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Frozen 240mm Rad experiment

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SO, as you can see i am suspending a 240mm rad in a tub of water that i am going to freeze. I filled the rad with antifreeze and used some old tubing to prevent water and ice from forming on the fittings. Gonna see how this goes....just for fun. ANy other suggestions?

UPDATE:
Supplies- http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ml#post9687291
Disassemble and waterproofing- http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ml#post9687847
Reassembly- http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...ml#post9688595




Edited by xxlawman87xx - 6/14/10 at 5:52pm
post #2 of 48
This has awesome idea written all over it! Can't wait to see the results.
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you're gonna break the radiator??

I think the fins might bend when the water will transform in ice
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I have a feeling the ice is going to press inwards and collapse the tubes inside the radiator.

I wouldn't do it.
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post #5 of 48
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you're gonna break the radiator??

I think the fins might bend when the water will transform in ice
Its a crap rad that i have no use for with its crappy 1/4" copper tubing. So i cold care less if it breaks it....lol....hence, experiment.
post #6 of 48
ok then, I'd go for it too if I had a scrap radiator
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post #7 of 48
it will freeze the water in the rad and expand and crack the copper tubing.
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post #8 of 48
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I have a feeling the ice is going to press inwards and collapse the tubes inside the radiator.

I wouldn't do it.
plus i am hoping with equal pressure pushing on all sides and the tubes are filled with liquid (which wont compress). So will see.
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it will freeze the water in the rad and expand and crack the copper tubing.
no water in the rad....antifreeze
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no water in the rad....antifreeze

it should be fine then
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