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Im probly not going to try this as i am WAY to poor and lazy lol. But i thought of a way that this possibly could work(just to clear things up, i wold just go with w/c.But some people will never stop with crazy ideas ie me.). By the way, this is WAY overboard lol. I supposed i should describe some of the stuff in the pic. The freezer can be a minifreezer(they do have those)The fan in the freezer doesnt have to be that big, just capable of pushing air out of the freezer to start the process, doesnt even have to be that fast. The pipes need to be filled with like i dunno somthing that stays cold(salt and water, or antifreeze, etc....) The shoe packets are just those little silica packets you find in your shoe(or somthing else thats free to remove moisture) But the mid-phase box needs to be well insulated by wool or somting better. The whole project should only be a few feet long(Yes all of it, freezer box, box, and pc) and that would help preserv the life of the freezer. but for all time and effort, why not just go w/c?
EDIT: oh and the tube from the cold box to pc, appoxi air seal the fitting and wrap in insulation(a blanket maybe?)
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post #2 of 15
It may work but it also might put strain on the Freezer motor an burn it out depending on how much cool air is being drawn from it
     
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post #3 of 15
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Thats the whole point of the pipes, see the pipes maintain really cold temps for a long time(out of the freezer) so the freezer would actually kick off for a period of time. i wonder if its possible to rig the fans so when the metal box gets to warm the freezer fan/freezer turn on.
EDIT: metal pipes in the freezer are to change out with the pipes in the mid box when they melt.
EDIT: you guys think this could ACTUALLY work?
EDIT: oh and what do you think of my mad 15 min paint job?
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post #4 of 15
Seeing as how you say you're poor, can you afford to ruin a fridge?

If I remember correctly I think jrabb1920 was a refrigeration tech (jrabb1920 please correct me) and said the compressor duty cycle in refrigerators/freezers is 10% which means it's only designed to be on 10% of the time. Since refrigeration devices are not designed to deal with a continuous source of heat, this will cause the compressor to work more often than it's duty cycle suggests which could lead to the compressor burning out.

If money is tight, just get an air conditioner and have it blow into your case...
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very true, but thats why there is a "mid box" so that cold air isnt always drawn from the freezer. plus there inst much air flow leaving the "mid box".
EDIT: i dont literally mean poor, just way to cheap to spend money on a minifreezer/pipe/insulation/tubing/water, etc....
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Now i do realize how impracticle this is, but maybe not impractile with a high use freezer(or many freezers) and a room full of coputer(more like 3 or 4) lol anyways its still kind of a fun theory. Next up, my water cooling theory lol.
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post #7 of 15
Considering how far the air has to move, you're better off getting an AC. At least it won't burn out.

In any case, if you do decide to go ahead please take some pictures of your experiement especially if things go awry!
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post #8 of 15
I wouldn't totally discount his project. I would suggest you thermally insulate all chambers going to and from the freezer, with neoprene and/or stuff to insulate chambers as well. You can pick all that stuff up from Home Depot for very cheap.
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post #9 of 15
Couldn't you use a fan off one of these to do it ? Refridgerator van fans are constantly on so you wouldn't have to worry about the compressor breaking as it's always on!
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post #10 of 15
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Lol well the idea is that the freezer/box/pc are not much more than say 5 feet apart? and the fans are say 100-200 cfm fans lol
Anyways, its up for trying if anyone happens to have a spare freezer and stuff, i was actually thinking of sealing the connections with apoxi and neopremin the tubes
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