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donimo February 12, 2009 03:27 PM

ghetto w/c idea (may not be original)
 
A guy at work mentioned something as I was talking about how I am w/cing my rig.

"why not just run off the faucet"

And I got to thinking, hmmmmm. Irrisponsible, maybe, but would it work?

My cold water runs between 5-10C, and as that is much less than a w/c setup because there is no heat being recirculated, the flow rate can be much less.

So, has it been done? faucet-pressure/flow reducer (or just crack the faucet less)-CPU block, drain?

I know the water isn't clean etc, but its funny cause it may work, and is pretty much free if your water isnt metered (mine isnt).

JD February 12, 2009 03:44 PM

You're lucky your water isn't metered...Mine is and that would cost a shyt load to run daily.

I don't see why it wouldn't work though, but I'd be careful about condensation as cold tap water is rather cold.

As per the water not being clean, doesn't matter since its not being re-circulated so I highly doubt anything would grow in it.

I think I'd throw a radiator in there too for fun, probably keep temperatures lower?

donimo February 12, 2009 03:46 PM

haaaa, I just may try this one day.

If I upgrade my cpu block in a few months Im gonna (plan too). Ill run it on the old p3, Ill make it fit...

I wish it mattered that my water wasnt metered I really dont use much...

But I do prefer it that way!

Squeetard February 12, 2009 04:27 PM

You'll get condensation on your blocks.

3 of 7 February 12, 2009 04:29 PM

I'll go one better, I've been eying the toilet tank in the bathroom that's beside my home office. There are 6 of us in the house so it gets flushed lots and it's insulated and the water stays way cold anyways... It wouldn't take much to run a feed and return line through the wall and into the tank..
I'm thinking of cooling my whole office with it in the summer ( think honda civic car rad )

JD February 12, 2009 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 of 7 (Post 150424)
I'll go one better, I've been eying the toilet tank in the bathroom that's beside my home office. There are 6 of us in the house so it gets flushed lots and it's insulated and the water stays way cold anyways... It wouldn't take much to run a feed and return line through the wall and into the tank..
I'm thinking of cooling my whole office with it in the summer ( think honda civic car rad )

lol that sounds interesting yet disgusting at the same time :bleh: Even though that water is technically clean, it's still in a toilet.

Phobia February 12, 2009 04:57 PM

It seems like a waste of water to me :P but, it would be interesting to see the results.

Squeetard February 12, 2009 05:11 PM

run a closed loop through the toilet tank, so the rad in the tank acts like a heat exchanger.

3 of 7 February 12, 2009 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 150439)
run a closed loop through the toilet tank, so the rad in the tank acts like a heat exchanger.

Just use the whole tank as a heat exchanger that gets cold water every flush one line out, one line back in, 12v pump.

3 of 7 February 12, 2009 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jdrom17 (Post 150433)
lol that sounds interesting yet disgusting at the same time :bleh: Even though that water is technically clean, it's still in a toilet.

You mean you've never cooled your beer in the back of a toilet?


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