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Old February 12, 2009, 06:01 PM
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You mean you've never cooled your beer in the back of a toilet?
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ahahahaha quickest and easiest way to chill beer in a hotel room!
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Oh man you and I are on the same though wave there!

ahahahaha quickest and easiest way to chill beer in a hotel room!
The wife looked at me weird the first time I did it with a bottle of bubbly.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:29 PM
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Condensation is definitely an issue. It's also technically illegal in most places to run an open loop cooling system like that. There's also an potential issue with mineral build-up over the long-term, although since the water isn't really being heated, I'm not sure how much of an issue that would actually be. You definitely need to be careful about over-pressuring the system, since residential water is around 50psi iirc, and you can literally crack and explode waterblocks with that kind of pressure.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:57 PM
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ahahahaha quickest and easiest way to chill beer in a hotel room!
It's the only time I buy cans!
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Old February 12, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Just use the whole tank as a heat exchanger that gets cold water every flush one line out, one line back in, 12v pump.
Can't, First because of condensation. Second, the tank drains completely every flush.
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The wife looked at me weird the first time I did it with a bottle of bubbly.

You guys miss the giant ICE machine out in the hall?
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Old February 12, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Nope, but if it ever had ice in it, it was during the ice age.
Guess I coulda gone down a floor but not in a towel.
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Old February 12, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Can't, First because of condensation. Second, the tank drains completely every flush.
Most tanks have a flange on the valve that leaves an inch or so in the tank.Should be enough.
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Old February 12, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Condensation is definitely an issue. It's also technically illegal in most places to run an open loop cooling system like that. There's also an potential issue with mineral build-up over the long-term, although since the water isn't really being heated, I'm not sure how much of an issue that would actually be. You definitely need to be careful about over-pressuring the system, since residential water is around 50psi iirc, and you can literally crack and explode waterblocks with that kind of pressure.
technically illegal in a not really kinda way, but yeah.

I would more just do it, run some benchies, then take it apart, more just to see what kind of temps you get. Sub ambient temps for the cost of cutting the end off an old garden hose anyone?

I mentioned the pressure reducer, I already have one that limits it to 10psi, done.
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If you're worried about the pressure busting up your loop you could always have the tap flowing into a container then use a regular pump to push the water through the loop. If you actually try it: Insulate, insulate, insulate and know what you're doing; condensation will destroy your CPU if you're not careful.
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