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Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by C-BuZz, Jun 21, 2005.

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    C-BuZz Member

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    Nice 1! Looking good mate, looking forward to seeing some A64 punishment from u as soon as ur mounting kit shows up :)


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    Ok long time no update.

    I have decided to put the Vapo project asside for the moment while I work on somthing that can handle some serious heatload. I've successfully built a couple of systems from scratch over the last couple of months, however i've just been to lazy to document them :(

    Anyway.. I began building this beast today about 2 hrs ago. Tecumseh E640-2 compressor 1PH, as far as I can determine its either 1HP or 1/2 HP, not 100% sure on that but seems to pump well & she's pretty quiet. With 28.8cm x 23.3cm tripple loop conensor, with Quad fans installed on custom manifold (piece of mdf lol)...

    The compressor... Removed from Mid-sided household A/C unit.

    Compressor before spray paint.
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    Bit of wire brush here & there
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    Compressor after spray..
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    And the condenser with 2 x 120mm fans & 2 x 80mm fans bolted on... the fans can cool the compressor at the same time which is a bonus!
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    Them both together..
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    This unit should actually come out very compact.. which will be a bonus :)

    Thanks

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    i like . :eek: :eek: :eek: .......
     
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    nice work, look forward to some more pics :thumbup:


    cheers,

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    Cbuzz that unit looks nice, hope ya get some nice temps out of it.
    I like your braze?? Block you man also.
    You’re a naughty boy, you should be documenting all you stuff so we can help ya along the way if need.
    Good luck with temps :thumbup:
     
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    thx

    just picked this up... 300mm X 50mm X 50mm solid copper :D will be having it cut up tomorrow into 30mm X 50mm x 50mm cubes. Should get about 8 x evaps & 8 x 2-3mm evap top plates out of it :thumbup:

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    Looks great, if you can have them lap the blocks and lids, will save you a lot of time and $$ on sand paper. :thumbup:
     
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    yeah, i've got a good sander here, only really need to lap the base of the block that contact the cpu.

    "should" lap contact between lid & evap..

    not really fussy how the rest of it looks as it gets covered up anyway :)

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    looks like you might need to change the oil... for the gas you want :D have fun
     
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    yeh, got a big tin of it sitting here ready to go! dam stuff is expensive ffs, $40 for 1ltr tin.. hehe.

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    not necessary, a tad of propane and you can use any oil with any refrigerant.
    ie mineral oil isnt ment to be used with r404a.
    but add a second (most) of propane and it will carry the oil back to the compressor.

    mineral oil is ok stuff. POD oil doesnt like air, never leave system open to air other wise it turns acidic.

    cbuzz have fun sanding. the final lapped finish will deturmine how much of an oc ya get. not lapped well enough and even at -100c there will be not much gain.
     
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    Sanding is always fun... not :)

    just wired up all the fans, & realised I need a cheap alternative to controlling the fan speed, as they get quite loud all 4 running on 12v rail... was thinking somthing like this:

    http://www.heatsink-guide.com/content.php?content=control.shtml

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    Quick update. Got the system up & running today.. Pics..

    First off an oil change, oil was murky & dirty.
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    Next up was to machine the block
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    Block all brazed up
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    System completely together ready for a test run
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    System charged & runnin in -19hg vacuume
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    After a quick charge hit -45 pretty quickly.. no insulation..
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    frozen evap
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    Thanks

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    mate fucken 100 psig HS is bad for the compressor......ops its not under load........ill keep im mouth shut.
     
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    That Fan Controler, very impressive. I'm going to get the parts and build one tomorrow..
    U could add a VCO and run a lead to the mobo - fan rpm detect connector and have a display of the fan speed...

    Cheerz..
     
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    let me know how it goes, seems simple enough to put together... most of all, wether it works or not :lol:


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    condgrads on putting it all together, seems to be going well :thumbup:
    where did you get that mill bit from??
    that compressors takes quiet a bit of oil, seems compressor hasnt had a too hard a life (ie it ant black which is a good sign).


    what size lenght capillary line did you use in the end


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    thx

    3.1m .031mm cap, standard length straight out of the packet with a 20g drier.

    compresser is actually really quiet & runs smoothly, picked it up out the front of on old folks home so I dont think it would have been thrashed to badly.

    mill bit came from a friend of mine who is in the tool trade, they are about $30 from any good tool shop I was informed. My $20 drill press I bought from the local market handled it better than I expected heh, cut through the block like butter, the cross slide vice had a lot to do with it, even though it had quite a bit of play which explains the jaggedy cuts in some areas of the block.

    actually took a glass & a half of oil which is the most i've put in a compressor so far.

    still got my fingers crossed for a small bottle of 404a sometime soon.

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    So what refrigerant are you using now I thought that was 404a.
     

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