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Old 04-03-2009, 07:31 PM   #21
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How do you bend the tubing without crimping it? i have attempted and failed at this before, thinking of trying again.

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Old 04-03-2009, 07:46 PM   #22
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You have to bend it around a large enough form AND get a pipe bender for brake/fuel lines for automotive use to make the tight bends. I used a paint can as the form. I placed the paint can on the floor, stepped on the end of the tube, and started to bend the initial coil. After that you just hold the end of the tube tightly to the paint can, and start spinning the paint can, keeping constant pressure on the copper with your foot holding it in place and spinning the paint can towards your foot (thats holding the copper in place). I could do a video I guess if thats not any clearer than mud.

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:00 PM   #23
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OOOOOOOOH I get it now... ... Two paint cans instead of one. A few hundred of your tax payer dollars was spent today at work trying to figure out how to do this and we were unable to grasp the concept. (not the plumbers fault.. .. they are union) .

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:21 PM   #24
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For those of you recirculating from the ice bath, what type of pump are you using? I need to get one, but I want to find a good deal. Suggestions?

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:40 PM   #25
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I use a Flotec sump pump. Others use a Harbor Freight sump pump, and I've seen that some people use those small drill-driven pumps.

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #26
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Why not just get a powerhead for a fish tank? They are cheap enough. I think I may need to start doing that once summer hits and the tap water is nearer to 60*.

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #27
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I'll be using a maxijet 1200. A used fishtank pump for free. They're only about $20 online, and they're great.

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Old 04-04-2009, 05:13 PM   #28
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I just finished building the rib cage immersion chiller. 50ft of 1/2 inch. This thing is MASSIVE. I cant wait to try it out. Monday might be the day.

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I just looked through the post and i think i have made the biggest one so far, so i have to post some pic's.






And, yes. Those zip ties are coming off when i am satisfied with it's shape & size. then i'll solder the vertical runners together.

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Holy cow I want to see pics!

I'm going to guess this is for a keggle?

EDIT: That was ninja fast on those pics.

:lol: Thats HUGE!

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