Originally Posted by Mr_Torch
Well "Dude" You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them. I suppose my HVAC Contractors license, in which I design and implement Chilled water cooling systems in buildings sure makes me unqualified to make a statement on watercooling. wow....guess I'll give back my degree in thermal dynamics as well...and "Dude" I'm trying to explain why it won't work.....and you just don't get it.
That is exactly my point. Alcohol doesn't have any mysterious "cooling" abilities. In a W/C system it would act exactly like water, save for having a lower specific heat. I have already explained why it would be less effective, and you don't seem to "get it" yourself. This is all about moving heat from point A to point B. Alcohol is being compared to water as a fluid in a w/c setup.
What I don't "get" is why you keep talking about evaporation. It has nothing to do with this. The fluid will not be reaching anywhere near the temperatures needed to eveporate water or alcohol. I have not questioned your education or certification, but claiming to have an HVAC contractors license does not really impress me, and I don't think it qualifies you to act like the ultimate authority either.
As for the tubing question, I don't know what it would do to say, tygon, but I do know that certain plastics will dissolve in alocohol.
I have already stated that the heat carrying capabilities of alcohol are inferior to water, and I don't understand how you are kicking my butt by telling me alcohol's only "cooling" capabilities come from evaporation, and following up by telling me "You don't "cool" things you extract heat from them".