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I pulled this radiator off an air compressor at work. It's pretty unique. It was originally meant to flow oil under high pressure (175psi). It should work well with water too I think. It's made out of aluminum. I figure I could put 2 200mm fans on each side, to suck the air through the fins and out the sides.

The hard part is the openings have no threads. So I'm wondering what it would take to attach some sort of fitting. The holes are about 3/4" inner diameter-maybe slightly larger.

Here are some pictures:





Edited by strap624 - 2/23/11 at 6:53pm
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that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!
but yo'ud prolly have to mount the fans with sticky tape, then buy the fitting, then a reducer on the fitting to get it to norm hose size
or sticky tape fans on the inside of the ring blowing out cause fans on the outside will just blow air throught the hole doing nothing for cooling
Edited by solar0987 - 2/23/11 at 6:46pm
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there is such thing as a threading tool (normally a bit for a drill or hand ran, would need a really steady hand for this), i wouldn't have to worry about the since i used to work at a raw fab shop.
    
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Some kind of setup like this. I think I'd cut some plexiglass and cover each side of the radiator then mount the fans to the plexi.


I just cant figure out how to attach the hose fittings.??
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you will need a tap:http://www.engineering-supplies.com/...et-g14-to-112/

something like this,but you willreally only need the tap & not the dye(they are for rethreading bolts)
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Damn, Thats gonna big a BIG tap. Maybe We have some at work.
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I managed to get the tubes tapped. I need to find some plastic hose fittings.
What are the types of metal to use/not use together?
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If it's an aluminum radiator, you're going to need to have some kind of corrosion protection anyway. Aluminum and copper don't mix. Well actually, they do, and that's the problem.
    
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If it's an aluminum radiator, you're going to need to have some kind of corrosion protection anyway. Aluminum and copper don't mix. Well actually, they do, and that's the problem.
This, watch out for corrosion.
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