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Adding Amonia to water in a water cooling setup?

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AMDGuy

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Anyone ever tried adding about 10% amonia to their water? A buddy of mine who works in heating and air conditioning told me that most all industrial grade coolers use amonia in the water because it will cool faster. He said it runs in copper pipes so it doesn't react with copper. Just curious if anyone had heard of this or tried it.

Thanks,
 
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William

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AMDGuy (May 18, 2001 12:24 p.m.):
Anyone ever tried adding about 10% amonia to their water? A buddy of mine who works in heating and air conditioning told me that most all industrial grade coolers use amonia in the water because it will cool faster. He said it runs in copper pipes so it doesn't react with copper. Just curious if anyone had heard of this or tried it.

Thanks,

ammonia is not going to react with copper due to its nature with water and all. I don't know about cooling faster, but its worth a shot. You could only do this in a closed loop circuit though, you don't want to inhale ammonia, its not so good.