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JML

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Would these be too weak in a freon system to handle the heat output of a computer?
 
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JML

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BTW- any links to places wear I can buy stuff for this? I've been searching on google and haven't found anything yet...
My goal is to basicly build an evaporative cooler like Kryotechs for a cheaper price (if its possible).
 

cjtune

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Even if you can get all the parts together (and I meant the soldering and welding as well), how are you going to fill in the freon? WHERE are you going to get the freon? Maybe it'll be easier if you scavenged the entire set of parts (as a whole) from some old fridge. As to how much heat your typical fridge (depends on size) can throw, I'm not sure. BTW, Kingslayer, compressors from commercial fridges have their own built-in electrical motors. Fan DC motors suck at delivering torque -don't even try to use them as some powered pulley or whatever or the motor might burn out!
 

Kingslayer

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It was a joke cjtune.

I'm picturing a small black chevy sitting next to his computer now. Think about the benefits. Especially if you play racing games. You could hook your racing wheel to your computer AND the engine...Talk about realism. The engine could be used to power your computer, your peltiers, route the coolant through the water pump. Cool the radiator with the the AC, your exhaust can be used to scavenge heat out of the case, If you channel the fuel lines around the AC unit it will cool the fuel, and cooler fuel means more horsepower, thus overclocking your entire system!

And it's really no louder than a FOP-38! Sure, portability is gonna be a *****, but hey...it'd be worth it.

This was also a joke.
 

cjtune

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VROOM!! (dang, need more nitro for the pelts!!)

Sorry I didn't understand the Delta bit...
 

cjtune

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JML (Jul 24, 2001 08:41 p.m.):
cjtune- I've seen cans of freon sold on ebay

You might wanna find out how they pump in the freon -probably involves pumping it in fast, sealing the opening temporarily, and quickly welding that open pipe.
 

Kingslayer

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Freon is usually charged through a valve. Look on your car's AC and you will see a little valve that looks like a tire stem valve. That is where it is charged. Some home systems also use this, some use valves much like a propane tank. At least the beast outside my house does.

Don't you have to be certified to charge Freon, and use that enviro-friendly stuff now?
 

*spazzed*

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Kingslayer (Jul 25, 2001 08:20 a.m.):
Freon is usually charged through a valve. Look on your car's AC and you will see a little valve that looks like a tire stem valve. That is where it is charged. Some home systems also use this, some use valves much like a propane tank. At least the beast outside my house does.

Don't you have to be certified to charge Freon, and use that enviro-friendly stuff now?

The ones that are sold in the cans are the old type of freon, the "environmentally mean" one. You can buy a machine from snap-on for 4000 bucks to charge a new "environmentally friendly" freon. Beware that the different freon types require different A/C systems.
 

hackerzeppo

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you can use propane instead of freon, but i dont need to tell you about the risks involved...... allthough propane wont kill you like freon will....just burn like a mother if it's lit.......and the NEW freon is available at any autoparts store....it costs like $15 a can......

where did the time go?

;)
 
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JML

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thanks for the feedback guys

I'm gonna look into this a bit longer before I do anything drastic and up harming myself with freon...or blowing myself up w/ propane ;)