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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesG View Post
    im thinking of just buying a high rating energy efficient window A/C and hooking it up to a thermostat with a probe in the tank. have a simple insulated duct pipe to direct the air into the tank. The portable A/Cs are more money and mu tank will be next to a window anyway.
    If you're going to go that route I'd suggest modding the AC like i did. You'll get a hell of a lot better energy consumption using this method rather than just blowing the air from the AC into the Tank. Currently my AC only runs about once an hour for a 2 minute interval compared to running every 15 minutes when i just placed the AC rad directly in the tank last summer. The mod is really easy, especially if you get an analog AC (one with knobs, not digital).
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    can you take pics of the inside of your cooler for me?

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    Here is a bit of information on a similar design
    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=101902

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    i dont know if i want to screw with the A/C too much as I may use it for more typical applications later on.

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    Check Kijiji. I got my AC for 20 bucks. Just troll it everyday and you'll get lucky. then modd it up
    cheers,
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    so rob, all you did was take the evaporator out, put it in the cooler of water and extend the piping from it to where it was originally hooked up?

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    and an additional question, how do fountain pumps perform at such cold temps, any issues, stalls?

    Also it would be very helpful if a picture of circuit-board on which you have installed the switch and a fuse could be posted!

    Thank you very much!

    P.S. found this:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/img2772av.jpg/

    robthered, so you attached the 0.75hp switch between the two black wires, and added a fuse somewhere before the switch. An you also disconnected the red cable from the board to keep the fan at LOW.

    Did you add the SCR fan speed controller to high speed wire later?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by gill_za; 06-05-2012 at 11:11 AM.

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    got the top popped off my A/C. help whenever you have th etime robthered




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