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Someone has a similar idea about using cold water for cooling here. I recommend checking those responses.
That's his post in another thread. Lol. Not sure if that's what you were trying to show.

Wouldn't doing this cause the temps of the crapper water to get hotter as usage drags on and therefore start to show diminishing returns?

The thing that makes standard water cooling so effective is that there is a constant stream of air running over the fins of the radiator, but what you're trying to suggest would put the radiator in a pool of water that has no cycling for heat and in return would slowly start to creep up in temps.

I might be thinking of this wrong but think of the example of a car radiator. Coolant goes in is blown on by a fan and the ambient air flowing over the radiator and fan while the car moves but as soon as the car stops moving temps start rising as one factor of cooling is subtracted. And this is with the pump still running.

You're suggesting a stagnant pool of water to cool something that is constantly putting out heat. There will be a time when the heat will start to raise temperatures to a point where this setup would not be any better than a fan and rad loop. Doesn't seem like the best idea.
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Would only work if it was flushed regularly, otherwise temps would fluctuate like crazy because the toilet tank would heat up and reach it's thermal capacity
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Temps are climbing. Don't worry I'll go squeeze one out for the Gipper. Plop plop, flush...
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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.
What you're forgetting is what happens when you flush a toilet. All the water in the tank drains. Allowing for the radiator to sit in an open air environment with NO airflow.
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Ha upper decker would be amazing.
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lol @ upperdecker
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Add a temp sensor for the water in the toilet. Add a power door lock actuator to the handle. Hook the two together so it flushes at a certain temp.
Bingo.

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Sounds Legitimate, maybe you could hook up an arduino rig to flush when res temps got too warm lol. Do it and post results!
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LOL, watch your water bill skyrocket. Ahem, besides you know umm wasting water?
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Well someone with a water cooled rig, carry the puter into the bath and drop radiator in toilet tank and time how long it takes for temps to run away....
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