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I'd appreciate any feedback/reccomendations on a decent, budget minded resevoir. I'd prefer an acrylic one, and it needs to be compatible with 3/8.
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And any links to a reputable distributor/seller would be appreciated.
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you cant beat the 5$ home made resivoir using a good tupperware container,or anything else similar, sealed up with some silicone caulking and go to the local hardware store for the 3.8" fittings.... whats cheaper than that? and you can choose whatever size you want!
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It's going to be an internal Res.
I'm not going to trust a Tupperware container ;o
My dad is an Hvac guy and has access to alot of materials.
He had a suggestions for making the Res into practicly another Radiator by brazing a copper, watertight box together, and then add making fins to mount or braze around it, and then using a fan to extract the warm air. Any idea if this will work?
Just an idea, still looking for a cheap Res =D
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Originally Posted by CorruptedCard
It's going to be an internal Res.
I'm not going to trust a Tupperware container ;o
My dad is an Hvac guy and has access to alot of materials.
He had a suggestions for making the Res into practicly another Radiator by brazing a copper, watertight box together, and then add making fins to mount or braze around it, and then using a fan to extract the warm air. Any idea if this will work?
Just an idea, still looking for a cheap Res =D
I use a homemade resivoir, it is the best. If you want an internal system just get a 1 or 2 pint container.
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Originally Posted by CorruptedCard
It's going to be an internal Res.
I'm not going to trust a Tupperware container ;o
My dad is an Hvac guy and has access to alot of materials.
He had a suggestions for making the Res into practicly another Radiator by brazing a copper, watertight box together, and then add making fins to mount or braze around it, and then using a fan to extract the warm air. Any idea if this will work?
Just an idea, still looking for a cheap Res =D
This isn't a bad idea, your Dad being a HVAC guy can probably make you a reservoir out of copper or PVC any shape you want. Dont know if I would bother "finning" it though, if you have a good radiator it will take care of the cooling, But hey your Dad is a heating - cooling expert, I say let him get creative.
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post #6 of 9
i think the idea ur dad has is a darned good one especially the finning part. you could probably ask him to add a slot for fan along the fins. if u decide to u can install the fan and it will help keep the reservoir cool and therefore also the water within.
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post #7 of 9
Radiator-reservoirs can work, but they have to be big. Look at the Zalman Reservator for an example.
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Yeah I like my 1 gallon, dont need a flow meter,I can see all the action, but I would like to get an alien fetus to put in there.
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i think the idea ur dad has is a darned good one especially the finning part. you could probably ask him to add a slot for fan along the fins. if u decide to u can install the fan and it will help keep the reservoir cool and therefore also the water within.
Agreed--it can't hurt. It probably won't make much temp difference, but hey, every little bit helps. You might want to arrange it so that air blowing over it exits the case, rather then enters--get all the heat out.
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