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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-21-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
There are only two screws on the front plastic...

There are only two screws on the front plastic cover. Nothing on the bottom.
I've tried jimmying around the edges and messed up the plastic.. But no joy..

Today, I dehumidified my basement for...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
If compressors really got that hot, it seems like...

If compressors really got that hot, it seems like the design would include at least a few heat sink fins..
But, I just took another look at the unit on my operating table and it does seem that
it's...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-19-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
Maybe install a 120vac 4" muffin fan to keep the...

Maybe install a 120vac 4" muffin fan to keep the compressor cool?
Maybe custom build a wrap-around heat-sink for it?
Hook the heatsink up to a little heat-pipe routed from the cold-air output...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-19-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
I saw some of those over-clockers postings last...

I saw some of those over-clockers postings last night.
And putting the condenser in a little tank was the first thing I had considered.
But, I think that a flat contact 'heat collector' mounted on...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-18-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
It needs to fit flat against the 15"x11" hot coil...

It needs to fit flat against the 15"x11" hot coil of that GoldStar (LG) AC..
So, a round pipe wouldn't work.

Take a look at this little CPU cooler. (Heat exchanger). ...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-18-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
I'm picturing something like this: ...

I'm picturing something like this:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/NCL/solar-flat-plate-collector-pipework.jpg

Insulated on one side and a flat metal (15"x11" sheet Aluminum?)
on...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
I was just looking at the back of one of the...

I was just looking at the back of one of the little window ACs and it sure has a lot of exposed heated area..
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/NCL/F001.jpg
Around 15x11 inches..
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
If a little 6,000 BTU AC could pump enough heat...

If a little 6,000 BTU AC could pump enough heat into the water jacket of my old boiler
to get the temperature up to 100-120 degrees, I would be very happy..
Our dishwasher has heat-boost, so we...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-16-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,800
Posted By Xringer
Neat movie.. That is a versatile unit. But $1,500...

Neat movie.. That is a versatile unit. But $1,500 ?? That seems a bit much when we
know that it has about the same amount and type of hardware found in a $80 Walmart window AC..

I'll bet...
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