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    Looks like this will be on hold for a...

    Looks like this will be on hold for a little..........gotta head down to Fla for a few weeks (work, not pleasure).

    Hoping I may be able to snag some 8LB foam down there (commonly used as void...
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    Don't have it.........actually, had intentions of...

    Don't have it.........actually, had intentions of rattling your chain about exactly what I'd need prior to purchase. The pic is just one that I snagged from the Grainger catalog. Hoping to be able to...
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    Well..........decided on an ice-chest as res. I...

    Well..........decided on an ice-chest as res. I will still foam it (8LB expanding urethane)........but that'll have to wait. $58 for enough for 2 cubic feet. Should be able to sheathe the res as well...
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    These look as though they'll do the trick? ...

    These look as though they'll do the trick?

    Line Pierce/Charge Valve, For Line OD 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 Inch, Small

    http://bigredwa.com/ocmod/lutawicasa/lpv.jpg

    Valve,Thermo Expansion
    Thermo...
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    Yup...............well, I've decided with the odd...

    Yup...............well, I've decided with the odd size/shape of this evap, I'll just make the res. Figured, I can use sheetmetal to fabricate the size etc. Then, form 8LB expanding foam at 1 3/4-2...
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    Just a tad icy :D ...

    Just a tad icy :D

    http://bigredwa.com/ocmod/lutawicasa/res.jpg

    Yes........that's a kitchen trashcan. Need to find a suitable res. The size of my evap precludes using the same beverage cooler...
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    OK.............picked up a cheapy indoor/outdoor...

    OK.............picked up a cheapy indoor/outdoor therm. Filled the res (mostly.......about 20% of the evap isn't submerged) 66.6% denatured and 33.3% anti-freeze (yes, with the corrosion inhibitors;)...
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    I've been slowly moving any as I find them, that...

    I've been slowly moving any as I find them, that are clearly "Chiller" threads ;)
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    True........true. Still need to rig some kinda...

    True........true.
    Still need to rig some kinda res.........insulate everything.........condensation proof the mobo and vidcard.........obtain a viable temp monitoring device.

    Lots to do yet.
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    Have a DigDoc doin' nothing..........hooked that...

    Have a DigDoc doin' nothing..........hooked that up. When it hit 0c after about 3 mins running.........well, that's all the DD could do;)
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    Haven't acquired a thermometer yet :( This is...

    Haven't acquired a thermometer yet :(

    This is going to take me some time........I really am working on a shoestring budget. So.......I will only be able to get everything together slowly.
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    Just what I'm hoping for. I had already oriented...

    Just what I'm hoping for. I had already oriented the unit so the lines were on top instead of the left side (as in the first pics)
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    Yes sir.........been all over that :D I am...

    Yes sir.........been all over that :D

    I am going to have to alter the position of the evap though. All three lines to the unit are positioned in the vertical center of the evap. Any idea on what...
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    I was thinking that gravity would aid with the...

    I was thinking that gravity would aid with the flow of fluid through the evap in conjunction with the suction..........but, I need to do a lot more reading. Seems there may be a problem with the evap...
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    Haven't yet decided that. If I try a...

    Haven't yet decided that. If I try a horizontal......guess I'll have to fabricate my own.
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    It's a 7,000 BTU window unit..........unsure as...

    It's a 7,000 BTU window unit..........unsure as to what block. Right now, probably a Maze3.

    Considering figuring a way for the res to be horizontal. Liquid entering above the evap and pumped from...
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    Just might happen

    Yep............about time for me to try my hand at building a waterchiller.
    I figured, if I post about it.........I wouldn't be able to get lazy and slack off on it ;)
    Already have a window ac...
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