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PetrolHead's water chiller build!

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I'm just going to keep updating this as i go so please don't post until i remove this message!, if you want to know something then please PM me.

I got my compressor, a Danfoss FR8.5CL from Gray Mole at XS, it's a 1/4HP 8CC compressor for 404 and 507, i'll most likely be using 290 (Propane) or 134a though.



My Heat Exchanger for cooling the water/coolant is a Pipe in pipe heat exchanger, it comprises of a 370mm length of 54mm OD Copper, i bought a piece of 1/4" copper, coiled to a 51mm Diameter from Johann at XS, the Evap is a perfect fit inside the 54mm OD Pipe.



I cut two piece's of 3/8" copper and then i drilled a 3/8" hole in the 54mm OD Pipe, i then placed the 3/8" into the hole and soldered them in place, the first 2 year's of my plumbing apprenticeship come in here and i think i done a pretty good job



Here is an overview of everything so far, i've mounted the compressor and HX and my Condensor's on it's way, i've made up the insulation and braided sleeving for the suction line and then i've got to get some pure R290 and also a small can of butane for purging (NOTE: butane is a highly flammable gas, although purging with it is extremley dangerous it can be done and it's a lot cheaper than N2, please do not try purging with butane unless you know what your doing)





I'll post more pic's as i get further through the build.

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For the water chiller i'll be using 6' of .031" Cap Tube and a 15g Drier.

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