chiller:I took a standard 5K BTU AC:Yanked the Evap and installed a plateHX:And put it back together again:Edited by Naja002 - 11/13/09 at 9:46am