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Has anyone here ever tried putting your radiator in the tank of the toilet, it seems that would permit some below ambient temps, eliminate the need for fans, and reduce noise.

If your computer room is next to the bathroom why not just put your radiator in the toilet tank, it would then work as a heat exchanger, cool your pc and force your crapper to multi task. Of course the layout of your house may or may not permit this and still you would have to do it neatly and discretely so the tubing cant be seen, probably use rigid pex tubing to go to and from the crapper to prevent kinking and hide it in the wall, under house or in ceiling space.
post #2 of 46
You'd have a hard time explaining that to visitors.

Not that anyone who did this would have any visitors, but still.
    
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Someone has a similar idea about using cold water for cooling here. I recommend checking those responses.
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Not in the bowl but tank of the toilet, and hide tubing from rad in crawl space....if done neatly you would be the only one that know it's there.
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Unless you flush your toilet very often. It just acts as a resevoir and will still heat up, just slower.
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Unless you flush your toilet very often. It just acts as a resevoir and will still heat up, just slower.
And it might turn your radiator blue
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Unless you flush your toilet very often. It just acts as a resevoir and will still heat up, just slower.
So make sure you flush after going!
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It'd be amusing if someone set this up, threw a party (unlikely I know, but bear with me) and someone decided it'd be funny to leave them an "upper decker".
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Condensation. If you're going to do that just go TEC.
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post #10 of 46
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Unless you flush your toilet very often. It just acts as a resevoir and will still heat up, just slower.
In the time it would take for the water temp in the toilet to equalize with your radiator temps, which is probably some 30 degrees warmer surley a couple of hours would have to pass and unless your home alone all the time the toilet will get flushed every couple of hours in some of our homes.
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