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  1. Thread: How Beer Works

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    How Beer Works

    Wait a couple secs before "Pull Me"

    http://mithuro.com/presscuefiles/january/beer_goggle.swf
  2. Thread: Nova on PBS

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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zero/ I am sure...

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zero/

    I am sure you can download the first one somewhere on a file sharing site such as www.mininova.org
  3. Thread: Nova on PBS

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    Nova on PBS

    PBS aired a very interesting NOVA the other day on the history of refrigeration. Next week is the second part on the scientific quest for absolute zero.
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    Probably not very much at least compared to a...

    Probably not very much at least compared to a compressor.
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    I wonder if there is a theoretical limit to how...

    I wonder if there is a theoretical limit to how loud sound can be. Is it possible to create level of 300dB. Hmm, time to google..
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    http://discoveriesandbreakthroughs.org/dbis/storie...

    http://discoveriesandbreakthroughs.org/dbis/stories/2004/14171.html
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    Maybe it is a bitch!!

    Maybe it is a *****!!
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    Off topic, but here is a little tip for...

    Off topic, but here is a little tip for calibrating hygrometers using a bit of salt and a plastic bag.

    http://www.cheaphumidors.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=ch&Screen=howto_calibrate
    ...
  9. Thread: Mass killer

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    Actually the real scourge on this planet is the 5...

    Actually the real scourge on this planet is the 5 billion and counting HomoSapiens. We have a great desire to destroy anything around us<g>
  10. Thread: Mass killer

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    A couple years ago we had a real "tough" guy go...

    A couple years ago we had a real "tough" guy go into the local zoo and snap the necks of some flamingos. A real loser...
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    If anybody is interested in the innards of a...

    If anybody is interested in the innards of a small compressor.

    http://www.phase-change.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1212
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    Reef tank is going strong. Yes everybody needs a...

    Reef tank is going strong. Yes everybody needs a hobby.
    Picked up a 1/4 hp Chiller off Ebay last fall and it works pretty good except it's quite old and probably on it's last legs. Uses R12 as the...
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    Thanks. I always thought the purpose of the fan...

    Thanks. I always thought the purpose of the fan was to cool the condensor not the compressor directly. The previous chiller drew fresh air in from the compressor side and exited through the condensor...
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    Hello all: I have a small aquarium chiller...

    Hello all:

    I have a small aquarium chiller cooling a reef tank. the chiller is underpowered for the size of the tank. I decided to take the shroud off to improve circulation and hopefully improve...
  15. Thread: Heat Exchanger

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    Yes, I went that route last summer and...

    Yes, I went that route last summer and surprisingly it worked rather well. I would like to take it a step further and replace the a/c copper exchanger with the titanium tube/shell exchanger.

    I...
  16. Thread: Heat Exchanger

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    Thanks for the reply. I am a member of...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I am a member of reefcental so am familiar with that thread.

    If you search titanium exchanger or 3875319101 on ebay there is exchangers available for $150.00 It is rated...
  17. Thread: Heat Exchanger

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    Does anybody have a source for economical tube in...

    Does anybody have a source for economical tube in shell titanium or duplex stainless heat exchangers for a 1/3 hp aquarium chiller. All I can find on-line are around $400.00. For an extra $200 I can...
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    I want to replace the A/C evaporator with the...

    I want to replace the A/C evaporator with the titanum exchanger from the chiller. More or less duplicating the chiller but using the newer compressor and condenser in the A/C unit.
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    Not a HVAC tech, so I wanted to ask before I call...

    Not a HVAC tech, so I wanted to ask before I call around. Is it possible without a lot of modification to convert a 5000 btu air window to a chiller.

    My current 1/4 hp aquarium chiller is quite...
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    Okay I live in canada and I can tell you about...

    Okay I live in canada and I can tell you about shipping.

    Shipping by UPS is usually cheaper and the shipper has to fill out a form on the invoice describing the item and the value. However the...
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    Thanks for the reply folks. Decided to remove the...

    Thanks for the reply folks. Decided to remove the paint. Made a substantial difference in performance. I guess there was a lot of built up gunk that was also removed by the paint stripper. Chiller...
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    Sorry I am not a HVAC person. I guess it was a...

    Sorry I am not a HVAC person. I guess it was a dumb idea. The condenser has thick copper/steel fins. Guess I better pull out the wire brush and paint stripper. Should have asked first before painting.
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    Hello: Painted the condenser fins (Copeland...

    Hello:

    Painted the condenser fins (Copeland condenser) on a aquarium chiller. Beginning to wonder if it was a good idea, does the paint reduce the efficiency of the condenser to dissipitate heat.
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    Evaporator is a PVC tube with what appears to be...

    Evaporator is a PVC tube with what appears to be titanium or 316 stainless coil circulating the refrigerant.
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    Re: Copper dont rust

    I am talking about the green corrosion. Tremclad rust paint seems to better than regular spray paint.
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