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Re: Cooling water

Postby Bushman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:52 am

RedwoodHillBilly wrote:
Yummyrum wrote:Bloody hell Redwood HB . How did you get away with screwing that sexy cooler to the Kitchen wall :D
I see my nuts kicked hard Iff'n I even thought about it :wink:


The "kitchen" is in the basement. It's my lab/man cave.

I showed that picture to my wife and she said he has to be single!
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Re: Cooling water

Postby Bushman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:54 am

If any others have pictures or techniques to share, I find this to be a very useful thread!
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Re: Cooling water

Postby BamaBill » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:24 pm

kimbodious wrote:Hijack much! BamaBill's compact efficient design cools the water directly by making it fall down a column of chilled air and through a chilled permeable layer.

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These guys have some nice setups.
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Kimbodious, I had originally looked into some of these guys ideas. I had considered the radiator with a matching 12v electric fan and shroud straight out of a junkyard. I also priced the transmission coolers and looked at all sorts of fans.
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It was my heating and air conditioning experience that led me to the cooling tower like I made. You can surely remove more heat directly than indirectly.
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Mine isn't as sexy as some of those rigs, but it was a fast, easy build.
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Re: Cooling water

Postby acfixer69 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 pm

Bushman wrote:
RedwoodHillBilly wrote:
Yummyrum wrote:Bloody hell Redwood HB . How did you get away with screwing that sexy cooler to the Kitchen wall :D
I see my nuts kicked hard Iff'n I even thought about it :wink:


The "kitchen" is in the basement. It's my lab/man cave.

I showed that picture to my wife and she said he has to be single!


What she was really saying Bush was if you do that you will be :D :D

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Re: Cooling water

Postby kimbodious » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 pm

BamaBill wrote:It was my heating and air conditioning experience that led me to the cooling tower like I made. You can surely remove more heat directly than indirectly.


I worked in a sugar-mill, they had cooling towers on a massive scale! It is great to see how you have been able to draw from that design to make a scaled down really efficient device for cooling condenser water. I am collecting the components to make my own by copying your great design :thumbup:
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Re: Cooling water

Postby cede » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Few years back, I once tried to put a transmission cooler outside garage door in winter but water was coming back too cold !
It was around -15˚C outside.
Water should not freeze while being circulated, but it was really pushing to the limits :)
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Re: Cooling water

Postby kimbodious » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:06 pm

cede wrote:Few years back, I once tried to put a transmission cooler outside garage door in winter but water was coming back too cold !
Water should not freeze while being circulated, but it was really pushing to the limits :)


Were you getting huffing from the output?
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Re: Cooling water

Postby cede » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm

From the output of the cooler, just water close to 1˚C.
For the little story: down the road here, there's a guy who put a 1" hose from a spring coming to the surface. He really plugged the hose into the ground!
He runs that hose to the roadside for people to fill jugs. It's about a 100ft hose.
Water has always been flowing and I never saw it frozen down to -34˚C.
I've always been told here that when water flows it can't freeze.
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Re: Cooling water

Postby jonnys_spirit » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:44 am

Hey Redwood, just Wondering what temp that water gets to on a run and over what period of time.

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Re: Cooling water

Postby kimbodious » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:28 am

Nearly completed building one of these BamaBill design coolers - BBC? It is a really quick and simple build. Really looking forward to running with this system! Huge thanks to BamaBill for his patience generosity with advice!
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Re: Cooling water

Postby FlintHills » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:19 am

kimbodious wrote:Nearly completed building one of these BamaBill design coolers - BBC? It is a really quick and simple build. Really looking forward to running with this system! Huge thanks to BamaBill for his patience generosity with advice!


I just finished my build last week, upscale to a 40 gallon version. Have to say it works pretty well once the filter material gets moist and have the fan running
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