Horizontal Volenti Cooler.....56K Warning!
After setting up the Bongs, a little further research lead me to "Volenti Coolers", but I couldn't seem to find any pix of what exactly a "Volenti Cooler" was/looked like. After swapping some PMs with nub about my bong coolers et al.....volenti coolers came up and I finally found some pix in nub's thread here:
Nub builds a (better) bong....
Very cool idea...no doubt, but I'm not a big fan of the appearance! It didn't take long to realize that this could be done horizontally inside of a cooler....and a little bit longer to work out the details in my mind.
I have the tub, pump, tubing.....just need a few pieces of 1/2" pvc pipe....hmmmm. So, yesterday I needed to kill a few minutes before an appointment. So, I killed it at Lowes. This is what I've come up with:
A small Via Aqua 480 pump pumps the water up to the manifold:
I drilled 4x 3/32" holes into each run hoping that they would not be too big or too many....worked out very nicely!
Here's a 10 sec video:
For experiments I often try to use what I have on hand just to get an idea if it will work, what changes (may) need to be made, etc. So, at the moment I'm just using some new wash clothes that I picked up for another reason, but never used. Nub and I both agree that having the cloth reach all the way down into the res water is the way to go. I may pick up some and cut to fit for this task. Anyway, here's a short 20 sec video--I was hoping to show the wicking from start to soaked, but it did not turn out that way. Being brand new cloths.....it took a bit for them to get soaked and start wicking well, but this will give you a good idea of what's going on:
Next, make a cut in the top, drill a few holes, add a small fan:
The towel is there to cover a 3rd hole. I've found that just having the fan hole and the open one on the end works fine, if not better.....
Results? Well, I don't know right now. I added hot water....probably about 4 gals of it. Temps went from ~100F to ~72.5 in ~1hr.....ambient is 82F and ~75% humidity. So, it's below ambient....it works. However, it's a no-load situation right now....so, how well it works?.....not sure atm. I'm not sure what I am going to do with it at this point. I really just wanted to put it together and check out the concept. But being who I am...... .........I did have to hook it up to my bong setup.....
Last edited by Naja002; 06-05-2009 at 05:49 AM.
a uv light might be a good idea for extended use, i can imagine those cloths emitting a foul stench after not very long :P
Got it covered. This is actually part of a much larger system:
Originally Posted by iggy2k
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Last edited by Naja002; 05-24-2009 at 04:33 AM.