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Has anyone ever tried tapping into there home water pipes and running through their computer. I got a copper pipe running through my room and no matter what time of year the water temp stays around 55F degrees. I guess I could put some type of valve. What are ur thought on this?
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post #2 of 16
corrosion caused by the minerals/iron in the water.. Id say it would be a no go unless you could treat the water first
post #3 of 16
you could use a water to water heat exchanger to isolate the pc loop from the tap water loop.
post #4 of 16
sounds like a really bad idea

for reference
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sc4.html

im thinking 15k gallons a year
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Do it, then get back to us on how it went.
post #6 of 16
bad idea.. unless you have the worlds softest water it will make lime and calcium buildup inside the blocks and tubing, and it will be conductive where as distilled water is still conductivte its much less.
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Well if I get the time I will try it and loop it back into the water system maby get some type of filter or do the water to water heat exchange and I thought about it just don't know how to do it where I would get a good heat exchange but I will keep thinking hopefully I can use that cold water some how
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
you could use a water to water heat exchanger to isolate the pc loop from the tap water loop.
This.
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Well if I get the time I will try it and loop it back into the water system maby get some type of filter or do the water to water heat exchange and I thought about it just don't know how to do it where I would get a good heat exchange but I will keep thinking hopefully I can use that cold water some how
Use a heat exchanger, as mentioned.

Should work perfectly in theory, be sure to use ball valves and union fittings accordingly.
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post #10 of 16
Not for 24/7 usage. Water is a valuable resource. Please don't waste it.
    
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