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    Time for a little Hiatus... Sister's wedding this...

    Time for a little Hiatus... Sister's wedding this week, then we're buying a house at some point. A lot to do, so needless to say the chiller takes the back burner.

    I managed to finish most of it,...
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    Just a look at the new coil. Not much in the way...

    Just a look at the new coil. Not much in the way of interesting pictures.... The top one is in proper orientation.

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/IMG_20140417_224100.jpg
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    Slowly. As I've gotten busy, I have less time to...

    Slowly. As I've gotten busy, I have less time to work on the thing... Although I did a little work this past weekend and will do a little more this weekend coming up. It has largely been idle for the...
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    I'm sure the watchful eye noticed my mistake.......

    I'm sure the watchful eye noticed my mistake.... I forgot to install an access port to the isolated loop on the liquid line.... :p

    No worries, I'll ensure that one is installed prior to the...
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    Did some more work today. Closed up the system...

    Did some more work today. Closed up the system real tight and now I only have the modifications to the cold coil left to do. I've got some EPDM rubber hose for the return lines. Its a much better...
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    I hadn't gauged power usage as of yet, I wanted...

    I hadn't gauged power usage as of yet, I wanted to have everything fine tuned first.

    It is likely that we're talking about 1700W total (~15A).

    That greatly depends on actual usage and...
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    Me neither. Hopefully, this time, I will have...

    Me neither. Hopefully, this time, I will have trouble free operation. :)

    Aside from taking care of some nagging problems, my filter drier will now be replaceable in the future. :)
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    Well, I've retooled and tore some things apart....

    Well, I've retooled and tore some things apart. I've actually redesigned the coolant loop a bit to accommodate a less restrictive coil within the shroud so that coolant pressure is not restricted...
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    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/chiller1.jpg ...

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/chiller1.jpg

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/chiller2.jpg

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/chiller3.jpg

    http://www.mdmccue007.org/images/chiller4.jpg
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    Alright, I've been planning for some time now,...

    Alright, I've been planning for some time now, and I've determined what needs to be done (with some help).

    I'm going to be removing the oil separator from the discharge line. It will be on a...
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    A bit of a better shot of how I routed the...

    A bit of a better shot of how I routed the radiator tubing. It would have been too difficult for it to go from one radiator to the other in short runs, so I planed for long runs between radiator...
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    Well, I didn't do any testing, but I did give it...

    Well, I didn't do any testing, but I did give it an initial charge on Sunday morning. System held a Vacuum well with acceptable rise on equalization. I charged it, but unfortunately, I had the wrong...
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    Sorry guys, not going to be doing any testing...

    Sorry guys, not going to be doing any testing today. Unanticipated plans.
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    It would not have mattered though. I didn't get...

    It would not have mattered though. I didn't get the wiring finished on the main circuit. I also had to go to the hardware store twice, which slowed me down.

    I suppose I have a tendency to make a...
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    Pressure tested a while ago. Tested for...

    Pressure tested a while ago. Tested for differential too. 250psi high side 30 psi low side. Then equalized to 200 psi. No leaks. I even did a standing pressure test at 50 psi for a week. No leaks. :)...
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    Picture number one is a view of the power supply...

    Picture number one is a view of the power supply location. I wanted it to be underneath the stream of air. Moving air will keep it cool. :) I'll have to put a splash guard behind it, though, given...
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    Well, So far no run. I ran my pump for quite a...

    Well, So far no run. I ran my pump for quite a long time, but it wasn't able to get where I needed it to get until about 10:30, and had to pack it up at that point. I did manage to finish some...
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    If only it were so.... :p:

    If only it were so.... :p:
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    That reminds me, I've gotta get some pipe...

    That reminds me, I've gotta get some pipe insulation too... :p:
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    Well, to be honest I've probably triple evacuated...

    Well, to be honest I've probably triple evacuated it three times by now.... LOL...

    The past several weeks, I've run the pump while working. When I ran out of supplies and tuition took over... I...
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    I agree. Not going to build anything up. At...

    I agree.

    Not going to build anything up. At this point I just need to wire the relays and run the last few pieces of pipe. I got a bit behind Saturday helping my old man with some other things. I...
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    True.... hehehehe.... But should I be worrying...

    True.... hehehehe.... But should I be worrying about my vibration absorber alignment??
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    What do the rest of you guys think??? `

    What do the rest of you guys think???
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    I suppose I misunderstood the "perpendicular" to...

    I suppose I misunderstood the "perpendicular" to the source of vibration. :(

    I guess I could hard mount the compressor. It isn't necessarily required to spring or rubber mount... I just thought...
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    I'm hoping for a first start-up tomorrow...

    I'm hoping for a first start-up tomorrow evening... Though, no guarantees hehe...
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