DIY chiller

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by magman, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. magman

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    I have to get a chiller towards the end of the month, early next month, but before I splash money on a chiller, has anyone had sucess in a DIY chiller. I am looking at cooling about 700-800l's in a Richards Bay summer where it gets real hot. I have heard of boer-maak-n-plaan with ice makers, anything else besides 10 aircons running 24/7

    Or any good second hand chillers going cheap?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Hi magman

    The biggest problem with DYI chillers (IMO) are the cost of running them, I tried a bar fridge filled with tubing , even kept a few :peroni: in there, but power usage is too much in the long run.

    I'll follow this anyways as I would also like an idea or two
     
  4. brettb2020

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    have a look at my thread here:

    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=11511

    If you can source the parts for cheap and you have the knowledge then that is the only way to diy a chiller. unfortionately there is no "boer maak n' plan" for this. fans work OK but with a heavy increase in evaporation.
     
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    Unless you are in the air-con industry, I highly recommend you buy one.
     
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