Originally Posted by Master Chicken
I love the tie dye look of the insulating clay around the TEC exchanger blocks. Is 36.6 the hot side water temp?
yep, that is the hot water temp. keep in mind that is with the TEC's only at half power and a 600watt load. I will need another 12 radiators to get the TEC's running at 3/4 power. it will go below 0C now, but the hot side water loop is all the way up to 45C, and I am still not at 3/4 power even then. so that is why I am considering adding the 12 new radiators to the build now. I will add 10 radiators to the 331watt TEC's hot side water loop, and add two radiators to the 224watt TEC's hot side water loop.
I like the clay because it seals the insulation, and it can be removed, as well as reused. I could have got all of the clay in a single color, but that would have actually cost more. so I did not even bother. I was actually surprised at how much clay it took to cover the cold side water loop, I was expecting between 40LBS to 50LBS, but it is closer to 70LBS of clay total for this build. I coved the pumps, to keep them in a dry cold atmosphere, and so far this seems to be working great as I have not had a pump fail on me.
ok, so I went ahead and ordered 12 more 360mm radiators for this build. now just having the radiators is not enough, I still need pumps and fittings, to make this work. the radiators should be here by the end of march, in April I will get the pumps, and in may I will get the fittings. this should have the radiator upgrade completed sometime in may, at the latest June.
ok so after some heavy altering of my bills, and I may have just shot myself in the foot, so to speak. I went ahead and got the pumps, and some fittings for the radiators. so I may be able to have the new radiators installed, and ready to use by the end of this month. just have to see if I can make it work with what I have.