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Old 05-17-02, 01:03 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Idea for WC


This may have been done/thought of/played out before, but has anyone considered using a water cooler for a WC setup? I'm talking about the water coolers for drinking water. This is a decidedly low-tech approach to a chiller but see no reason why this wouldn't work. Here are some thoughts.

Pros:
These things can be picked up (even rented!) for not a lot of cash.
Simple
Would not require a changing PSU (like a pelt)
Could be adjusted to keep the water very cool but above the point of condensation
No radiator needed
HUGE reservoir
Simple tank to pump to blocks system
Probably cheaper - would eliminate radiator and pelt from equation.

Cons:
Would need a hella pump
Longer lines
Sides of tank are thin - not insurmountable but still a consideration
Disable spouts so some jackazz doesn't accidentally get a drink of distilled water and watter wetter.
Moving system would be a total PITA. (Unless quick disconnects of some type were involved.)

Thinking about a return line to the top of the jug and pulling cooled water from the bottom of the jug at the coldest point.

Hmmm.... Thoughts, opinions, jeers?
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Old 05-17-02, 01:14 PM   #2
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If you use the 'search' button you will find numerous discussions on this very topic.
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Old 05-18-02, 01:57 AM   #3
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i had an Oasis electric water-chiller hooked up to my system for about a year it worked great but wife said it was too ugly so its been replaced by a fridge. condensation is a problem, i shorted a very nice 1.2 retail AMD cause i didnt insulate the block, cpu etc.
i found mine at a yard sale best $5 ive spent on cooling yet if they just looked a lil nicer...
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Old 05-18-02, 07:58 PM   #4
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i had an Oasis electric water-chiller hooked up to my system for about a year it worked great but wife said it was too ugly so its been replaced by a fridge. condensation is a problem, i shorted a very nice 1.2 retail AMD cause i didnt insulate the block, cpu etc.
i found mine at a yard sale best $5 ive spent on cooling yet if they just looked a lil nicer...
I wonder what your wife would say if you got one of those giant twister things that pepsi is making.
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