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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Aayaan » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:51 am

Temp could be controlled by turning the pump off & on with a temp sensor. The only not so easy part but doable. Brilliant poor man's idea sort of a thing.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Aayaan » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:02 am

Temp could be controlled by turning the pump off & on with a temp sensor. The only not so easy part but doable. The glass box should be replaced with a plastic one. Brilliant poor man's idea sort of a thing.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Sourav Bhowmick » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:16 pm

yep
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby arijitphoenix » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:16 am

vai my thought says. I will put a small heater in the tank. Keep it low like 22 degrees. The temp will be taken care of and just top ups will be needed.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Sourav Bhowmick » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:35 am

arijitphoenix wrote:vai my thought says. I will put a small heater in the tank. Keep it low like 22 degrees. The temp will be taken care of and just top ups will be needed.

We are talking about chiller.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby arijitphoenix » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:26 am

yes the chiller will cool the water and then the heater will maintainthe fixed temperature in the tank. Its pure thermostat principle
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Aayaan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:28 am

What arijitphoenix says is not off topic but a few more units of electricity to add to the bill if a heater was used to prevent the temp from dropping below the mark in summer.
The suggestion is simple but practically clever.
I , for instance, due to unavoidable reasons had to place my new empty tank in a room which gets very hot in the summer days. So warm that it feels good after leaving it. In such a situation I would think how low could the temp drop . But we usually place tanks in cooler corners . so a thermostat heater is the option. every tank experiences diff heat surge at this time . a rigid diy solution is not going to serve everyone's purpose. I will have to put my rock lazy brains into a little action for some tailor made modification and its a must if I want to use a diy idea. Options options, and that's the fun . I like the idea but I'm doing it a little differently. I have opted to go with plastic in stead of glass and I could change it in future. And that's the fun. Use that which is available . who knows, it could turn into "gold" ! That's the fun. I hate saying - no that can't be done . Limitations Shouldn't be laughed at.
I must have run off topic but the reason I say all this is that there are a thousand plus members but very little enthusiasm. I don't have to do every diy but at least participate. A single word would mean appreciation. Say something. A novice start could lead to a brilliant outcome if we all come together. Too many dead members.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Sourav Bhowmick » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:37 pm

Achcha! i got you! :)
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Najib » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:17 am

Never finished one of the DIY I was was working with my technician.
Have you seen these cadbury chiller boxes kept in the shops?
Yes, they run a small device to keep it cool. The device has both heat and cold on either side. You attach the cooler side to a metal object and pass it along the water. But as suggested above copper is the best for cooling solutions and bad for inverts.
Now, there is something that you all can have a dig at ;)
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Aayaan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:07 am

Najib.....How I wish u finished your diy and have it shared with us. Pls make sure you finish it.

Sourav Bhowmick.....Why don't you show us the finished diy to us. Would love to have a good look at it. It doesn't have to look professional, its a diy remember.
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