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6863Re: [new_distillers] Re: cooling water

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  • Darryl Ward
    Jan 13, 2003
      What about adapting an old car radiator and using the pump motor to drive
      the fan?

      Just a thought.

      Cheers

      Darryl

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Sam Billing" <potstiller@...>
      To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 11:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: cooling water


      > Yes Brandon,I would like to know the company that
      > makes them. I have been saving parts to make a larger
      > and more eficient pot still and this seems to fill the
      > bill for cooling.
      >
      > Sam
      >
      >
      > --- Brandon Lee <blueflame456@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > have any of u checked into a commercial beer
      > > chiller-- when u go to a pub/local gathering place
      > > where they serve beer on tap there is a circulating
      > > chiller that keeps the beer cold-- it is usually
      > > located somewhere other than where the bar is about
      > > 150' and sometimes farther--these make excellent
      > > circulators as they have a compressor that runs the
      > > temp down to 27 degrees if necessary-- u can run
      > > either water or a glycol mix --- they have a
      > > circulating pump that pumps the coolant thru your
      > > condensor then returns it back to be chilled inside
      > > the unit-- i have found that they can be had for
      > > almost nothing-- they run on 110vac and use very
      > > little electricity--if any one is interested i could
      > > furnish the name of the company that manufactures
      > > them-- they come in various sizes-- the one i use is
      > > a 2.5 gal-- and for the internal reflux model i use
      > > the 5 gal unit
      > > your brother in the spirits
      > > blueflame456
      > > BillyWeeble@... wrote:In a message dated 1/10/03
      > > 6:23:25 PM Pacific Standard Time,
      > > tony6163@... writes:
      > >
      > > << Any home distiller with an inkling of concern for
      > > conservation would
      > > be loath to use mains pressure to run their
      > > condensor. Water is
      > > precious and we should act responsibly. >>
      > >
      > > Amen brother, I don't know where Cornfed has
      > > been lately. He has a great
      > > set up for recirc water and I'm not going to take
      > > his moment.
      > > Mine is like yours with a twist - the "tank" is
      > > in the bathtub and tilted
      > > away from the faucets (chunk of wood under). A hole
      > > is high in the downside
      > > to let the warm water flow out and the highside has
      > > a slow trickle of cold
      > > water that enters the "tank" via an (empty) icecube
      > > tray to direct the flow
      > > into it. The pump sits directly below the cool water
      > > coming in and the output
      > > flows into a jar tipped toward the outlet hole so
      > > the warm water "floats" out
      > > while the cooler water stays in. Yeah, it sounds
      > > convoluted but what the
      > > heck, it saves water. I use 200ml a minute as
      > > replacement now instead of 2L
      > > or more straight from the tap and now I can use as
      > > much as the pump puts out
      > > freely and indiscriminately. heh heh.
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