A buddy of mine replaced his water heater, but tore the old one apart to get at the copper for scrap before taking it to the dump. I got the heat exchanger from him for a couple of homebrews, and now I'm trying to decide what the best thing to do with it is.
I've attached a pic. In case it's too hard to see, the coil is all copper, and it has heat exchanging fins over the entire length. The entire HE is about 16" long and 4" in diameter.
It seems like it would be too small for an immersion chiller, although maybe I could use it as part of a counterflow chiller build? I was also thinking of using it as a pre-chiller for tap water going through a CFC or an immersion chiller.
What would you guys do with it? I'm pretty open to suggestions at this point, as I'm just making the jump from stovetop partial boils to propane burner full boils in a DIY keggle. I just need to build some sort of chiller before I do my first full boil.