Originally Posted by natefrog255
Thanks for the idea! So I want to see if I get this right. You have a bucket full of cold water, pond pump, copper IC, and another bucket. So in the cold water bucket you submerse the pond pump which gets the water going through the chiller, and the water end up in other bucket. Once the original cold water bucket is up, reverse the process....?
Pretty much, but I don't ever reverse the buckets. I refill the cold water when it gets low. After 10 gallons or so run through (about 2 full buckets), I just put the outflow hose into the top of the cold bucket and fill it with ice and water. The first ten gallons are so hot there is no point recirculating it.
No wasted water, I do laundry the same day and it all goes into the washer.