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My 2nd Window A/C Chiller Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by POGE, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. POGE

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    Here is the beast, picked it up off a curb on the shady side of town.

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    More pictures tomorrow. :)
     
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  2. pt

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    can you fix it?
     
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    Fix it? Whats to fix? It works, amazingly. Its just really really beat up AND infested with maggots and roaches. I doused it in pestacide tonight so we should be fine there. :) I plan on converting it into a chiller that chills the water that runs through the watercooling loop on my PC. :) Tomorrow I'm going to continue to gut and clean it. I also removed the main case, but it got too dark to take pics. I'll take them tomorrow after work.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i tought it was broken, who the hell would dump a A/C working
    I would like to see it in a watercooling setup, to see how it performs :D
     
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    I'd like to see it refurbished, the casing and unbending some of those pins.... looks like sh!t right now.. but hey it works
     
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    You drop that going 60 or 70mph? :D

    Can't wait for more pics!!! :D
     
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    @ PT - They dumped it because its infested with maggots and roaches.

    @ Drade - Casing will be gone when I'm finished... :)

    @ Dippyskoodlez - Nope, it came that way. :p
     
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    That crazy... I feel good your redoing another project like the one before:)
     
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    Hmm... this is really tempting me on taking out the large radiator and using it as an uber water cooling radiator... it would bring almost any watercooling setup to almost ambient temperatures!
     
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    It will have a lot of restriction though as phase change setups operate under a lot of pressure.
     
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    Defintly correct....
     
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    Here is the update...

    Top of case has been removed. :)

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    The compressor.

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    Took pictures as I took apart the wiring so I know how to get it back together.

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    The condenser is really thin... very tempting to convert it into a passive watercooling radiator.

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    Dirty!

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    Finally out of the case! :)

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    Tonight/tomorrow I plan on hosing this badboy down now that its out of the case and has all the electronics removed. :)
     
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    Nice :) Looks like a winner!
     
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    I think I'm gonna give it away to whoever wants to pay shipping when its done. :)
     
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    I could be interested :D
     
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    Shipping would be around $50.
     
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    I hosed it down and started taking it apart further.

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    once thats cleaned up even more itll look great!
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    honestly you know if someone could help me do it live in one of the worse parts of houston so lets just say i live near 2 people who work for a/c companies (this is w/i a block radius) i can get a huge fullsized unit for whole house cooling if someone could help me i could prob build a h20 cooling set up or maybe just use the condencer loop as a cpu cooler all in its own those normally run in the neg. temps (as in the are still frozen on the outside even in the summer here)
     
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    Known as a phase change? ;) (direct die)

    To make a chiller all you have to do is stick the evaporator part of the air conditioner into the resevoir of the water loop, using the correct coolant mixtures to prevent it from icing over, and voila, instant sub zero water temps.

    Direct die is turning the Evaporator (cold side!) into a small CPU heatsink insulated all the way to on top of the CPU. Very effective. :)

    some HVAC employees would probably be very good at this- however, you must INSULATE INSULATE INSULATE!
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    ouch thatll suck maybe ill wait till i got some more money and build a special case for it
     
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    Okay... this is where the fun begins, and the project starts to take shape... :D

    THE GUTS! :D (All removed)

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    My messy work area. (aka my driveway) :p THIS IS NOT AN INDOOR PROJECT, LOL.

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    Put the main parts back onto the main metal frame:

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    Everything assembled with fan and duct:

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    Very nice. Perhaps grab a cheap styrofoam cooler form the dollar store, slice a hole in the side to allow for the exap pipes in the side, and seal it up... and you'll have yourself a very nice resevoir to be super chilled! :D

    I wanna see some frost!!!!!!
     
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    I'll have frost pics in about half an hour. I'm taking a little break. :) I plan on using a slim plastic cooler from walmart. :)
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    ha just go to walmart and put a perm. system in a real cooler or you could do it the fun way w/ the foamy one and then you could throw in frozen ice bags if it got to hot :)
     
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