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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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Re: Cooling water

Postby Davel » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:34 am

Great thread BamaBill.

I'm going to figure out something a long these lines for my setup & that'll save me the back and forth from the house to exchange jugs of ice.

Here in Canada air temperatures would be sufficiently low for about 11 month of the year 8)
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Re: Cooling water

Postby BamaBill » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:50 am

Davel wrote:Great thread BamaBill.

I'm going to figure out something a long these lines for my setup & that'll save me the back and forth from the house to exchange jugs of ice.

Here in Canada air temperatures would be sufficiently low for about 11 month of the year 8)


Thanks Davel.
That's what started this all for me, to not have to babysit that condenser water temperature. And, the useless waste of water.
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Re: Cooling water

Postby MoonBreath » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:11 pm

Can anyone tell me their constant water temperature ifn there is one..Ifn end of run temp much warmer than starting temp, it's not a fully efficient design or matched system.
Ifn the reservoir gradually heats up and doesn't maintain a steady constant temp, then no two runs will be the same.
Shots and heads get the preferred cold benefit, while hearts and tails get warmer and warmer water unless the work and water you're trying to avoid is used..Again no mention of stable, near exact temp through entire run..I would bet it'll never maintain 50-55° without bigger and mo money.
50° is preferred optimum temp for reflux condenser.
60° preferred spirit collection and proofing temp.
Gradually increased reservoir temp equals gradually less reflux, effecting proof and volume collected.
I use 3 gal water in seperate 5gal reservoir w/pump fed by return water through 25' ss pre-chiller packed with ice.
Reservoir stays 50°ish throughout the run with minimum work..For larger scale, 50' pre-chiller and larger reservoir would work fine imo..No fans, radiators, excess electric, and cost..
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